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  • Democrats Seek To Repeal AUMF

    02/14/2015 3:59:29 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, has allowed the President to conduct counterterrorism operations overseas. Long derided as overbroad (yet still used by President Obama to justify questionable foreign decisions) by opponents, two Democrats now want to repeal it. As the Associated Press reported: Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chris Murphy of Connecticut say Congress never intended to authorize a perpetual war when it passed the legislation more than a decade ago. They introduced a bill Friday and said the president and Congress should...
  • Maria Bartiromo Destroys Senator Ben Cardin

    12/23/2012 5:49:30 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 10 replies
    Maria Bartiromo challenges Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin to offer specifics on what spending cuts he would be willing to support, accusing both sides of talking generally about a "balanced approach" but failing ot reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
  • Maryland Author To Run For Senate

    09/04/2012 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 15 replies
    WBAL ^ | Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | Candice Cole
    Rob Sobhani will announce his candidacy for the Maryland seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore.
  • Surging food prices fuel ethanol critics

    04/17/2011 9:18:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    AFP ^ | Apr 10, 2011 | Rob Lever
    A surge in global food prices has prompted fresh criticism of US subsidies for ethanol, which diverts massive amounts of corn from global food supplies for energy. Senators Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, and Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, introduced a measure last month to scrap the tax credit of 45 cents per gallon for ethanol in gasoline. "The ethanol tax credit is bad economic policy, bad energy policy and bad environmental policy. The $6 billion we waste every year on corporate welfare should instead stay in taxpayers' pockets where it can be used to spur innovation, stimulate growth...
  • Maryland lawmakers press BP to pay more for Gulf leak

    06/16/2010 4:07:51 PM PDT · by BobP · 16 replies · 235+ views
    SUNPAPER ^ | 06-14-2010 | tim wheeler
    Maryland lawmakers press BP to pay more for Gulf leak - Cardin, Mikulski back $20 billion escrow fund June 14, 2010 Fresh from visits to the oil-smeared Louisiana coast, Maryland's two Democratic senators and one of its House members called today for new measures to ensure that BP pays for the damage caused by the largest petroleum spill in U.S. history. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin backed the Obama administration's move to get BP to set up an escrow account for paying damage claims, saying the company ought to stock the fund with $20 billion. Mikulski said...
  • Cardin, Mikulski announce green jobs stimulus funding for SEIU partnership

    01/06/2010 8:43:22 PM PST · by jeffq73 · 20 replies · 989+ views
    Inside Charm City ^ | Stan Moore
    Press Release of Senator CardinCARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE ARRA FUNDING FOR GREEN JOBS TRAINING IN MARYLAND Contact: Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Click here for a PDF Document WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes funding for job training in renewable and energy efficient industries in Maryland through the Department of Labor (DOL). This $4.6 million ARRA grant has been awarded H-CAP, Inc to provide enhanced skills training to job seekers and entry-level environmental service workers for new and emerging green jobs in...
  • Maryland Senator Ben Cardin's form letter response to "Climategate" letter I sent.

    12/03/2009 7:34:07 PM PST · by BreezyDog · 21 replies · 811+ views
    The letter I sent was a copy from someone's post I found here on FR. In Cardin's response nowhere does it mention the subject of "Climategate". Total complete denial or ignorance...idiots... Dear Mr. --------: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the American Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733). I understand your concerns about the impact such legislation will have on Americans. At the same time, I believe that global warming is real and needs to be addressed. The good news is that S. 1733 can be a cost effective way to address this threat and help...
  • A Proposed Letter To My Senators and Congressman

    11/23/2009 6:47:58 AM PST · by 7thson · 40 replies · 1,871+ views
    Below is a letter I am considering sending to my local newspapers and placing on my blog. I would like to solicite comments/advice/recommendations from Freepers before I send it out.
  • Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    09/20/2009 10:06:56 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 42 replies · 1,863+ views ^ | 09/20/09 | Michael O'Brien
    Obama open to newspaper bailout bill The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses. "I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them," Obama told the editors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade in an interview. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced S. 673, the so-called "Newspaper Revitalization Act," that would give outlets tax deals if they were to restructure as 501(c)(3) corporations. That bill has so far attracted one cosponsor, Cardin's Maryland colleague...
  • Obama Looking To Bail Out Newspaper Industry

