Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Immigration showdown at US Supreme Court

10:48 am Apr. 18, 2016

Political tensions were running high on Monday both inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, as the Justices heard arguments on whether states could try to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and if

Cruz wins another delegate weekend

4:53 am Apr. 17, 2016

For a third weekend in a row, it was a familiar outcome in the battle for delegates to the Republican National Convention, as Ted Cruz swept all 14 delegates at stake in Wyoming, his organization again overpowering Donald Trump backers not only in that state, but also in a series of other states that elected GOP delegates on Saturday.

As he did in North Dakota two weeks ago, and last week

Cruz looks to add delegates in Wyoming

8:45 pm Apr. 14, 2016

For a third straight weekend, Ted Cruz will try to keep Donald Trump on the defensive in the fight over delegates to the Republican National Convention, as Cruz supporters in Wyoming will try to again

Cruz sweeps GOP delegates in Colorado

7:40 am Apr. 10, 2016

In another display of organizational force, Ted Cruz swept all 37 Republican delegates in Colorado, cutting again into the overall lead of Donald Trump, and again raising questions about the internal planning of the Trump campaign in the drive to this summer’s GOP convention.

“Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country,” Cruz said in a celebratory statement.

“Utah, North Dakota,

Cruz nabs more GOP delegates

6:23 am Apr. 8, 2016

Ted Cruz’s organization showed its strength again on Thursday night in Colorado, winning three more delegates at a district convention in the Centennial State, as Cruz is poised to win even more in GOP gatherings on both Friday and Saturday in that state.

It was the third consecutive Colorado district convention where Cruz swept the three delegates at stake, again demonstrating his focus on individual delegates – in a way that

Path still open for Trump nomination

3:37 pm Apr. 6, 2016

Despite a stinging loss in Wisconsin to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump certainly still has a path open to getting a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention, but it may have to involve both primary wins and behind-the-scenes delegate deal-making as well.

The magic number for the Republicans is 1,237, as Trump needs – depending on the news organization doing the tabulations – around 480 delegates to get to a

Cruz, Sanders win big in Wisconsin

11:02 pm Apr. 5, 2016

Voters in both parties in Wisconsin tried to further shake up the race for President on Tuesday, as they gave solid wins to Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, raising more questions about the front runner status of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and all but ensuring that these nomination races won’t end anytime soon.

“Tonight is a turning point,” Cruz said to cheers from supporters, as he celebrated a double-digit win

Obama raps Trump, Cruz on immigration

12:21 pm Apr. 5, 2016

Hours after Donald Trump suggested blocking money being sent by immigrants from the United States back to Mexico as a way to force the Mexican government to pay for construction of a border wall, President Obama weighed in against the idea, as he took the chance in the White House Briefing Room to go after both Trump and Ted Cruz on their immigration plans.

“The notion that we’re going to track

Wisconsin ready to weigh in on 2016

2:10 am Apr. 5, 2016

With no other states in the way, voters in Wisconsin will deliver a double barreled verdict on the race for President on Tuesday, as Bernie Sanders bids for a sixth straight win over Hillary Clinton, while Ted Cruz looks to slow down Donald Trump’s drive to the Republican nomination.

Both Cruz and Trump were barnstorming around the Badger State on Monday, in one last bid for support; despite being behind in

Cruz gains delegate win in North Dakota

7:49 pm Apr. 3, 2016

While most of the campaign attention was on the ground in Wisconsin this weekend, in advance of Tuesday’s key primary vote, forces loyal to Ted Cruz again engineered a win in the fight to select the actual delegates to this summer’s Republican convention, this time outworking Donald Trump’s supporters in North Dakota.

“I’m thrilled to have the vote of confidence of Republican voters in North Dakota who delivered such a resounding