August 23, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama selected Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware late Friday night to be his vice presidential running mate, according to a Democratic official, balancing his ticket with an older congressional veteran well-versed in foreign and defence issues. Biden, who has twice sought the White House, is a Catholic with a generally liberal voting record and a reputation as a long-winded orator. Across more than 30 years in the Senate, he has served at various times not only as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, but also as head of the Judiciary Committee, with its jurisdiction over anti-crime legislation and Constitutional issues.
January 19, 2009
Coming Thursday Historic day: Read all about Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States.
November 5, 2008
Maryland (1,719 of 1,829 precincts reporting) x-Barack Obama, Dem 1,323,714 - 60 percent John McCain, GOP 848,539 - 39 percent Ralph Nader, MIP 12,763 - 1 percent Bob Barr, Lib 8,583 - 0 percent Cynthia McKinney, Grn 3,999 - 0 percent Chuck Baldwin, CST 3,311 - 0 percent Washington County (50 of 50 precincts reporting) Barack Obama, Dem - 23,953 John McCain, GOP - 31,715 Pennsylvania (9,252 of 9,284 precincts reporting)
January 8, 2009
o Poll results as of Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Should Roland Burris, appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, be allowed to assume the seat? Yes 222 votes (28 percent) No 558 votes (72 percent)
October 21, 2008
Who won Wednesday night's final presidential debate? John McCain 283 votes (35 percent) Barack Obama 289 votes (36 percent) Neither candidate won 68 votes (8 percent) I don't know 13 votes (2 percent) I didn't watch 156 votes (19 percent) o Votes received by 11 a.m. Monday at www.herald-mail.com
December 16, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2009. Last year's winner was then-President-elect Barack Obama. The 2007 winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Other recent winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush, and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos On the Net: www.time.com/
February 17, 2012
Is Obama really principled and mentally balanced? To the editor: Having just read a letter to the editor from Sam Cuthbert today (Feb. 9), I felt compelled to write. As I was reading the letter, I found myself agreeing with Mr. Cuthbert, which is certainly a switch. But then I came to the paragraph, and I quote him, “As I compare the principled, mentally balanced and steady (but human) Barack Obama with the coterie of sad, wounded souls who yearn to lead the GOP back to heaven ...,” I said, “whoa!
December 5, 2012
“I want to thank the honest person who found my purple Kindle at the ... mall, and turned it in to the service desk. You don't know how much that means to me, that someone was that honest. Thank you very much, again.” - Hyattsville, Md. “Does anyone know of an initiative to show respect and appreciation for law enforcement personnel, by replacing a white porch or deck light with a blue bulb?” - Hedgesville, W.Va. “Regarding the Herald-Mail editorial of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, the comment that $25 million is already sitting on the table: Where is it?
December 26, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Local residents will get a chance to speak their minds Sunday about the country's health-care system during a community discussion at Jumpin' Java restaurant. The discussion is part of an attempt by President-elect Barack Obama to gauge the country's feelings about the issue, according to an announcement for the event. Obama wants to hear people's ideas or thoughts on changes that need to be made in health care, according to the announcement. The purpose of the community discussion group is to draft a group submission to the "Transition Health Policy Team" regarding findings and conclusions.