<p>President Barack Obama</p>

President Barack Obama

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Obama to Hit P.G. County on Economy Tour

President to Visit Costco Following State of Union Address

President Barack Obama will venture back into Prince George's County on Wednesday following his State of the Union address.

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JESSE JACKSON: Stand up to bigotry of 'states' rights'

America has one of the weakest systems of social support in the industrial world. And the right of states to make their own decisions — on food stamps, on Medicaid, on public schools, on welfare — contributes directly to how bad it is. And now we’re seeing the same doctrine — states' rights — used to undermine health care reform.

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Shutdown Exposes Simmering Conflicts

The federal government has reopened, 800,000 so-called "non-essential" federal employees are back at work, post-mortems of winners and losers drag on and a somewhat chastened Republican Party hopes it won't get punished in the 2014 midterm elections.