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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Wrong to blame GOP for showdown

    Wrong to blame GOP for showdown
    What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
  • Football ties that bind

    Football ties that bind
    Few annual events trigger over-the-top saturation media coverage like the Super Bowl, and No. XLVII has once again demonstrated its curious effects. When so much is said, written and broadcast about deer antler spray, you know you have either gone down...
  • Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador

    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador
    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in...
  • Forecast calls for pain

    Forecast calls for pain
    Not long after President Barack Obama promised to fight climate change in his inaugural address, temperatures soared to 70 last week in Baltimore — in late January. Our weather continues to be unrecognizable. Last summer was the hottest ever...
  • Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech

    Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech
    Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Chris Van Hollen are planning to take service members past and present to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican, and Van Hollen, a Montgomery County...
  • A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts

    A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts
    When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...
  • Sarbanes, Harris lead in 2012 race for cash

    Rep. John P. Sarbanes, a third-term Democrat who faces little opposition for re-election in 2012, raised more campaign cash than any other Baltimore-area member of Congress in the past three months, campaign finance reports made public over the weekend...
  • Disclose, disclose, disclose

    Disclose, disclose, disclose
    It didn't take long for Republicans to seize on President Barack Obama's proposed executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political donations to third-party groups as supposed Chicago-style, bare-knuckled Democratic politics. That'...
  • Md. lawmakers split on health care law repeal

    Maryland's delegation predictably split along party lines over the House of Representatives' latest effort Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's national health care law -- with two state Republicans backing the repeal and six Democrats opposing...
  • Shift in Carroll's district lines a hot topic for 2012

    Shift in Carroll's district lines a hot topic for 2012
    There was pizza, salad, mozzarella sticks and, to the delight of state Sen. Joe Getty, a full house at his Jan. 4 "town meeting," held at J&P Pizza, in Hampstead. "At the last town meeting in Manchester, we had 25 people," Getty said to the residents who...
  • Candidates run for Congress despite home address

    All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not. At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...
  • What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?

    What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?
    Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...