    09/20/2009 5:24:14 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 36 replies · 1,921+ views
    Toledo Blade/The lid ^ | 9/20/09 | The Lid
    With the federal treasury facing insolvency what industry do we help next? Well lets see, how about the public relations arm of the Democratic party, the newspaper industry. That way when our Taxes go even higher they can tell us that it is a great idea. Today the President said that he would be happy to look at the Senate proposal allowing papers to restructure as non-profit organizations. Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it should not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on...
  • Obama may support nonprofit newspapers, but the 1st Amendment won't

    09/20/2009 4:16:19 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 25 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 20, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Obama said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses. The bill being discussed is the Newspaper Revitalization Act introduced by Sen. Cardin (D-MD). Nonprofits can't endorse political candidates directly or indirectly, and may be constrained in taking too strong a line for or against government proposals.
  • Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    09/20/2009 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies · 5,005+ views
    Obama open to newspaper bailout bill By Michael O'Brien - 09/20/09 04:24 PM ET The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses. "I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them," Obama told the editors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade in an interview. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced S. 673, the so-called "Newspaper Revitalization Act," that would give outlets tax deals if they were to restructure as 501(c)(3) corporations. That bill has...
  • Day 20 ~ "Death to Obama Dude" disappeared?

    09/01/2009 11:49:04 AM PDT · by incredulous joe · 26 replies · 1,406+ views
    WBAL - TV, Baltimore ^ | September 1, 2009 | Incredulous Joe
    Still no word. A guy threatens the entire First Family, including the President's kids and we never hear from him again. Should be in court. Should appear befor a judge. Should be behind bars. Still no word, maybe somebody forgot to check this story out. I'd be curious to know the profile of this lunatic.
  • Another average citizen challenges Ben Cardin - ends up on Fox News!

    08/18/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT · by mek1959 · 35 replies · 1,957+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/09 | mek1959
    Here's another average citizen challenging Sen. Cardin and ends up on Fox & Friends. He does a great job but you have to watch his total question to understand his answer. I'm attaching that as well. Watch this firstTHEN WATCH THIS
  • An average citizen (and a Freeper) taking on Sen. Cardin

    08/18/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by mek1959 · 26 replies · 1,249+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/14/09 | mek1959
    CLICK HERE - Freeper on Fox & Friends Day 1CLICK HERE - Freeper on Fox & Friends Day 2CLICK HERE - Freeper on CNN Anderson CooperThis was a surprise that literally came out of nowhere last week. Hopefully, I was able to advance the argument a little that these people in Congress are acting in a very extra-Constitutional manner.
  • Police-involved marriage proposal draws fire

    08/18/2009 6:11:03 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 1,797+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 18, 2009 | Peter Hermann
    City police are investigating why on-duty marine and helicopter officers helped a Baltimore County state delegate propose to his girlfriend by pretending to raid a boat the couple were aboard, a department spokesman said Monday. Officers boarded the boat, owned by a friend of Del. Jon S. Cardin, on Aug. 7 in the Inner Harbor. As the helicopter Foxtrot hovered overhead, adding to the sense of tension, one report says officers pretended to search the vessel and even had the woman thinking she was about to be handcuffed before the delegate got on one knee and proposed. Megan Homer said...
  • Fears for Barack Obama's safety as healthcare debate fuels extremism

    08/15/2009 6:25:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 63 replies · 2,133+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 8/15/09 | Paul Hairlisp
    The message was clear. The sign carried by a 51-year-old man last week outside a raucous town hall meeting on healthcare in Hagerstown, Maryland, read "Death to Obama". Just to emphasise his point, a second message was also scrawled on the cardboard placard. "Death to Obama, Michelle and 2 stupid kids," it stated. Welcome to the disturbing new face of the radical right in America. Across the country, extremism is surging, inflamed by conservative talkshow hosts, encouraged by Republican leaders and propagating a series of wild conspiracy theories. Many fear it might end in tragedy. Obama has been labelled as...
  • Great question at the Ben Cardin Town Hall meeting

    08/15/2009 10:40:26 AM PDT · by mek1959 · 19 replies · 1,384+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/12/09 | mek1959
    From YouTube
  • HUMAN EVENTS Attends a Town Hall Meeting

    08/13/2009 8:28:46 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 30 replies · 1,738+ views ^ | 8/13/2009 | Connie Hair
    Now officially part of the mob, I attended the town hall meeting yesterday of Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in Hagerstown.  (Included below are two brand new videos.) Maryland is as “blue” a state as you can find.  (Barack Obama got almost 700,000 more votes than John McCain in 2008).  But anger at Obamacare -- and the senators and congressman pushing it -- appears to have turned a lot of blue voters red-faced. Obama won the State of Maryland in the Presidential general election last year by over 26 points -- Obama-Biden receiving 61.9 percent of the vote to 35.5 percent...
  • "Death to Obama" Sign Holder Detained by Secret Service

