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A Russian free-trade and human rights bill cleared Congress and headed for President Obama's signature Thursday, opening new export opportunities for American businesses but antagonizing relations with Russia over its treatment of dissidents.
The article "Maryland: A lonely state for Republicans" (Web, Thursday) gives a distorted picture that reminds me of the Mark Twain quote "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." There is no question that the electoral results did not turn out in our favor, as we lost my race for the U.S. Senate and a hotly contested race in Congressional District 6. To argue over this would be foolhardy. Context matters, however, and the article leaves out vital information regarding my race in which Maryland Republicans can take solace.
Fresh from decisive losses in seven of Maryland's eight congressional districts and its worst performance ever in a U.S. Senate race, the Maryland Republican Party is searching for answers to stop its slide into irrelevance in the increasingly deep-blue state.
Republicans fell short Tuesday night of their goal of winning control of the Senate, after a campaign beset with weak candidate recruitment and self-inflicted gaffes in some of the GOP's most promising races.
The top two challengers in Maryland's U.S. Senate race are hoping to unseat Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, but they are spending much of their time battling each another.
For months, we've heard about President Obama's "all of the above" energy policy, but recently, it has become clear that it would be more accurate to call it "none of the above." The administration has launched a war on affordable energy through actions such as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Utility MACT (for Maximum Achievable Control Technology) regulation.
When Maryland leaders redrew the state's congressional map last year to give Democrats a better shot at winning the long-conservative 6th District, observers predicted it would yield the state's most competitive race of the 2012 election season.
A partisan debate over the federal unemployment benefits program is threatening tenuous Capitol Hill negotiations on a deal to extend the expiring payroll-tax holiday.
Maryland state Sen. C. Anthony Muse announced Thursday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin in the state Democratic primaries, giving the incumbent perhaps his most formidable opposition of this year's election cycle.