Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Feds unveil new rules to let states get waivers from the Obama health law

1:03 pm Oct. 22, 2018

With sharp debate between the two parties over how best to deal with health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions, the Trump Administration unveiled new rules on Monday which would make it easier for states to apply for waivers from the Obama health law, allowing companies to offer insurance which is less expensive, but also which has less coverage for consumers.

“States know much better than the federal government

Trump praises GOP Congressman who assaulted reporter

10:17 pm Oct. 18, 2018

Kicking off a three state western campaign swing on Thursday night, President Donald Trump used a stop in Missoula, Montana to praise a GOP Congressman who assaulted a reporter during a 2017 special election campaign, as the President drew cheers at a campaign rally by calling Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) “my guy.”

“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my guy,” Mr. Trump said at an airport rally, using

Trump urges immigration focus as he starts latest campaign swing

8:30 am Oct. 18, 2018

Expressing confidence in recent days about the impact of his work for GOP candidates in the 2018 mid-term elections for Congress, President Donald Trump starts a swing out west on Thursday to help Republican efforts to maintain control of the U.S. Senate, as he tries to make the issue of illegal immigration more central to the final days of the 2018 campaign, as the President threatened to use U.S. military

In a surprise, Trump to ask for 2020 cuts in defense, domestic spending

6:51 pm Oct. 17, 2018

After two years of added spending for the Pentagon, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would send Congress a budget plan for 2020 which reduces spending for the military by just over two percent, while asking all other agencies to cut their budgets by a minimum of five percent.

“It will probably be $700 billion,” the President said of the military budget, which Congress raised to $700 billion for