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  • Sen. Mikulski: Women ‘Pay More For Everything’

    04/11/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT | Craig Millward
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says women “pay more for everything.” “For we women, it costs more to be a woman. We pay more for everything,” Mikulski said during a rally for the Paycheck Fairness Act. “We continue to have to fight the battle of more expensive, medical care, child care, even dry cleaning. They charge us more to do our blouses than guy’s shirts. We women are tired of being taken to the cleaners. Pass Paycheck Fairness,” Mikulski said. …
  • Racial split defines Md.'s hotly contested Democratic Senate primary

    04/05/2016 1:31:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016 | Rachel Weiner and Scott Clement
    Maryland's Democratic Senate race remains very much up for grabs three weeks before the primary, with voters sharply divided along racial lines, according to a new poll from The Washington Post and the University of Maryland. The rare open Senate seat, being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski after 30 years, has sparked a heated and expensive battle between Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen. . . . likely black voters favor Edwards by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. More than twice as many white voters support Van Hollen as back Edwards. . . . "It would be nice if...
  • At Gun Control Hearing, Sen. Blurts Out, “Let’s not get involved in Constitutional Arguments”

    01/23/2016 5:08:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/22/2016 | Tim Brown
    Following the unconstitutional executive orders of Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Soebarkah, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) openly stated that she did not want to get into constitutional arguments regarding the matter. "I look forward to...listening to the attorney general and listening to this wonderful panel that you've invited to participate today," she said. "So let's solve the problem," Mikuski added. "Let's not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let's help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship." See the problem? She is switching out liberty for security and...
  • Unions: Mikulski Sold Out American Workers

    01/07/2016 5:46:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    Some of the largest and most influential trade unions in the country are calling out Democrats for boosting guest worker programs and open borders policies. North America's Building Trades Unions--an umbrella organization representing three million workers and 15 major unions, including the Laborers and Teamsters--sent outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.) a letter Thursday accusing her of selling out workers by importing foreigners to work for "Close to Slavery" wages. Mikulski pushed for increasing the number of temporary H2B visas that allow companies to bring guest workers to the United States to fill seasonal jobs. "We wanted to express to...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski will receive Medal of Freedom [why??]

    11/16/2015 4:12:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/16/15 | John Fritze
     Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the dean of Maryland's congressional delegation, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week, the White House said Monday.The medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, will be awarded to Mikulski for her work on health research, women's issues, science funding and making higher education more affordable, the White House said. Mikulski is the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and is the longest-serving woman in Congress.First elected to the Senate in 1986, Mikulski shook up the state's political establishment once again this year by announcing her retirement in 2017. That decision has set off...
  • Iran Deal: The ‘Israel Lobby’ is Dead– and Obama Killed It

    09/02/2015 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2% became the 34th Democrat in the U.S. Senate to support the Iran deal, handing President Barack Obama a veto-proof majority. In so doing, Mikulski drove the final nail into the coffin of the pro-Israel lobby, centered around the once-vaunted American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which had vowed in July to fight the deal “with the entirety of our institutional resources.” AIPAC’s loss proves that the so-called “Israel lobby” was never as strong as antisemitic conspiracy theorists said it was. But AIPAC was weakened even further, and deliberately, by the Obama administration, which...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Endgame: Mikulski becomes 34th Senate Democrat to back Iran deal, ensuring GOP can’t stop it

    09/02/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thus ends a breathtaking performance of Republican failure theater. Once upon a time, knowing that your party controlled both chambers of Congress would have given you great comfort that a terrible treaty negotiated with a terrorist power could never become law in the United States. I think this makes it official: I’m on the Trump bandwagon. Hail Caesar. What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding...
  • Maryland’s senators support federal probe in Baltimore

    05/07/2015 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 2:54 PM EDT | David Dishneau
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday that she and other members of Maryland’s congressional delegation support Baltimore’s mayor in asking for a broad federal investigation of whether city police engage in discriminatory patterns or practices—a request sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody last month. The Democratic senator told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a Senate subcommittee hearing that Lynch would get a letter later Thursday from the Maryland delegation supporting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request, made Wednesday. “In many cities throughout the country, including my own city...
  • Maryland Democrats gear up for bitter Senate battle

    03/11/2015 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    “Donna [Edwards] has to hope she remains the only minority candidate,” said one longtime Democratic Maryland strategist who has worked on multiple campaigns in the state. “The more white males that jump in, the better it is for her.” Maryland Democrats are bracing for a bitter primary battle split along gender, race, geographic and ideological lines. “It’s going to be a nasty, nasty primary,” one Democratic state legislator told The Hill. “When you have primaries with people that have such similar voting records, it usually comes down to character attacks.” That’s the scene Democrats fear is unavoidable after longtime Sen....
  • Washingtonian’s Best & Worst of Congress [2008] (Meanest Senator: Barbara Mikulski)

