Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

A final weekend of campaigning

8:01 pm Oct. 30, 2014

With Republicans threatening to take over the Senate and add more seats to their majority in the U.S. House, this final weekend before Election Day will feature only a tiny foray by President Obama into the battle for Congress, as he campaigns for Democrats running for Governor in mainly blue states, but avoids the larger battle in the U.S. Senate.

“While many races remain close, it’s just getting harder and harder

Bitter Senate fight divides North Carolina

6:41 pm Oct. 29, 2014

From Greenville, North Carolina

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) took her campaign for re-election to friendly territory on Wednesday, urging an African-American audience to get out and vote early in her election showdown with Republican Thom Tillis,

Big names help GOP in North Carolina Senate race

9:41 pm Oct. 28, 2014

From Charlotte, North Carolina

Republicans have called in some famous names to help a prized GOP recruit in one of the nation’s tightest races for U.S. Senate, as North Carolina has become a supercharged national battleground

Pace quickens with one week to Election Day

8:46 pm Oct. 27, 2014

When a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in South Dakota bitterly attacks his own party and a Republican runs an advertisement in the Virginia Senate race about the name of Washington’s NFL franchise, maybe we’ve

Obama campaign stops to focus on Governors

8:21 pm Oct. 26, 2014

While most of Washington is busily tracking a series of races that should determine which party controls the U.S. Senate in 2015, President Obama’s campaign schedule over the next week will barely focus on that battle, emphasizing the difficult political situation for Democrats and the President in this year’s mid term elections.

Here’s the basics of the President’s campaign schedule:

+ Tuesday in Wisconsin to help Mary Burke (running for Governor)

+ Thursday

CDC adds expanded Ebola checks for travelers

1:10 pm Oct. 22, 2014

After moving on Tuesday to funnel all travelers from western Africa through five different U.S. airports for medical checks, the Obama Administration dramatically expanded its efforts to track possible cases of Ebola, by announcing that

Secret Service rapped for diversion of agents

6:57 am Oct. 22, 2014

A new report from an internal investigator says Secret Service officials had “no justification” for diverting special protective personnel for the President to help monitor a neighborhood dispute involving a fellow employee – 50 minutes

Reading the tea leaves on early vote

6:47 pm Oct. 21, 2014

The hottest political game right now is the effort to dissect early voting data, as parties – and their supporters – try to figure out which side has the advantage, while the debate rages over whether it really means anything.

“There are a lot of people who like to read the tea leaves,” said political analyst John Fortier, who told an election forum at the American Enterprise Institute that he’s not

Down to the wire in West Virginia

8:44 pm Oct. 20, 2014

From Martinsburg, West Virginia

With two weeks to go until Election Day, both parties are locked in a major struggle in West Virginia, as the fate of two U.S. House races here in the Mountain State

Obama finally hits 2014 campaign trail

7:54 pm Oct. 19, 2014

After scrapping two planned days of political events last week because of worries about Ebola, President Obama took his first step on to the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday with rallies in Maryland and Illinois,