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  1. Gaga, Kravitz Rock DNC Delegates in New JerseyRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    Pop superstars Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz pumped up Democratic National Convention delegates at an afternoon concert leading up to Hillary Clinton's anticipated acceptance speech on the other side of the Delaware River. The concert was sponsored by Rep. Donald Norcross of New Jersey, who gave a brief speech on the strides in employment and enterprise made by the city of Camden.

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  2. A New Girls' Network EmergesRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | Switched

    On a recent Saturday this summer, I joined a diverse group of 20 Maryland women who gathered for 5 hours in a windowless suburban conference room to learn how to run for political office. They included a disabilities rights activist, an African American prosecutor, and an Indian-American immigrant who emerged from her local PTA as an outspoken voice on education issues.

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  3. Maryland Faces Possible Lack Of Female Lawmakers In CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    Maryland has been among leading states in electing women to political offices for decades, but the state could have its first all-male congressional delegation in more than 40 years unless at least one of two Republicans or a third-party candidate wins in November in the heavily Democratic state. Republican Marjorie Holt became Maryland's first elected congresswoman, serving seven terms from 1973 to 1987.

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  4. talks on the basis of the international court's decision on sea row seemed to be "non-negotiable,"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Sun-Star

    ... Goldberg, US Senator for Hawaii Brian Schatz, South Florida Representative Ted Deutch, Maryland Representative Donna Edwards, and California Representative John Garamendi also paid a visit on Duterte. When the international court ruled that China's ...

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  5. Chris Van Hollen endorsed by NARALRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The Baltimore Sun

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic nominee seeking Maryland's open Senate seat, picked up the endorsement Wednesday of NARAL Pro-Choice America -- a predictable nod that nevertheless underscored the effort both candidates are making to connect with women. Van Hollen is running against Republican state Del.

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  6. Van Hollen Plans - To Adopt The Mikulski Model' If ElectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Dispatch

    Congressman Chris Van Hollen says there are a lot of similarities between he and US Senator Barbara Mikulski. That's why he believes he is the man to replace the retiring political icon in November.

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  7. The "Woman Card" Election: Why Shouldn't We Be Talking About Our Identities?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Ms. Magazine

    On the verge of a major party nominating a woman for president for the first time, "identity politics" are dominating the national dialogue. Regardless of your feelings about the candidates or your political leaning, we're in the midst of an historic moment for women in politics.

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  8. also backing SternRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Daily Kos

    In Pennsylvania, Katie McGinty, a former director of the state's Department of Environmental Protection, was beating ex-Rep. Joe Sestak, the 2010 nominee, by a 42-31 margin when we put the Digest to bed; Braddock Mayor John Fetterman was third with 20. Though she finished strong, McGinty needed a huge outside boost from the DSCC, EMILY's List, and organized labor, which spent millions to help her win the nomination over Sestak. McGinty also benefited from a high-profile endorsement from President Barack Obama.

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  9. Grayson: Dem leadership put progressive candidates 'in the garbage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Rep. Alan Grayson slammed Democratic leadership on Sunday, arguing that they dismissed progressive candidates for Senate this year and tossed them "in the garbage" in favor of establishment choices in key states. In an interview, Grayson pointed to Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards and former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak as progressives who ran earlier this year only to be spurned by the Democratic establishment.

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  10. Thousands of inmates will receive Pell grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Baltimore Sun

    Some 12,000 prisoners will have access to federal Pell grants to help pay for college courses under an effort the Obama administration is pursuing despite a decades-old congressional ban on offering student financial aid to inmates. The program, first announced last summer, will bring together 67 colleges and universities -- including several in Maryland -- with 141 federal and state prisons across the country in an effort to reduce recidivism.

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  11. Explaining the US House Sit-in Over Gun ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Voice of America

    U.S. House Democrats including John Lewis, left, and Donna Edwards, right, stage a sit-in to demand action on gun legislation. Edwards tweeted the photo.

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  12. "We shall overcome": 10 highlights of the House...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Salon

    A photo tweeted from the House by Rep. Donna Edwards shows Democratic members staging a sit-in "to demand action on common sense gun legislation," June 22, 2016. House Democrats decided to end their historic sit-in to call for a vote on gun control Thursday afternoon, CNN reports , after a dramatic day-long protest that disrupted business-as-usual on Capitol Hill and caused chaos in the House chamber.

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  13. Democrats End 25-Hour Plus Protest to Demand House Gun VotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | CBS Local

    It's WJZ Maryland's News Station. Click here for WJZ news stories Contact us with your tips, questions, comments & concerns! WJZ-TV anchors and reporters [...] 105.7 The Fan VISIT THE 105.7 THE FAN HOMEPAGE Welcome to 105.7 The FAN on CBSBaltimore.com.105.7 along with WJZ-TV and CBS Sports Radio 1300 give you the best Baltimore has to offer.

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  14. The 5 Best Moments From The House's 25 Hour Sit-In For Gun ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | ThinkProgress

    Georgia Rep. John Lewis leads more than 200 Democrats in demanding a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of last week's massacre in Orlando, Florida. Shortly after 1 pm on Thursday, Democratic members of Congress ended their more than 25-hour sit-in on the House floor.

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  15. GOP Won't Budge On Guns Despite Democrats' Sit-InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | CBS Local

    It's WJZ Maryland's News Station. Click here for WJZ news stories Contact us with your tips, questions, comments & concerns! WJZ-TV anchors and reporters [] 105.7 The Fan VISIT THE 105.7 THE FAN HOMEPAGE Welcome to 105.7 The FAN on CBSBaltimore.com.105.7 along with WJZ-TV and CBS Sports Radio 1300 give you the best Baltimore has to offer.

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  16. Turkish Caucus Members Defeated in PrimariesRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Groong

    Turkish Caucus Members Defeated in Primaries by MassisPost June 22, 2016, 4:37 pm 0 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the last two weeks, Turkish Caucus Members, Representatives Randy Forbes and Renee Ellmers , were defeated in their respective primaries, the Armenian Assembly of America reported. Their defeat follows that of Turkish Caucus Member Rep. Donna Edwards , who according to news accounts, received over $26,000 from the Turkish lobby.

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  17. Democrats stage sit-in for gun vote on floor of House of RepresentativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., led House Democrats through a Wednesday sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on gun control legislation. As of 6:30 p.m. ET, the sit-in was still going on.

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  18. Maryland Democrats among those at House gun control 'sit in'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Baltimore Sun

    House Democrats frustrated over the lack of progress on a gun control measure staged a "sit-in" on the floor Wednesday, saying they would refuse to yield unless GOP leaders allow a vote on a "no-fly, no buy" proposal. The effort comes a week after Democrats launched a filibuster on the Senate floor in order to prompt a vote on similar legislation, which ultimately failed.

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  19. LOOK: Dems Stage Sit-in On House Floor to Demand Gun ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Townhall

    Democrats are so determined to enforce gun control legislation that they are currently staging a sit-in on the House floor to force a vote. JUST IN: Democrats staging sit-in on US House floor, reading the names of victims of gun violence - @LukeRussert pic.twitter.com/8bx3o6kjQc Among those squatting and sitting in the name of "commonsense legislation" are Reps.

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  20. Democratic congressional delegation for Md. lines up behind Van Hollen's gun billRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen has picked up seven Maryland co-sponsors for his gun-licensing bill. All but one of the Democrats from Maryland's congressional delegation recently agreed to co-sponsor a year-old firearms bill from Rep. Chris Van Hollen that would create federal financial incentives to help states set up handgun-licensing programs.

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