Marcus Mrowka

Protests hit D.C.

Posted 10:20a.m. April 19 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., over the weekend, creating traffic delays and causing police to close certain portions of the city. The demonstrations coincided with the twice-yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, although not all of […]

U.S. forces close in on Baghdad

Posted 12:05 p.m. April 10 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau U.S. forces stormed into Baghdad Monday morning, in an unusual daylight attack on Iraq’s capital city. The U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry division reached the center of the city and swept into the Republican Palace, Saddam Hussein’s main office and security compound. U.S. forces also […]

President gives Saddam 48 hours

Posted 5:53 p.m. March 18 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush gave Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq or they will face “military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing.” This ultimatum came after British and U.S. diplomats withdrew a U.N. resolution that would have cleared the path […]

Operation Iraqi Freedom begins

Posted 6:30 p.m. March 20 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Wednesday night, U.S. forces dropped the first bombs on Iraq in a surprise attack on Baghdad, signaling the beginning of the military conflict. Forty Tomahawk missiles were dropped on three strategic targets around Baghdad in an attempt to hit senior members of the […]

Bush addresses reporters, nation

Posted 12:30a.m. March 9 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau “Saddam Hussein and his weapons are a direct threat to this country, to our people, and to all free people,” President Bush said in his 2nd prime-time news conference Thursday night. Bush addressed concerns of an impending war with Iraq the night before Chief Weapons […]

Congress approves Bush spending plan

Posted 11:05 a.m. March 2 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush signed a mammoth 3,000 page $397.4 billion appropriations bill last week, making it the largest appropriations bill ever. The bill contains spending for national defense, homeland security, domestic issues and a number of items that were added to benefit individual member’s districts. […]

Threat level raises concern

<Posted 6:20 p.m. Feb. 21 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Americans prepared themselves for the threat of another terrorist attack last week, stocking up on essentials and outfitting their homes with duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect against chemical and biological weapons. The heightened preparedness came as a result of the nation’s Homeland […]

White House sends budget to Congress

Posted 10:42 a.m. Feb. 11 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last week, President Bush announced his $2.23 trillion budget to Congress and the American people. The Administration’s plans call for a tax cut costing nearly $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years and slows domestic spending considerably. The tax cut proposal comes in addition […]

State of the Union preview

Posted 9:24 p.m. Jan. 27 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau As Democratic opposition grows and new polls come out showing a drop in the president’s approval ratings, President Bush is preparing to deliver his second State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people Tuesday evening. He is expected to try to […]

Few surprises in Bush address

Posted 9:22 p.m. Jan. 29 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening, President Bush in his second State of the Union address made clear that Iraq is a top priority for his administration along with the nation’s ailing economy. “We are asking [our allies] to join us, and […]