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Area members get in on the bipartisan seating act for State of the Union

The bipartisanship bug has infected the Washington-area congressional delegation, as local lawmakers are scrambling to find seatmates from across the aisle for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

By Ben Pershing  | January 25, 2011; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ruppersberger wins top Democratic slot on Intelligence panel

Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger has been given the top Democratic slot on the Select Intelligence Committee, a key plum for the Maryland lawmaker and his district.

By Ben Pershing  | January 25, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ad campaign targets Rep.-elect Andy Harris for health care comments

A liberal group has launched a radio ad campaign against Rep.-elect Andy Harris, accusing the Maryland Republican of being a hypocrite on the subject of health care.

By Ben Pershing  | November 22, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Rep. Edwards gets important symbolic role during Democratic leadership elections

On a day when two fellow Maryland lawmakers got important titles and another Maryland native remained the House's top Democrat, Rep. Donna Edwards got to play a small but symbolically important role in the process.

By Ben Pershing  | November 17, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Van Hollen pursuing top Democratic slot on House Budget panel

With no obvious avenue to remain in a party leadership position, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen has set his sights on another prominent post -- the top Democratic slot on the House Budget Committee.

By Ben Pershing  | November 9, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Hoyer mulls bid for House Minority Whip

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday he is considering a run for Minority Whip in the next Congress, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would stand for the position Hoyer had also been eyeing -- Minority Leader.

By Ben Pershing  | November 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Why no debates in the Mikulski-Wargotz race?, Ben Pershing , October 22, 2010
New survey shows Kratovil down 3 points, Ben Pershing , October 7, 2010
Bullish Biden raises cash for Mikulski, Ben Pershing , September 23, 2010
Mikulski's first ad focuses on 'new economy jobs', Ben Pershing , September 20, 2010
Race to face Van Hollen still too close to call, Ben Pershing , September 15, 2010
Gilchrest backs Fisher for GOP nod in 1st district, Ben Pershing , September 12, 2010
Mikulski foe compares her to dinosaur in new ad, Ben Pershing , September 2, 2010
In first ad, Kratovil stresses independence, Ben Pershing , August 31, 2010
Kratovil to get credit for homebuyer tax bill, Ben Pershing , June 29, 2010
 
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