Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Five political takeaways from this weekend’s marches on gun violence

8:34 pm Mar. 25, 2018

Even with supporters of gun control finding inspiration in weekend marches around the nation on gun violence, there is little to indicate that the Congress is poised to change course and enact new firearm restrictions, as Democrats called for votes this year on Capitol Hill, along with change at the ballot box in November.

“It’s time for Congress to act in response to overwhelming public support for stronger gun laws,” said

Democrats hope marches can sway Congress on guns

4:00 am Mar. 24, 2018

After watching lawmakers agree to two bills this week dealing with guns and school safety in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Democrats say the gun violence marches around the nation on Saturday have the chance to change the political dynamic on gun control in the Congress.

“Their hope gives me hope,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and others who

Trump backs off veto threat, signs giant federal spending bill

1:43 pm Mar. 23, 2018

Creating a bit of legislative drama, President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to veto a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill, and then after a few hours of leaving Congress in limbo and raising the specter of a government shutdown at midnight, Mr. Trump backed off and signed the bill into law, expressing his frustration over limited funding for his campaign vow to build a wall along the border with Mexico.


McMaster out – Trump hires John Bolton as new National Security Advisor

6:34 pm Mar. 22, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will be replacing his National Security Advisor, General H.R. McMaster, replacing him with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, in another big shake up on the White House staff.

Making the announcement on Twitter, the President said McMaster had “done an outstanding job,” though there had been reports for months that Mr. Trump was unhappy with the Army General, who is expected now

Trump proposes $50 billion in new tariffs on imports from China

1:16 pm Mar. 22, 2018

Continuing to follow through on his campaign vow to get tough on countries which don’t play fair on trade, President Donald Trump on Thursday recommended slapping nearly $50 billion in new tariffs on products from China, as he accused the Chinese of stealing American technology, arguing that something must be done to address the growing U.S. trade deficit with Beijing.

“This has been long in the making,” the President told reporters