Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Kick the can – Congress okays seventh short term flood insurance plan

1:55 pm Jul. 31, 2018

For the seventh time in less than a year, the Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term extension of the federal flood insurance program, as lawmakers continue to search for a bipartisan legislative fix to a program that is already in over $20 billion in the red.

“Congress has got to start doing things differently,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA). “The current program is unsustainable, and taxpayers deserve better.”


Five things to know about the Paul Manafort trial

4:00 am Jul. 31, 2018

As former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort goes on trial Tuesday in a federal court in Virginia on charges of tax and bank fraud, the specter of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016

President Trump again threatens government shutdown over immigration

2:53 pm Jul. 30, 2018

Two months before a funding deadline for the U.S. Government, President Donald Trump on Monday signaled that he would favor using the threat of a government shutdown to force action on tougher immigration legislation, arguing once more that the Congress needs to vote on major changes to current U.S. immigration laws, which Mr. Trump says are not tough enough.

“I would certainly be willing to consider a shutdown if we don’t

Trump hits news media, Mueller in series of tweets

8:51 pm Jul. 29, 2018

President Donald Trump on Sunday vented his frustration with both the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any possible ties to the Trump Campaign, and also again blasted the the press, as

Trump hails strong second quarter economic growth report

9:58 am Jul. 27, 2018

President Trump declared Friday that his economic policies were clearly triggering increased growth in the United States, celebrating release of new figures which showed the economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, up from a revised rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of the year.

“We’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions,” the President said, flanked by Vice President Mike

Trump trumpets trade tactics at Illinois steel mill

6:19 pm Jul. 26, 2018

A day after agreeing to wide-ranging negotiations on trade with leaders of the European Union, President Donald Trump took credit for a resurgence in heavy industry jobs in the steel industry, arguing that his tariffs

Speaker Ryan opposes GOP bid to impeach Rosenstein

1:10 pm Jul. 26, 2018

Breaking with a group of more conservative GOP lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that he did not support an effort unveiled last night to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as Ryan argued