Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

In familiar call, Trump presses Congress on immigration, but sees no action

10:24 pm Apr. 30, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday denounced U.S. laws dealing with immigration as “weak” and “pathetic,” once more calling on the Congress to make it easier to swiftly deport people who enter the country illegally, though his calls for lawmakers to act on changes have made no headway in the House and Senate in recent months.

“They are obsolete, and they are weak – and they are pathetic,” the President said of

Sensing opportunity, Trump presses for action on North Korea

11:40 pm Apr. 29, 2018

With the date of a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still to be determined, President Donald Trump continued this weekend to press the case that major changes are on the horizon on the Korean Peninsula, as Mr. Trump spoke with both the South Korean and Japanese leaders about progress on a deal with the Pyongyang regime to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

“Things are going very

Six items of interest from the House GOP report on Russia

10:50 am Apr. 28, 2018

As President Donald Trump celebrated the release of a new report by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, which declared there was no evidence of collusion between Russia

President Trump’s choice for VA Secretary withdraws his nomination

8:27 am Apr. 26, 2018

Facing numerous questions about his past work record, White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration for VA Secretary on Thursday morning, calling a variety of claims about him, ‘false and fabricated.’

“If they had any merit, I would not have been selected,” Jackson said in a written statement. “I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination,” Jackson said in a written statement.

“Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false