    08/13/2009 3:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies · 2,875+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 8/13/09 | Jim Iovino
    There were signs comparing President Barack Obama to a Nazi and showing him with an Adolf Hitler-style mustache, but federal officials believe another sign referencing the president and his family went too far. A man who was holding a sign reading "Death to Obama" Wednesday outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in Hagerstown, Md., has been turned over to the Secret Service. Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich said the sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids." Lazich said U.S. Secret Service agents took the unidentified 51-year-old man into custody Wednesday afternoon after...
  • 'Death to Obama' sign holder in Md. detained

    08/13/2009 8:44:15 AM PDT · by libh8er · 121 replies · 4,783+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 8.13.09
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A man is in custody after authorities said he held a sign reading "Death to Obama" outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in western Maryland. Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich (LAWZ'-itch) says the sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids." He says U.S. Secret Service agents took the unidentified 51-year-old man into custody Wednesday afternoon after deputies detained him.
  • What I Saw at the Town Hall

    08/12/2009 4:21:15 PM PDT · by yongin · 57 replies · 2,212+ views
    New Majority ^ | August 12, 2009 | Alex Knepper
    Twenty minutes into my two-hour wait to get a seat at Senator Ben Cardin’s town hall event, I started keeping a “Nazi tally” by counting references I overheard to Adolf Hitler, Germany, or the Nazi Party. Besides the usual suspects, the Lyndon LaRouche brigade was out in full force handing out fliers and pamphlets likening Obama to a new Hitler (although the real problem is the Jews, if you ask them, so I’m not sure why they don’t welcome that). It was a common theme, and not just amongst the anti-Semites: “This is exactly how Nazi Germany began!” was a...
  • Sen. Cardin hears an earful on healthcare (Cardin nailed in MD again!)

    08/12/2009 1:27:58 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 44 replies · 2,817+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-12-09 | J. Taylor Rushing
    HAGERSTOWN, MD. — Four hundred and fifty Maryland residents and a lot of anger filled the Hagerstown Community College theater Wednesday afternoon for Sen. Ben Cardin’s third town hall on health reform. The Maryland Democrat’s 75-minute town hall, held in a conservative stronghold in the state, was peppered with boos, jeers and catcalls, though a minority of attendees who support health reform efforts made it a bit calmer than past events in Laurel and Towson.
  • Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall, Grandy & Andy Report WMAL

    08/11/2009 8:33:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies · 1,279+ views
    Grandy & Andy Show, WMAL AM 630, website ^ | 11 August 2009 | Grandy & Andy Show, WMAL AM 630
    Police “Show Of Force” At The Cardin Town Hall Meeting… Necessary or Overkill? Senator Ben Cardin had to shout his way through a town hall meeting last night, where angry constituents booed and jeered as he tried to explain health care reform working its way through Congress. Cardin was booed repeatedly and the crowd had to be asked to calm down to allow him to continue. Security was unusually heavy. After Cardin began speaking, university security officers marched through the audience and positioned themselves at the edge of the stage in a show of force. The atmosphere inside was more...
  • Opponents dominate Cardin town hall meeting on health care (holy cow, MD is a liberal state)

    08/11/2009 5:41:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies · 2,358+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 11, 2009 | Paul West and Julie Scharper
    They began arriving four hours early, ignoring triple-digit heat-index levels for a chance to hoot and holler at Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin's health-care town hall meeting Monday night. Outspoken opponents of the Democratic overhaul plan, which Cardin supports, vented their hostility at the first-term senator. In an echo of similar events around the country, most of those in the capacity crowd at Towson University were clearly hostile to the reform proposal and dismissive of Cardin's attempts to defend it. Profound disbelief was the dominant mood, and Cardin got heckled almost nonstop. The audience jeered his answers and broke into raucous...
  • Sen. Cardin (D-Maryland) Booed, Jeered at Health Town Hall

    08/10/2009 10:14:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 2,159+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2009
    Sen. Ben Cardin had to shout his way through a town hall meeting Monday evening, where angry constituents booed and jeered as the Democratic senator from Maryland tried to explain health care reform working its way through Congress. Cardin was booed and jeered repeatedly throughout his 25-minute presentation and the question-and-answer period. [Snip] Cardin said how to pay for the bill has not yet been worked out, a comment that prompted even more derision from the audience. Some shouted, "Taxes!" and others shouted, "Spend, Ben, spend!" [Snip] One questioner asked for an example of anything the government had taken over...
  • Nearly 2,000 Show Up to 500 seat Town Hall meeting in Maryland (Post Pics here!) (Update at #180)

