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Chris Van Hollen

NRA Missing Opportunity for Reasonable Compromise on Background Check Bill

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

You would think that someone at NRA headquarters would realize that Van Hollen's bill would be the perfect vehicle for getting the holy grail of all gun bills passed, namely, a bill extending concealed-carry in all 50 states.

Paul Blumenthal

Kathleen Matthews Made An Awkward Donation For A Future Democratic Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former D.C. news anchor Kathleen Matthews is expected to enter the race for Maryland’s open 8th District seat soon. As a Democratic co...

Celebrating the Flash Crash with a Wall Street Sales Tax

Dean Baker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

For those who don't remember, the Flash Crash was when the stock market lost almost nine percent of its value from its opening level, with most of this decline occurring in a five-minute period. The market quickly recovered most of this loss. But the crash did reveal something extraordinary.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen Should Sign the Pro-Diplomacy Letter

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

President Obama said that he would sign the bill that was passed unanimously by the SFRC last week. Unfortunately, several Republicans are trying to make use of this bill to derail the negotiations with Iran and kill a final agreement.

Living the American Dream: Karina Velasco

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The most recent snow storm to hit the Washington, DC, area could not stop Karina Velasco, a 25-year-old DACA recipient, from meeting with her congressional representatives and advocating for administrative relief.

Social Security Reversal in Maryland Senate Race: Six Key Lessons for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Voters are likely to remain dubious about candidates who offer only vague platitudes about key issues like jobs, wages, and trade without making firm commitments or offering specific proposals. The Maryland race has just begun, of course. But so far, it seems to point to the pitfalls of corporate "centrism" -- and the promise of economic populism.

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Push Tax-The-Rich Plan For Social Security Solvency

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As congressional Republicans push a wish-list budget that would dramatically cut government safety net programs, their Democratic counte...

Two Campaigns That Are Game Changers

Mike Lux | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I'm signing on to two exciting campaigns that would both build the diversity of the Democratic Party's leadership and add to progressive strength in...

Will Social Security Decide Race for Maryland U.S. Senate Seat?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The race for Barbara Mikulski's seat in the U.S. Senate has just begun. But Social Security is already shaping up as a major issue, especially between two leading contenders: U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards.

Donna Edwards Announces Run For Senate In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) officially announced her candidacy for Senate in the state of Maryland on Tuesday. "I've lived the America...

Rep. Donna Edwards Reportedly Running For Senate In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) will announce Tuesday her candidacy for Senate in the state of Maryland, according to two Democrats who confirmed the congr...

Chris Van Hollen To Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced Wednesday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. "I am writing to let you know that I have decided to...

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.

Van Hollen Tax Proposal an Economic and Political Home Run

Richard Kirsch | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Van Hollen puts the focus squarely on the corporate behavior that has driven down wages and crushed middle-class aspirations. His proposal would boost worker income, which drives the economy forward. When Republicans oppose this, the choice will again be clear to Americans: CEO millionaires or working families.

Zach Carter

House Democrats Break With Obama By Calling For Wall Street Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to cut taxes for middle-class families that would be paid for in part by a new tax on Wall Str...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Seek To Strip Big Hug For Rich Donors From Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at a provision slipped into the omnibus government funding bill that would expand the amount weal...

Chris Van Hollen Wins Midterm Election Race Against Dave Wallace

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday, defeating Republican Dave Wallace, the Associated Press reports. Van Hollen wi...

Who Will Carry Big Dividend Checks at the People's Climate March?

Mike Sandler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

Here are 12 types of people who, as natural supporters of climate dividends, could carry big dividend checks at the People's Climate March.

Individual-Candidate Super PACs Threaten to Wipe Out Candidate Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The real purpose of an individual-candidate Super PAC is to circumvent candidate contribution limits. Wealthy donors, corporations and other contributors use these Super PACs as vehicles to make unlimited contributions to directly support the candidate backed by the Super PAC.

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That 'Perpetuates Poverty'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a shot at the federal government's approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsi...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Passes Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts, Accuses Dems Of Irresponsibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two tax breaks in a ser...

Republicans To Target Dem Rep

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Republican officials will soon file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., that accuses him of illegal...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.