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  • War on Poverty has yielded results [Letter]

    Fifty years ago this week, in his State of the Union address to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a new "War on Poverty." The legislation he proposed and was ultimately passed by Congress made reducing poverty a national priority. As a...
  • 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 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...
  • Obama makes America weak [Letter]

    Obama makes America weak [Letter]
    I don't understand why liberals and progressives think that President Obama is so wonderful. His State of the Union Address was empty of serious proposals, disappointing and unresponsive to the real problems Americans face and disturbing in its tendencies...
  • State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike

    State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike
    Democratic legislative leaders gave partial support Monday to a push to raise the minimum wage, with some reiterating unwillingness to impose a "one size fits all" increase across the state. They provided few other clues as to how they will respond to...
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

    Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
  • Obama address shows tendency toward dictatorship [Letter]

    Obama address shows tendency toward dictatorship [Letter]
    The United States is supposedly a democratic nation — a government of the people, for the people and by the people. But after listening to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, it sounded to me as if our country were now headed by...
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • Another (yawn) State of the Union

    Another (yawn) State of the Union
    It's gotten to be that one of the hallmarks of the State of the Union address is its Seinfeldian nature. Every year it seems that the speech becomes a speech about nothing, as presidents throw out all sorts of grandiose ideas, policies and program...
  • Obama makes America proud [Letter]

    Obama makes America proud [Letter]
    Wouldn't it be wonderful to hear someone say how lucky we are to have such a fine man as Barack Obama as our president, and that he gave an inspiring talk to us in the State of the Union ("Obama focuses on the economy," Jan. 29)? Instead, the pundits...
  • Harford man unimpressed with details of president's proposals [Letter to The Aegis]

    Editor, On Tuesday, Americans were able to gather around their TVs to watch the State of the Union Address given by President Obama as he outlines his legislative agenda for 2014, and beyond. Based upon Obama's current approval polls, the choice may...