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By Anne Arundel Bureau of The Sun | October 29, 1991
Anne Arundel political leaders voted last night to file suit to block the General Assembly redistricting plan that splits the county into four congressional districts."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's top elected officials gathered here Monday to send a message that the state is "all in" for an effort to lure a new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown joined the state's two U.S. senators and two of its congressional representatives in boasting of the advantages a Greenbelt location would have for the county, the state and the nation. "We have a powerful congressional delegation making the case that the FBI needs to come to Prince George's County," O'Malley told a pep rally-like gathering of about 200 people at the University of Maryland's alumni center.
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By Boston Globe | October 8, 1991
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Angry soldiers attacked the legislative building where Senate leaders were meeting yesterday evening and forced them at gunpoint to name an interim president to replace ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.Shooting at windows and storming into the building, a mob of 100 soldiers trapped the legislators inside after hearing rumors that they had agreed to demands by the Organization of American States that Father Aristide, who was overthrown eight days ago, be restored to office.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006. Sen. Ben Cardin extended his sympathies to Sharon's relatives, who have cared for the leader since he was incapacitated by a stroke. "For eight years, they have stood vigil as a great general fought the greatest battle of his life," Cardin said in a statement.
NEWS
October 6, 2010
Americans are angry in part because changes happening gradually over many years have finally caught up with our personal and national realities ("Angry Americans: What do you want?" Oct. 5). And we no longer can pretend they have not. It is now truly one world with events occurring or originating overseas directly and immediately affecting our lives. We can no longer use easy credit or home equity money to prop up life styles beyond our means — not only lifestyles of the too extravagant but, more importantly, those of families barely getting by. Banks and Wall Street were saved to prevent another Depression, but now they resist regulation because it presumably undermines capitalism.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | June 22, 1994
A task force of Marylanders trying to keep the Capitals and Bullets from moving to Washington met for an hour yesterday and reviewed the feasibility of the financing proposal now before the District of Columbia city council.Abe Pollin, owner of the sports teams, signed on Monday amemorandum of understanding with district business leaders calling for the teams to relocate from Landover to a publicly financed arena to be built in Washington.For the project to be accomplished, political leaders of the city will have to provide $18 million to cover up-front costs and $9 million a year in bond payments.
NEWS
April 10, 2013
In their op-ed piece calling on Congress to "Fix the sequester before it's too late" (April 5), Rep. Steny Hoyer and Gov. Martin O'Malley assert that Maryland is on the verge of eliminating its long-standing structural deficit. To the extent that is true, it still doesn't account for the mounting unfunded liabilities related to public employee health care benefits and pensions in Maryland that must be paid by the taxpayers. So long as our political leaders are unwilling to identify this major fiscal challenge facing future generations the problem of Maryland's structural deficit cannot be addressed.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
The last sentence of the recent article regarding the death penalty repeal ("Lori, O'Malley, others ask death penalty's end," Feb. 15) quotes Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on why the measure is structured as an appropriations bill. "It's a subterfuge to avoid petitioning it to referendum," Mr. Miller says. No doubt the Senate president sees no wrong in that. He is just practicing what President Barack Obama did for the Affordable Care Act by using the reconciliation process and buying senators' votes with handouts like the "Cornhusker Kickback.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
One would think in the age live in our political leaders down the road in Washington would seriously seek answers to the debacle in Syria rather than "strategically" drop bombs on empty buildings. But here we go again (" Amid doubts, Obama and Cameron make a case for Syria strike," Aug. 29). This is pathetic and unacceptable. When will we as a nation strive to diffuse international crises through real diplomacy and dialogue? As a supposedly advanced nation, why are we still perceived as the world's watchdog?
NEWS
June 25, 2002
MARYLAND'S highest court last week profoundly altered the political landscape of Maryland. By undertaking a wholesale redrawing of the legislative map produced by Gov. Parris N. Glendening, the Court of Appeals significantly impacted the state's largest city, Baltimore, and various political leaders. Though it could be appealed, this map will likely stand, because at this late date, another round of court proceedings would delay the election. While candidates check the new map to see where they live - and, thus, what district they must run in - political leaders should begin thinking about adjustments in the redistricting process that spurred the court to redraw the map in the first place.
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By Theodore G. Venetoulis | November 22, 2013
There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed his presidential candidacy in those early primaries. The dominant Tawes-Hocker machine opposed him. One of his most enthusiastic supporters was Jerry Hoffberger, who owned both the National Brewing Company and the Baltimore Orioles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
I will leave it to The Sun's political reporters to write about who "won" or "lost" this cooked-up and dumbed-down TV cartoon of a debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Texas counterpart Rick Perry Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire. " I am only here to say how sad I am to see Maryland's Democratic governor and our political discourse bent to fit the phony dictates of cable TV this way. When comedian Jon Stewart famously denounced the "Crossfire" format in 2004, he called the two hosts that night, Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala, "partisan hacks.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
One would think in the age live in our political leaders down the road in Washington would seriously seek answers to the debacle in Syria rather than "strategically" drop bombs on empty buildings. But here we go again (" Amid doubts, Obama and Cameron make a case for Syria strike," Aug. 29). This is pathetic and unacceptable. When will we as a nation strive to diffuse international crises through real diplomacy and dialogue? As a supposedly advanced nation, why are we still perceived as the world's watchdog?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The Columbia-based Universities Space Research Association said Wednesday that it has bought a new headquarters building for $12.5 million and will remain in Howard County after considering a move. The association - which works to advance space-related sciences and exploration - employs 500 people nationwide, about 50 of whom are based in downtown Columbia. The group has had its headquarters there since 1976. Officials said they looked at locations in the county and in the Washington area, and also considered adding a building to a complex the organization owns in Houston.
NEWS
April 10, 2013
In their op-ed piece calling on Congress to "Fix the sequester before it's too late" (April 5), Rep. Steny Hoyer and Gov. Martin O'Malley assert that Maryland is on the verge of eliminating its long-standing structural deficit. To the extent that is true, it still doesn't account for the mounting unfunded liabilities related to public employee health care benefits and pensions in Maryland that must be paid by the taxpayers. So long as our political leaders are unwilling to identify this major fiscal challenge facing future generations the problem of Maryland's structural deficit cannot be addressed.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
I have read multiple articles on both sides of the sequester issue ("Sequester debates hides the cold facts of our budget crisis," March 5). I have read how the American people who have made their fortunes here need to tighten their belts and give up some things for the good of the country. I have read how working people need to tighten their belts to help those who are (or may not be) less fortunate. What I have not read in any article so far is what are the politicians giving up?
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The Columbia-based Universities Space Research Association said Wednesday that it has bought a new headquarters building for $12.5 million and will remain in Howard County after considering a move. The association - which works to advance space-related sciences and exploration - employs 500 people nationwide, about 50 of whom are based in downtown Columbia. The group has had its headquarters there since 1976. Officials said they looked at locations in the county and in the Washington area, and also considered adding a building to a complex the organization owns in Houston.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1999
City Councilman Martin O'Malley -- the leading white candidate in Baltimore's mayoral contest -- is picking up biracial support among state legislators in his bid to lead a city that is predominantly African-American.State Sen. Joan Carter Conway became the first African-American elected official to endorse O'Malley yesterday, saying it is most important that voters consider who the best mayor would be rather than focus on the race of the 27 candidates who are running."It is not about black and white," Conway, who represents the 43rd District, said during a public endorsement in a vacant lot across from Conway's district legislative office in Northeast Baltimore.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
The last sentence of the recent article regarding the death penalty repeal ("Lori, O'Malley, others ask death penalty's end," Feb. 15) quotes Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on why the measure is structured as an appropriations bill. "It's a subterfuge to avoid petitioning it to referendum," Mr. Miller says. No doubt the Senate president sees no wrong in that. He is just practicing what President Barack Obama did for the Affordable Care Act by using the reconciliation process and buying senators' votes with handouts like the "Cornhusker Kickback.
NEWS
By Michael Justin Lee | December 20, 2012
In a few weeks, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be reinaugurated with great fanfare in Washington. Shortly after that, in Beijing, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang will ascend to the presidency and premiership of China. (China's premier is the second-highest office but unlike the American vice president is more like the country's chief operating officer, with the president as chief executive officer.) If our political leaders would play their cards right, the concomitant inaugurations could be prelude to a brilliant new start for our relationship with China.
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