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July 30, 2013
Although I enjoyed reading this Sunday's special issue of Sun Magazine entitled "50 Women to Watch", I was extremely disappointed at the glaring omission of Sen. Barbara Mikulski from the list. Considering all that Senator Mikulski has done for Maryland's citizens during her service since 1971 as Baltimore city councilwoman, U.S. congresswoman, and U.S. Senator, how does she not deserve a top spot on a list during which you discussed "the most intriguing, powerful and memorable personalities making an impact on the Baltimore region?"
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NEWS
August 5, 2014
A recent report on the violence in Gaza refers to Hamas' demand that Israel end its blockade of Gaza but neglects to mention that this is not a demand from Hamas alone ( "Israel says truce over after soldier apparently captured," Aug. 1). For years, the International Committee of the Red Cross has called the blockade "collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel's obligations under international humanitarian law. " Israeli human rights organizations have also spoken against Israel's closures of the Gaza Strip.
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NEWS
By Ann LoLordo | September 9, 1991
They met for dinner at Haussner's.He wanted to thank her for helping Joe Tydings' U.S. Senate campaign in Southeast Baltimore. She had other things on her mind -- like running for City Council.Al Figinski told his Polish cousin what she would need to beat the political machines -- 12,000 votes, "a total commitment" and the gumption to ask the organizations for their support. "Not because she would get it," Mr. Figinski said of his distant relative, "but so she would have a ready answer, when she walked the streets, as to why she wasn't on the ticket."
NEWS
October 24, 2013
The Sun's John Fritze recently reported that Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin have maneuvered a behind-the-scenes, 1 percent pay raise for federal employees ( "Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise," Oct. 17). In the article Senator Mikulski is quoted as saying that "this modest pay raise demonstrates the respect we have for our federal workers who have been furloughed, laid off, locked out and scapegoated. " Instead of suggesting that the senators really have the interests of federal workers in mind, I recommend Senators Mikulski, Cardin - and, for that matter, all Maryland's elected officials - resign so that their constituents, federal employees or not, don't have to go through the trouble of voting them out in the next election.
FEATURES
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 31, 2001
WASHINGTON - New York's senators have their limits. They will keep a bet, even read in verse, but they don't do bird imitations. New York Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles E. Schumer made good on their Super Bowl wager with Maryland's senators yesterday afternoon, reciting the 108-line Edgar Allan Poe poem "The Raven" to mark Baltimore's triumph over the Giants. But while an excited Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski punctuated their performance by repeatedly attempting flight - whipping her arms and bobbing up and down like a raven - Clinton and Schumer stuck to the script and remained decidedly earth-bound.
NEWS
December 5, 1999
1987: Amtrak rail crash in Chase kills 161990: Maryland population 4.7 million1992: Barbara Mikulski becomes U.S. senator
NEWS
September 22, 1996
"Capitol Offense" by Barbara Mikulski and Marylouise Oates. I find it to be very intriguing; you can really picture the senator (Mikulski) as Norie (the book's main character).I'm a big Oscar Wilde fan. I've just finished "Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living," edited by John Calvin Batchelor and Craig McNeer. It's got a whole bunch of fun quotes and things - it's really a lot of fun.Kathy Hornig, director of special projects for the Baltimore Office of Promotions and Catonsville resident, is organizing next weekend's city book festival on Mount Vernon PlacePub Date: 9/22/96
NEWS
March 29, 1991
Doves in war, hawks in peace. That's one way to describe Maryland's two senators, Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes. Along with most members of their party, they voted dovishly to deny President Bush the authority to use armed force against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Then, after the war was won, they showed how hawkish they could be by voting to cut off aid to King Hussein's Jordan as punishment for its support of the Iraqi cause.In both instances, these Democratic senators were seeking to thwart and constrict a Republican president.
NEWS
December 8, 1991
William H. Krehnbrink, a 44-year-old diesel truck mechanic from Baltimore County, has filed for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat.The Republican said he has entered the race because "we have allowed some terrible things to occur, and changes need to be made."Some areas Krehnbrink wants to focus on are education as a means of fighting poverty and the possible elimination of the Department of Probation and Parole."We find criminals, try and convict them and put them in jail, only to release them on parole so that they can commit new crimes while being 'supervised,' " he said.
