Jamie Dupree

  • Posted: 4:13 PM Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Trying to bring back the magic of his resounding Republican primary victory earlier this year, Donald Trump rallied supporters in New Hampshire today, urging voters to reject Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House in November.

    “Hillary Clinton has been a disaster,” Trump said, as he repeated his familiar refrain, arguing that Clinton has little to show for her years in public service.

    “She’s been there for 30 years and has never done anything for you or your family,” as he accused Clinton of focusing only on “small and petty distractions” in her campaign.

    Trump appeared in New Hampshire a day after Hillary [More]

  • Posted: 2:40 PM Thursday, September 29, 2016

    On the day that early voting started in the Hawkeye State, Hillary Clinton rallied supporters in the state capital of Des Moines, urging her backers to get to the polls now and lock in their vote for November 8.

    “Are you ready to go to the polls?” Clinton asked to cheers, as she reminded voters they can cast their vote.

    Clinton pointed out a 103 year old woman who had come to the rally, and was ready to cast her ballot.

    “She’s going to vote early today to make sure her vote counts,” Clinton said.

    Clinton also made sure to mention Bernie Sanders – [More]

  • Posted: 3:35 AM Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Backing away from any budget showdown that might trigger a government shutdown at the end of this week, lawmakers in the House and Senate are headed home now until after the elections, as Congress on Wednesday approved a stop gap budget to keep Uncle Sam operating through early December.

    The plan includes $1.1 billion to address the Zika virus, which lawmakers from Florida had been demanding for weeks.

    “The Zika outbreak is a public health issue, not a political one,” said Rep. David Jolly (R-FL).

    “Congress tonight did the right thing,” Jolly added.

    “I want to say that despite a long wait, help is [More]

  • Posted: 9:32 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of Monday’s first debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump on Wednesday turned up his attacks on the Democratic Party nominee, labeling Clinton “incompetent” and a “liar,” arguing that she has “failed at everything” in her political career.

    “Hillary Clinton is incompetent, I really believe that,” Trump told a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “I’m telling you, she is incompetent,” as he spent almost the first 30 minutes of his Iowa speech attacking Clinton in a variety of ways.

    “How can Hillary Clinton try to lead this country when she has such a low opinion of its citizens?” Trump [More]

  • Posted: 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    In a pair of strong bipartisan votes in the House and Senate, lawmakers in both parties joined to give President Obama a rare rebuke, overriding his veto of a bill that would let families of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages.

    It was the first time that Congress had successfully voted to override one of Mr. Obama’s vetoes.

    “This bill sends a strong message to the rest of the world that America will not tolerate those who support terrorism against our people,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

    “This is about holding anyone who [More]

  • Posted: 9:03 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    A day after his first debate face off with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump focused more of his attention on one of his lines of attack from that gathering, as Trump used a rally in Florida to repeatedly tell voters that Hillary Clinton is stuck in the past, and will not embrace major change in America.

    “Hillary Clinton has nothing to offer but the same tired defense or the same tired establishment,” Trump said at an airport rally that drew thousands in Melbourne, Florida.

    “For 90 minutes on issue after issue, Hillary Clinton defended the terrible status quo,” Trump said.

    Brushing off news stories [More]

  • Posted: 3:05 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    With one of their three joint debates now in the books, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have six weeks to make their case to voters before Election Day, on November 8.

    Here’s another Tuesday snapshot of the race for President:

    1. The debates could dominate the next three weeks – I wrote last week about how swiftly the news cycle moves, and we have seen that in the seven days, when we went from terrorism as the dominant issue to police shootings and now the debates. The Vice Presidential running mates meet next Tuesday in Virginia, Trump and [More]

  • Posted: 1:51 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    From Hempstead, New York –

    With six weeks to go until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton headed out of Hofstra University Monday night after clashing repeatedly in their first debate of the 2016 election, as the two tried to convince Americans they had the right answers on jobs, economic growth and terrorism.

    Was there a winner? Let’s take a quick look at the debate.

    1. No knockout, but maybe a slight edge to Clinton – The campaign for President certainly didn’t end by any means here at Hofstra, but there were a number of Republicans who saw a slight [More]

  • Posted: 11:26 PM Monday, September 26, 2016

    In the first of three debates before the November elections, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battled over who would make the best commander-in-chief, as Trump said Clinton did not have the “stamina” to be President, while Clinton assailed Trump’s economic plans, saying they would be a boon to the wealthy.

    “It’s trickle-down economics all over again,” Clinton said in a familiar refrain about Republican economic policies, which she labeled, “Trumped-Up, Trickle-Down.”

    Trump responded by accusing Clinton of looking to do one thing – increase taxes.

    “You’re going to raise taxes big league,” Trump said, as he repeatedly tried to portray Clinton as the [More]

  • Posted: 3:15 PM Monday, September 26, 2016

    From Hempstead, New York –

    As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get set to meet in the first of their three debates, all sorts of different story lines are possible tonight on stage at Hofstra University.

    Let’s take a look at what might – and might not – happen in this high stakes political showdown.

    1. Which Donald Trump will debate? – This is a serious question. Do we get the calm and measured Trump that we have seen on the campaign trail and in other events of late? Or do we get the free-wheeling, loud and off-the-cuff Trump, who [More]

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