Muslim ban

Local activists vow vigilance following Dulles protests

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 27, many residents of Takoma Park and Silver Spring responded by hastily making a sign and driving to Dulles International Airport.


Md. senate resolves to fight Trump orders

Republican senators walked out of the Maryland Senate during debate over a resolution introduced by Democrats that would direct state Attorney General Brian Frosh to challenge federal actions that cause harm to Marylanders. Republicans tried to secure a special order to delay debate of the resolution to Friday; doing so would have likely pushed a final vote on the issue until Monday, unless the Senate decided to hold a session on Saturday, which at least one Republican Senator suggested.