Tag: Elijah Cummings

Elijah Cummings Is Remembered As Democrats Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

When the House Democrats this morning unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, there was one unseen presence looming large over the proceedings: Elijah Cummings. The late Congressman from Maryland who died in October played an integral role in laying the foundation to get Democrats to the finish line they crossed Tuesday morning. […]

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The Race To Fill Elijah Cummings’ Congressional Seat Is Becoming Crowded

It’s only been a few weeks since Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings died, but the race to fill his seat seemingly began immediately upon the news of his death. On Monday, Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, became the latest person to declare candidacy for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which her husband presided over for more than […]

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‘I Will Continue to Press On and Fight’: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Announces Run for Late Husband’s Congressional Seat

Baltimore was dealt a devastating blow with the unexpected death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in October, and as the city that Donald Trump once belittled as “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” recovers from the loss of its longstanding congressman, a familiar face has announced her intention to continue his legacy. Advertisement The Baltimore […]

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Black Woman Who Supports Trump Has The Nerve To Run For Elijah Cummings’ Seat

We are all still mourning the enormous loss of Maryland Congressman Rep. Elijah Cummings. He passed away on Oct. 17 at 68 years old. Now the woman who sparked Trump’s vile and racist attacks on Baltimore and Cummings, is actually attempting to run for his seat in the House. See Also: Black Leaders Mourn The […]

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Facial recognition regulation is surprisingly bipartisan

Bipartisanship in modern politics can seem kind of like an unbelievable, mythical creature. But in recent months, as Congress considered regulation of one of the most controversial topics it faces — how, when, or if to use facial recognition — we’ve gotten glimpses of a political unicorn. In two House Oversight and Reform committee hearings […]

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Democratic Party Leader Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Mulls Run for Her Late Husband’s Congressional Seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, head of Maryland’s Democratic Party, says she’s considering running for the 7th Congressional District seat that was held by her late husband, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. “I love Baltimore city, the counties of the 7th Congressional District, and the state of Maryland,” Rockeymoore Cummings said Thursday in her first public comments about […]

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The Man Who Dissed Mitch McConnell Says It Had Nothing to Do With Elijah Cummings. The Untold Backstory Is Even Worse

Senate Majority Leader and Zombie Voldemort, Mitch McConnell, went viral this weekend after a close friend of legendary Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings refused to shake the hand of He Who Should Not Be Named. Bobby Rankin, a longtime friend of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), served as a pallbearer at Cummings’ memorial service on […]

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Livestream: President Obama, Clintons to Offer Remembrances at Funeral for Rep. Elijah Cummings

The funeral for Rep. Elijah Cummings takes place today after hundreds of mourners lined up for a Friday morning viewing at Cummings’ church of 40 years, New Psalmist Baptist Church. Advertisement Luminaries like former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are expected to celebrate the life […]

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Elijah Cummings lies in state at the Capitol

Congressional leaders honored the late Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday as his body laid in state in National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol. Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, died last week at the age of 68. The congressman’s death prompted an outpouring of grief from lawmakers on […]

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Rep. Elijah Cummings to Lie In State Ahead of Homegoing on Friday

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Since his unexpected death last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings has received an outpouring of adulation and praise for his strength, leadership, and commitment to uplifting his colleagues and constituents. “Elijah Cummings was so human,” Rep. John Lewis wrote in his obituary. “I think that had a great deal to do […]

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Widow’s Pique: Elijah Cummings’ Wife Maya Rockeymoore Expected to Run for His House Seat

Late congressman and civil rights activist Elijah Cummings’ grave isn’t even cold and there’s already news swirling about someone gunning for his House of Representatives seat. It’s the nature of many businesses — especially politics — but the “who” tongues are wagging about is his younger, politically ambitious (and highly educated) widow. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings […]

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Elijah Cummings’ Wife Maya Rockeymoore Expected to Run for His House Seat

Late congressman and civil rights activist Elijah Cummings’ grave isn’t even cold and there’s already news swirling about someone gunning for his House of Representatives seat. It’s the nature of many businesses — especially politics — but the “who” tongues are wagging about is his younger, politically ambitious (and highly educated) widow. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings […]

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Who Will Succeed Elijah Cummings as Head of the House Oversight Committee?

As members of Congress mourn the loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the question of who will take his place as the head of the House Oversight Committee quietly looms in the background. As the New York Times reports, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, who is now the most senior Democrat on the […]

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Elijah Cummings, the Longtime Congressman From Maryland, Is Dead at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman from Maryland, died early Thursday morning at the age of 68. Cummings died at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” the lawmaker’s office said in a statement, according to WBAL TV 11. Advertisement Cummings, who had served in the […]

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DHS Canceled Congressional Tour of Immigrant Detention Facilities at Last Minute, Members Say

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Congress members who tried to tour 11 immigrant detention facilities this week were denied the visits, according to Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a letter to acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan, Cummings claims DHS blocked access to 11 Border […]

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Donald Trump’s Guide to Racism

President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is, among other things, a gift to historians. No major historical figure has provided so thorough a public, real-time account of their daily thoughts and feelings. Future generations of Americans will almost certainly look back on this era with horror and astonishment—and thanks to the president’s stream-of-consciousness social-media habits, they’ll […]

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Home of Elijah Cummings Was Burglarized and President Petty Responded Exactly as You’d Expect Him To

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Hours before our Imbecile-in-Chief took to Twitter on Saturday to unleash his latest diatribe on the city of Baltimore comes the revelation that the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was burglarized. The President Was Up Early Rage Tweeting About Rep. Elijah Cummings [Updated] President Petty, apparently tired of directing racist […]

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Baltimore Church Gives Ben Carson the Boot As He Scrambles to Demonstrate What He’s Done for That City Lately

Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein (Getty) Maybe Ben Carson reads The Root, because just one day after Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. noted that Donald Trump’s apologist and only black Cabinet member had “done nothing for Baltimore” since becoming housing secretary, Carson hastily arranged a press conference in Baltimore to show off what he had. And […]

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Trump Keeps Doing These Racist Morning Tweetstorms Because They Work

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) President Trump started out as the racist old man standing on his Twitter lawn yelling about the black kids driving fast through the neighborhood. Yes, he’s only yelling at the black kids, because he’s racist. With time and higher approval ratings, the further he goes into his racist bag; the […]

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