Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A new poll released by Goucher College shows that Marylanders see negative effects on local and national economies but not always their own finances.
A majority of Marylanders say they are concerned about the effects of the federal sequester on state and national economies even if they aren't sure it will affect them personally, according a poll released Tuesday afternoon. The poll released by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College found that 75 percent of those surveyed said the automatic federal spending cuts that went into effect March 1 will negatively impact the state economy while 68 percent said the cuts would hurt the national economy. National Issue, Local Effect Closer to home, only 47 percent of those surveyed said the cuts would negatively impact their own personal finances. Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, said the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) will kick off a series of meetings with federal workers Friday.
With the threat of potential cuts to federal programs looming, Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) is set to host a town hall meeting with federal workers at Bethesda's National Institutes of Health Friday. The town hall will kick off a series of sessions hosted by Cardin at federal facilities to discuss the impacts sequestration on federal employees. A statement from Cardin's office reads: Senator Cardin works every day to ensure that the federal government is attentive to the issues of unique concern to the people who live and work in Maryland. This includes looking out for federal employees who have been contributed to our debt relief with a multi-year pay freeze; protecting resources for federal agencies headquartered in our state that could …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Cardin sees the move as a step forward for the committee.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will now head up the Senate committee that oversees all discretionary spending legislation. The committee is one of the more powerful of Senate and the chairperson has the final say on what spending bills will see themselves on the Senate floor. “This is great news for my friend and colleague Barbara Mikulski, and tremendous news for Maryland. Senator Barb has been shattering glass ceilings her entire career and all Marylanders are proud of her as she prepares to lead the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee," U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) said. "As our nation’s fragile recovery continues to pick up steam, Chairman Mikulski will help ensure that we find a path forward that keeps the federal …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Judy Gross continues to fight for her husband Alan’s release and has sued the U.S. government for failing to protect him.
It’s been three years since 63-year-old Potomac resident Alan Gross was arrested and jailed in a Cuban prison, but his wife, Judy, hasn’t given up the fight. A day before the third anniversary of Gross’ arrest, religious and political leaders joined Judy to protest her husband’s imprisonment outside the Cuban diplomatic mission, according to a WUSA9 report. Gross was sentenced to 15 years after a Cuban court convicted him of working for U.S. government intelligence. Gross and his supporters maintain he was in Cuba working as a U.S. contractor to bring cell phones and computers to the country. Judy Gross has advocated for her husband since his arrest and now fears for his health, according to the report. “According to Judy Gross, her …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Republican candidate for Maryland's Senate says the Independent made unattributed robocalls disparaging him.
UPDATE: (5:22 p.m.)—The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland is accusing the Independent of violating federal election law by sending out robocalls on Sunday night that didn't include a campaign disclaimer. The call, which was uploaded to Youtube by a staffer for Republican Dan Bongino, states that Rob Sobhani supports making English the country's official language. Bongino said this claim was false. Also, the caller claims Sobhani is the real conservative alternative to incumbent Democract Sen. Ben Cardin, another claim that Bongino disputes. "That's not only unethical, that's a clear criminal offense," Bongino said. "Unfortunately, you have the right to be dishonest in politics, but you don't have the right to be dishonest …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin announced a presidential declaration that gives Maryland federal aid and Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland citizens to stay off the roads Monday at a press conference at MEMA.
President Barack Obama signed a pre-landfall state of emergency declaration for Maryland. The declaration provides federal resources from FEMA and Health and Human Services to state aid, Sen. Ben Cardin announced at a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Sunday night. “Federal partners are here at your request,” he said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are working alongside state agencies at MEMA’s emergency operations center, which is fully staffed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Federal employees from Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Kansas have come to Maryland’s aid, Cardin said. Military …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Grant is part of $89 million Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) project.
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, alongside Rep. Chris Van Hollen, on Monday presented officials with a $40 million check for the construction of a new pedestrian tunnel between NIH and Walter Reed. Part of a total of $89 million in grants to both Montgomery County and the State of Maryland for military base realignment (BRAC) related projects, Montgomery County Director of Transportation Art Holmes and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s General Manager Rich Sarles accepted the ceremonial check on behalf of the project. According to the Congressional press release, the BRAC relocation project could bring as many as 60,000 new jobs to Maryland. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, part of the overall BRAC, …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Do you know the latest Senate contender?
Have you heard? Ben Cardin faces another challenge to his U.S. Senate seat—in the form of a Potomac businessman who was also once a professor of political economy at Georgetown University. The Maryland State Board of Elections has accepted 77,000 signatures submitted by Rob Sobhani, certifying him for the November ballot, according to a WBAL report. He will run as an independent against incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin, Republican challenger Dan Bongino and four other candidates. “Our politics is broken,” Sobhani says in a television ad that began airing Thursday, according to Marylandjuice.com. “Career politicians, Democrats and Republicans just blame each other, and cater to special interests. The system’s corrupt, it’s failing us.” …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The former Alaska governor releases a written statement in support of Dan Bongino's bid against incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin.
Dan Bongino, the Republican candidate for Senate from Severna Park, got some support from Alaska on Monday when former Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed him. "Though political pundits often dismiss conservative candidates running in deep blue states, I don't believe in ignoring good candidates simply because they're fighting uphill battles against the odds," Palin said in a press release. "In fact, I find such candidates incredibly brave and especially worthy of encouragement." The odds of Bongino defeating incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) this November are slim. Real Clear Politics and Roll Call both mark Maryland's Senate race in their safely Democratic columns, and Cardin has outraised the former secret service agent by more than 10 to one when…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Early unofficial results are in for Maryland's primary.
Update, 10:31 p.m.: Rep. Chris Van Hollen continues to hold the lead in the Democratic congressional primary with almost 90 percent of the votes. While, Democratic challenger George English has about ten percent of the votes. On the Republican side, Ken Timmerman continues to lead with almost 45 percent of the votes, followed by Dave Wallace with slightly more than 36 percent of the votes. In the Maryland senate race, incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin still holds a commanding lead of the Democratic primary with 73 percent of the votes, with the closest challenger, Maryland State Sen. Anthony Muse pulling in almost 16 percent so far. Original Story: The night isn't over, but with early, unofficial results reported incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen …