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By This report was compiled by Sun staff writer John A. Morris | July 24, 1994
Former Maryland Secretary of State Fred Wineland has joined the campaign to elect Mike Canning of Crofton to the House of Delegates.Mr. Wineland, who served as secretary of state from 1971 to 1982, will serve as the candidate's finance chairman.He will oversee fund-raising strategy and events.A Prince George's County resident, Mr. Wineland also served in the House of Delegates and the state Senate.Mr. Canning, an attorney, is seeking the Democratic nomination in District 33, which includes Fort Meade, Severna Park and Lothian.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to host what might be the single biggest fundraiser for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown tonight in Potomac. The former secretary of state and potential presidential candidate is headlining Brown's 5 p.m. event at a wooded 2.8-acre estate in the wealthy Washington suburb. Tickets cost $4,000 each - even more for VIP tickets, according to an event invitation. Brown campaign manager Justin Schall said as many as 500 people might attend and the campaign expects to raise more than $1 million - a sum greater than that garnered during a May fundraiser for Brown featuring former President Bill Clinton.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff Writer | February 20, 1993
Winfield M. Kelly Jr. will resign as Maryland's secretary of state and abandon his long-shot campaign for governor to run a medical care system in Prince George's County.The Schaefer appointee said yesterday that he will become president and chief executive officer of the Landover-based Dimensions Health Corp. in April, filling a vacancy created by William L. Jews' move to Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Maryland.Mr. Kelly, 57, recently stepped down as chairman of the board of directors of the nonprofit health corporation as a step toward taking the $295,000-a-year job. Dimensions Health operates Prince George's Hospital Center, Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital and three other medical facilities in that county.
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By Jules Witcover | May 23, 2014
As secretary of state, John Kerry has left no doubt that he is ready, willing and able to go anywhere and do anything to make headway in his unenviable pursuit of progress in international stalemates. His perseverance in seeking to salvage the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian peace quest, and to deter Iran's development of nuclear weapons, Syria's use of chemical weapons, and most recently Russia's land-grab in Ukraine, has made him a veritable diplomatic whirling dervish. His diligence and patience, however, have not yet been matched by success in his 15 months in the Obama administration's highest-profile cabinet post.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 5, 1997
PHOENIX -- She is a fiscally conservative former schoolteacher with a broad streak of social moderation. She is the first female speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. And for most of the last year, she has been quietly waiting for the day she might become Arizona's 20th governor.For Arizona Secretary of State Jane Dee Hull, that day is today, when she will take the reins from Gov. Fife Symington, who was forced to resign Wednesday after being convicted on federal charges of defrauding his lenders as a commercial real estate developer.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1997
The Maryland secretary of state's office -- a tiny agency that deals almost exclusively with the little-known functions of government -- has emerged as a quasi-political arm of the executive branch under Gov. Parris N. Glendening.On paper, the office is charged with obscure duties that range from attesting to the governor's signature and keeping the Great Seal of Maryland to registering trademarks and policing charities.But under Secretary of State John T. Willis, Glendening's close friend and chief political adviser, the office is used in an increasingly visible way to advance the governor's agenda and maintain links to political and community leaders around the state.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 30, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Eugene McCarthy, the man who forced President Lyndon B. Johnson to drop his re-election plans in 1968 and inspired a generation of political activists, came to Maryland yesterday to beg for a place on this year's Democratic primary ballot.The 75-year-old former senator from Minnesota spent the afternoon in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court listening to lawyers grill Maryland's secretary of state about what makes a presidential candidate deserve a spot on the ballot here."Must be terrible to be a judge," Mr. McCarthy confided after sitting through three hours of testimony.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 5, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, daughter of Czech refugees, only recently learned that more than a dozen members of her family may have been Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust, her spokesman said yesterday."
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By Richard B. Schmitt and Tyler Marshall and Richard B. Schmitt and Tyler Marshall,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 27, 2005
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed the nomination of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state yesterday and moved a step closer to approving Alberto R. Gonzales, President Bush's choice to be attorney general, even as Democrats mustered strong and often personal opposition to both nominees. The 85-13 vote on Rice's confirmation was the sharpest Senate opposition to a secretary of state nominee since at least World War II. And with some Democrats withdrawing support for Gonzales, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8, along party lines, to send that nomination to the full Senate.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2002
Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright told a ballroom full of high-powered Baltimore women yesterday that they should use their influence and dollars to help women in Afghanistan gain basic freedoms - to go to school, to work and to receive proper health care. Speaking at the 10th annual Women of Excellence luncheon of Network 2000, a group of area professional women, Albright said Americans must do more to assure a civilized society in Afghanistan. The prospect of a war in Iraq, Albright said, has distracted the Bush administration from finishing its job in Afghanistan, both in shoring up peace and in eradicating remaining terrorist networks.
