Schumer Considered Favorite To Replace Reid As Head Of Senate Dems, Report Says

The Senate Minority Leader announced he will not run for re-election next year.


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Senate OKs Artificial Insemination Bill for Same-Sex Couples

Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate.


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State Sen. Jamie Raskin to Run for Congress

Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin says he is running for the congressional seat that will open when Rep. Chris Van Hollen runs for Senate.


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Moratorium on Test Assessment Gets Unfavorable Stamp

A bill that would put a moratorium on controversial standardized tests in Maryland got a failing grade by a Senate committee.


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Mikulski Retirement Sparks Early Jockeying in Maryland

Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s announcement that she will retire at the end of her term is sending shockwaves through Maryland’s political landscape.


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Kerry: Senate Letter To Iran Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry said he reacted with “utter disbelief” at the letter from 47 Senate Republicans to leaders in Iran.


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Md. AG Brian Frosh Endorses Van Hollen for Senate

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has endorsed Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen for Senate.


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Senate Democrats Push For Vote On Attorney General Nominee

A letter signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch’s nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.


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Rep. Van Hollen Says He Will Run for Mikulski’s Seat

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires.


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Republicans Offer Vote On Stand-Alone Homeland Security Bill

Senate Republicans say the “clean bill” plan includes a vote on a separate measure to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.