Elijah E Cummings

Undeterred Trump to tout economy in ‘toss-up’ New Hampshire despite stock tumble
It’s not ‘guaranteed’ every Clinton state will remain blue in 2020, analyst says

President Donald Trump greets Blake Marnell of San Diego during a rally at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pa., on May 20. He will hold another rally Thursday night in New Hampshire. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A White House official grimaced slightly Wednesday as a cable news chyron showed stocks plummeting, potentially undercutting President Donald Trump’s Thursday plans to say his stewardship of a strong economy should help earn him a second term.

Trump will make another campaign-trail pitch to voters Thursday evening in what his aides see as a likely 2020 battleground state that could be a photo finish next November: New Hampshire.

Twitter seeks to identify ‘hat’ involved in Elijah Cummings burglary
One sleuth suggests bringing in Chrissy Teigen to crack the case

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he scared a burglar away before he could enter his Baltimore home in July. His wife is trying to crowdsource information to identify a suspect. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

People often say “don’t read the comments,” but in Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’ case, that’s precisely what she wants to do.

The wife of Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings took to Twitter over the weekend in hopes of identifying the man who broke into their West Baltimore home in July.

Trump says McConnell ‘totally on board’ with background checks
President dismisses possibility of NRA opposition to legislation

President Donald Trump says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is “totally on board” with “intelligent background checks,” but a Senate aide says McConnell hasn’t endorsed “anything specific.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump on Friday gave perhaps his strongest endorsement yet of a background checks overhaul bill for firearms purchases, and predicted Republican lawmakers would “lead” on the issue despite opposition from the National Rifle Association.

“Frankly, we need intelligent background checks. This isn’t a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat. I spoke to [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell yesterday. ... He is totally on board,” the president told reporters as he left the White House for a 10-day working vacation.

Cummings says he’d like to invite Trump to Baltimore but can’t reach him
Maryland Democrat addresses president’s recent attacks on his home city

House Oversight Chairman Elijah E. Cummings wants the president to see “all the wonderful things that are happening” in his Maryland district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Wednesday that he’d like President Donald Trump, who recently attacked him and his hometown of Baltimore, to visit his district, but he’s been unable to reach Trump to personally invite him.

“Ah God, I want him to come,” the Democratic congressman said at a Wednesday luncheon at the National Press Club, as he addressed Trump’s recent tweetstorm disparaging Baltimore.

After Dayton and El Paso killings, here are 3 things Trump could call for
President could endorse House-passed bill or call for quick vote on Manchin-Toomey

President Donald Trump stops to briefly talk with journalists as he tours his 'Made In America' product showcase at the White House on July 15. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is calling for Congress to pass “strong” legislation on firearms background checks following deadly weekend shootings in Ohio and Texas, but just what he wants lawmakers to send him remains vague.

He even used a pair of Monday morning tweets, posted hours before he is slated to address the country at 10 a.m., to address the latest mass shootings during his tenure. The suspect in Saturday’s El Paso shooting posted a manifesto that echoed Trump’s previous statements about an “invasion” of the United States by undocumented migrants from Central and South America.

No property was stolen from Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore residence, debunking Trump’s claim
Maryland Democrat confronted and yelled at intruder, causing him to flee on bicycle

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings confronted and yelled at an intruder in his Baltimore residence on the morning of July 27. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings confronted and yelled at an intruder attempting to break into his Baltimore residence last week, causing the man to flee on a bicycle, an incident that President Donald Trump incorrectly tweeted about in a disparaging manner.

A report from the Baltimore Police Department debunked Trump’s claim that the Maryland Democrat’s house had been robbed. The report noted that no property was stolen. 

Trump gloats over burglary of Rep. Cummings’ house in Baltimore
‘Too bad!’ president tweets, capping a full week of attacks on the Maryland Democrat

President Donald Trump appeared to gloat Friday that a house owned by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was broken into last weekend. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump appeared to gloat Friday on Twitter over reports that a property in West Baltimore owned by Rep. Elijah Cummings and his wife was burglarized last weekend.

The president has singled out Cummings — a Maryland Democrat and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is conducting multiple investigations into the Trump administration — and his native Baltimore for criticism this week in what Democrats and some Republicans have said is an overtly racist volley of insults.

Ohio, Kentucky GOP officials stand by Trump at rally after attacks on ‘squad,’ Cummings
President promises Kentucky Gov. Bevin a rally for his reelection effort

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa., on May 20. He was back on the trail Thursday for a rally in Cincinnati in the swing state of Ohio. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Several top Ohio Republican officials chose to stand with Donald Trump on Thursday rather than put some distance between their political fortunes and the president’s recent racist attacks on minority lawmakers and a major mid-Atlantic city with a majority black population.

Trump was on a rally stage, this time in Cincinnati, for the first time since Greenville, North Carolina, on July 18, when a mostly white crowd chanted “Send her back,” referring to Somali-born Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Rep. Elijah Cummings scared off intruder at Baltimore residence
Maryland congressman and city were criticized by President Trump several times over the past week

The home of Congressman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was broken into on July 27. (File Photo Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating an early-morning burglary at the home of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, according to CBS Baltimore.

A person tried to break into the Congressman’s Baltimore residence last Saturday, but Cummings scared the intruder off.

The Detroit Trump diss track: Debating Democrats blister the president
Trump campaign responds that Democrats showed ‘plenty of socialist stupidity’

Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) , former tech executive Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio at the Democratic Presidential Debate Wednesday in Detroit (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

From “authoritarian” and “predator” to “socialist” and “white nationalist” — with a whole lot of “racist” thrown in — the leading Democratic presidential candidates debating in Detroit this week lobbed dozens of rhetorical bombs at President Donald Trump as they battled for the nomination to take him on next November.

Trump did not seem impressed by the Democrats’ attempts to paint him as morally and Constitutionally corrupt during debates fearing 10 candidates each on Tuesday and Wednesday. He tweeted during the second debate that the “people on the stage tonight, and last, were not those that will either Make America Great Again or Keep America Great.”