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Enough Is Enough

(149) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 2:54 PM

Every day, as I travel through my district in Baltimore on my way to my office, to the grocery store, or to church, people ask me one question: Cummings, can you help find me a job?

With anxiety and, often, despair in their eyes, my constituents explain that the most...

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Edward Liddy, Come Back to Earth

(27) Comments | Posted March 2, 2009 | 10:17 PM

Although I am not surprised that AIG came back to beg the government for additional taxpayer assistance, I am disturbed that it happened so soon -- particularly after CEO Edward Liddy told me on January 15th that he expected to re-pay the government early. To me, this means that Mr....

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A Bonus by Any Other Name Still Stinks

(55) Comments | Posted November 27, 2008 | 9:59 AM

I am beginning to understand why companies like AIG are so committed to spending hundreds of millions of dollars on sports sponsorships. It's because they like playing games. Since it seems that the executives at these companies did not get the memo, I am here to tell them that the...

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Someone Finally Gets It

(19) Comments | Posted November 25, 2008 | 2:27 PM

After months of headlines highlighting profligate spending by the very same companies coming to the federal government begging life support, it would appear that someone finally gets it. GM's decision to end its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods is demonstrative of the type of action that every company seeking federal...

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Citigroup's Spending Indefensible and Unacceptable

(85) Comments | Posted November 24, 2008 | 11:30 AM

After reading yesterday morning that Citigroup--which has already received $25 billion in bailout money--is adamant in maintaining its $400 million naming rights to the new New York Mets stadium, I was shocked to learn that the company came to the federal government asking for an additional multi-billion dollar lifeline. Surely,...

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Restoring Baseball's Reputation In the Wake of the Mitchell Report

(8) Comments | Posted December 13, 2007 | 2:03 PM

Baseball, the great American pastime, has historically embodied our nation's hopes, dreams, values, and ideals. We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while some players destroy the integrity of this sport by engaging in the culture of cheating fostered by the use of performance-enhancing drugs--breaking both the law and...

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Optimistic for Success at Annapolis

(14) Comments | Posted November 27, 2007 | 3:13 PM

For decades we have witnessed countless disturbing reports and pictures of the devastating conflict and violence between the Israeli and Palestinian people. The Middle East Peace Summit taking place today in my home State of Maryland is symbolic of the hope and courage being exercised by Israelis and Palestinians as...

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Blackwater is Still Accountable to No One

(74) Comments | Posted October 30, 2007 | 12:42 PM

We cannot continue to risk the lives of hundreds of thousands of American troops and spend billions of taxpayer dollars on a mission in Iraq while undermining this same mission through the sanctioning of a shadow military of mercenary forces who operate in a vacuum of any kind of law...

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