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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Home for the holidays, and grateful to be free

    Home for the holidays, and grateful to be free
    Imprisoned in Cuba for more than five years, Alan Gross marked his first moments of freedom Wednesday with food: a big bowl of popcorn, a corned beef sandwich and — because it's Hanukkah — latkes with sour cream and apple sauce. "So far it'...
  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro. Instead, an...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Divergent'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Divergent'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Atlantis As Ariadne's (Aiysha Hart )...
  • Obama, Marco Rubio, Sony CEO: weekend guests

    Obama, Marco Rubio, Sony CEO: weekend guests
    UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be a guest on three Sunday morning programs, and President Barack Obama will be on one. The Sunday morning guest list: Obama and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talk to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon....
  • New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time

    New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time
    Veterans who showed up at the Baltimore offices of the VA had many things to gripe about — an 800 number that never seemed to work, a confusing process for getting benefits for PTSD and a feeling that the process of applying for help robbed them...
  • Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release

    Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release
    On the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Alan Gross in Cuba, his wife urged the U.S. government to secure his release, and the White House said it remained committed to freeing him. “Enough is enough,” Judy Gross said in a statement....
  • Wife of jailed contractor issues plea for his release

    On the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Alan Gross in Cuba, his wife urged the U.S. government to secure his release, and the White House said it remained committed to freeing him. "Enough is enough," Judy Gross said in a statement. "My husband has...
  • Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission

    Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
    All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations. Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • Hillary Clinton rallies for Brown

    Hillary Clinton rallies for Brown
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Maryland on Thursday to praise the record of the O'Malley administration and urge young voters to turn out for Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. At a rally on the University of Maryland in College Park,...