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China-Vietnam rig dispute 'very tense,' U.S. says

China-Vietnam rig dispute 'very tense,' U.S. says

HANOI, Vietnam, May 29 (UPI) --China should work to calm the row over a drilling rig deployed in waters disputed by Vietnam rather than acting provocatively, a visiting U.S. senator said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Pussy Riot members meet with senators on Capitol Hill

Pussy Riot members meet with senators on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina discussed human rights abuses in a private meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton

Former Secret Service agent seeks GOP nomination for House seat in Md.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A former Secret Service agent who once protected U.S. President Obama filed to run for Congress as a Republican, seeking to challenge Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
House approves funding, borrowing bill

House approves funding, borrowing bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bill funding the government and extending the borrowing limit, setting the stage for the end of the government shutdown.

Maryland, EPA team up on green cities efforts

BALTIMORE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it teamed up with Maryland to help with a statewide environmental initiative.

Senate passes Russia trade bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate approved a measure that would grant Russia permanent normal trade relations status on a 92-4 vote.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Mikulski longest-serving woman in Congres

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski was honored by fellow Senate members for being the longest-serving woman in Congress.
President Obama signs two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax holiday

President Obama signs two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax holiday

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday signed a compromise deal extending the Social Security payroll tax holiday for two months.

Maryland to bid for FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Officials in Maryland say they are gearing up to propose moving the FBI's headquarters to the state from its current location in Washington, D.C.
Holder: U.S. needs tough vote fraud laws

Holder: U.S. needs tough vote fraud laws

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department will work with Senate Democrats on a bill to get tough on fraudulent voting practices.

Cardin dissatisfied with DHS answers on Maryland surveillance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A Democratic senator and chairman of a key terrorism and homeland security panel says he is dissatisfied with the answers he's received from federal officials about the surveillance of Maryland peace activists.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Cardin lays out his agenda as new head of Senate counter-terror panel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., says that in his new role as chairman of a key terrorism and homeland security panel, he will be keeping a weather eye on the way the Obama administration is using the legal authorities granted it by Congress.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Md. gov.: No more political spying

BALTIMORE, July 18 (UPI) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday said Maryland authorities will no longer spy on political issue groups if there is no evidence of wrongdoing.
Uncommitted superdelegates ready to commit

Uncommitted superdelegates ready to commit

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is expected to pick up the backing of the top African-American in Congress in his bid to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) speaks on the Senate Judiciary Committee's 13-6 approval vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, in Washington on July 28, 2009. The entire Senate is likely to vote on her confirmation sometime next week. Leahy was joined by Sen. Charles Shchumer (D-NY (2nd-R), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) (L) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the Senate, Cardin was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Maryland's 3rd congressional district from 1987 to 2007.

Cardin was elected to succeed Paul Sarbanes in the 2006 U.S. Senate election, defeating Republican challenger Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele by a margin of 54%-44%.

Cardin was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Meyer (1907–2005) and Dora (née Green) Cardin. The family name was originally Kardonsky before it was changed to Cardin by Cardin's paternal grandparents, Russian Jewish immigrants. His grandfather operated a neighborhood grocery store that later turned into a wholesale food distribution company. His father, Meyer Cardin served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1935 to 1937, and later sat on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City from 1961 to 1977.

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