    03/02/2015 9:11:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | Published August 26, 2008
    Meanest 1. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) 2. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) 3. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.)
  • Sen. Mikulski said to be retiring from Senate [MD]

    03/02/2015 6:38:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, will announce at a news conference Monday that she is retiring from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans said. Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the powerful Appropriations Committe, a post she had to give up this year when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. A social worker turned politician, she has been a forceful presence on many pieces of legislation, passionately liberal on certain issues but also committed to working closely with Republicans.
  • Mikulski: Policy changes not needed for border crisis

    07/16/2014 3:53:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) signaled Wednesday she will not amend a 2008 human trafficking law with the emergency spending bill addressing the Texas border crisis. Mikulski also questioned Republican calls to deploy the National Guard to help secure the Southern border. She argued the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act did not cause the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, as some critics contend. Instead, she said gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and human smugglers known as coyotes are to blame. “Our problem is not the children. Our problem is what causes...
  • Mikulski Addresses $4B Budget Gap With Gimmicks

    05/22/2014 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 22, 2014 | By ANDREW TAYLOR, AP
    The Democratic chairwoman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee moved aggressively Thursday to use gimmicks to fill in an unexpected $4 billion gap in the budget. Mikulski's maneuver came after congressional scorekeepers surprised lawmakers by predicting that the Federal Housing Administration will produce $4 billion less in revenues from the mortgages it insures than the administration believes. Sen. Richard Shelby said Mikulski's maneuvering amounted to an end run around a December budget pact between Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis. that replaced some automatic cuts to agency operating budgets with new fees...
  • Sen. Mikulski Erupts on Equal Pay Issue: 'I Get Volcanic,' 'Angry'

    04/10/2014 8:31:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 9, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) wants us to know she's mad - angry, outraged, even - that her Senate colleagues didn't pass her Paycheck Fairness Act today. The bill failed to gain cloture by a vote of 53 to 44. "I'll tell you what I'm tired of hearing," she yelled, "that somehow or other we're too emotional when we talk." "To simply get a bill on the Senate floor, we have to vote on a motion to proceed on whether we're going to take it up. And because this is now going to take a 60 vote majority, because of the...
  • Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate

    09/27/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9-27-2013 | Noah Rothman
    September 27, 2013 Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate Noah Rothman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) called into MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday after the Senate voted for a cloture motion to move forward with a resolution which would fund the government. She lashed out at the ‘tea baggers’ in Congress who have mounted an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act through the continuing resolution process. Mitchell began by asking Mikulski why the vote to move forward with a CR was happening on Friday rather than Thursday night. “The reason Ted Cruz stood...
  • LIVE THREAD: AG Holder Appears Before Senate Appropriations Subcmte. 10:45 am

    06/06/2013 7:32:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 76 replies
    CSpan ^ | June 6, 2013
    Attorney Gen. Eric Holder testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Justice Department's FY2014 budget. He also discusses the seizure of Associated Press phone records and the IRS targeting conservative groups for investigation.
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • Senate Democrats ‘Volcanic’ Over Deal Rumors

    07/21/2011 3:42:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/21/11 | Meredith Shiner
    Congressional Democrats are set to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday evening at the White House, and if it’s anything like the “volcanic” intraparty sessions that took place earlier in the day, it could be quite the contentious affair. Senate Democrats were huddled for lunch with Jacob Lew, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, when news broke of a possible deal between Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The reports of the “grand bargain” — potentially worth $3 trillion in savings over 10 years with no upfront revenue raisers — started filtering into the Mansfield Room,...
  • Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives

    07/19/2011 3:09:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/19/11
    WASHINGTON – Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government. An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception — along with such care as diabetes tests during pregnancy and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer — was one of eight recommended preventive services for women. "Unintended pregnancies carry health consequences for the mother — psychological, emotional and physical — and also...
  • Wargotz wins GOP bid to challenge Mikulski in Md

    09/14/2010 10:03:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2010
    Eric Wargotz has won the Republican nomination to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Maryland. Wargotz defeated 10 other Republican candidates Tuesday. Wargotz is a doctor who has served as a Queen Anne's County commissioner on the Eastern Shore.
  • Jim Rutledge for U.S. Senate in Maryland

