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 bring those men home.
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.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the punk 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.
— As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House today to discuss his nation's move toward democracy Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve a years-old international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor rule of law.
Robert Gates' new memoir shows he was admitted to the Obama inner circle and rather than openly blowing the whistle on presidential decisions with which he strongly disagreed, he chose to keep the depth of his dissent to himself until after his retirement when he was back in private life.
Several dozen protesters rallied in Rockville and Ellicott City on Wednesday to deliver the message that even in Democratic Maryland — where six in 10 voted to re-elect President Obama last year — there are deep misgivings about U.S. involvement in another Middle East war.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation said Saturday they welcome a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack Obama's plan — before deciding whether to sign off.
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive time.
U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has for years chosen to live in Baltimore when stateside. He has embraced the city's culture and character, which fit his personality far better than Washington ever could.