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  • Menendez joins debate on Iran, Cuba from newly weakened position

    WASHINGTON Tuesday was seemingly made for Sen. Robert Menendez. Two of the top priorities of his congressional career U.S. relations with Iran and Cuba were pushed to the forefront, each reaching a critical decision point. But after years of leading...
  • 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...
  • Competing Pressures on Iran deal confront Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON Democratic senators backing a bill that would give Congress authority to review an Iran nuclear deal are caught between the White House and the pro-Israel lobby as they assert their prerogative to vet foreign policy. The Republican bill, co-...
  • Cardin faces test on Iran nuclear bill as top Dem negotiator

    For nearly a half-century, Sen. Ben Cardin has been a state legislator, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, a member of the U.S. House and for the last eight years, a senator. Now, he's an ambassador of sorts, representing diverse constituencies...
  • Obama lobbies Congress on Iran; Dems seek changes to bill

    Democratic senators are intent on changing a bill that would give Congress a say in an emerging nuclear deal with Iran — tweaks that could make it more palatable to President Barack Obama, who called two key senators on Wednesday to lobby against...
  • Cardin deserves credit for rape-kit legislation

    Cardin deserves credit for rape-kit legislation
    The Sun deserves to be applauded for its articles regarding legislation addressing sexual assaults on college campuses and reducing the backlog on forensic investigations of rape kit evidence ("Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority.'" March 16)....
  • Iran sanctions bill one vote away from veto-proof majority

    WASHINGTON A key Iran sanctions bill moved this week to being just one vote away from having the necessary Senate support to overcome a promised presidential veto. However, the Thursday release of a framework for a political agreement with Tehran has...
  • Political polarization discussed at McDaniel lecture

    Political polarization discussed at McDaniel lecture
    The growing partisan divide in American politics was on the mind of McDaniel College students who attended a lecture with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, on Wednesday afternoon. The deep partisan divide in congressional politics was on the...
  • Cardin to lead Foreign Relations for Democrats

    Cardin to lead Foreign Relations for Democrats
    WASHINGTON -- 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. The...
  • Cardin takes top Foreign Relations spot for Democrats

    Cardin takes top Foreign Relations spot for Democrats
    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. The Maryland lawmaker will replace Sen....