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Frank Kratovil-Andy Harris Race in Maryland Reported Dead Even

October 25, 2010


The Baltimore Sun reports that the bellwether race in Maryland’s First Congressional District is dead even, 40 percent for one-term incumbent Rep. Frank Kratovil, and 40 percent for Andy Harris, who lost in a close election with Kratovil two years ago. The undecided vote is put at 14 percent, one week before Election Day. Kratovil […]

Frank Kratovil, Spending Taxpayer Money Like Water

May 24, 2010


Frank Kratovil, Maryland’s District 1 congressman, is committed to keeping constituents informed about how busy he is, working for us on Capitol Hill. Today’s mail brings another of Rep. Kratovil’s increasingly frequent “legislative updates.” This is the second legislative update during the month of May. Do you think there’s an election coming up? The first […]

Frank Kratovil Spending Taxpayer Money

April 12, 2010


Did you receive the interesting mailing from Rep. Frank Kratovil? It came in the mail on Saturday. Rep. Kratovil represents those of us who live in Maryland’s First Congressional District.  He mailed us two classy fliers in late 2009, and one earlier this year. This fourth flier is the nicest one yet, in my opinion. […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010


The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

65 Fearless House Members

March 12, 2010


Question: What does Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, a Democrat representing Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, have in common with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich), Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), and Rep. David Obey (D-Wis)? Answer: They are among the small minority, 65 members of the U.S. House of representatives, […]

Rep. Frank Kratovil Uses Tax Dollars To Tell Us He's Against Wasteful Spending

March 9, 2010


Re-election Politics 101 Did you see the glossy flier from Rep. Frank Kratovil in your mailbox?  It’s a classy mailer with eye-catching words: “Stopping Washington’s Blank Check.” Plus two full-color photos of your representative, Frank Kratovil. Rep. Kratovil, a Democratic congressman running for re-election this year, highlights three issues: “CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING NOW” “EARMARK REFORM” […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010


Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]

Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr, 87

February 2, 2010


Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service Tuesday for Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. the long-serving Republican congressman and senator from Maryland. Sen. Mathias died last week at 87. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. Sen. Mathias, a native of Frederick, was elected in1960 to represent the sprawling Western Maryland district, which at that time included […]

How To Pass Health Care In The U.S. Senate . . .

July 1, 2009


. . . If 41 members of the U.S. Senate are determined to block the will of the American people, then let them . . . No, make them . . . FILIBUSTER.  If there are 41 arrogant senators who would deny majority rule, make those 41 senators talk all day and talk all night […]

Health Care Public Option Is Not An Option, It’s A Necessity

June 25, 2009


Congress and health insurance companies are mired in dysfunction and denial Polls show decisive majorities of Americans favor the “public option” health care reform proposed by President Barack Obama. If U.S. democracy were working properly, the debate would be over, and Congress would be ironing out the details. But entrenched powers resist change fiercely, and […]