Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump rebuked for criticism of Muslim soldier’s parents

9:22 pm Jul. 31, 2016

Donald Trump’s weekend of barbs at both the father and mother of a Muslim U.S. soldier was who was killed in Iraq drew condemnation not only from Democrats, but also from top Republicans in Congress, as Trump found himself on the defensive again from inside the GOP.

“Captain Khan was an American hero,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was joined by Speaker Paul Ryan in making very clear their

Debate commission rejects Trump call for date changes

8:39 pm Jul. 31, 2016

Donald Trump this weekend demanded new dates for this fall’s Presidential debates, accusing the bipartisan group that organized it of setting times that conflicted with pro football, and of rigging the schedule to favor Democrats and Hillary Clinton. The bipartisan group that organizes those debates rejected Trump’s charges and said nothing was going to change.

But Trump’s argument wasn’t entirely on point, as the debate schedule was set months ago

Father of Muslim US soldier knocks Trump

1:52 am Jul. 29, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Maybe the most powerful and poignant moment of either party’s convention came on the final night for Democrats in Philadelphia, as the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in Iraq, lectured Donald Trump over his statements on immigration and about Muslims in general.

“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you – have you even read

Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

11:26 pm Jul. 28, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Declaring the 2016 elections “a moment of reckoning for the voters,” Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, vowing to spur new economic growth and create new opportunities for

Behind the Convention Scenes

12:29 pm Jul. 28, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

As many reporters get ready to end a two week trip that took us to both the Democratic and Republican conventions, I wanted to give you a look behind the scenes, to

Obama leads skewering of Trump

11:55 pm Jul. 27, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

President Obama led the top ranks of the Democratic Party on Wednesday night in a full frontal assault on Donald Trump, ridiculing Trump’s world view, his interest in the well being of

Democrats make Trump a convention piñata

9:36 pm Jul. 27, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Much as Republicans targeted Hillary Clinton repeatedly at their convention, Democrats used the third night of their gathering to blast Donald Trump on a whole series of issues, imploring voters to reject the Republican nominee for President.

“Donald J. Trump, your words have been hostile, they have been bigoted and insulting,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“You are not qualified to

Democrats struggle to hit Trump on trade

12:54 pm Jul. 27, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

As Democrats try to rally behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President, elected officials, union leaders and party activists are also using this convention week to do all they can to undermine Donald Trump’s message on trade, making the case that Trump’s record doesn’t back up his campaign talk.

“He makes money from trade agreements,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who rattled off a series of jabs at

John Lewis to Dems: Roll up your sleeves

9:32 am Jul. 27, 2016

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Eight years after making a pivotal switch of support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic race, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is fully on the side of Clinton in 2016, using his star power to urge Democrats here to redouble their efforts in November, arguing that the party should aggressively take on key issues like gun control.

“I must tell you, I have known Hillary

Clinton thanks Democrats for nomination

11:51 pm Jul. 26, 2016

Speaking to the Democratic National Convention by video from New York, Hillary Clinton thanked delegates for nominating her, as the sound of shattering glass rang out in the convention hall to mark her historic victory.

“I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” Clinton declared, just hours after becoming the first woman to be nominated for President by either major party.

“What an incredible honor that