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By John Fritze | June 28, 2011
Former President Bill Clinton often jokes that the most disorienting thing about transitioning out of the presidency is that a band no longer strikes up a tune every time he enters a room.    Rep. Donna F. Edwards had the opposite and no doubt equally disorienting experience last weekend when high school musicians began playing for her as she stepped off a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. According to the office of Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Marching Band showed up at the airport Saturday to surprise the Prince George’s County Democrat and thank her for help she provided more than two years ago during the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and U.S. Reps. Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes, John Delaney and Chris Van Hollen were among the 195 Democrats to urge Obama to issue protections for LGBT employees. "This executive order would provide LGBT people with another avenue in the federal government they could turn to if they were the victim of employment discrimination by a federal contractor," the letter, which was signed by 47 senators and 148 members of the House, reads.
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January 30, 2008
WASHINGTON -- The campaign manager for Rep. Albert R. Wynn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging fundraising improprieties by Donna Edwards, Wynn's chief rival in next month's Democratic primary. The Wynn campaign handed reporters a 34-count complaint yesterday alleging illegal collaboration between the Prince George's activist and several of the organizations supporting her in the 4th District contest. In a statement, Edwards dismissed the complaint as "a desperate 11th-hour attempt" by Wynn "to deflect from the fact that groups representing the core of the Democratic party and the issues it stands for ... have decided that they want to fire him and are supporting me."
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by Annie Linskey | January 17, 2012
At an labor dominated Annapolis rally last night where topics ranged from Gov. Martin O'Malley's wind legislation to union pay, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards offered strong support for same-sex marriage.  The recent Congressional redistricting fight showed that the congresswoman's influence in Annapolis is limited at best, but she is close to a key African-American delegates whose votes could make the difference for the legislation. "I was married for a little while. I chose to be married," Edwards said.
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by Annie Linskey | January 17, 2012
At an labor dominated Annapolis rally last night where topics ranged from Gov. Martin O'Malley's wind legislation to union pay, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards offered strong support for same-sex marriage.  The recent Congressional redistricting fight showed that the congresswoman's influence in Annapolis is limited at best, but she is close to a key African-American delegates whose votes could make the difference for the legislation. "I was married for a little while. I chose to be married," Edwards said.
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By Steven Stanek and Steven Stanek,Sun Reporter | June 16, 2008
Voters go to the polls tomorrow to replace Rep. Albert R. Wynn in a $1.3 million special election that state officials say will give his successor an edge of seniority in the new Congress that convenes in January. The race pits Democratic activist Donna Edwards - who defeated Wynn in the February primary - against Republican Peter James. The winner of the special election will have to run again in November but is expected to have a substantial advantage in that contest. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 5-1, Edwards is considered the prohibitive favorite to replace Wynn, who announced in March that he would vacate his seat and join a powerful Washington lobbying group.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 10, 2008
On behalf of the people of Maryland, I am sending Rep. Albert R. Wynn a bill for $500,000 -- his share of the cost of a special election that must be staged on account of Wynn quitting his congressional seat seven months early to take a fat-juicy job with a Washington lobbyist. It's a reasonable request. Wynn is in such a rush to take his new job -- and his next employer is so eager to get him -- that certainly they can split the cost of a special election to fill Wynn's seat. What's half-a-mil to a Washington lobbying firm that counts Bristol-Myers Squibb and Time Warner among its clients?
