Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings in a clip from 'Black Middle Class'

By Theresa Riley | October 17, 2019

Representative Elijah Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019. In 2017, Rep. Cummings talked with Bob Herbert about growing up in Baltimore, attending Howard University and his conception of the American Dream as a young man. He talks about his own father, how he was denied an education and wonders about the American Dream that he may have had if he had been given the opportunity to pursue it. Here's a clip of their conversation. Read More

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

Composite: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images); National security adviser Michael Flynn (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images); President-elect Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | May 7, 2018 | Democracy & Government

When it comes to Donald Trump, his campaign and their dealings with Russia past and present, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the players without a scorecard. We have one of sorts — a deeply comprehensive timeline detailing what actually happened and what’s still happening in the ever-changing story of the president, his inner circle and a web of Russian oligarchs, hackers and government officials. Read More

The Jared Kushner Timeline

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, listens during a meeting with small business leaders in the Roosevelt room at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | April 9, 2018 | Democracy & Government

Jared Kushner (JD/MBA, NYU, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a man of few public words, but his policy portfolio for Trump is enormous. He is uniquely positioned to keep Trump from running amok, but he has joined the ranks of Trump’s enablers. Read our Kushner timeline for more details. Read More

A Timeline: Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russia

Former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort looks on during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | April 9, 2018 | Democracy & Government

A look at the business dealings, influence and federal investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, who, along with a business associate, is the first person to be indicted in Robert Mueller's investigation. Manafort managed the campaign during a crucial five-month stretch during which Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, but departed amid allegations that he had received millions of dollars in improper payments from Ukraine’s pro-Putin former president. Read More