    08/30/2010 6:56:02 PM PDT · by red meat conservative · 1 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 08/30/10 | Daniel
    It is quite a unique political phenomenon when 11 candidates are running for the Republican nomination for Senate in the deep blue state of Maryland. It is even more special when one of those candidates is a passionate and articulate conservative, who has the gravitas and the energy to mount a serious challenge to arch-socialist, Senator Barbara Mikulski. Jim Rutledge is the candidate running for Senate who has all those vital qualities that are essential to running a successful campaign against the governing class. The unique thing about Jim is that he is, and will always remain, a member of...
  • Maryland Senate: Mikulski (D) 55%, Wargotz (R) 39%

    08/20/2010 4:24:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 20, 2010
    Longtime Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski continues to hold a double-digit lead over the best-known of her 11 Republican challengers. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Maryland Voters finds that Mikulski earns 55% of the vote, while Eric Wargotz, a doctor and county commissioner, gets 39% support. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. Last month, Mikulski posted a 58% to 33% lead over Wargotz. In February, Mikulski earned 54% support when matched against an unnamed generic Republican candidate who won 36% of the vote. Both parties will pick their Senate...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • 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...
  • Mikulski to launch re-election bid Friday

    04/22/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 598+ views ^ | April 21, 201 | John Wagner
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will "officially" kick off her 2010 re-election bid on Friday with a statewide tour that lasts through the weekend, her campaign announced Wednesday. The tour will take Maryland's senior senator to Baltimore and Allegany, Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George's and Washington counties. Along the way, Mikulski is scheduled to meet up with several of the state's other leading Democrats, including Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Mikulski's desire to seek another term has hardly been a secret. Last month, she hosted a gathering to celebrate the "grand opening" of her...
  • Rumored celebrity endorsement in MD US Senate campaign

    04/12/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT · by MDBluetoRed · 6 replies · 669+ views
    Celebrity actor, Jon Voight, is supposedly supporting Corrogan Vaughn in his campaign for US Senate against Barbara Mikulski in Maryland. According to the campaign website: "Vaughn talked with celebrity actor Jon Voight at the [March 20th Health Care Code Red] rally. The two met once before at a hospital where Vaughn was undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Voight recognized Vaughn and was struck by Vaughn's resolve in battling back from the brain tumor and overcoming, without a government handout, the $250,000 in hospital bills that resulted from the surgery. Voight offered to help Vaughn significantly in his campaign." The...
  • Mikulski Bid for Fifth Term Leaves MD Dems staring at career ceiling

    02/28/2010 3:39:25 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 32 replies · 960+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2010 | Graham Moomaw
    When Sen. Barbara Mikulski squelched rumors of her impending retirement by announcing she's ready for a fifth term, she also put a damper on the career aspirations of ambitious Maryland politicians. "The only people who want Mikulski out more than Republicans are elected Democrats for whom she is posing a logjam in upward mobility," said Don Murphy, a former Maryland delegate and GOP strategist who advises Republican Mikulski challenger Eric Wargotz.
  • This Md. Republican thinks Mikulski is vulnerable

    02/28/2010 7:52:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 805+ views
    Standing in the expansive basement family room of a Fulton mansion, Dr. Eric S. Wargotz explained why he thinks 2010 will be so kind to Republicans that he's got a chance to replace four- term U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, arguably Maryland's most popular Democrat. "I'm running because I believe I can do it," said Wargotz, 53, a first-term Queen Anne's County commissioner. "I see an opening here. Look at Scott Brown," he said, referring to the once-obscure Massachusetts Republican state senator catapulted to national celebrity by winning a special election for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat....
  • Senator Mikulski of Maryland to Retire

    02/15/2010 12:28:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 175 replies · 4,181+ views ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | Rich V.
    I've just heard from an impeccable source that Barbara Mikulski, the Democratic Senator who is up for reelection this November, will choose to retire. Mrs. Mikulski is expected to make her formal announcement in the next few days. Mrs. Mikulski seriously fractured her right ankle last fall just prior to Edward M. Kennedy's death. Due to the severity of the fracture, she had to have open reduction surgery, that included the insertion of pins, as well as the use of special surgical boots, during recovery. She had tried to arrive in time for Mr. Kennedy's funeral but was turned away....
  • Black Conservative Republican launches candidacy in Maryland!!!

    01/16/2010 6:29:02 AM PST · by joesmith10 · 78 replies · 2,367+ views
    Vuaghn4america ^ | January 16 | Joe
    Black Conservative Republican, Corrogan Vaughn has launched his candidacy for US Senate against Barbara Mikulski. He is a strong supporter of the tea party movement, and is receiving support from black Christian Democrats, a large demographic in Maryland. His website is found at Youth volunteers are bringing a lot of energy in the campaign and have set up a website at Candidate profile:
  • Vaughn is the Republican Party Best chance of winning a U.S. Senate Seat in Maryland.

