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  • Obama offers a different kind of snow [Letter]

    Obama offers a different kind of snow [Letter]
    There should be no question that President Barack Obama gave a moving State of the Union speech ("Obama makes America proud," Jan. 30). There was even some humor when he said even a bartender's son could rise to become the Speaker of the House of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for federal infrastructure spending

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with 250 of the nation's mayor's on Thursday -- including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake -- to discuss the economy, manufacturing and federal investment in infrastructure. City officials are in...
  • 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&...
  • Red Maryland week in review

    Red Maryland week in review
    From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page Brian Griffiths writes that while Governor Martin O'Malley will talk about respecting human dignity, he and other Democrats refuse to respect the dignity of the unborn. February Poll Now Open The Red Maryland February...
  • Obama to visit Prince George's Co.

    Obama to visit Prince George's Co.
    President Barack Obama will visit Prince George's County as early as next week to expand on the economic themes he is expected to raise in Tuesday's State of the Union, the White House said Saturday. The administration announced the trip -- along with...
  • A more realistic president? [Commentary]

    A more realistic president? [Commentary]
    As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address. The freshman chief executive five years ago...