House GOP wants to take immigration reform one step at a time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker said the House would prefer to tackle immigration reform in piecemeal fashion rather than through a sweeping bill.

Former Russian tax official under investigation for fraud

MOSCOW, July 5 (UPI) -- A former Russian tax inspector is being investigated for her role in an alleged fraudulent refund scheme, investigators tell the Kommersant newspaper.

Russia slams visa blacklist of officials

MOSCOW, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A senior Russian official Monday termed as "perverse" a list of Russians allegedly banned from traveling to Britain.

Report: Lawmakers travel lavishly

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers traveled around the globe during Congress' winter recess on VIP luxury Air Force jets, the U.S. television program Inside Edition says.

Lawmakers crushed by inauguration requests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers, who will dispense tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration, say they're overwhelmed by requests for the limited spots.

Cardin beats Steele in Md. Senate race

BALTIMORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ten-term Democratic Rep. Benjamin Cardin defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele in the race for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat.

Marines step away from Annapolis duty

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Marines will no longer guard the entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis -- a duty they carried for 155 years.

Powell names anti-Semitic conference team

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday named members of Congress who will represent the United States at a conference on anti-Semitism.

Hill Dems launch Medicare reform attack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Less than a week back into session, Hill Democrats have wasted no time in opening an offensive against the new Medicare drug law.

UPI's Capital Comment for March 13, 2003

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Benjamin Cardin
Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-MD, speaks during the "Renew and Rebuild America Now" rally to show support for President Obama's budget on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

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 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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