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  • Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she supports Syria strike

    Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she supports Syria strike
    The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria. "I believe the...
  • In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war

    In deep-blue Maryland, deep misgivings about another war
    He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
  • VA office excluding veterans from disability program, group says

    VA office excluding veterans from disability program, group says
    A senior official of the American Legion, working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce its disability claims backlog, told Congress her organization had encountered an "obstructionist attitude" in the VA's underperforming Baltimore...
  • Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program

    Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program
    In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to...
  • Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses

    Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show. The...
  • Mikulski to endorse Brown

    Mikulski to endorse Brown
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski plans to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his bid for governor, sources familiar with the plans said Friday. The powerful Democratic lawmaker is expected to announce her endorsement at Brown's Sunday campaign event in...
  • Mikulski backs Brown in primary for Maryland governor

    Mikulski backs Brown in primary for Maryland governor
    U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski threw her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Sunday in the 2014 governor’s race, praising him as “a man of honor and a man of commitment." For Mikulski, her endorsement of Brown and his running mate,...
  • Council member Watson launches Howard County executive campaign

    Council member Watson launches Howard County executive campaign
    Before a large crowd of supporters at Kahler Hall in Columbia Saturday morning, District 1 County Council member Courtney Watson made the long-awaited announcement: She is, officially, running for Howard County executive. Current County Executive Ken...
  • Sarbanes joins list of Brown endorsers

    U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes joined the list of Maryland Democratic elected officials to have endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's candidacy for governor Monday, giving Brown the support of half of the state's congressional delegation. With Sarbanes'...
  • Bust the filibuster

    Bust the filibuster
    There's a stricture in our structure. Our government isn't functioning the way it's supposed to, for the benefit of its citizens, for two reasons: a small number of extreme obstructionists; and a large number of feckless Senators reluctant to correct...
  • Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown
    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...