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.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
If you want to take MARC train into the nation's capital on Monday, here's what you need to know.
Those interested in using MARC train to travel to President Obama's inauguration on Monday should be aware of the unique schedule and ticket fees. Trains will run on Monday morning between Baltimore and Washington, with the first train departing Odenton at 7:56 a.m. The schedule from Odenton is as follows: 7:56 a.m. 8:26 a.m. 8:56 a.m. 9:26 a.m. 10:06 a.m. 10:31 a.m. Trains into Washington will not stop past Odenton. Return trips to Odenton and points north will depart Union Station at the following times: 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:02 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:02 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. The cost of a round trip ticket is $25, and no other MARC tickets or passes will be accepted. Riders must have a ticket for a specific train. Tickets may be …
Monday, November 5, 2012
By the time early voting ended on Friday evening, 38,140 voters had cast ballots in Anne Arundel County.
More voters turned out at early voting centers Friday than on any other day in Anne Arundel County's early voting history. Check back here throughout Tuesday for live election results. By the time early voting ended on Friday evening, a total of 38,140 voters had cast ballots, according to information with the Maryland State Board of Elections. That's an increase of more than 4,000 over 2010's total early voting results, though 2012's numbers only account for 10.9 percent of the total number of registered voters in the county. Statewide, about 11.6 percent of voters cast ballots early, with Anne Arundel voters somewhere in the middle of the turnout, and Talbot County leading the state with 23 percent of total voter turnout during early …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-21) gathered in Odenton to watch the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
A small group of Democrats gathered at Perry's Restaurant in Odenton Monday to watch the final debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-21) was among the watchers of the debate, which focused on foreign policy. Rosapepe, a former United States ambasaddor to Romania, said Obama came out ahead in the debate and criticized what he called Romney's inconsistent foreign policy stances. "Obama is tough in going after our enemies and he is respectful of our allies," Rosapepe said while watching the final moments of the debate. "He wants more friends for America, not more enemies. Romney is all over the map. There's not clarity, and that's very dangerous for our country." Rosapepe listened intently during …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It may not have the draw of the Biden-Palin debate but this year's Veep match may be an important one.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We haven't seen much of Vice President Joe Biden in the national media lately. His GOP challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, on the other hand, has been giving media interviews routinely. But America knows Biden and has seen him in national debates before. It will be the public's introduction to Ryan in such a high-stakes scenario. The two will face off in front of a nationally televised and live internet audience of tens of millions Thursday in the only vice presidential debate in the 2012 campaign. The debate is 9-10:30 p.m. at Centre College in Kentucky. Both men have the job of fiercely defending their running mates' records as polls show the gap between President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney closing, so national political …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Republicans and Democrats weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Local politicians and residents reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the major provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the law, including a measure that would force people to pay a penalty if they a can afford insurance but don’t buy it. “I think they got it right today,” said David Tibbetts, an attorney and vice president of the Greater Odenton Improvement Association. “The country needs to do something with the health care mess. This is a solution.” Chief Justice John Roberts rejected arguments that the health care mandate was supported by the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution. Rather, he said the mandate should remain in place but be considered a tax. Tibbetts, a self-…
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.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Capt. Joubert Paulino met with the President as part of a special initiative to promote fatherhood.
Last week, President Obama had lunch with four men as part of a new iniatitive to promote fatherhood. The "fatherhood buzz" initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leverages community barbershops to educate men about the important role they play as father. Capt. Joubert Paulino, an Army captain based at Fort Meade, was among those who met with Obama on Thursday. According to a short biography provided by the White House, Paulino is a father of two and works as part of a specialized emergency response team. He has worked to stay connected to his kids by allowing them to weigh in on where to go for adventures. Other fathers who met with the President included Lt. William Edwards of Fort Jackson in South Carolina, who…
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 …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The West County Area Library is one of five early voting centers in Anne Arundel County.
The West County Area Library is one of five places in Anne Arundel County open this week for early voting in the primary elections. The polling center will be open everyday through March 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who is registered to vote and qualified to vote in the primary election can cast their ballot early. Maryland introduced early voting in 2010 to help cut down on crowds on election day. This year's primary election ballot includes candidates running to be the nominee for president and U.S. senator. Campaign signs lined the parking lot at the West County Area Library Monday, and there appeared to be a few people taking advantage. The library itself remained open.