Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Muslim Democrat apologizes after Pelosi rebuke over anti-Semitic tweets

3:21 pm Feb. 11, 2019

Amid building criticism in both parties over her statements on Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly apologized on Monday for a series of tweets which Jewish lawmakers had said wrongly given voice to anti-Semitic Jewish tropes, as the newly-elected Muslim Democrat from Minnesota said she never intended any harm.

“I unequivocally apologize,” Omar said.

“My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” Omar tweeted, an hour

Trump rallies in El Paso with border security talks stalled in Congress

4:00 am Feb. 11, 2019

As President Donald Trump takes his call for funding for a border wall to the border city of El Paso, Texas on Monday evening, House-Senate negotiators are struggling to finalize a 2019 funding deal on border security and the operations of the Department of Homeland Security, raising the possibility of another partial government shutdown at the end of this week if no agreement can be reached.

“The Border Committee Democrats are

Acting AG Whitaker denies any interference with the Mueller investigation

10:56 am Feb. 8, 2019

With just days left in his service as the Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker flatly told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he had not meddled or inserted himself into the Special Counsel investigation of Russia interference in the 2016 elections, and had not funneled any type of information about that probe to President Donald Trump.

“I have not interfered in any way with the Special Counsel’s investigation,” said Whitaker,

House Democrats flex new powers with hearings on guns, climate change

11:58 am Feb. 6, 2019

The morning after the State of the Union Address, instead of responding to the speech by President Donald Trump to a Joint Session of Congress, Democrats in the House launched an array of hearings on their own legislative agenda, pressing for action on gun violence, climate change, ethics reforms, health care, and the impact of the recent partial government shutdown.

“Today we turn the page from climate change denial to climate

Top commander: Syria withdrawal orders came as a surprise

12:36 pm Feb. 5, 2019

A day after the U.S. Senate went on the record with a bipartisan rebuke of President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. military forces from both Syria and Afghanistan, the top military commander for the Mideast acknowledged to members of a Senate committee that the President’s announcement in December of a pullout from Syria had come as a surprise.

“You weren’t consulted before that decision was announced,” asked Sen. Angus King