Elijah Cummings

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed Tuesday long swirling rumors that he will seek re-election rather than run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Seeing, Really Seeing, Urban Youth

Dec 24, 2015

  Big shouldered, urban "anchor" institutions have been known to try to buy community peace by promising jobs to their neighbors—like leaf raking or housekeeping chores. But the University of Maryland, Baltimore, seeking a more fundamental relationship with the Southwest Baltimore Partnership, has taken a step beyond that with its new CURE Scholars program. 

Staff Sgt. Ron Lee via flickr

The streets of Baltimore were relatively clear after 10 o’clock on Tuesday night, due to a curfew instituted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Black after rioters destroyed buildings and set fires across the city.

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, home to Freddie Gray, where demonstrations throughout the day took on a fairly festive tone, many people streamed away as night fell and the curfew loomed. But a handful of activists committed to stay out and test the police.

Gray sustained a fatal spine injury while in police custody, and died last Sunday.

Christopher Connelly/WYPR

With approval ratings near record lows, President Barack Obama has not been invited to campaign for many Democrats facing tight races around the country. But he got an enthusiastic welcome Sunday from thousands of people packed into a high school gym in Upper Marlboro. The president was there to give a high-powered push to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his bid for the governor’s mansion.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to have Democrats participate on the House Benghazi select committee? A defensive move.

Some of her Democrats had urged Pelosi to boycott the committee. In their view, to take part would be to play into the hands of House Republicans who want to use the ninth investigation of the September 2012 attack in Libya, which left four Americans dead, to rally conservatives for the midterm elections.

'The Epiphany That There Could Be More...'

Aug 21, 2013

12 years old in August 1963, black, grew up in South Baltimore, Congressman for Maryland’s 7th district.  Rep. Cummings wasn't at The March On Washington, but his father was. 

The Baltimore City Council’s taxation committee has approved $107-million in tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development; the legislation now moves to the full City Council, which will give the bill a second reading on Monday of next week. More on Harbor Point, plus: an investigation into fake explosives at Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore office, and an investigation into the stabbing of a corrections officer at a state prison in Western Maryland. Also, a look at the leave payout given to former Anne Arundel schools superintendent Kevin Maxwell, the latest installment of our series on chronic absenteeism in Baltimore schools, and more.

Representative Elijah Cummings is calling for an end of the congressional investigation into the IRS over the targeting of conservative groups for additional scrutiny on applications for tax-exempt status. Amid a 10-week backlog for gun background checks, some Maryland gun dealers are releasing firearms to buyers without the checks – after the 7-day wait required by law. Plus: the latest on the 2014 elections: Doug Gansler’s pick for campaign manager, Barry Glassman’s bid for Harford County Executive, and Allan Kittleman’s bid for Howard County Executive. And more…

It’s The Governor's Race, Already

Jun 3, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The first votes in the race to be Maryland’s next governor won’t be cast for more than a year. But candidates already are jockeying for position. As expected, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown made official Monday his choice of Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate in the Democratic primary. And Harford County Executive David Craig announced his entry into the Republican contest.