- 6:11 am Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
As President Donald Trump left Singapore and his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the big question from a day of talks was a basic one – what did the two leaders agree to do, and how swiftly will the Pyongyang regime move to rein in its nuclear weapons program?
In a news conference before boarding Air Force One for the lengthy flight back to the United States, Mr. Trump acknowledged that there may need to be another meeting with Kim to further hammer out details.
“I think he’s going to do these things,” the President said of Kim, [More]
- 11:25 pm Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands in a historic summit meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, lawmakers in both parties waited back in Washington for word of any concrete agreements to rein in the nuclear weapons program of Pyongyang, as Republicans saluted Mr. Trump’s efforts, while Democrats raised questions about the need for guarantees from Kim.
“We’re going to have a great discussion and, I think, tremendous success,” the President said of his first meeting with Kim. “It will be tremendously successful. And it’s my honor. And we will have a terrific [More]
- 6:30 am Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
As I sat in my doctor’s office last Friday morning outside of the nation’s capital, President Donald Trump was holding forth on the South Lawn of the White House. Russia should be back in the G-7. He might issue more pardons. He wasn’t backing off on his fight over trade barriers. It was yet another time over the last two years that while the President was making major news, I was visiting yet another medical professional in the pursuit of answers – what happened to my voice, and will it ever come back?
The answer is – [More]
- 11:34 am Sunday, June 10th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
After leaving the summit of G-7 nations early in Quebec, President Donald Trump and his aides verbally barbequed the Canadian Prime Minister this weekend, plunging relations between Ottawa and Washington to maybe their lowest point in history.
“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump,” said Mr. Trump’s top trade advisor Peter Navarro on Fox News Sunday, as he joined in attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for basically saying that he would stand up to new tariffs levied by President Trump.
Meanwhile on CNN, top White House economic [More]
- 12:16 am Friday, June 8th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
A day before a major summit with fellow Western leaders, President Donald Trump repeatedly lobbed verbal darts at the heads of Canada and France on Thursday, as a growing dispute over tariffs levied this past week by the U.S. President threatened to overshadow the 44th G-7 Summit meeting in Quebec, turning it more into a battle between the President and the other Western leaders.
“Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant,” President Trump wrote on Twitter, accusing Canada of being two-faced on trade – “he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — [More]
- 3:19 pm Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Less than a week before he meets with the leader of North Korea, President Donald Trump said he remains committed to an agreemnent with Kim Jong Un that brings about an end to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, as Mr. Trump said the Singapore summit “would not just be a photo op.”
“I think I’m very well prepared,” Mr. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, as he huddled with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“They have to de-nuke,” the President said of the Pyongyang regime, and their nuclear weapons program. “If they don’t denuclearize, that will not be acceptable.”
“I think [More]
- 12:32 pm Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
A day after dismissing President Donald Trump’s charge that the FBI had spied on his campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that he had seen no evidence that members of the Trump Campaign joined in Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
“Let’s just make that really clear,” the Speaker said at his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol. “There’s no evidence of collusion. This is about Russia and what they did, and making sure they don’t do it again.”
Earlier in the day, President Trump had again gone on Twitter to express his frustration and displeasure with the [More]
- 1:42 pm Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
With President Donald Trump continuing to charge that the FBI intentionally spied on his campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he agreed with another top Republican who said key lawmakers had seen no evidence of misconduct by the FBI when it came to the Trump Campaign and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
“I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate,” the Speaker said of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who said last week that a late May briefing provided to a small group of lawmakers showed no evidence that the FBI did anything wrong.
- 9:33 am Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Voters in eight states did not defeat any sitting members of the House or Senate in Congressional primaries for the 2018 mid-term elections on Tuesday, but they did deliver some strong messages to a few lawmakers in voting that went from coast to coast, with Election Day now less than five months away.
It was the most active primary day this year, with balloting in Alabama, New Jersey, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, California and South Dakota, as both parties jockey for advantage in the fight for control of the U.S. House and Senate.
Here’s some of the highlights:
1. Trouble for Sen. [More]
- 10:36 pm Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
The story line is familiar. The number of families and unaccompanied children making it across the border and into the United States is rising. There were questions about how the President’s administration was responding, and how the children and families were being treated, where they were being housed, and how they were being released.
Angered by the chain of events, lawmakers went unannounced to a federal facility housing some of those illegal immigrants and asked to go inside.
The feds said no.
“I was barred entry,” the Senator said. “Trying to get inside to get answers,” he tweeted from Texas.
“Any member of Congress [More]