Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

More Hillary Clinton emails released

2:40 pm Jul. 31, 2015

Under a federal court order, the State Department on Friday posted online another release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, with everything from mundane schedule information to concern about how the

Budget work stalls out in Congress

7:37 pm Jul. 30, 2015

As July comes to a close, the Congress has little to show in terms of progress on the budget for next year, as instead of Republican plans for a busy month of legislative floor action on spending bills, the entire process ground to a halt in a dispute over the Confederate Flag in the House and filibusters by Democrats in the Senate.

“Yes, it is our intention to get back to

Boehner not worried by GOP move against him

4:15 pm Jul. 29, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday downplayed a rare effort to push him from his powerful post, giving reporters no hint that he is worried about his future in the Congress, even as Republican lawmakers

What’s next in push to oust Speaker Boehner

7:53 am Jul. 29, 2015

Now that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has filed a resolution which could ultimately lead to the ouster of Speaker John Boehner, it’s not clear just how swiftly the issue will be dealt with – or

GOP lawmaker files motion to oust Boehner

7:55 pm Jul. 28, 2015

Marking his 56th birthday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) roiled the waters of House Republicans late on Tuesday by filing a resolution in the U.S. House to force Speaker John Boehner out of his position, something

New polls give Kasich boost in GOP race

2:57 pm Jul. 28, 2015

A week after announcing what some said was a long shot bid for the Republican nomination, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is suddenly very much part of the conversation in the polls in New Hampshire,

GOP rebels back off in Senate showdown

11:50 pm Jul. 27, 2015

Conservative Republican Senators abandoned an effort Monday night to force an arcane rules battle over the repeal of the Obama health law, as a high stakes Senate floor showdown fizzled, with GOP leaders pushing back

Senate Sunday features GOP infighting

5:26 pm Jul. 26, 2015

The internal Republican Party fissures laid bare by the recent surge of Donald Trump in the race for President took over the floor of the U.S. Senate on Sunday, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and

Cruz attacks GOP leaders in Congress

10:40 am Jul. 24, 2015

The internal struggle among Republicans in the Congress – and in the GOP race for President – burst onto the Senate floor on Friday, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used a speech to savage his own party’s leadership, accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of being a liar.

In an extraordinary scene on the floor of the Senate, Cruz gave what was basically a modified version of his campaign speech for

Behind the scenes on Capitol Hill

8:00 pm Jul. 23, 2015

The daily drumbeat of work was interrupted for a few minutes on Thursday evening at the U.S. Capitol, as reporters gathered in the U.S. Senate Press Gallery to pay tribute to David Espo, who is retiring after working for 40 years for the Associated Press on Capitol Hill.

For my money, Espo has always been one the top reporters to watch in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol, as he has