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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange

    Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange
    Republican Larry Hogan released his first negative television ad of the campaign for governor Friday. It hits a point already hammered by Democrat Anthony Brown's opponents in the primary: Brown's role in the flubbed state health exchange. What the ad...