    08/10/2009 7:19:45 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 274 replies · 14,264+ views
    Explore Baltimore/Inside Charm City | August 10, 2009 | Multiple links and eyewitness account
    (Towson Maryland)-After the office of Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin admitted to receiving over 1,600 RSVP's for its health care Town Hall, they must have been surprised at the more than 2,000 citizens that showed up according to witnesses and University Police. An urgent request to the AFL-CIO for forces to "counter" those opposed to healthcare was able to result in the a large group of supporters in line hours before the doors opened but was not able to counter the voices of those locked out of the meeting. Sign carrying protesters both for and against the health care bill took...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Ben Cardin Booed, Heckled By Crowd At Town Hall

    08/10/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 47 replies · 2,683+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) was booed and heckled by constituents over health care reform.
  • Restrictions imposed on protesters at Md. town hall [Sen. Ben Cardin's (D-Md.) town hall meeting...]

    08/10/2009 12:55:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1,060+ views
    Restrictions imposed on protesters at Md. town hall @ 3:19 pm by Jordan Fabian Protesters planning on attending Sen. Ben Cardin's (D-Md.) town hall meeting on Monday at Towson University will not be able to bring signs into the meeting and will be restricted to sidewalks away from the building. "Towson University will not allow that at any of their facilities," Cardin spokeswoman Susan Sullam said. "This is a town hall meeting. It's not a rally and it is not a protest." Sullam told the Towson Times that 1,600 people have indicated they will attend the event at the suburban...
  • Internal AFL-CIO Email Confirms Who Is "Astroturfing" (Union asked To "COUNTER" Md. Event)

    08/10/2009 11:34:10 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 5 replies · 665+ views
    Red State ^ | August 10, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    "They have asked us to send people that support health care reform to counter the ones who will try to disrupt the meeting. Please let your staff, members, friends, family all know and encourage them to attend. They can RSVP to: RSVP - Thank you! Denise Denise Riley Political Director Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO"
  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) desperate for Obamacare Supporters to show up tonight at Townhall

    08/10/2009 9:21:07 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 8 replies · 1,470+ views
    Red State ^ | August 10, 2009 | by Erick Erickson
    Below is an email chain forwarded to me. It originated with a Ben Cardin staffer. The Cardin staff is desperate to make his Senate townhall tonight look like a rally for Obamacare. Isn’t this astroturfing, Senator? You, a United States Senator, using a network of liberals to gin up support for Obamacare? And let’s put this in perspective: This means Senator Ben Cardin supports Obamacare and knows he can’t vote for it without an astrotruf campaign of his own. Note that the original message at the bottom was sent by Rev. Jerome Stephens, Statewide Field Representative for Senator Ben Cardin...
  • Sen. Cardin To Hold Town Meeting On Health Care (Complains About Right Wing Bloggers)

    08/10/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 26 replies · 1,204+ views
    WBAL ^ | August 10, 2009 | staff
    BALTIMORE -- In the wake of lawmakers being shouted down by protesters, and in some cases violence, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin will hold a town meeting Monday night on health care reform at Towson University. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Kaplan Concert Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Senator's office has imposed some rules for those attending the event, but a spokeswoman for Cardin told WBAL 1090 AM that the staff is not trying to prevent questions critical of the Democratic health care reform proposals. Cardin spokeswoman Susan Sullam told WBAL News that "right wing...
  • Meeting At Cardin Towson Town Hall

    08/07/2009 11:15:51 AM PDT · by 7thson · 8 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hey people - There will be a protest of Cardin at the Towson meeting on Monday. Got this today via email -
  • Maryland Town Hall Meeting

    08/06/2009 9:31:37 PM PDT · by HollyB · 35 replies · 2,177+ views
    U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin ^ | August 6, 2009 | Senator Cardin
    In August, I will hold town hall meetings in Hagerstown and in Towson. For planning purposes, because of the large number of people who are interested in attending, please RSVP. Space is limited at both venues so we cannot guarantee admittance. In accordance with fire regulations, when the venues are full, there will be no standing room available. Monday, August 10th - 7 p.m. Towson University Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall Corner of Cross Campus and Osler Drives Towson, MD 21204 Parking is available across the street from the Center for the Arts on Auburn Drive...
  • Cavuto Talks with Man Who Challenged Sen. Cardin on ObamaCare at Town Hall Meeting - Video 7/22/09

