Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump slams Puerto Rico mayor, Democrats, news media over Hurricane Maria response

7:59 am Sep. 30, 2017

Lashing out at the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump went on Twitter Saturday morning to rebuff her complaints about the federal response to Hurricane Maria, accusing Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of “poor leadership,” and saying that Democrats and the news media were doing all they can to “get Trump.”

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told

Trump near decision on fate of HHS chief amid questions over private jet use

3:25 pm Sep. 29, 2017

With press reports that he was frustrated by continuing stories about the cost to taxpayers of private charter jets used for travel by health secretary Tom Price, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday afternoon at the White House that he was ready to announce a decision on whether Price would remain in his post.

“I’m not happy, okay?” the President told reporters. “I’m not happy.”

But Mr. Trump – who

Trump: “Big decisions” must be made about rebuilding Puerto Rico

7:45 am Sep. 29, 2017

With questions being raised by lawmakers in both parties about U.S. disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump on Friday raised the specter of a more limited government response in the American territory of Puerto Rico, writing on Twitter that “big decisions” will have to be made about the future of the island.

“The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes,” the

Months after baseball shooting, Rep. Steve Scalise returns to Congress

10:16 am Sep. 28, 2017

To thunderous ovations on the floor of the U.S. House, Majority Whip Steve Scalise thanked the police and fellow lawmakers who came to his aid after a gunman started shooting at Republicans gathered for a morning baseball practice earlier this year, telling his colleagues that he was a living example ‘that miracles really do happen.’

“You have no idea how great this feels to be back at work,” Scalise said, as

Trump opens door to possibly firing HHS Secretary Tom Price over private jet flights

12:59 pm Sep. 27, 2017

With a U.S. House committee now asking for details about private charter jet travel at taxpayer expense by HHS Secretary Tom Price and other top administration officials, President Donald Trump on Wednesday left open the possibility that he might fire the former Georgia Congressman, bluntly telling reporters he is ‘not happy’ with news reports about Price’s flights.

“I will tell you personally, I’m not happy about it,” the President told reporters