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  • Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.

    Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to...
  • Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol

    Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol
    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country. The Maryland Democrat, a...
  • Cardin to monitor Ukrainian elections

    Cardin to monitor Ukrainian elections
    Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia. The Maryland Democrat and member of the Senate...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]
    One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...
  • Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]

    Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. trots out New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's opposition to the president's Iran policy as the latest on why the Obama administration is wrong on everything else ("Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama," Jan....
  • 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...
  • America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

    America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq
    In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I made a solemn promise to the group of 3,000 Iranian dissidents living there. I...
  • Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria

    Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria
    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
  • Why must U.S. attack Syria?

    Why must U.S. attack Syria?
    If I truly believed Syria's Bashar Assad used Sarin gas to kill his people, I'd be outraged ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). However, after watching much of Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I'm troubled by the overuse of the term,...
  • John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks

    John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
  • Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?

    Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?
    There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother. The president's most important choice in this...