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For all the clamor from the White House and many in Congress to address the American scourge of gun violence, signs continue to point to a half-measure solution at best. President Barack Obama's State of the Union plea to the nation's lawmakers that the...
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
The Baltimore SunSens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
The definition of rape that dictates how local police departments report crimes to federal record keepers is expected to change — for the first time in more than 80 years — in early 2012. The final step of changing the Uniform Crime Report...
Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances." Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
Kirk Bloodsworth, the first American death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence, has lived to see something he never could have imagined -- an award named after him, and its first recipient a Democratic senator from Vermont. Tuesday night, at a...
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Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Warning that cohorts of last week's suicide hijackers may be a continuing domestic threat, Attorney General John Ashcroft said yesterday that he is asking Congress to pass by week's end an emergency package of anti-terrorism legislation to...
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Sun StaffA dangerous truth confronted John Dimitri Negroponte as he prepared to take over as U.S. ambassador to Honduras late in 1981. The military in Honduras -- the country from which the Reagan administration had decided to run the battle for democracy in...
Reuters* Major U.S. airports would be first to install equipment * Negotiations continue over high-tech visas By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - High-tech systems for tracking the movements of immigrants and other foreigners when leaving the...
The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IowaThis city has been working for the five years since its $7-billion flood disaster to convince Congress to provide help for the city to build a flood protection system. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate, on a vote of 83-14, approved the Water Resources...
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