18 points in Scrabble
February 14th, 2013
04:20 PM ET
1 year ago

18 points in Scrabble

(CNN) - It's far from unusual to hear that a senator is seeking to score political points.

But summing up points in a board game? That's a much less frequent happening on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Barbara Mikulski • Budget
Mikulski still breaking barriers 24 years into Senate career
December 27th, 2010
06:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Mikulski still breaking barriers 24 years into Senate career

Washington (CNN) - Barbara Mikulski remembers what a man's world the Senate was when she arrived 24 years ago.

"There's this place called the Senate gym. The locker room," Mikulski says, slowly and emphatically for effect.

"They just couldn't accommodate me and I'm not much of a jock anyway, but that's where they networked and that's where they bonded," Mikulski says, speaking of her male Senate colleagues.

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Filed under: Barbara Mikulski • Senate
November 2nd, 2010
08:10 PM ET
4 years ago

In Maryland: CNN projects Democratic Sen. win

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski has won her bid for re-election to a fifth term as Maryland senator, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Eric Wargotz. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: Barbara Mikulski • Maryland • The Latest Calls
March 29th, 2010
06:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Republican: We need to respect anger about country's direction

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Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, discussed the need for a more civil political discourse on Sunday's State of the Union. (Photo Credit: CNN)

Washington (CNN) – Commenting on the high-temperature political rhetoric of the last week and some incidents of violence and threats against lawmakers, a leading Senate Republican walked a fine line Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said “ugliness” ought to be condemned. And, at the same time, the Tennessee Republican said the nation’s leaders needed to “respect” the anger some have about the direction the country is headed in.

“There's no doubt there has been - the anger today is more visible,” Alexander told CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. “You can go to any Web site and see ugliness. It used to be beneath the surface and it's on top now, and it ought to be condemned.

Related: Anger over health care bill a sign of the times?

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March 28th, 2010
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Republican: We need to respect anger about country's direction

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Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, discussed the need for a more civil political discourse on Sunday's State of the Union. (Photo Credit: CNN)

Washington (CNN) – Commenting on the high-temperature political rhetoric of the last week and some incidents of violence and threats against lawmakers, a leading Senate Republican walked a fine line Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said “ugliness” ought to be condemned. And, at the same time, the Tennessee Republican said the nation’s leaders needed to “respect” the anger some have about the direction the country is headed in.

“There's no doubt there has been - the anger today is more visible,” Alexander told CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. “You can go to any Web site and see ugliness. It used to be beneath the surface and it's on top now, and it ought to be condemned.

Related: Anger over health care bill a sign of the times?

“But there's also a lot of real anger out there about the direction of the country. And we need to respect that and then conduct ourselves in a civil way, which I think we United States senators are capable of doing and did do this week.”

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, agreed with Alexander and had detailed advice about how to cool down the country’s political rhetoric.
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March 28th, 2010
02:09 PM ET