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Trump celebrates deal to preserve Carrier jobs in Indiana

  • 3:47 pm Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In his first campaign-style trip since winning the White House, President-Elect Donald Trump used a visit to a Carrier plant in Indianapolis to celebrate a financial deal worked out with the air conditioner giant, declaring it was just his first effort to keep American jobs from being shifted to Mexico and other countries.

“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore, without consequences” Mr. Trump triumphantly declared.

At Mr. Trump’s side during his stop in Indianapolis was Vice President-Elect Mike Pence – Indiana’s Governor – as Mr. Pence had a broad smile on his face as he announced the [More]

No shortage of enthusiasm for Trump in PA

  • 11:22 pm Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Youngstown, Pennsylvania –

Just a couple of good golf shots from Arnold Palmer’s famed Latrobe County Club, horns honk, there are shouts of encouragement, and hundreds of people stop each day to get their picture taken outside a home painted with the stars and stripes, a house which has become almost a campaign shrine to Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“I never realized it was going to go this viral,” Leslie Rossi said with a big smile, as people pulled in and out of the driveway around the house she owns on Pennsylvania state road 982.

“I didn’t set out to do [More]

Trump makes major push in Ohio

  • 4:20 pm Saturday, March 12th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Cleveland, Ohio –

In a bid to grab hold of the Republican nomination, Donald Trump used two rallies in Ohio on Saturday to take dead aim at this state’s Governor, urging thousands of voters to rebuke John Kasich at the polls on Tuesday in the Buckeye State.

“I have to still get rid of this Kasich guy,” Trump said at the International Exposition Center, just next to the Cleveland airport.

“He said he’s going to win Ohio,” Trump said of Kasich. “I don’t think so. I really don’t think so,” Trump said to cheers.

There was no hint of any security [More]

“Top Secret” Clinton emails withheld days before Iowa Caucus

  • 6:00 pm Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Davenport, Iowa –

As Hillary Clinton arrived in this Mississippi River town for a Friday evening rally with her husband, the former President, a new controversy had erupted over the release of emails she wrote while Secretary of State, as the State Department said almost two dozen emails would never be released because they contained “Top Secret” information.

The news, first reported by the Associated Press, seemed likely to spur fresh interest in the email story, just days before the Iowa Caucus.

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign frowned on the news from the State Department, saying federal officials had wrongly [More]

Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration actions

  • 10:28 am Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday thrust itself into the midst of a political battle over immigration, as the Justices agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s plan to allow 4-5 million people now living illegally in the United States, to gain a legal status.

Without comment, the Court agreed to hear a legal challenge from 26 states – spearheaded by Texas – that has put the President’s plan on hold for almost a year.

“In deciding to hear this case, the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of the separation of powers,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in [More]

Trump: Stop Muslims from entering the US

  • 4:42 pm Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Jamie Dupree

In the aftermath of recent high profile terrorist attacks, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday called for a “complete and total ban” against Muslims entering the United States.

In a statement sent to reporters, Trump said the U.S. cannot “be the victims of horrendous attacks.”

Here is his full statement as issued to reporters:

Trump draws fire from other Republicans

It didn’t take long for GOP candidates – and many others – to reject Trump’s call for Muslims to be denied entry into the U.S.

Democrats also joined in condemning Trump.

“This is reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive,” said Hillary Clinton of Trump’s call to stop [More]

Focus on Trump in second GOP debate

  • 12:55 am Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Jamie Dupree

From Simi Valley, California –

As fifteen Republican candidates for President gather here at the Ronald Reagan Library, the big strategy question for GOP hopefuls is simple – what is the best approach to crack the grip that Donald Trump has had on the race for the Republican nomination.

In this debate, eleven Republicans will be on the main stage, as Carly Fiorina jumped from the lower tier forum; many think she will lead the charge against Trump.

“I think Donald Trump is an entertainer,” Fiorina told reporters over the weekend. “And I think I am a leader.”

But Fiorina also told reporters [More]

Democrats filibuster GOP bid to block Iran deal

  • 4:35 pm Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Jamie Dupree

After months of at times bitter debate, Democrats in the U.S. Senate used a filibuster on Thursday to block a Republican plan to derail the Iran nuclear agreement. It was a major setback for Congressional Republicans, as it cleared the way for a major foreign policy victory for President Obama.

“This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world,” President Obama said in a written statement issued by the White House.

“I am appalled that Senate Democrats are choosing to keep the people of the United States in the dark [More]

What’s next in push to oust Speaker Boehner

  • 7:53 am Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Jamie Dupree

Now that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has filed a resolution which could ultimately lead to the ouster of Speaker John Boehner, it’s not clear just how swiftly the issue will be dealt with – or whether there will ever be a vote on it in the U.S. House.

A number of different scenarios are possible for the Meadows resolution:

1. Meadows could go right to the House floor

Since the “motion to vacate the chair” is highly privileged, Meadows could seek recognition on the House floor immediately and force the issue.

The last time the House voted on such a motion was [More]

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) says he has Parkinson’s disease

  • 11:00 am Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Jamie Dupree

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) revealed today that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, but told reporters in his Capitol Hill office that his prognosis is good, and that he still plans to run for re-election in 2016.

“Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s,” Isakson said on Wednesday morning. “I told my kids about a month ago, I told my senior staff about a month ago.”

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) telling Jamie Dupree (left) and other reporters about his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Isakson’s office released a statement from his neurologist, Dr. Thomas M. Holmes, who made the [More]