Tag: Cummings, Elijah E

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Widow of Elijah Cummings, Will Run for Congress

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a policy consultant and chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, will run for the congressional seat vacated by her husband, Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who died last month. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” she told The Baltimore Sun on Monday. […]

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Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says

After years of prodding by patient advocates, federal officials on Wednesday sued the drug maker Gilead Sciences, charging that it had infringed government patents on the idea of preventing H.I.V. with a daily pill. The suit, by the Department of Health and Human Services, came as a pleasant shock to many critics of the company, […]

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Inside Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Game Plan

‘This president, he’s like a planetary object,” Adam Schiff said. “He warps time. And things that you think happened a couple weeks ago, it turns out, only happened a day or two ago.” Schiff was slumped in a chair in his Washington office, tie askew and eyebrows ruffled, as if he’d been kneading his forehead. […]

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In Tribute to Cummings, Obama Hints at Rebuke of Trump

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama, who has remained largely silent amid the convulsive impeachment debate now gripping the nation, offered a tribute to a late Democratic congressman on Friday that sounded to some listeners like an implicit rebuke of President Trump. Speaking at a service for Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who died last week, […]

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Hillary Clinton Urges Defense of Democracy at Cummings’s Funeral

Speaking at the funeral of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Hillary Clinton offered a forceful defense of democracy and compared the late congressman, a leader in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, to the prophet Elijah. “Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against the corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel,” Mrs. Clinton said, […]

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Making Capitol History, Cummings Is Remembered as a ‘Master of the House’

WASHINGTON — The late Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the powerful Democrat whose booming baritone and impassioned cries for decency reverberated through the halls of Congress for more than two decades, made history one final time on Thursday, as the first African-American elected official to lie in state in the United States Capitol. A son of […]

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Cummings to Lie in State in the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings, whose death on Thursday left both Republicans and Democrats mourning the loss of a lawmaker they praised as passionate and decent, will lie in state in the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday. Mr. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats […]

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Cummings’s Death Leaves Void at Helm of Crucial Committee

WASHINGTON — The death of Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland on Thursday left a gaping void at the helm of a crucial investigative committee leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, setting off a quiet but consequential contest among Democrats to succeed him as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Democrats said […]

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Elijah Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68

WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a central figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 68. His death was confirmed by his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, […]

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Elijah E. Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68

Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on Thursday in Baltimore, his spokeswoman said. He was 68. His death resulted from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” the spokeswoman, Trudy Perkins, […]

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Pentagon Says It Spent $184,000 in 2 Years at Trump’s Scotland Resort

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has spent at least $184,000 at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland since 2017, as it sent several dozen crews from flights making a refueling stopover to the resort hotel, the Pentagon said in a letter sent to congressional investigators. The spending figure from the Defense Department came after the […]

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Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Monday to turn over documents related to communication with her family’s shipping company as the panel stepped up an investigation into whether any actions taken by Ms. Chao amount to a conflict of interest. The request by the committee in the […]

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Poor Conditions Persist for Migrant Children Detained at the Border, Democrats Say

Migrant children detained at the border continue to sleep in cold cells without proper clothing or adequate food, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, accusing the Department of Homeland Security of blocking members of Congress from visiting the facilities. Parents were not provided enough diapers for their children, toddlers were fed “burritos rather than […]

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‘Too Bad,’ Trump Says of Attempted Break-In at Cummings’s Home

President Trump continued to cast attention on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat, and his hometown of Baltimore on Friday, after an attempted break in at the congressman’s home. The Baltimore Police are investigating a burglary at Mr. Cummings’s home last weekend, which occurred hours before Mr. Trump began assailing Mr. Cummings’s congressional district […]

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Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism?

If I learned anything from 25 years in the F.B.I., including a stint as head of counterintelligence, it was to trust my gut when I see a threat unfolding. Those of us who were part of the post-Sept. 11 intelligence community had a duty to sound the alarm about an impending threat. Now, instinct and […]

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Virginia’s Black Lawmakers to Boycott Trump at Jamestown Ceremony

WASHINGTON — African-American state lawmakers from Virginia will boycott President Trump’s scheduled speech in Jamestown on Tuesday at a ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in the Western Hemisphere, citing the president’s inflammatory comments about critics of color. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, which represents members of the House of Delegates and […]

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Democrats Know Trump’s Playbook on Race. They’re Not Sure How to Respond.

WASHINGTON — For three weeks President Trump has engaged in the sort of racial divisiveness unseen from a national political figure since the days of George Wallace, pushing forward with grievance-based attacks against Democrats of color that he is convinced will energize his base of rural white voters. But Democrats who might otherwise be giddy […]

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Trump vs. Baltimore: Stinging Words

To the Editor: Re “Trump Calls a House Critic’s Baltimore District a ‘Rat and Rodent Infested Mess’” (news article, July 28), about the president’s attack on Representative Elijah E. Cummings: I know that Donald Trump was surprised to become president of the United States. But one responsibility that comes with this job is that you […]

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