    01/10/2010 5:22:44 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 17 replies · 718+ views
    vaughn ^ | 10 January 2010 | trueblackman
    For Immediate Release Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope in claiming Maryland’s U.S. Senate Seat Baltimore, Md.--, Corrogan R. Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope at reclaiming the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by Barbara Mikulski. Vaughn, a Baltimore Resident and businessman has long been active in Maryland’s Republican Party becoming one of its rising stars over the years. Vaughn, a behind-the-scenes conservative who has seen his influence grow as of late due to his association with the Tea Party Movement, opposition to Government-Run Health Care and the renewed interest in conservative fiscal and social values espoused by...
  • 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...
  • Corrogan R. Vaughn is set to announce his entry into Maryland's U.S. Senate Race

    01/05/2010 6:51:53 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 13 replies · 601+ views ^ | 5 January 2010 | Trueblackman
    Grassroots Conservative Republican Candidate Corrogan R. Vaughn is set to announce his intentions to seek Maryland's Republican Party Nomination in the 2010 Primary. Mr. Vaughn is a true grassroots candidate, who is seeking to reverse the shameful record of Maryland's Senior Senator Barbara Mikulski, who has been nothing more than a dependable vote for a whole host of failed Liberal Causes and Policies during her time in the Senate. Mr. Vaughn was there on Capitol Hill during the fight to stop the scam that is the Democrat's Health Care Reform in the House and Senate as he joined his fellow...
  • Barbara Mikulski says health care is a women's issue!

    12/10/2009 10:52:16 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 12-10-09 | James
    Video: Brite Hume reports: Democrats blast GOP efforts to block Senate health care reform bill! Barbara Mikulski says "health care is a women's issue"! Did you know that? I sure didn't know that! Health care reform is also a "be good stewards of your body" issue, Barbara. If you'll note, Barbara is well fed. If I'm paying for her health insurance, she's going on a diet! I'm sorry if this offends anybody.
  • Mikulski Amendment would include Planned Parenthood in health care bill, says pro-life leader

    12/06/2009 2:24:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 605+ views
    CantholicNewsAgency ^ | Washington D.C., Dec 6, 2009
    Mikulski Amendment would include Planned Parenthood in health care bill, says pro-life leader Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) Washington D.C., Dec 6, 2009 / 04:32 am (CNA).- A pro-life leader has criticized the Senate’s addition of the Mikulski Amendment to the proposed health care bill, voicing concerns that the provision’s sponsor herself has admitted it would fund some of Planned Parenthood’s services. The amendment’s required coverage of “preventive care” could also include abortions. The Mikulski Amendment, passed on Thursday by a vote of 61-39, requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for “preventive care” for women...
  • Mikulski Amdt Draws More Opposition, Abortion as Preventative Care

    12/02/2009 10:30:40 AM PST · by julieee · 3 replies · 258+ views ^ | December 2, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Mikulski Amdt Draws More Opposition, Abortion as Preventative Care Washington, DC -- As the Senate prepares for a possible vote today on the Mikulski amendment to the Senate version of the government-run health care bill, it is drawing more opposition. Americans United for Life joins the National Right to Life Committee in condemning the amendment for calling abortion preventative health care.
  • 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 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...
  • Statement by the President on the Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today...

    07/15/2009 3:23:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 40 replies · 2,620+ views ^ | July 15, 2009 | n/a
    Notes: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 15, 2009 Statement by the President on the Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today by the Senate HELP Committee "Today, thanks to the unyielding passion and inspiration provided by Senator Edward Kennedy, the HELP committee he chairs has produced a proposal that will finally lower health care costs, provide better care for patients, and ensure fair treatment of consumers by the insurance industry. Like the legislation produced by the House of Representatives, this proposal would offer Americans...
  • How Senator Mikulski Slipped an Abortion Mandate into the Health Care Bill

    07/15/2009 4:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | July 15, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    At a committee hearing last week, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland provided a classic example of a morally bankrupt legislator seeking to insidiously force Americans to cooperate with and fund an objectively evil cause. On Thursday, July 9, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee met to consider amendments to the legislation it is drafting to rearrange the entire U.S. health care system. While chairing the hearing, Mikulski offered an obscurely worded, two-part amendment. The first part required literally all health insurance companies in America to provide unspecified "preventive care and screenings" for "pregnant women and individuals of...
  • Top Dems rebel on Specter

