In the midst of an open-seat presidential election, and with the White House and Senate controlled by opposing — and increasingly polarized — parties, it might seem impossible for President Obama to put a new justice on the bench. The key word there is new. To minimize the chances of a Senate filibuster, President Obama should nominate Sandra Day O'Connor.
President Barack Obama sent his final federal budget proposal to Congress on Tuesday, a $4.1 trillion spending package that calls for increased investments in cybersecurity, cancer research, opioid addiction and other Maryland priorities.
President Barack Obama arrived in Baltimore County on Wednesday to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque at a time when Muslims have found themselves the target of fiery rhetoric on the campaign trail and violence in some parts of the country.
When President Barack Obama steps shoeless into the prayer room at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, he'll enter a mosque that began as a tiny Sunday gathering at Johns Hopkins but is now home to one of the region's largest and most influential Muslim communities.
President Barack Obama will visit a mosque in Baltimore County amid growing concern about hostility directed toward Muslim Americans – marking the first time Obama has visited a U.S. mosque as president.
The Obama administration will propose a $2 billion pilot program in next month's budget intended to help families address emergency expenses before they slip out of control, part of a broader push federal officials announced Wednesday to confront systemic poverty.
The Obama administration will propose a $2 billion pilot program later this year intended to help families address emergency expenses before they become unmanageable, part of a broader push federal officials announced Wednesday to confront systemic poverty.
WASHINGTON — Maryland already has some of the tightest restrictions on gun sales in the nation, but gun control advocates on Monday said President Barack Obama's expected executive actions may address an outstanding issue: Weapons trafficked in to Baltimore from other states.
Jules Witcover: It's not enough for the president to muse about the society searching itself. While he still has more than a year as the national leader, he needs to stir himself to much firmer actions to bring about a much more nationwide response to this continuing gun violence.
President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 Americans during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, paying tribute to one of the nation's foremost composers, several sports figures and Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Tapping into heightened security fears after the Paris terror attacks, House Republicans — joined by Democrats — rebuffed President Obama on Thursday and overwhelmingly approved legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the U.S.
President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, N.J., calling on the nation to ensure those regaining their freedom get a second chance instead of a return ticket to prison. Although his visit boosted his campaign for a criminal justice overhaul, it also pulled the president into a war of words with presidential candidate and GOP Gov. Chris Christie.
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Florent A. Groberg, a former Army captain who went to high school in Bethesda and graduated from the University of Maryland, the White House said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama will travel to Frederick County on Sunday to speak at an annual firefighters memorial at a time when western states have endured a devastating wildfire season, the White House said Wednesday.
It has come to be called "the Francis effect," this deep and direct connection that the pope, who will begin a six-day visit to the U.S. on Tuesday, has made with people around the world, both in and out of the faith.
President Obama on Thursday ordered his administration to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees for resettlement in the next year, amid international pressure to act as heartbreaking images continue to emerge of refugees' sometimes deadly attempts to escape to Europe.
President Barack Obama defended his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran Wednesday in the strongest terms yet, warning that critics of the deal — such as groups running television ads in Maryland, to sway key Sen. Ben Cardin — are setting the nation up for another war in the Middle East.
As a follow up to Senior Circles, July 9, "Policy decisions on aging issues are coming up," I attended the live streaming of the White House Conference on Aging at a Watch Party July 13 at the North Laurel 50+ Center.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna F. Edwards on Wednesday criticized her opponent in Maryland's Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, for "holding his finger to the air" rather than coming out in support of a nuclear agreement with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration.
Reporters on the campaign trail certainly don't need my help in trying to do their jobs. But the press does need to show solidarity in punching back hard against the imperial candidacy of Hillary Clinton. So, for my part, here goes.
As the nation watched the Baltimore unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters that he had worked for years to address brutality and other misconduct on the force. "Whether it's from terminating 50 employees over the last two years for misconduct within this organization ... whether it's standing here taking tough questions during tough times. We're gonna continue to serve the city in a strong way." But Batts significantly overstated the number of
Broderick Johnson, who has become something of an ambassador to West Baltimore on behalf of President Barack Obama in recent weeks, brings not only a background in addressing inner-city poverty and crime but also a personal history with the city that has become the latest focus of those efforts.
As the Obama administration prepares to change the way it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to re-enlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of crimes.
Am I the only person who thinks there is something wrong with President Obama going on David Letterman to talk about the riots in Baltimore Monday, but not coming to the city less than 50 miles away one day last week?
The Obama administration will make $20 million available to cities across the country to expand the use of body cameras worn by police in an effort to improve trust with communities, the Justice Department said Friday.
The issue of how police approach predominantly African-American communities became a more central issue in Washington Monday, as mourners gathered in Baltimore for the funeral of Freddie Gray and violent clashes broke out on city streets.
After a week of cable and network news providing most of the best TV coverage of protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the national outlets were mainly missing in action tonight when things got ugly.