This assessment of Obama's economic performance has become common fodder among the Republican faithful and serves as an ongoing trope in their echo chamber, especially if you are a fan of the GOP pep squad on WCBM and the talking heads on Fox News. According to them, the economy has been run into the ground by our dear president and all is gloom. But how true is this?
This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of the first meeting between a Saudi monarch and a U.S. president. They could not have picked a more appropriate date, for the meeting was the beginning of what would abide as one of history's most enduring love affairs between two countries whose cultures were as different then as they are today. The romance even included a vow quickly broken and a harem denied.
Joseph E. Howell, one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees who later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95.
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political leaders.
About 300 people attended the inaugural Navy Day in Port Deposit Saturday to tour the former Naval Training Center, Bainbridge and visit the Main Street museum dedicated to its history, according to event organizers.
WASHINGTON — Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement.
At the end of June my husband and I enjoyed a bus trip to Washington, D.C, to visit war memorials, particularly those of the World War II era, with members of the Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. We had not seen the World War II Memorial or the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial before.
Members of the Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, an organization that honors the working women of World War II, traveled by bus June 26 to the District of Columbia, to see the World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vietnam memorials.
Murray Blum, and his 12-year-old son, Jordan Blum will travel to Cambridge England around Memorial Day to witness the dedication of the Cambridge American Cemetery visitors center, where an exhibit honors the heroic deeds of Merchant Marine Lt. Murray Blum, who died trying to save another solder's life in World War II.
The Republicans obviously are hoping Obamacare will dominate the midterm campaign debate. But the Democrats will strive to make income inequality their own class-warfare battleground, trying to swell the turnout of their minority and ethnic constituencies, traditionally less likely to vote in midterm elections.
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first American ambassador after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Presidential trade promotion authority expired in 2007 and must be renewed quickly to ensure America continues to lead in leveling the playing field for manufacturers and workers. The stakes are high. Without new market-opening trade agreements, manufacturers will be at a competitive disadvantage.
I'd have to say, though I'm not necessarily looking forward to some of the foolishness that can be expected this election year, part of me is looking forward to some fascinating, though largely meaningless discussions that I hear as echoes from my grandparents kitchen.