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Obama Designates Baltimore as “Summer Impact Hub”

1 Written by: | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:05am

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The Obama administration announced Monday that 16 cities would be receiving a boost to their summer jobs program. Baltimore is first on the list. Read More →

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Ravens’ Justin Forsett Details ‘Epic Meeting’ With Obama

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 10:34am

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Saints at Ravens 8/13/15

When President Obama came to town last week, we all knew he was talking legislative strategy with House Democrats. But a visit away from Washington always seems to mean finding some time in the schedule for Obama. This time, it was Ravens Running Back Justin Forsett who got to meet the President. Even though the 30-year-old is already an NFL player, he was in awe of meeting the Commander in Chief. Read More →

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Obama Chooses Baltimore County for His First Visit to a Mosque

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 01, 2016 8:55am

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to stop by the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Catonsville. It will be the first time he’s made an official visit to a mosque since he became president. Read More →

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President Obama is Heading to Baltimore Thurs. Night

3 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 2:14pm

obamacharmThis is both a news item and traffic advisory: President Barack Obama will be in downtown Baltimore on Thursday night, Jan. 28. Read More →

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Obama: ‘You Don’t Want to be on the Wrong Side of Barbara Mikulski’

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 11:03am

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 10.58.14 AMDecades-old plans to put an interstate through the center of Baltimore were a topic of conversation at the White House Wednesday, but there wasn’t a threat this time. Barbara Mikulski received the highest honor a civilian can get from President Barack Obama. Read More →

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Baltimore Senator Will Sit With Michelle Obama During State of the Union

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 19, 2015 3:00pm

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 2.33.13 PMBaltimore City isn’t forgotten in the Oval Office these days. President Obama dropped by last week, and one of his panels heard from SRB. The streak continues this week, when State Senator Catherine Pugh will be sitting beside the First Lady as the President delivers the State of the Union address. Read More →

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Obama Stops for Coffee at Charmington’s

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 3:00pm

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The President has political business to attend to in Baltimore today at his secret meeting with Democrats near Camden Yards. But before being whisked into the fortress-like Hilton, Barack Obama stopped by Charmington’s in Remington for some coffee. Read More →

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Obama Set For Sunday Stop in Maryland

0 Written by: | Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 7:00am

Anthony Brown is happy to have Obama by his side (via Astute Magazine)

Anthony Brown is happy to have Obama by his side (via Astute Magazine)

(UPDATED 7:10 p.m.) Some Democrats running for office this fall don’t want to be seen with the President, but Anthony Brown is going back for seconds. President Barack Obama is heading to Maryland on Sunday to boost the lieutenant governor’s bid for a promotion. Read More →

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Rawlings-Blake Goes on TV to Talk Up Obamacare

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 02, 2013 8:24am

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake returned to Meet the Press Sunday to defend Obamacare. Her appearance coincided with an announcement by the White House that, two months in, healthcare.gov is now “working smoothly for most users.” 

Hurrah. Victory.

It’s pretty hard to play this off as a triumph, and Rawlings-Blake wisely didn’t even try. “We know that the rollout was botched,” she conceded on the program. (Co-panelist Rep. Chris Van Hollen echoed her sentiment in a comment on Maryland’s state run exchange, stating flatly, “Maryland’s a mess. There’s no doubt about it.”) Read More →

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Md. Congressman Stands by Obamacare as Other Dems Threaten to Jump Ship

1 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 8:45am

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings

First off, would anyone mind if I took a moment to eat a little crow? In early October I picked on Md. Congressman Andy Harris for calling the troubled roll-out of the Maryland Health Connection’s website a “bad omen” for Obamacare. Turns out, he could barely have been more correct. So far, anyway.

Not only have healthcare.gov’s technical difficulties proved to be a bigger problem than the administration initially let on, but President Obama’s repeated promise that Americans would have the option of keeping their current health plans became his own personal “Read my lips” moment as a few million Americans received cancellation notices from their insurance companies.

As Obama’s approval ratings drop, some Democratic lawmakers (many of whom will soon be up for re-election) have turned against the president, demanding that he alter the Affordable Care Act to allow active health insurance plans that don’t meet the new law’s coverage standards to be grandfathered in, at least for now. Even former President Bill Clinton has spoken up in favor of Obama tinkering with the ACA to retroactively keep his promise. Read More →

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