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Chris Van Hollen

Why Do Marylanders Keep Voting For White Men?

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Maryland was once again offered the chance to back an African American seeking statewide office, and once again said n...

Chris Van Hollen Wins Maryland Democratic Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, long considered a rising star, won Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday. In the heavily blue state, the 57-year-ol...

Calling Tomorrow's Primary Races

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.

Why A GOP Lobbyist Is Giving Money To A Democratic Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A white Republican lobbyist has been giving money to Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), who is African-American, be...

Is David Trone trying to Buy Maryland's 8th Congressional District?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Democratic voters in Maryland's 8th Congressional District have decisions to make as they look to replace an incredibly successful and effective Congressperson.

Friday Talking Points -- Copulating Rodents!

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other's wives the most.

The dignity of a promise: Maryland seniors and families deserve Chris Van Hollen in their corner

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

I've been proud to call Maryland my home for more than ​30 ​years. We have a great history of political engagement, with strong leaders laying out...

Democrats Urge Obama To Slap Stricter Safety Rules On Gun Makers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders won't take up gun control legislation, so a handful of Democrats are turning to President Barack Obama to get some...

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Catastrophic

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Maryland Democratic Senate Primary Erupts Over Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both strong proponents of campaign finance r...

NRA Missing Opportunity for Reasonable Compromise on Background Check Bill

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.15.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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.