National News

September 25, 2013

A photo posted on the U.S. State Department’s Instagram account on Tuesday lists “Palestine” as a country. The post occurred a day after the State Department unveiled its new Instagram account. “These social media accounts serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign CONTINUE »

Sen. Barbara Mikulski has endorsed Anthony Brown for governor of the State of Maryland.
BY Heather Norris
September 24, 2013

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown received a pair of major endorsements in his bid for the governor’s office earlier this week when Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski made her support public on Sunday, Sept. 23 at a campaign rally in Silver Spring and Congressman John Sarbanes followed suit Monday with his own announcement. Mikulski and Sarbanes are CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 24, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler released a gubernatorial campaign video via Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 19, ahead of his official announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His challengers include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and running mate Ken Ulman, who currently serves as Howard County Executive, and state delegate Heather Mizeur, a democrat who represents the 20th CONTINUE »

September 18, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the disastrous consequences of flooding in several Colorado communities. As of September 16, the Colorado Office of Emergency Management says that 17,494 homes are damaged and 1,502 homes are destroyed. An estimated 30-40 percent of the Jewish population in CONTINUE »

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Jewish politician says he is excited for ‘new challenge’
BY Suzanne Pollak
September 18, 2013

Brian Feldman, who served 10 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, was named last week to fill the unexpired term of Maryland Sen. Rob Garagiola of District 15. “He is an incredibly smart guy, a lawyer and an accountant,” said Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. “His CONTINUE »