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Barbara Mikulski

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  • Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

    Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
    — When the U.S. military targeted a suspected al-Qaida compound on the lawless border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said Thursday, intelligence officials didn't know the group was holding an aid worker from...
  • Mandate gifted programs

    Mandate gifted programs
    After U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced plans to retire in 2016, advocates for high-performing students sang her praises for her steadfast support of federal initiatives to boost programming for academically gifted, low-income learners, and with it,...
  • Votes on Israel divide Edwards, Van Hollen

    Votes on Israel divide Edwards, Van Hollen
    Rep. Donna F. Edwards is facing criticism from Maryland's Jewish community for votes she has taken on Israel during her tenure in the House — positions that some believe will limit her support from an important constituency in her bid for the...
  • AFL-CIO: Where are Mikulski, Cardin, Hoyer, Harris and Delaney on fast track?

    AFL-CIO: Where are Mikulski, Cardin, Hoyer, Harris and Delaney on fast track?
    Recently, we heard that five members of Maryland's Congressional Delegation committed to stand with working families and vote no on pending fast track trade authority legislation ("Give Obama 'fast track' authority," April 17). The decision by Reps....
  • Letters: Defends Mikulski; Crownsville property; Vietnam veterans

    Letters: Defends Mikulski; Crownsville property; Vietnam veterans
    Defends Mikulski Paul Rossi's short slam of retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (The Capital, April 5) takes on the mantle of the reactionary Republicanism of the John Birch Society as filtered by the moral and political ethos of today's tea party....
  • Mikulski calls for crackdown on human trafficking

    Mikulski calls for crackdown on human trafficking
    WASHINGTON – Calling human trafficking a “vile and violent issue,” U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski joined her female colleagues before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday to call for more aid for victims and a crackdown on traffickers....
  • Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics

    Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics
    Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 social worker from Highlandtown, helped stop a highway that threatened Southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. senator,...
  • Kennedy Townsend considers Senate seat

    WASHINGTON -- Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland, said Wednesday that she will consider running for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- adding her name to a long list of Democrats in the state who are...
  • Van Hollen touts endorsements from Frederick Co. officials, women

    Van Hollen touts endorsements from Frederick Co. officials, women
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Montgomery County Democrat running for Senate in Maryland, announced endorsements of five Frederick County officials on Thursday, representing the latest in a series of leaders in the state who are lining up behind...
  • Mizeur won't run for Senate or House in 2016

    Mizeur won't run for Senate or House in 2016
    Heather R. Mizeur, who ran a spirited insurgent race for the Democratic nomination for governor last year, said Wednesday that she will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Mizeur also told The Baltimore Sun she had never considered a runĀ for...
  • Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority'

    Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority'
    Pointing to the existence of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country, Vice President Joe Biden told advocates in Baltimore County on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to increasing funding to help clear a backlog...