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Krish Vignarajah, Michelle Obama’s Former Policy Director, Joins Md. Governor’s Race

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Another Democrat has joined the contest to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan in next year’s gubernatorial election. This one brings White House policy experience and her background as a high-achieving first-generation American to the table.

White House Shutters Russian Hangout on Eastern Shore

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This past election was a doozy for everyone, thanks in part to some digital meddling by the Russians. Yesterday, we learned that some of their intelligence-gathering was likely happening right here in Maryland at a secluded property on the Eastern Shore.

Activist Mayoral Candidate DeRay Mckesson Meets with Obama

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Two weeks ago, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson announced he was running for mayor of Baltimore. Today, he’s at the White House, meeting with President Obama.

5 Highlights From President Obama’s Speech at a Baltimore County Mosque

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President Barack Obama was in Catonsville on Wednesday to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore. It was the first visit to a mosque by a U.S. President. Following a roundtable with members of the community and an introduction by former Pikesville High student Sabah Muktar, Mr. Obama delivered a speech that decried anti-Muslim rhetoric. Here are a few quotes that stood out:

Obama Chooses Baltimore County for His First Visit to a Mosque

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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.

DC Pols Set Strategy Meetings in Baltimore, and Obama is Invited

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Now that the State of the Union is over, our elected officials in DC are set to return to the work of taking what the president said, and putting it into action. Or, doing the exact opposite. Republicans aren’t staying in DC to plot their strategy, they are doing their planning a MARC ride away.

Obama to Visit Fort Meade for 9-11 Anniversary

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barack-obamaPresident Barack Obama is set to mark the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in Anne Arundel County.

Obama’s Niece Threatened at Maryland Basketball Game

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Leslie Robinson is a 6-foot freshman at Princeton and a forward on that school’s basketball team. She also happens to be the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, making her the president’s niece.

Hey Obama, Joe Flacco Doesn’t Want to Be Confused with James Franco

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Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)
Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)

During his year-end news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama was making a point about North Korea’s fear of The Interview. His point got lost, however, when he flubbed James Franco’s name.

UPDATE: More Info on the Obama Visit for the Star-Spangled Spectacular

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Hopefully you’ve been taking advantage of the many activities and events going on in Baltimore this week to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. Even the president is getting in on the celebration, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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