WASHINGTON — Two senior Maryland lawmakers are preparing to unveil a series of proposals to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, the first effort at a federal legislative response to the riots that swept through Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray.
Trade, cyber security and this spring's unrest in Baltimore City were the major topics of interest Friday morning when Maryland's Sen. Ben Cardin stopped by the Charlestown senior living community for a town hall-style meeting with residents and area seniors.
William A. Colbert Jr., who was one of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, died Monday at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland of complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 95.
Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin will visit the Charlestown retirement community on Friday, June 5, to discuss the country and state's most pressing issues and field questions from residents and interested community members.
Maryland lawmakers are once again pressing the Tunisian government to resolve an international kidnapping case ahead of a high-profile meeting set for Thursday between the president of that country and President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation drafted by Sen. Ben Cardin to create a nationwide alert system to help capture anyone who harms a police officer or makes a credible threat to do so.
Putting Israel's interests before America's is something you might expect from Republican politicians these days, especially in recent years as Democratic President Obama has clashed with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But you may not expect such behavior from a leading Democratic senator like Maryland's own Ben Cardin. Unfortunately, that's exactly what is happening.
Less than two weeks after becoming the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Ben Cardin scored a major legislative victory Tuesday by negotiating an agreement to give Congress oversight of an emerging deal to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon
Don Cooke remembers the protesters pouring over the wall of the U.S. embassy in Iran — some wearing images of the Ayatollah Khomeini on their chests — and his scrambled escape into the roiled streets of Tehran.
Sen. Ben Cardin became the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, providing the Obama administration with a potentially powerful ally at a critical time for U.S. foreign policy.
Sen. Ben Cardin will be named the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, taking over the position following the indictment of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democratic spokesman confirmed Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The indictment of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could have significant implications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — and it could also provide an unexpected opportunity for Maryland.
The indictment of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could have significant implications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- and it could also provide an unexpected opportunity for Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek reelection in 2016 after a four-decade career in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful Democrats began to position themselves for the opportunity to run for a rare open seat.
WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a lapse in funding.
For the sake of our children and grandchildren I implore us, the United States people, to ask our elected officials to ensure that we set an example and lead with political, economic and diplomatic policies that cut off weapons, funding and support for the Islamic State. Answering violence with violence cannot lead to peace.
WASHINGTON — A controversial tax on medical devices and a requirement that companies offer health coverage for employees who work a shortened week are being targeted for repeal by the new Republican Congress, an indication the party remains committed to undercutting "Obamacare."
When the new Congress begins its work next month Sen. Ben Cardin will become the top Democrat on the Senate committee with oversight of small business policy, giving the Maryland lawmaker a new platform to influence a key sector of the economy.
WASHINGTON — Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin led a symbolic and unsuccessful effort Tuesday to force a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration, arguing that the agency needs a permanent leader in place before the new Congress is sworn in next year.
The Senate was speeding toward final approval of a $1 trillion spending bill late Saturday after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that would end any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
WASHINGTON -- After years of advocating for an overhaul of the nation's tax code, Sen. Ben Cardin took a tentative first step toward that goal on Thursday by introducing legislation to replace much of the current income tax with what he calls a "progressive consumption tax."
, I hadn't known that Lions Clubs internationally provide programs that are estimated to have saved the sight of nearly 3 million children, and that they've vaccinated 41 million children in Africa against measles — a leading cause of childhood blindness and even death.
WASHINGTON — Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on a long list of state priorities from federal employee pay to environmental regulations that could affect the Chesapeake Bay.
Subbing for new grandmother Hillary Clinton on late notice, former President Bill Clinton became the star attraction Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown at a posh estate in Potomac.
Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should take priority given last month's upheaval in Ferguson, Mo.