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  • Time to give America a raise [Commentary]

    Time to give America a raise [Commentary]
    As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
  • Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men

    Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men
    Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men. The initiative, which...
  • Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks

    Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks
    UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
  • Black males need opportunities, mentors [Commentary]

    Black males need opportunities, mentors [Commentary]
    "I'm reaching out to some of America's leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential." President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union address....
  • Baltimore's breadwinners need jobs [Commentary]

    Baltimore's breadwinners need jobs [Commentary]
    In his State of the Union speech last month, President Barack Obama charged Vice President Joe Biden to "lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission: Train Americans with the skills employers need...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 3

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 3
    "There are two types of vice presidents: doormats and matadors. Which do you think I intend to be?" --Frank Underwood The president is working on his State of the Union address, in front of a room filled with staffers and advisers, including Christina,...
  • Protect veterans' pensions [Letter]

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama overlooked what should be a major priority for Washington: finding a suitable alternative to the proposed unfair cuts to veterans' pensions ("Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut," Jan. 5)....
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Obama to speak on economy in Md.

    Obama to speak on economy in Md.
    President Barack Obama will travel to Prince George's County on Tuesday to deliver remarks on the economy, a White House official said Friday. The trip will mark the fourth time Obama has visited Maryland in as many weeks. The president has spoken twice...
  • Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant

    Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant
    At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
  • Obama to visit Adelphi on Tuesday

    Obama to visit Adelphi on Tuesday
    President Barack Obama will visit a Prince George's County middle school on Tuesday for an education event, the White House said Friday. The president, who focused on several education initiatives in the State of the Union address on Tuesday, will visit...
  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...