President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to lay blame for the government shutdown squarely on House Speaker John A. Boehner and warned that the economic consequences of Washington's latest budget battle would soon grow more severe.
Republicans in the House of Representatives were set to approve a government funding bill Saturday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown analysts predict would have a significant economic impact in Maryland.
President Barack Obama told thousands of students at Prince George's Community College on Thursday that his signature health care law is "here to stay," despite a renewed intense debate over the law taking place over the law in Congress.
Several dozen protesters rallied in Rockville and Ellicott City on Wednesday to deliver the message that even in Democratic Maryland — where six in 10 voted to re-elect President Obama last year — there are deep misgivings about U.S. involvement in another Middle East war.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation said Saturday they welcome a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack Obama's plan — before deciding whether to sign off.
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains "our great unfinished business."