Monday, January 7, 2013
New evidence of relationship building and compromise that emerged as part of deliberations to avert the fiscal cliff are clearly a positive development that must be replicated throughout Congress.
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the various events associated with the opening of the 113th session of Congress. As a guest of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland's Congressman for the Eighth District, I was able to witness first-hand this biennial tradition. Those representatives and senators who were either re-elected or were selected by the voters of their respective districts for the first time will now begin the challenging task of helping to govern our great nation. Like many others, I hope that the next two-year session of Congress will ultimately prove to be far more productive than the session that just concluded. Looking back, the ineffectiveness of the 112th session of Congress will certainly be seen as legendary, rivaled…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
What does Maryland think?
Update, 10:50 p.m.: Vice President Joe Biden's use of "malarkey" or his famous smirk (@BidenSmirk) may have taken some of the attention during Thursday night's vice presidential debate, but many called the showdown between Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan a substantive exchange on policy. Several news outlets called Biden's performance "dominant" in what was a highly anticipated face-off between two experienced Washington politicians out to defend their running mates' policies. Some of the credit for the effective give and take went to moderator Martha Raddatz, an ABC News correspondent who asked tough questions and attempted to stick to time limits. Raddatz asked the candidates about their stances on the economy, unemployment, healthcare and …
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC (2), NBC (11), FOX (45), CBS (13), CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to Watch the Debate in Perry Hall: Televisions at restaurants ranging from Gunpowder Lodge to Bill Bateman's will likely flip the channel to the debate at the request of patrons. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Now 82 days away from the election, choose your pick for president.
With Wisconsin's Rep. Paul Ryan joining Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, on the Republican ticket, voters now have a much clearer picture of their November ballots. During the Republican primaries, Romney repeatedly beat out competitors on polls here on Perry Hall Patch—but how will he and Ryan fare against sitting Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden? We're still 82 days away from the Nov. 6 election, but take a moment to vote now for which president would best serve Perry Hall. What do you think about the addition of Rep. Paul Ryan? Who will gain your vote? Tell us in the comments. Don't forget to register to vote in the general election by Oct. 16. More details are available here from the Maryland …