Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Congress okays two week punt on border wall, shutdown fight

5:02 pm Dec. 6, 2018

With most work of the government interrupted this week by the ceremonies honoring the late President George H.W. Bush, the House and Senate on Thursday approved a two-week stop gap funding plan for part of the federal government, re-setting a partisal government shutdown deadline for December 21, as the two sides seem no closer to a deal on money that the President wants for his wall along the Mexican border.


Pelosi raises option of not seating two new GOP lawmakers from Florida, North Carolina

11:29 am Dec. 6, 2018

With allegations that absentee ballot fraud may have delivered victory to a new Republican lawmaker from North Carolina, and a newly-elected GOP member admitting he broke federal campaign fundraising laws during his 2018 election bid in Florida, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that it’s possible neither of the Republicans who won those races in November will be sworn-in when the 116th Congress convenes in January.

“The House

New Florida GOP lawmaker draws scrutiny over illegal election fundraising

8:20 pm Dec. 5, 2018

Along with calling for an investigation of possible absentee ballot fraud in a Congressional election in North Carolina, Democrats are now raising their voices about a Republican who won a U.S. House seat in Florida, after Rep.-elect Ross Spano (R-FL) acknowledged that he may have broken federal election laws by accepting large loans from two friends and then diverting much of the money into his own campaign as ‘personal funds.’


Democrats call for Congressional hearings on disputed North Carolina race

4:37 pm Dec. 5, 2018

With more evidence surfacing of possible election fraud in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, but no concrete indication yet as to how state elections officials will deal with the questions involved in the race, Democrats on Capitol Hill called Wednesday for an investigation, saying the Congress needs to review evidence of possible absentee ballot fraud.

“While the Republican majority is once again chasing conspiracies, real election fraud is playing out right

Mueller cites Flynn’s cooperation, asks for no jail time

9:40 pm Dec. 4, 2018

President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser should not face time in prison, the Special Counsel’s office told a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday, as Robert Mueller’s team cited extensive assistance by Michael Flynn

Republicans acknowledge House campaign arm was hacked during 2018

1:02 pm Dec. 4, 2018

The National Republican Congressional Committee – the election arm of Republicans in the U.S. House – reported on Wednesday that it was the target of a ‘cyber intrusion’ during the 2018 election campaign, with reports indicating those responsible may have been located outside the United States.

“The NRCC can confirm that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity,” the group said in a written statement sent

Evidence mounts of possible U.S. House election fraud in North Carolina

8:08 am Dec. 4, 2018

With less than a month before the 116th Congress convenes, more evidence surfaced Tuesday in North Carolina which points to the strong possibility of election fraud involving supporters of a victorious GOP candidate for the U.S. House, as more people acknowledged being paid to collect absentee ballots, while a top Democrat in the Congress raised red flags as to whether Republican Mark Harris will take his seat in January, saying

America honors the late President George H.W. Bush

9:57 pm Dec. 3, 2018

After Vice President Mike Pence and Congressional leaders opened the honors for America’s 41st President, the general public filed into the Capitol Rotunda by the hundreds late into Monday night, offering their own support for

House scraps votes for this week as Congress struggles with year-end work

1:49 pm Dec. 3, 2018

As the nation pauses to honor the life of the late President George H.W. Bush over the next few days, much of the legislative work which had been scheduled for action in the Congress will also be put on hold this week, further raising questions about what lawmakers can get done before wrapping up the work of the 115th Congress.

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In wake of Cohen guilty plea, Trump complains again about Russia probe

11:31 am Dec. 3, 2018

Starting a week which could see new accusations of wrongdoing officially leveled against his former campaign manager, President Donald Trump once more blasted his former personal lawyer for pleading guilty last week to a charge of lying to Congress, accusing Michael Cohen of lying to save his own skin, as the President again denounced Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s direction of the Russia probe, while critics accused the President of obstructing