Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Just a few miles from the Maryland line, the president emphasizes the economy in the first State of the Union address of his second term.
Tuesday, February 12
President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, focusing on the economy and legislative action to end gun violence. Follow what news organizations and blogs reported on the archive of the live feed. Marylanders could claim as their own Anne Arundel County student Jack Andraka who was in the audience as he is the first lady's guest. Andraka, 16, of Crownsville made a huge splash in 2012 with his invention of a sensor that can help more accurately and efficiently detect pancreatic cancer. He is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) student at North County High School in Glen Burnie. Have something to say about the president's speech? Tell us in comments.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you think President Obama's re-election efforts have been helped by court's ruling?
Much of Maryland is split on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Some analysts felt President Barack Obama scored a huge win Thursday. Some officials felt Republican challenger Mitt Romney will benefit from conservative momentum following the decision. Either way, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling—one that upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax—thrust health care to the top of the list of campaign topics heading toward November. We want to hear from you. Vote in our poll. Then tell us in the comments if Thursday's ruling has changed or cemented your vote this November.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
In an interview on ABC News, the president says he supports same-sex marriage. The issue is likely to go to referendum in Maryland this fall.
President Barack Obama picked the day after a decisive vote in North Carolina to announce that his "evolution" on the issue of same-sex marriage was complete—he now supports it. In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Obama said: I have to tell you that over the course of several years, as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage—at a …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
You'd think the L.A. Lakers had transported its court to Towson University judging by the celebrities in attendance.
(Updated: 6:06 p.m.) For some fans at the Towson Center Arena on Saturday, the fact that there was a basketball game going on may not have been the first thing on their minds. What the fans got in Towson University's men's basketball home opener against Oregon State included many big names, including President Barack Obama and family, actor Bill Murray, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, former Congressman Tom McMillen and San Antonio Spurs star (and former Tiger) Gary Neal. The dignitaries were among a crowd of 3,119 who watched the Tigers (0-5) fall to the Oregon State Beavers (5-1), 66-46. The Obamas were on hand to cheer on the Beavers and coach Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama's brother. The president and first lady sat …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Actor Bill Murray is also expected to be in attendance.
President Barack Obama and his family will attend a Saturday basketball game at Towson University, the school announced Friday. The Obamas will be at the Towson Center Arena to watch the Towson Tigers men's basketball team take on the Oregon State Beavers, coached by First Lady Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson. The university encourages fans to arrive early for the game, due to the anticipated crowds and security measures. The gates to the Towson Center Arena will open at noon, and fans must be in their seats by 1:45 p.m. for the 2 p.m. tipoff. Obama will be the first president to visit Towson University, according to Waddell. The Obamas have traveled to see Oregon State's games in the Washington, DC, area, most recently to George …