- 8:10 am Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
As the United States of America celebrates 240 years since the issuing of the Declaration of Independence and the creation of this nation, Congress is already looking ahead to our 250th birthday and the celebration that will follow.
I’m old enough to remember all the energy surrounding the “Bicentennial” from 1976, marking 200 years of the U.S.A. – I started wondering recently, what are we going to call the 250th birthday of America?
It looks like the Congress has decided to use the word “semiquincentennial” – that’s the term in legislation that will be before the House this week, and a similar[More]
- 12:40 pm Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Hillary Clinton spent over three hours at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on this Saturday, answering questions about her email practices while Secretary of State, as investigators look at whether her unusual personal email server violated any federal laws.
“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary,” read a statement from Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill.
“She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion. Out of respect for the investigative process, she will not comment further on her interview,” Merrill[More]
- 12:00 pm Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday that she would not overrule career prosecutors who are investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices from her time as Secretary of State, as Lynch tried to tamp down a political furor about the optics of her airport meeting this week with former President Bill Clinton.
“It really was a social meeting,” Lynch said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, though she acknowledged that it had “cast a shadow” over the FBI investigation.
“I’ll be informed of those findings as opposed to never reading them or never seeing them, but I will be accepting their [More]
- 9:34 am Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Four days after an airport meeting with former President Bill Clinton, a Justice Department official told news organizations that Attorney General Loretta Lynch “expects to accept” the final decision of career prosecutors in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server when she was Secretary of State.
Lynch was expected to make that announcement on Friday during a stop in Colorado.
The move by Lynch came in the wake of criticism from Republicans, after the Attorney General’s chance meeting with former President Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix on Monday.
The unplanned chat – their private planes were both on the ground [More]
- 11:19 am Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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With the GOP convention in less than three weeks, Republican elected officials are often asked why haven’t they endorsed Donald Trump yet. For Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), the question during a TV talk show appearance drew out an answer that is very enlightening – there are some in the GOP who just don’t trust Trump.
Lee was on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV, when the conversation again veered to the contest between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Malzberg made the argument that Republicans should be on board with Trump for one very simple reason – that Donald Trump is [More]
- 9:39 pm Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Imagine that you are a top adviser to Donald Trump and/or Hillary Clinton. The Republican National Convention begins in less than three weeks. The Democratic National Convention is the next week. When do you roll out your choice for VP?
Looking at the calendar, one would think that doing something before the July Fourth weekend might not be the best idea – lots of people simply unplug from the news and spend more time by the pool or the barbeque.
Over the years, we’ve seen some candidates pick their VP just before a convention starts, like Bob Dole picking[More]
- 11:13 pm Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
The final House Republican report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans does not flesh out one unknown part of this story – what exactly was the CIA up to in Benghazi, and why did they have security personnel already on the ground in that Libyan city on the night of the attack.
One of the theories has been that the CIA was running some type of covert arms operation, maybe funneling arms to allies in Syria, as the Obama Administration tried to gain traction inside Libya and elsewhere in the Islamic world.
The report released on Tuesday refers only [More]
- 11:31 am Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
As Republicans on a special committee in the U.S. House rolled out their long awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, GOP lawmakers mainly took aim at security missteps by the Obama Administration, and for the most part avoided Hillary Clinton, setting out no new allegations against the former Secretary of State.
A press release detailing some of the “many new revelations” in the Benghazi investigation only mentioned Clinton’s name one time:
Asked by several reporters what the bottom line is on Clinton from the Benghazi probe, panel chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) refused to [More]
- 10:11 pm Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
From Wichita, Kansas –
It might seem ridiculous that a Red State like Kansas could be in play in the 2016 race for President, but after spending the last week in the Sunflower State, it wasn’t hard to find parallels with the current state of the Republican Party and how some party officials and GOP voters still aren’t fully embracing Donald Trump.
This was a state that went easily to Ted Cruz in an early March caucus, as Trump was trounced across Kansas, and lost by a wide margin here in this state’s biggest city.
Even with that, Trump should be [More]