NEWS
October 24, 2013
The Sun's John Fritze recently reported that Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin have maneuvered a behind-the-scenes, 1 percent pay raise for federal employees ( "Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise," Oct. 17). In the article Senator Mikulski is quoted as saying that "this modest pay raise demonstrates the respect we have for our federal workers who have been furloughed, laid off, locked out and scapegoated. " Instead of suggesting that the senators really have the interests of federal workers in mind, I recommend Senators Mikulski, Cardin - and, for that matter, all Maryland's elected officials - resign so that their constituents, federal employees or not, don't have to go through the trouble of voting them out in the next election.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria. "I believe the president's plan is the best response to protecting U.S. security interests in the region," Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said during a lengthy speech on the Senate floor. "Therefore…after really great reflection and as much due diligence as I could do, I want to announce today to my colleagues and most of all to the people of Maryland who have supported me, that I will support the president's request for a targeted, limited military action against the Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in response to the horrific, grim and ghoulish use of chemical weapons," she said.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Although I enjoyed reading this Sunday's special issue of Sun Magazine entitled "50 Women to Watch", I was extremely disappointed at the glaring omission of Sen. Barbara Mikulski from the list. Considering all that Senator Mikulski has done for Maryland's citizens during her service since 1971 as Baltimore city councilwoman, U.S. congresswoman, and U.S. Senator, how does she not deserve a top spot on a list during which you discussed "the most intriguing, powerful and memorable personalities making an impact on the Baltimore region?"
NEWS
April 25, 2013
In his article on Sen. Barbara Mikulski and how her assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee has helped her campaign fundraising, reporter John Fritze wrote that "For Mikulski ... the windfall underscores her transition from a lawmaker who has typically engaged more on local issues to someone who now chairs a committee that wields tremendous power on the national level. Mikulski benefited from a number of first-time donations from political action committees, including an association that represents assisted living facilities, one of the nation's largest energy companies and a leading supplier of cement.
SPORTS
January 31, 2013
It almost makes you laugh. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger says that the situation at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "is and has been unacceptable for years" ("Officials demand answers from VA," Jan 29). Well, if it has been that way, then where has he, and U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin been? They claim to be so concerned but have apparently paid little interest In the complaints by the veterans. The situation could be fixed by firing everyone in that office and replacing them with serious, concerned individuals who obviously care about our vets.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Maryland's senior lawmaker, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, said Monday the National Rifle Association must come to the table to discuss the tighter gun controls, as she works with President Barack Obama and her colleagues in Congress in the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting. Mikulski joined Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori in sounding off about the mass shooting that killed 20 children and six educators last week. Their comments came at a dedication for the AmeriCorps Atlantic Region Campus.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, endorsed Rep. Donna Edwards for reelection on Thursday, the first high-profile endorsement in a primary race that, so far, has mostly taken place behind the scenes. "She is part of the new generation of women in Congress who are coming into their own in a new way for a new day -- claiming their power to empower others," Mikulski said of her fellow Democrat in a statement released by the Edwards campaign.
SPORTS
January 31, 2013
It almost makes you laugh. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger says that the situation at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "is and has been unacceptable for years" ("Officials demand answers from VA," Jan 29). Well, if it has been that way, then where has he, and U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin been? They claim to be so concerned but have apparently paid little interest In the complaints by the veterans. The situation could be fixed by firing everyone in that office and replacing them with serious, concerned individuals who obviously care about our vets.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Alan L. Keyes, a conservative Republican who lost to Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, D-Md., three years ago, will now try to oust the state's other Democratic senator, Barbara A. Mikulski.Mr. Keyes, 41, a former United Nations official who heads TC non-profit group that monitors government spending, has filed his candidacy papers for the 1992 race and has scheduled a campaign kickoff for next Wednesday in Towson.Mr. Keyes said the public's dissatisfaction with Congress can change only through electing "better senators" who will stop the federal "spending spree."
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
— Like other Democrats in Congress, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is battling Republican budget cuts and working to bring home federal money for her state. But as the 2012 election nears, Maryland's senior senator is also playing a role in national politics: helping to elect more women to Congress. As the longest-serving woman in the chamber's history, the self-styled Dean of the Senate Women is poised to become a powerful messenger and fundraiser for female Democratic senators running for re-election across the country next year.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2011
More resources in the classroom and less pressure on teachers were among the priorities Baltimore education leaders identified Monday as primary concerns about the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, a highly anticipated task as the federal government looks to revise national education standards. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat who was recently appointed to head a critical congressional subcommittee in the reauthorization of the federal program this summer, visited Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School as part of a series of roundtable discussions with school communities across the state to find out how No Child Left Behind has affected student achievement.
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