Baltimore Mayor Talks Violence, Small Business in Annual SpeechBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her plans to cut property taxes for homeowners, focus on reducing violent crime among African American men and fight to support small businesses in her State of the City address.
Franken Skipping Netanyahu SpeechMinnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday.
Mayor Gray's Speech Postponed By Winter Weather District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's annual speech on the state of the district is being postponed by wintry weather.
Obama Economic Tour Buffeted By Low Expectations
Slain Boy's Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys Trayvon Martin's father told a crowded Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that "a statute or amendment" safeguarding young people against the type of circumstances that resulted in his son's death would be a fitting legacy for his son.
Obama To Try To Focus Public Attention On Economy
Obama To Address Morehouse College Commencement President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni.
Obama: Boston Culprits To Feel 'Weight Of Justice' A stony-faced President Barack Obama declared that those responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon "will feel the full weight of justice," but he urged a nervous nation not to jump to conclusions.
Petraeus Making First Speech Since Leaving CIA David Petraeus, who has remained largely in seclusion since being forced to resign as head of the CIA after the disclosure of an extramarital affair, returns to the public spotlight Tuesday with a speech and an apology before a group of military students and veterans.
Obama During Afghanistan Speech: Out By 2014, But "Difficult Days Ahead"President Barack Obama spoke from Afghanistan on Tuesday, stating that the U.S. Armed Forces occupying the nation are on a "clear path to fulfill[ing their] mission ... while [administering] justice to Al Qaeda." He added that all troops are expected to have left the country by the end of 2014.