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and U.S. Reps. Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes, John Delaney and Chris Van Hollen were among the 195 Democrats to urge Obama to issue protections for LGBT employees. "This executive order would provide LGBT people with another avenue in the federal government they could turn to if they were the victim of employment discrimination by a federal contractor," the letter, which was signed by 47 senators and 148 members of the House, reads.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit, a Democrat from Crownsville, is considering a run for Congress, according to a report on a local blog. Benoit, who is term-limited, would challenge Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a Democrat from Prince George's County, in District 4. Parts of Anne Arundel County, including Laurel, were added to the district this month as part of a controversial redistricting approved by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Benoit told local blog Anne Arundel Politics (http://annearundelpolitics.blogspot.com)
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
A Republican-led group trying to repeal Maryland's new congressional map has gathered enough valid signatures to trigger a referendum, the State Board of Elections said Wednesday. The map — which one federal judge called a "blatant political gerrymander" — was the result of the once-a-decade redistricting that must take into account population changes found by the census. But Democrats have acknowledged it was designed to give their party a strong chance of picking up a seventh seat in Maryland's eight-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit, a Democrat from Crownsville, is considering a run for Congress, according to a report on a local blog. Benoit, who is term-limited, would challenge Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a Democrat from Prince George's County, in District 4. Parts of Anne Arundel County, including Laurel, were added to the district this month as part of a controversial redistricting approved by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Benoit told local blog Anne Arundel Politics (http://annearundelpolitics.blogspot.com)
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By John Fritze | June 28, 2011
Former President Bill Clinton often jokes that the most disorienting thing about transitioning out of the presidency is that a band no longer strikes up a tune every time he enters a room.    Rep. Donna F. Edwards had the opposite and no doubt equally disorienting experience last weekend when high school musicians began playing for her as she stepped off a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. According to the office of Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Marching Band showed up at the airport Saturday to surprise the Prince George’s County Democrat and thank her for help she provided more than two years ago during the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
NEWS
By Steven Stanek and Steven Stanek,Sun Reporter | June 16, 2008
Voters go to the polls tomorrow to replace Rep. Albert R. Wynn in a $1.3 million special election that state officials say will give his successor an edge of seniority in the new Congress that convenes in January. The race pits Democratic activist Donna Edwards - who defeated Wynn in the February primary - against Republican Peter James. The winner of the special election will have to run again in November but is expected to have a substantial advantage in that contest. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 5-1, Edwards is considered the prohibitive favorite to replace Wynn, who announced in March that he would vacate his seat and join a powerful Washington lobbying group.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | April 10, 2008
On behalf of the people of Maryland, I am sending Rep. Albert R. Wynn a bill for $500,000 -- his share of the cost of a special election that must be staged on account of Wynn quitting his congressional seat seven months early to take a fat-juicy job with a Washington lobbyist. It's a reasonable request. Wynn is in such a rush to take his new job -- and his next employer is so eager to get him -- that certainly they can split the cost of a special election to fill Wynn's seat. What's half-a-mil to a Washington lobbying firm that counts Bristol-Myers Squibb and Time Warner among its clients?
NEWS
January 30, 2008
WASHINGTON -- The campaign manager for Rep. Albert R. Wynn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging fundraising improprieties by Donna Edwards, Wynn's chief rival in next month's Democratic primary. The Wynn campaign handed reporters a 34-count complaint yesterday alleging illegal collaboration between the Prince George's activist and several of the organizations supporting her in the 4th District contest. In a statement, Edwards dismissed the complaint as "a desperate 11th-hour attempt" by Wynn "to deflect from the fact that groups representing the core of the Democratic party and the issues it stands for ... have decided that they want to fire him and are supporting me."
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March 8, 2012
The Lovely Ladies of Laurel mentoring group will celebrate National Women's Month with a program of guest speakers Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Laurel High, 8000 Cherry Lane. Guest speakers include State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Rep. Donna Edwards, Prince George's CountyCouncil member Mary Lehman and NBC News reporter Tracee Wilkins. The event costs $5, payable at the door. Reservations are due March 15. Contact group founder Celeste Hill at celestehillr@yahoo.com .
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Rep. Donna Edwards wants to put a park on the moon ("Md. congresswoman proposes Apollo national park on the moon," July 10). Is this a joke? I say when donkeys fly we will put a park on the moon. This is why our country is going in the toilet. Our taxpayers cannot make ends meet with all the waste in Washington. Wake up, Washington, and stop wasting our money. This why I never vote for people running our country. Gerald A. Yamin, Pikesville
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