Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

WATCH: President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address

8:12 pm Jan. 30, 2018

President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union Address to again trumpet a sweeping package of tax cuts that he signed into law just before Christmas, as he pledged to lawmakers of both parties that his administration would continue to find ways to improve economic growth in America.

Here is the transcript of the President’s prepared remarks, as provided by the White House.




Republicans look for a “victory lap” in President Trump’s State of the Union

12:39 pm Jan. 30, 2018

Republican lawmakers in Congress predicted that President Donald Trump will use tonight’s State of the Union Address to emphasize some of the successes from his first year in office, especially the big GOP legislative victory on tax reform, arguing that Mr. Trump has spurred more economic growth and brought a renewed sense of confidence to the American business world, which will only bring more growth in the future.

“I think he

House panel votes to release GOP memo on Trump-Russia investigation

5:36 pm Jan. 29, 2018

The House Intelligence committee has voted to release a memo written by Republicans on that panel, which reportedly alleges misconduct by top FBI officials, on how that law enforcement agency handled the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any possible connections to the campaign of President Donald Trump.

The vote came a day after the memo was reportedly read by FBI Director Christopher Wray, in a Sunday visit

Trump previews State of the Union focus on tax cuts, immigration, and trade

11:07 am Jan. 29, 2018

In a quick preview for reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump said Monday that his first State of the Union Address would focus on several important issues in America, as Mr. Trump said he will highlight recent tax cuts, talk about the need for an immigration deal, and his effort to change major world trade agreements.

“It’s going to be good,” the President said, after his new Secretary of

Republicans try to make hay on tax cuts with Pelosi’s ‘Armageddon’ and ‘crumbs’

7:00 pm Jan. 28, 2018

As President Donald Trump goes before Congress and the nation on Tuesday night in his first State of the Union Address, Republicans in Congress are doing all they can to press the case for a sweeping tax cut package signed into law by the President late last year, doing their best to ridicule two words used by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to knock down the plan – ‘crumbs’ and

Trump theme for State of the Union: Safe, Strong, and Proud America

1:00 pm Jan. 27, 2018

As President Donald Trump goes before Congress on Tuesday night for his first State of the Union Address, the White House plans to use that nationwide speech to both run down his accomplishments from his first year in office, and to talk about action on some of his major policy goals moving forward.

“People will be reminded – in some cases, surprised – but will be reminded about how much President