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  • William A. Colbert Jr., Tuskegee Airman

    William A. Colbert Jr., Tuskegee Airman
    William A. Colbert Jr., who was one of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, died Monday at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 95. On May 15, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin presented Mr....
  • Questions abound as Cardin steps into larger role

    Ben Cardin, Maryland's junior U.S. senator, just got a promotion that makes him a big player on international issues. But will Cardin retain his focus on Maryland matters after he plunges into the elevated world of foreign affairs? Previously, Cardin,...
  • Md. abduction case weighs into meeting with Tunisian leaders

    Md. abduction case weighs into meeting with Tunisian leaders
    Maryland lawmakers are again pressing the Tunisian government to resolve an international kidnapping case ahead of a high-profile meeting Thursday between the president of that country and President Barack Obama. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland raised the...
  • Obama signs Cardin's 'Blue alert' bill to protect police officers

    Obama signs Cardin's 'Blue alert' bill to protect police officers
    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. The measure is named for Rafael Ramos and Wenjian...
  • No trapping on federal land

    No trapping on federal land
    Legislation is currently being considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which Sen. Ben Cardin serves on, that would open up federal public lands to trapping animals. The vast majority of trapped animals are not killed for...
  • Former Iran hostages push lawmakers to secure restitution for their ordeal

    Former Iran hostages push lawmakers to secure restitution for their ordeal
    Don Cooke remembers the protesters pouring over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran — some wearing images of the Ayatollah Khomeini on their chests — and his scrambled and ultimately futile escape into the raucous streets of the Iranian...
  • Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight

    Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight
    Six weeks ago, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced that she would not seek re-election in 2016, signaling the end of a long and loud career in Congress. Though she slowed down a bit in recent years, Mikulski always garnered more media attention than...
  • Cardin right to support Israel

    Cardin right to support Israel
    In reading Yousef Munayyer's commentary ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21), a number of specious statements struck me as mandating a response. First, it should be neither surprising nor objectionable that a leading Democrat would be...
  • Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution

    Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution
    A legislative amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin has been designed to pressure the European Union not to boycott Israeli settlements, as a commentary by Yousef Munayyer ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 22) has explained. This pro-...
  • Five questions for Cardin

    Five questions for Cardin
    I'd like to ask five questions of Sen. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and others who support congressional review of any final U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran ("Cardin lands complicated deal with GOP, Obama on...
  • Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel

    Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel
    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...