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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn't help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to amplify his reckless allegations. The Fox News morning show was playing one of cable talk's dirtier games, and the longtime Democratic congressman from Baltimore was its target for his role in the House IRS probe.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn't help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to amplify his reckless allegations. The Fox News morning show was playing one of cable talk's dirtier games, and the longtime Democratic congressman from Baltimore was its target for his role in the House IRS probe.
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NEWS
March 16, 2001
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore recently spoke at The Sun with Richard C. Gross, editor of the Opinion * Commentary page, about Baltimore's needs and how the state and Congress might fill some of them. You said the state isn't doing enough for Baltimore. What should it be doing? One of the things the state has to do is give more money for drug treatment. Baltimore is definitely a city that's on the move, and we are getting stronger every day. But we can get stronger faster if the state gave more with regard to drug treatment and helped us make sure that those drug treatment dollars work for or are used to provide the most effective treatment.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Fox News has a new punching bag this week: Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings. Monday night, he and other Democratic members of the House Committee investigating the IRS over allegations that it targeted conservative groups took a pounding on Megyn Kelly's show over recently released emails. Tuesday morning, the beatdown intensified on "Fox & Friends," which kept flashing headlines like: "Where's the Outrage? Media ignores Cummings role in IRS scandal. " "There's explosive new evidence," host Elizabeth Hasselbeck said, introducing a discussion of Cummings, "that he was leading the charge against conservatives the entire time" that he was part of a panel that was supposed to be investigating the IRS for allegedly treating conservative groups unfairly.  Cummings role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is ranking minority member.
EXPLORE
September 27, 2012
As the Federal Reserve begins another round of money-printing disguised as monetary policy (Quantitive Easing, Round Number 3), it is instructive to review the congressional scorecard of those congressmen who continue to give the Fed this power. Congressman Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes both voted against the "Audit the Fed" bill passed by the House in July. Both men, particularly Elijah Cummings, represent people who will be profoundly harmed by the inflation that inevitably occurs after reckless monetary policy.
SPORTS
December 21, 2007
This week's guest is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Jamison Hensley Seahawks, 27-10 If Cleo Lemon tore up the Ravens' secondary, imagine what Matt Hasselbeck will do. Edward Lee Seahawks, 34-17 The Seahawks can't run, but they won't need to if the Ravens' secondary is without Samari Rolle again. Rick Maese Seahawks, 27-16 If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, buy a Troy Smith jersey - then start praying. Or buy a Steve McNair jersey - while they last. Don Markus Seahawks, 24-21 Another heartbreaking loss, but at least it's to a good team.
NEWS
March 4, 1996
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS brings with him a tenacity gained in the Maryland House of Delegates that places him ahead of the Democratic field in the race to succeed Kweisi Mfume in Congress. A shrewd negotiator, someone able to compromise, is needed to make sure the 7th District isn't shortchanged. But in a deficit-reduction environment in which help for America's big cities won't come easily, the 7th's next representative must also be outspoken, willing to battle for constituents even when it appears the odds can't be overcome.
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By Matt Vensel | March 26, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is making the most of his downtime in the early part of the offseason and is taking advantage of his clout as a professional football player by working as an intern for a local politician. This month, Smith, who studied criminal justice at Maryland, has worked as an intern for Elijah Cummings, a Democrat who has been the U.S. Representative for Maryland's seventh district since 1996. “I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith, who is entering his third season in the NFL, said in a recent interview with the team's website . “I was the office guy.” Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne helped Smith secure the internship.
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By Gregory Kane | June 23, 2001
SAMUEL SCOTT and Toni Williams weren't home when the news arrived. Christopher Wilson was asleep on his living room couch. Satin Matthews was so overjoyed she cried. In late April, all four - plus six others - learned they would spend part of their summer in Israel. Of more than 80 students who had applied to the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel, Scott, Williams, Wilson and Matthews had made the cut. The program is named after Maryland's 7th District congressman - yeah, that Elijah Cummings - and is sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | January 17, 2002
IT WAS LOVELY to see A. Robert Kaufman the other morning. He showed up at North Avenue and Rosedale and about 15 guys, who were out there either selling dope or basking in the delightful arctic winds, immediately vacated the corner. It's hard to know why. Kaufman doesn't want to put them in jail. He just wants to put them out of business. There is a distinction, and it's the basis of Kaufman's latest plunge into his familiar realm of sheer political futility. This time, he's running for Congress, aiming for Elijah Cummings' seat.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto. It was at that stadium in July 2010 that Mandela made his last public appearance at the World Cup final. Mandela, who died Thursday evening at the age of 95, will be buried Dec. 15 in his hometown of Qunu, following a traditional 10 days of mourning. It was there that the first black president of the divided country spent his childhood years.
