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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody

    Contractor Alan Gross marking five years in Cuban custody
    Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem. With each trip...
  • How Democrats can save their agenda

    How Democrats can save their agenda
    President Barack Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president's move was singularly...
  • Tax showdown: Congress nears deal to avoid hikes, Obama vows veto

    WASHINGTON Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike. The White House called it a bad deal and vowed a veto, though it faces a tougher Congress in...
  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

    Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
    Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • The Connie Morella effect [Commentary]

    The Connie Morella effect [Commentary]
    The tighter the Maryland governor's race becomes, the more I think about Connie Morella. For those who moved recently to the state, Ms. Morella is the former moderate Republican congresswoman from Maryland's 8th District. For eight terms she held that...
  • 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,...