    07/23/2009 4:20:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 462+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Neil Cavuto's show yesterday where a man who challenged Sen. Ben Cardin at a Health Care Town Hall meeting recently explains why he did so, and why he believes it is wrong for a Government Health Care System to require people to buy health care, even when they don't want to do so. The man in question recently lost his job, and he wants to use his money for other needs. He believes as an independent person, he should have the freedom to make that decision rather than having the government to do it for him....
  • Sen. Ben Cardin Challenged From Floor of Town Meeting on ObamaCare - Video 7/20/09

    07/21/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 1,654+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 21, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin being challenged on Obama's Government Health Care Plan at a town hall meeting he held on the subject. A man in the audience challenged Cardin to explain why it was OK for the government to force an individual to have health insurance if they chose not to do so. In his case, he said he needed to use that money elsewhere. The man asked why he should be made to pay a $2500 a year fine for not having it. Cardin made the ridiculous argument that if he did not have health...
  • Senate Bill Would Allow Tax-Exempt Status for Newspapers

    03/24/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 142 replies · 6,309+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 24, 2009 1:08 PM ET | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO Newspapers perform a public service for democracy and should be allowed to operate as tax-exempt non-profits, U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D.-Md., proposed Tuesday. Cardin introduced a bill that would explicitly include newspapers among organizations eligible for 501(c)(3) status. The non-profit status is the same that public radio and television have now. The legislation would give a national green light for newspapers to adopt the so-called Low Profit Limited Liability Company business model, often shortened to L3C. The L3C model, which the Newspaper Guild supports as an alternative newspaper ownership model, is the subject of a feature story in the...
  • The Emperor Has Clothing--Unfortunately: the fashion industry hates women and our culture hates God

    10/06/2008 5:12:59 PM PDT · by stand_your_ground · 14 replies · 574+ views
    Riley's Farm Journal ^ | 10-6-2008 | James Riley
    As I was listening to this morning's crushing stock market news, another headline picture jumped out at me. It looked like some sort of new science fiction movie, but it was just Pierre Cardin's new spring/sumer line. I like to look for connections, and I believe there is a tie between our economic free fall and our cultural free fall. I suspect fashion designers lunge at the outrageous to get attention, and my daughters assure me that no sane woman ever wears this stuff, unless they are getting paid for it, but the very idea of even proposing it seems...
  • Robert Novak: Decline of the Senate

    06/11/2008 10:07:26 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 137+ views
    RCP ^ | June 12, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Sen. Arlen Specter, at age 78 suffering from cancer, was feeling miserable Monday following chemotherapy the previous Friday. But believing the best antidote was hard work, Specter took the Senate floor with a speech different in kind from the partisan oratory now customary in the chamber. Specter, a Republican centrist, never has been much of a partisan, but during five terms he has become a protector of the Senate's faded reputation as the "world's greatest deliberative body." On Monday, Specter deplored Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's use of a parliamentary device called "filling the tree" to prevent the Republican minority...
  • Michael Steele not conceding

    11/07/2006 8:26:32 PM PST · by george76 · 107 replies · 6,350+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 07, 2006 11:11 PM | Michelle Malkin
    Update 11:07 pm Eastern... 613 of 1,793 precincts - 34 percent Michael Steele, GOP 225,146 - 49 percent Ben Cardin, Dem 224,899 - 49 percent Kevin Zeese, Grn 7,384 - 2 percent
  • Washington Post Withdraws Call on Cardin Win

    11/07/2006 8:14:31 PM PST · by Williams · 75 replies · 4,395+ views
    Per Fox News just now, but Fox has not yet withdrawn its call for Cardin and against Steele.
  • Cardin rallies blacks in PG ( Maryland Senate Race )( Dems unhappy )

    11/05/2006 6:57:53 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,899+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | November 3, 2006 | Jon Ward and S.A. Miller
    Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin yesterday tried to rally support among black Democrats in Prince George's County, while Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele campaigned with county Democratic leaders who broke ranks this week to endorse him. Mr. Cardin appeared with Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and about 30 other lawmakers in Hyattsville, aiming to keep a diminishing lead in the polls. In his first public show of support for Mr. Cardin, Mr. Johnson ... But the rally turned sour later. State Sen. Nathaniel Exum, Prince George's Democrat, berated Mr. Cardin for excluding him and other local delegates from speaking...
  • Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake (Barack done after election)