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By Jules Witcover | March 17, 2014
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal result. Former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton learned the lesson in the wake of Russia's invasion of Crimea and parts of Ukraine. She caught hell from critics when she compared it to Hitler's 1938 seizure of the heavily German Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia under Neville Chamberlain's notorious pact with the devil in Munich.
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By Jules Witcover | December 2, 2013
General Douglas MacArthur, in being relieved of his command by President Harry Truman in the Korean War, famously declared that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away. " The last part of that has most often applied as well to defeated presidential nominees. F. Scott Fitzgerald somewhat similarly noted in "The Last Tycoon" that "there are no second acts in American lives" -- an observation that also could be said in politics of most also-rans in presidential sweepstakes.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of State is committing to fighting homophobia and is looking for new ways it can protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in countries around the world, including within the United States, Secretary John Kerry said during a "Pride at State" event held Wednesday. Kerry also said his agency is actively preparing for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
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By Jules Witcover | May 13, 2013
If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing into the failure of the Clinton-led State Department to respond in a timely fashion has made clear that the issue will haunt her and any political aspirations she may have between now and the next presidential election.
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February 18, 2013
Now that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is unemployed, here is a synopsis of the world situations she was engaged in and responsible for during her tenure: In China, officials whom she upset would not even meet with her for the last three years. Regarding North Korea, our attempts to talk with them never got off the ground and they are now threatening to launch long-range nuclear missiles at us. Egypt, a former staunch ally, is now run by the Muslim Brotherhood, to whom we are selling sophisticated weaponry.
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By Richard J. Cross III | January 28, 2013
Many Republicans and some conservative Democratic legislators in Annapolis believe the Maryland General Assembly has become a proving ground for the presidential ambitions of Gov. Martin O'Malley. The governor's critics believe that by pushing issues such as gun control, alternative energy, death penalty repeal and other progressive touchstone issues, he is trying to build street cred among the liberal voters who dominate the Democratic presidential primary process. Well, the critics are probably right.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1997
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, all 5 feet 3 inches of her, strode to the pitcher's mound. Dressed in black slacks with an Orioles jacket and hat, she positioned herself to throw yesterday's opening pitch.Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles gave her a sign and moved to within 20 feet of her. Albright shook it off. He gave her another sign."He wanted me to throw a curveball, but I wasn't up for a curveball," she said, laughing after her overhand pitch had bounced into Hoiles' glove, about 15 feet away.
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By Andrew A. Green and Tom Pelton and Andrew A. Green and Tom Pelton,sun reporters | September 1, 2006
Amid criticism from legislative leaders and environmentalists, Maryland's secretary of state has agreed to scrap her wording of a ballot question on whether to amend the state constitution to restrict state land sales. Instead, Secretary of State Mary D. Kane said she would use the wording of the amendment as approved by the General Assembly. "We didn't want to have a fight over something we didn't intend to have a fight over," said Kane, who was appointed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Democrats in the legislature and several environmental groups had complained that Kane, a Republican, had adopted language that was intentionally confusing and could prejudice voters against the amendment.
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Susan Reimer | January 2, 2013
Apparently, if the secretary of state needs to take a sick day, she had better get a note from her doctor. A very "transparent" note, a very detailed note. With enough copies to send to her most vociferous critics. Hillary Rodham Clinton suffered a fall or a fainting spell in early December while recovering from a nasty flu that had left her dehydrated, and doctors said she had sustained a concussion as a result. Right away, conservative talking heads scoffed, saying she was faking it so she wouldn't have to appear before Congress and testify about what happened in Benghazi, Libya, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died in what is now being described as an attack by terrorists linked to al-Qaida.
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By Jules Witcover | December 18, 2012
Whether Susan Rice jumped or was pushed from consideration to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her removal from the equation clears one bone of partisan contention from President Barack Obama's plate as he heads into his second term. The UN ambassador asserted that she withdrew her name to save her boss from "an enduring partisan battle" that would further distract him and the country from urgent national priorities, including job creation, deficit reduction, immigration reform and "protecting our national securitiy.
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