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President Trump’s Supreme Court Final Four

  • 8:50 am Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As President Donald Trump prepared for a 9 pm ET event tonight at the White House to unveil his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, four federal appeals court judges were part of Mr. Trump’s final review, as the President kept his decision close to the vest.

“Let’s say it’s the four people,” Mr. Trump said Sunday on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from his New Jersey golf club.

“They’re excellent, every one. You can’t go wrong,” the President added.

Here’s a quick review of the possible choices to replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, [More]

Trump back at White House, poised for Supreme Court pick

  • 5:57 pm Sunday, July 8th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump returned to the White House late Sunday afternoon saying he was nearing a final decision on his second nominee for the U.S Supreme Court in 18 months, telling reporters that his final four candidates were all ‘excellent’ choices, as he prepared to unveil his pick at a 9 pm ET Monday night event at the White House.

“I’m getting very close to making a final decision,” the President said after leaving his golf club in New Jersey, giving no hints on whom he would pick, indicating to reporters that he had been deciding from a group of four [More]

Countdown is on for Trump’s Supreme Court pick

  • 9:56 pm Friday, July 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

With plans already set to announce his selection to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy during a prime time event Monday night at the White House, President Donald Trump stirred Washington into a weekend tea-leaves reading fever, as lawmakers in Congress and legal experts zeroed in on a handful of possible picks for the U.S. Supreme Court.

“One of the most important decisions a President will ever make is the decision to nominate a Justice to the United States Supreme Court,” the President said in his weekly address, which was focused on his selection.

“Judges are not supposed to write the law, reinvent the [More]

Solid job gains as employers add 213,000 jobs in June

  • 9:11 am Friday, July 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Increased levels of jobs growth continued in the month of June, as the Labor Department reported on Friday that 213,000 jobs were created last month, as the nation’s unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent, with signs that more people were getting back into the labor market to look for work.

“The unemployment rate increase was driven by more workers entering the labor market and looking for jobs, which pushed the participation rate up to 62.9 percent,” said Lending Tree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze.

Jobs figures were also revised upwards for April, moving from 159,000 to 175,000. The numbers for May [More]

Trying to answer a question I get asked all the time

  • 4:00 am Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As I enjoyed a series of neighborhood celebrations of America’s independence on July 4, I kept thinking about a question that I had been asked earlier in the week on Facebook – it is a question that I have been asked more than any other in my over thirty years as a reporter in Washington, D.C., and it goes something like this: “Is the the most divided you have ever seen the United States?”

I’ve been watching politics since I was a kid. My father told me of how I kept track in the newspaper of the Chicago Seven trial. [More]

USA 250 – the Semiquincentennial – just 8 years away

  • 4:00 am Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As Americans celebrate July 4, 2018, the 242nd birthday of the nation, public and private preparations are already underway to mark the 250th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, what will be officially known as the “Semiquincentennial,” on July 4, 2026.

Leading the planning is a special federal panel, known as the “United States Semiquincentennial Commission” – their work will be supplemented by a non-profit organization, the American Battlefield Trust, which works to preserve battlefields and historic sites from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Philadelphia – home to Independence Hall and the [More]

Trump stands ground on tariffs as Chamber warns of job risks

  • 8:55 pm Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

A day after Canada slapped new tariffs on a variety of American exports in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a public campaign in opposition to the Trump Administration’s efforts on trade, arguing the President is endangering U.S. jobs, and risking a destructive trade war.

“Simply put, tariffs are a tax on American consumers and businesses. Tariffs are the wrong approach to address unfair trade practices,” the Chamber proclaimed, urging its members to contact members of Congress, to demand action to block the President from further tariffs.

“I am writing to [More]

Feds get 1.3 million items of evidence seized in Cohen raid

  • 1:15 pm Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Hours after President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said in an interview that he puts “family and country first,” a special master appointed to go through evidence seized in an April FBI raid on Michael Cohen has now turned over 1.3 million items to federal prosecutors, with more materials still to be delivered to federal prosecutors.

“The Special Master’s review of the remaining items is ongoing,” said Barbara Jones, a former federal judge, who has been going through an extensive amount of evidence seized by the FBI, to determine what might items might be privileged, and therefore out of the reach [More]

Trump says his focus this week is Supreme Court pick

  • 5:51 pm Sunday, July 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Sunday with the clock ticking on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, as Mr. Trump has said he will announce his nominee on Monday July 9, giving him a week to determine who will be his second nominee to the nation’s highest court.

“Heading back to the White House now,” Mr. Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon. “Focus will be on the selection of a new Supreme Court Justice.”

Mr. Trump spent the weekend at his golf retreat in Bedminster, New Jersey – it wasn’t immediately clear if he took [More]

Trump sets July 9 date to announce Supreme Court pick

  • 8:49 pm Friday, June 29th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he plans to make his announcement of a choice for U.S. Supreme Court on the Monday after July Fourth, a move which should set in motion Senate confirmation hearings in August, followed by a full Senate debate and vote after Labor Day, getting a new Justice installed before the Court’s new term begins on the First Monday in October.

“Outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it,” the President said aboard Air Force One, on the [More]

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