    11/04/2006 3:40:10 PM PST · by milwguy · 99 replies · 3,329+ views
    chciago sun times ^ | 11/04/2006 | milwguy
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed regret late Friday for his 2005 land purchase from now-indicted political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko in a deal that enlarged the senator’s yard. “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it,” Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive and revealing question-and-answer exchange about the transaction. In June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The state’s junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day. Last January, aiming to...
  • Tight Race For Senate And Governor In Maryland (Man of Steele Alert)

    11/03/2006 6:05:56 PM PST · by milwguy · 514+ views ^ | 11/03/2006
  • Cardin Sticks Foot In Mouth (MAN OF STEELE ALERT)

    11/03/2006 7:56:54 AM PST · by milwguy · 27 replies · 1,655+ views ^ | 11/03/2006 | milwguy
    I'm not too concerned about it; he's supporting us" A funny thing happened to Benjamin Cardin on the way to the Senate -- Maryland's crucial African-American voters, particularly those in Prince Georges County, started flirting with the candidacy of Cardin's opponent, Michael Steele. Indeed, a number of prominent black P.G. County Dems went beyond flirting and endorsed Steele. The major reason? They believe the Maryland Democratic party establishment has taken blacks for granted. With his lead apparently shrinking, Cardin visited P.G. County yesterday to rally African-American voters. He appeared with the current County Executive, Jack Johnson (the more influential past...
  • Steele cuts Cardin's lead nearly in half; Democrat holding a 6-point advantage

    11/02/2006 3:51:25 PM PST · by No Longer Free State · 37 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jennifer Skalka
    The race for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat has narrowed, but Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin holds a 6-point edge, the result of firm support among black voters and strong leads in Baltimore and suburban Washington, according to a new poll for The Sun. Cardin is ahead of Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, 49 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent of voters undecided less than a week before the election. The Baltimore congressman's lead has been cut nearly in half, however, since a September Sun survey showed him with an 11-point advantage. Still, Cardin has solidified his backing among...
  • A black Republican runs against the tide in Maryland Senate race

    11/02/2006 12:07:34 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 683+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Wednesday, November 1, 2006 | Maura Reynolds
    Washington — Though political momentum appears to be with Democrats around the country, the trend is going the other way in one solidly blue state, where a Republican candidate is gaining on the favored Democrat in a contest with an unexpected racial twist. The state is Maryland and the candidate is Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a black Republican running for the Senate against a white Democratic congressman, Benjamin L. Cardin. Once trailing by more than 10 points, Steele narrowed the margin to where the race is now considered by some to be nearly a tossup. His recent gains reflect growing...
  • The Most Important Senate Race (Steele For Maryland)

    11/01/2006 6:44:13 AM PST · by milwguy · 13 replies · 713+ views
    RCP ^ | 11/01/2006 | milwguy
    Yesterday, a group of African-American Democrats from Prince George's County, Maryland, endorsed Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, a fellow black, for the U.S. Senate. It might be the most important political development in the country this week. Control of the Senate appears to hinge on the results in one or two contests. There are no states in which Republicans have appeared likely to pick up a seat, although New Jersey remains a possibility. If Steele could manage an upset in the race for the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Paul Sarbanes, it could be the difference-maker. And Steele is undeniably...
  • Black Democrats Cross Party Lines To Back Steele For U.S. Senate

    10/31/2006 5:57:04 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,488+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Ovetta Wiggins
    A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George's County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday. The support from Curry, five County Council members and others barely a week before Election Day reflects their continued disappointment that the Democratic Party has no African American candidates at the top of the ticket and a sense that the county is being ignored, officials said. "They show us a pie, but we never get a slice," said Major F. Riddick Jr., a former aide to then-Gov. Parris N. Glendening...
  • Curry, key Democrats back Steele

    10/30/2006 10:51:56 AM PST · by milwguy · 110 replies · 3,797+ views
    washington times ^ | 11/30/2006 | milwguy
    Former Prince George's County executive Wayne K. Curry, backed by five black members of the Prince George's County Council, today endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's campaign for the U.S. Senate, at a 12:45 p.m. press conference. Mr. Curry, a Democrat who became the first black Prince George's county executive in 1994, and served two terms, is influential in Prince George's, the state's second-largest county, with about 846,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Council members David Harrington, Camille Exum, Samuel H. Dean, Marilynn M. Bland and Tony Knotts joined Mr. Curry in backing Mr. Steele, who is...