Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

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

With retirement of acting chief, NASA finds itself in leadership limbo

5:00 am Mar. 17, 2018

After operating for more than a year with a temporary chief, NASA faces an unprecedented leadership bind as its acting Administrator announced this week that he would retire at the end of April, with no hint that the Senate will vote by then on President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the space agency.

“It has been a long process but we are optimistic that the vote will come soon,” said Sheryl

Trump scrambles gun debate by backing Democratic proposals

4:00 am Mar. 1, 2018

President Donald Trump on Wednesday muddled the debate on guns and how best to respond to the recent mass shooting at a high school in Florida, as in a meeting with lawmakers from both parties at the White House, he readily embraced a series of gun proposals that have drawn the support of Democrats, and the opposition of many Republicans and the National Rifle Association.

“I’ve been here for a little

No easy road to a deal in Congress on DACA, Dreamers, and immigration

4:00 am Jan. 24, 2018

The White House on Tuesday staked out a hard line on immigration negotiations in the Congress, as lawmakers in both parties tried to sort out how best to reach an agreement by February 8 to deal with nearly 700,000 thousand illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, under the Obama Administration’s DACA program.

“I’d like to leave no doubt as to where the President stands on the