    04/30/2009 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,409+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2009 | Alexander Bolton
    Senior Senate Democrats are objecting to the deal Majority Leader Harry Reid made with Sen. Arlen Specter, saying they will vote against letting the former Republican shoot to the top of powerful committees after he switches parties. Several Democrats are furious with Sen. Reid (D-Nev.) for agreeing to let Specter (Pa.) keep his seniority, accrued over more than 28 years as a GOP senator. That agreement would allow Specter to leap past senior Democrats on powerful panels — including the Appropriations and Judiciary committees. “I won’t be happy if I don’t get to chair something because of Arlen Specter,” said...
  • Caption Sen. Barbara Mikulski at a Chevy Dealership

    12/31/2008 12:10:25 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 78 replies · 1,784+ views
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  • Sen. Mikulski: Democratic women wear lipstick too

    09/19/2008 4:36:01 PM PDT · by melt · 117 replies · 677+ views
    CNN Political Ticker. ^ | 9/19/08 | Alexander Marquardt
    STERLING, Virginia (CNN) – Firing up supporters at a women’s rally with Joe Biden in Virginia Friday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski told the crowd, “Democratic women, we wear lipstick too!” referring to Sarah Palin’s now-famous joke that the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom is lipstick. “You and I know that we women in America are mad as hell and we don’t want to take it anymore,” the spirited Maryland senator said. “I’m here today to say to you, we’ve got to get ready here, ok? Women, square your shoulders. Women, Democratic women, we wear lipstick too!” “We don’t...
  • Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy [Gang of 16]

    09/24/2007 7:40:12 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 555+ views
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: Monday September 24, 2007 Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy FRONT ROYAL, VA, September 24, 2007 ( - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today blasted a gang of 16 Catholic senators for their votes on an amendment to HR 2764 to overturn the Mexico City Policy instituted by President Reagan to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding overseas abortions. "For the most part it's the usual suspects who claim to be Catholic while their consistent pro-abortion votes amount to...
  • Ice Cold Bunk

    08/07/2007 7:03:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 951+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 07 aug 07 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Ten senators -- seven Democrats, two Republicans, and one independent -- have just returned with differing views from a tour of Greenland. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the risk of Greenland's ice sheet "being lost." Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said "melting Greenland ice would cause a 23-foot rise in sea levels worldwide." Bob Corker (R-TN) was more circumspect, saying only that "we're digging in to understand this issue." Sanders' and Mikulski's statements are reminiscent of Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, which contains a montage showing much of Florida disappearing as Greenland melts away. This wacko scenario has never enjoyed much...
  • Caption these photos from Sen. Barbara Mikulski's website

    07/23/2007 1:04:35 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 36 replies · 667+ views
    "Senator Mikulski meets with John Travolta on the set of "Ladder 49" which was filmed in Baltimore"
  • Response from Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) about the Immigration Bill

    06/20/2007 6:55:04 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 34 replies · 1,459+ views
    I just got this response from Senator Barbara Mikulski about the Immigration Bill in the Senate: Dear Mr. Kolstedt: Thank you for contacting me about immigration and the current debate about immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. First and foremost, I believe our nation's immigration system is broken. Millions of people try to enter America illegally each year. At the same time, at least 12 million illegal immigrants live in the shadows of American society. I believe that we need to protect America 's borders. This means providing more resources to increase border security. It means...
  • Ehrlich sought by 2008 maybes

    12/14/2006 5:38:04 PM PST · by Norman Bates · 18 replies · 2,103+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2006 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday disclosed that former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have sought his input for their potential presidential campaigns, saying that his own re-election loss has not ended his career in Republican politics. Mr. Ehrlich, who was Maryland's first Republican governor in 36 years, also said he had not ruled out another run for state office, including a possible campaign in 2010 to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Democrat. "I would not eliminate that as an option," he said of a run to succeed Miss Mikulski,...
  • Democrat Hypocrisy on Andersen

    07/10/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT · by jumpstartme · 15 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | Today | jumpstartme
    5 out of the top ten US House Recipients of contributions (1989- 2001) from Arthur Andersen are democRats. Their names and the amounts are listed below. And, according to dim logic, they are guilty by association and should have their names shining in the bright lights of Reuters, AP, Drudge, The Washington ComPost, and more. After all, this is a hit piece. Here you go, Klayman, chase this ambulance too! Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) $34,687 Martin Frost (D-Texas) $32,000 Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $24,200 James P. Moran (D-Va) $21,250 Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $19,225 Other Rats also receiving Andersen dirty money include: Rick...