Quantcast

Latest Van Hollen Stories

2008-09-12 15:00:10

By PATRICK MARLEY Madison -- Officials and interest groups clashed Thursday over the meaning of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's lawsuit against the state's election authority, with some saying it would force thousands off the voter rolls and others arguing it would protect the rights of legitimate voters. Also Thursday, an election official said the lawsuit could force clerks to check data on about 1 million voters. And critics accused Van Hollen -- a Republican serving as the state...

2008-07-12 12:00:28

U.S. President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have helped major oil companies raise gas prices, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said Saturday. The Maryland congressman said during the weekly Democratic radio address that the nation's top two elected Republicans created a secret energy task force and met with oil company officials early in their first term to hear their wish lists. It's really no surprise what happened next. With two oil men in the White House, gas prices...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related