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By Robert Weiner and Nakia Gladden | August 26, 2013
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals. " The committee's chairman, Republican Darrell Issa of California, has spearheaded the investigations into most of the scandals. In 2011, Mr. Issa revealed a list of important issues that he would focus on, including: WikiLeaks, the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the foreclosure crisis, corruption in Afghanistan, Food and Drug Administration recalls, and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's failure to pinpoint the cause of the financial meltdown.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region. Though the suspicious objects turned out to be harmless, they alarmed many around the Park Avenue office of the Baltimore Democrat and spawned a criminal inquiry by the FBI. Cummings said he and his colleagues have come to expect more threats over the past few years as political discourse has grown more charged.
NEWS
July 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Baltimore lawmaker and top-ranking Democrat on the often contentious committee have never enjoyed a particularly strong relationship. And so tensions were already high when Issa, a California Republican, referred to Cummings on Thursday as "a little boy with his hand caught in the cookie jar" during a hearing that quickly captured national attention and prompted Issa to clarify his remarks a few hours later.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 26, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is making the most of his downtime in the early part of the offseason and is taking advantage of his clout as a professional football player by working as an intern for a local politician. This month, Smith, who studied criminal justice at Maryland, has worked as an intern for Elijah Cummings, a Democrat who has been the U.S. Representative for Maryland's seventh district since 1996. “I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith, who is entering his third season in the NFL, said in a recent interview with the team's website . “I was the office guy.” Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne helped Smith secure the internship.
EXPLORE
September 27, 2012
As the Federal Reserve begins another round of money-printing disguised as monetary policy (Quantitive Easing, Round Number 3), it is instructive to review the congressional scorecard of those congressmen who continue to give the Fed this power. Congressman Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes both voted against the "Audit the Fed" bill passed by the House in July. Both men, particularly Elijah Cummings, represent people who will be profoundly harmed by the inflation that inevitably occurs after reckless monetary policy.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | November 9, 2008
Washington - Barack Obama liked to describe his run for president as a gamble that the country was ready for change. The bet just paid off spectacularly for him. Elijah Cummings made an Obama bet, too. Twenty months ago, he said yes when Obama called, asking if Cummings would head his campaign in the state. And when Obama won the presidency, the congressman from West Baltimore won big, too. Elijah E. Cummings is now the man to see if you want something from the incoming administration.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | November 6, 2006
When the Maryland Democratic Party needed a voice to lead its get-out-the-vote efforts, it looked no further than five-term Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. He was not only willing, but available. On the July 3 election filing deadline, Cummings drew no opponents, securing a sixth term representing Maryland in the 7th Congressional District. Rather than quietly assume his post, Cummings has been anything but silent. Cummings has raised about $27,000 for Democrats in Maryland, and more for Democratic causes in fiercely contested races around the country, throwing his weight behind such candidates as Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee for Senate.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Rep. Elijah Cummings wants folks to know that he's keeping it real. Like really, really, really real. Starting with where he lives. He told a crowd at Howard University Wednesday just how down-and-dirty real his Baltimore neighborhood is. “I live in the inner, inner, inner-city. I'm one of the few congresspeople who live in the inner, inner city," The Hill reported Cummings saying. "You know, I ain't living close to the inner city, I'm right there on the 'Do the Right Thing' block.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | October 17, 2011
A man in predominantly white northern Baltimore County, currently represented by a white conservative Republican from Frederick County, doesn't like that he might soon be represented in Congress by a liberal African-American man from Baltimore City. "The citizens of northern Baltimore County have different issues than the citizens of Baltimore City," the man told the political sausage-makers working on Maryland's new district maps. At the same time, a liberal African-American woman from Prince George's County, who won re-election to Congress with 83 percent of the vote in her district in 2010, expressed dismay that her district might soon include some white, conservative voters inAnne Arundel County.
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