Blue suburbs still struggling with President-Elect Trump 2:05 pm Saturday, November 12th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree Comments (2)

Blue suburbs still struggling with President-Elect Trump

  • 2:05 pm Saturday, November 12th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Five days after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton, some of those who live inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway and supported Clinton were still trying to figure out what happened, struggling with the results of the race for the White House that many never really imagined would happen.

“It’s not just Republican versus Democrat,” one person told me, “It’s that Donald Trump is a complete embarrassment.”

“Why were the polls so far off?” one neighborhood dad asked me as we watched our kids on Saturday, as he was still puzzled by the result.

One guy I know runs a small business just outside D.C.; [More]

My favorite moments on the campaign trail in 2016

  • 4:00 am Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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As Election Day arrived this week, I found myself thinking back on all the travel, all the different events, and all the news that I was able to cover in 2016 – up close and personal – in the campaign that ended up electing Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.

People sometimes ask me to name the “best” moment on the campaign trail that I have covered – I don’t know that I have just one, but these were the some of the things that made me smile as I thought back on this campaign.

1. Sweet Home [More]

Mr. Trump goes to Washington – meets with Obama, GOP leaders in Congress

  • 3:42 pm Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

It was a day for the history books in Washington, D.C., as President-Elect Donald Trump flew here to begin the process of a transition by meeting with President Obama at the White House, later sitting down with Republican leaders in Congress who will have the responsibility of shepherding his agenda through the House and Senate.

“We’re looking at jobs, big league jobs,” Trump said to a phalanx of reporters waiting for him outside the Senate chamber in the U.S. Capitol.

Earlier, in a photo opportunity with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Trump predicted a good relationship with GOP leaders, as he [More]

Obama, Trump meet at White House to start transition

  • 1:04 pm Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The results of Tuesday’s election became clear at the White House today, as President-Elect Donald Trump arrived for his first meeting with President Obama, with the two men discussing the transition and important issues, as Mr. Trump vowed to seek the advice of the outgoing President.

“It was wide-ranging, we talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up a White House,” the President said in the Oval Office, as camera shutters clicked loudly in the background.

Mr. Obama again vowed to help smooth a transition to a Trump Administration, while at the same time, getting the new President ready to [More]

Trump alters the national map with 2016 win over Clinton

  • 6:45 am Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday was fueled in part by a big surge in votes for the Republican in the Rust Belt, the Upper Midwest and Iowa, as Democrats were unable to motivate their supporters to turn out to vote in large enough numbers to offset Trump’s gains in more rural areas.

1. Clinton unable to repeat Obama path to victory. In several key states, Donald Trump was able to flip enough counties that had voted for President Obama in 2012, and make sure that Hillary Clinton came up short in her quest for victory. In [More]

With all the talk of change, 2016 barely shakes up the Congress

  • 7:31 pm Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

One thing that was very clear when you interviewed voters around the nation who backed Donald Trump, was that they wanted to shake things up in Washington, D.C., whether it was in the White House or the Congress. The irony of the final results of Campaign 2016 w

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