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.
A coalition of interfaith leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before raising pay for low-wage workers..
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.
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.
Choir members from 21 area churches and synagogues, accompanied by pianists and a brass section of the U. S. Army Field Band, performed the seventh annual Sing for King to a full house at Laurel High's auditorium Sunday night.
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to "remain vigilant in the face of threats."
By By Christi Parsons and Ken Dilanian and Tribune Newspapers
Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully."
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday.
In the early days of the new year, it might be good to take a moment to recognize that however disappointing Obama's policies may be, it could have been a lot worse if any of Obama's key opponents — Republican or Democrat — were sitting in the White House today.
Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare Democratic harmony in Gotham, that supposed bastion of liberalism.
Sophia "Sue" Miller, a retired Evening Sun medical and education reporter recalled for her tenacity, died of dementia complications Dec. 22 at the Watts Group Assisted Living in Severn. She was 93 had lived in Glen Burnie and in North Baltimore.
Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion. Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that collectively retell journalism's quirky, melodramatic back story.
In his latest book, "1913: The Year Before The Storm," German journalist Florian Illies chronicles the events, personalities and trends in a month-by-month account of the year that presaged the coming of the Great War.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, experts say.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring federal unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats who are calling on lawmakers to approve a retroactive extension as their first order of business next month.
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to what they see as the larger battle: The contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system.