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2014 pressure builds on Dems
The Senate is racing to approve three must-pass bills this week and avoid falling even further behind its schedule at a time when voters are angry about gridlock in Washington.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Seafood label fraud hurts local fishing, politicians say
Crab fraud occurs when companies catch crab in other parts of the world, repackage it and label it as being from the United States.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess
Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Feds Pushing To Crack Down On Foreign Seafood Labeled 'U.S. Product'
MANCHESTER, Md. - Food fraud. Seafood bought right here in Maryland, turning out to be from 100,000 miles away.
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Virginia politics: A call to end misleading labels on crabmeat
There's a chance that the American crabmeat making your mouth water is American only by virtue of being repackaged in a plant in the United States, and that's something that lawmakers from around the Chesapeake Bay want to stop.
Democratic reversal on 2008 law playing role in border bill breakdown
House Republicans Friday were mulling a border supplemental spending bill that would give President Obama only a fraction of his $3.7 billion request, but a looming fight over a 2008 deportation law now threatens to derail any deal at all.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
What Patty Murray's HELP Committee Would Look Like
Sen. Patty Murray , shown here with Rep. Paul Ryan, is well-positioned to take the top Democratic spot on the Senate HELP Committee if she wants it.
Hundreds In Baltimore Rally To Show Solidarity With Those In Gaza
BALTIMORE - The conflict in Gaza continues to spark intense passions and concerns across the United States, including right here in Maryland.
Path to child migrant compromise?
With August looming and Congress deadlocked, the 24-page supplemental spending bill filed Wednesday evening in the Senate may be most important for the structure it provides on how to deal with the child migrant crisis at the border.
House Republicans Unveil Plan To Tackle Border Crisis
A group of House Republicans tasked with finding a solution to the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border is calling for the deployment of National Guard troops expedited deportations of Central American children.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Washington Post
Boehner Calls on Obama to Back Change in Deportation Law
House Speaker John Boehner asked President Barack Obama to reiterate his prior support for changing a child-deportation law as he sought backing from his members for a plan to address an influx of migrants at the U.S.- Mexico border.
MD already housing hundreds of illegal immigrant kids and now eyeing Timonium
The Baltimore Sun reported last week that Catholic Charities Maryland is seeking a federal grant of about $2 million from Health & Human Services to house Unaccompanied Alien Children at St. Vincent's Villa, 2600 Pot Spring Road in Timonium.
National Public Radio
To Cope With Immigration Influx, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, with incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters on Wednesday about House Republican plans to deal with the border crisis.
MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal
MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal A Mayland Marine has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Congressional gridlock endangers movement on immigrant children,...
In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years [Respectful Insolence]
Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day , I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in Salon.com and Rolling Stone .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Should Maryland house immigrant children?
On Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley hosted a meeting of more than 50 faith groups and service providers -- trying to figure out whether any immigrant children could be housed here in Maryland.
Mikulski: Senate moving on border funding
A top Senate Democrat said Monday that her chamber is likely to move President Barack Obama's emergency funding request for the crisis on the border later this week or early next week.
Time expiring for Congress to vote on Obama's $3.7B emergency request for border crisis
Congress has only a few days left before August recess to approve President Obama's request for an additional $3.7 billion for the border crisis, with no scheduled voting dates and little apparent optimism for passage.
The Baltimore Sun
With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide.