President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that drew a sharp contrast with the new Republican majority in Congress and set up the potential for a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration but are set to focus most of their time this month on keeping the federal government running through the end of the year.
That's why nearly three in four Americans support raising the minimum wage. But Republicans in Congress stand in lock-step opposition. Some even want to scrap the minimum wage entirely. One Republican Congressman said he would vote to repeal it if he had the chance. These arguments aren't new. Opponents of the minimum wage have been using them for years. And time and again, they have been proven wrong. Raising the minimum wage is good for businesses, good for workers, and good for our entire
Philanthropic groups, including the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, will collectively spend $200 million on programs intended to help young black and Hispanic men as part of an initiative President Barack Obama will announce at the White House on Thursday.
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 administratively rather than waiting on Congress.
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity isn't. President Obama's reminded us of that simple truth during his State of the Union Address, acknowledging individuals and initiatives that are finding new ways to uncover and create opportunities using vision, resolve and determination.
Government funded jobs would benefit the breadwinner, his or her children and the Baltimore. Work skills of the long-term unemployed would not atrophy, and those of all participants would increase. Their children would have a brighter future in school and life, and Baltimore would reduce some of its infrastructure and social service deficits. A training component, such as that contained in the apprenticeship model, should be part of each job so that people can achieve mastery in an occupation
By By Arnold Packer and Jodie Allen and Robert Lerman
The president is working on his State of the Union address, in front of a room filled with staffers and advisers, including Christina, Linda, Frank and Tusk. Christina makes a suggestion that the president likes.
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers on the Eastern Shore Friday that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be difficult for his party.
People elsewhere in the nation are taking action to tackle the issue of the growing divide between the rich and poor, but here in Maryland, the richest state in the country, we have a seismic inequality problem and are doing little to address it.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate was poised Tuesday to give final approval 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 Chesapeake Bay.
After five years of partisan obstruction on Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama says he will still set out to change Washington all right, but not as he originally thought he could. Instead, he's told congressional Republicans that while he's still willing to work with them, he's going to end-run them if they continue to buck his own legislative agenda.