Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Congress punts for one week on immigration fight

9:56 pm Feb. 27, 2015

After a day of drama that featured yet another rebellion by Republicans in the House, Congress agreed to fund homeland defense operations for another week, no closer to a resolution of the political fight over

Republicans delay immigration showdown

7:29 pm Feb. 26, 2015

Moving to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Republican leaders decided to give themselves extra time, opting to move ahead with a three week extension of the budget for the Department

Busy signals for taxpayers at IRS

7:55 pm Feb. 25, 2015

The nation’s taxpayer advocate reported to Congress on Tuesday that less than half of all phone calls to the Internal Revenue Service are being answered so far in 2015, raising questions about how taxpayers can

GOP struggles on immigration, DHS funding

8:06 pm Feb. 24, 2015

With Democrats using a filibuster to stop a House-passed bill that both funds the Department of Homeland Security and blocks the President’s executive actions on immigration, Senate GOP leaders moved to split the plan into

Feds ask judge to lift hold on immigration actions

11:18 am Feb. 23, 2015

The Obama Administration today asked a federal judge in Texas to end his temporary injunction against the President’s executive actions on immigration, arguing to leave that in place would cause “irreparable harm” to the United

Legal battle to begin on immigration actions

8:12 pm Feb. 22, 2015

As the Obama Administration prepares to ask for an emergency stay of a federal judge’s ruling which blocked the start of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Congress returns to work with the Department of Homeland Security slated to run out of money on Friday.

“I hope it doesn’t go to the deadline,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who joined other Democrats in lambasting Republicans over the possible shutdown of DHS.


IRS eases one Obama health law penalty

6:55 pm Feb. 19, 2015

While the Obama Administration was busy trumpeting the latest enrollment numbers for health insurance this week, the feds also moved to ease the pain on some small businesses by giving limited relief on a penalty

No White House guess on immigration delay

5:51 am Feb. 19, 2015

Still formulating a legal response to a federal judge’s ruling that blocked the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the White House on Wednesday was offering reporters no guess on how long that delay might last – or when the Obama Administration would be in court to challenge it.

“Our legal strategy going forward is something that’s going to be determined by the Department of Justice,” said White House

Feds delay implementation of immigration actions

1:11 pm Feb. 17, 2015

Hours after a federal judge in Texas put a temporary hold on the President’s recent executive actions on immigration, the Obama Administration reluctantly delayed the start of its implementation work, which had been scheduled to

Federal judge blocks Obama immigration actions

6:20 am Feb. 17, 2015

A federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary injunction against the recent immigration actions of President Obama, giving a group of states some extra time to pursue their argument that the move to defer