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Stories with person: Benjamin L. Cardin
  • Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.

  • A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:31 pm

    Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in international sanctions relief.

  • Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the Pope at Capitol story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.

  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

  • Senators demand documents over Malaysia trafficking upgrade 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 3:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senators angered by the decision to upgrade Malaysia in the State Department's human trafficking report threatened a subpoena on Thursday unless they receive all communications related to the annual U.S. ranking of countries' efforts to combat modern-day slavery.

  • Kerry: Malaysia trafficking upgrade not due to trade talks 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 11:47 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Malaysia was upgraded from the lowest ranking in a U.S. human trafficking report because it made significant improvements, not to ensure its continued participation in talks for a U.S.-backed regional trade pact.

  • Maryland officials reviewing Obama's greenhouse gas limits 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:55 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday.