Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trade war fears grow as Trump levies tariffs on imported steel, aluminum

11:20 am May. 31, 2018

Following through on his vow to aggressively confront other nations on trade, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imported from Europe, Mexico and Canada would go into effect tonight, drawing immediate retaliation from Mexico, trade threats from Europe, and expressions of disgust from Republicans in the Congress.

“Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are a tax hike on Americans and

Trump to pardon Dinesh D’Souza for making illegal campaign contributions

9:34 am May. 31, 2018

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he was granting a pardon to conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, who plead guilty in 2014 to a scheme where he reimbursed people for donating to a U.S. Senate campaign, which is illegal under federal campaign law.

“I never met him, I called him last night first time I’ve ever spoken to him,” the President told reporters on Air Force One. “I said I’m pardoning

Top Republican sees no FBI misconduct in probe of Trump-Russia connections

9:06 pm May. 29, 2018

As President Donald Trump on Tuesday was again denouncing the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and possible ties to his campaign, a key Republican who saw documents last week about the probe said the review showed no misconduct by the FBI, and that investigators were doing exactly what they should have been doing – trying to figure out what Russia was doing to meddle with the

Trump eagerly dives into 2018 mid-term elections in Congress

10:14 pm May. 28, 2018

With Democrats talking about their hopes for a “Blue Wave” in mid-term elections this November, President Donald Trump has shown no reluctance to plunge head first into the 2018 battle for the U.S. House and Senate, more than ready to stress the argument that if Democrats take over the Congress, they’ll move first to get rid of Mr. Trump’s signature tax cut law.

“If Democrats gain power, they will try to

Democrats try to seize on jump in gasoline prices

4:06 pm May. 26, 2018

While the Trump Administration has hailed economic and job gains over the past year and a half, the price of gasoline has jumped by over 50 cents on average in the last six months, adding

Trump Administration searches for way forward on North Korea

4:01 pm May. 25, 2018

A day after President Donald Trump scrapped a planned June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un, the President, White House, and State Department made clear that U.S. officials continue to be open to further contacts with their North Korean counterparts, seeing if there is a way to get talks back on track to rein in the nuclear weapons program of the Pyongyang regime.

“We always knew there would be twists and

Senate approves new reforms on Capitol Hill harassment

10:28 pm May. 24, 2018

Under growing pressure from the House to change how lawmakers deal with workplace harassment claims and damage awards, the Senate on Thursday approved a package of reforms that would not allow members to use taxpayer