Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Feds object to Secret Service subpoenas

7:32 pm Mar. 31, 2015

There were more signs of friction between Congress and the Obama Administration over the Secret Service on Tuesday, as a House panel issued a subpoena for the closed door testimony of two agents, while the

A call for more work in the Congress

7:06 pm Mar. 30, 2015

With the Congress out on a two week break for Easter, one lawmaker says it’s time for his colleagues to do more work in the Congress, urging the institution to limit time off and to

FBI Director urges action on cell phone encryption

7:37 pm Mar. 29, 2015

In yet another very public warning about advanced cell phone encryption techniques from Apple and Google, FBI Director James Comey says Congress may have to get involved to insure that police can use court approved

Sen. Harry Reid not running for re-election

7:26 am Mar. 27, 2015

In a major retirement announcement, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) revealed on Friday morning that he would not run for another term in the Senate in 2016, thanking voters of his home state for the chance

IG: DEA agents engaged in overseas “sex parties”

10:06 am Mar. 26, 2015

A new report from internal investigators at the Justice Department found that officials at the Drug Enforcement Administration routinely ignored evidence of sexual misconduct by agents on foreign deployments, even though serious security questions were

GOP chalks up budget win in House

7:56 pm Mar. 25, 2015

Overcoming internal disagreements, Republicans on Wednesday pushed a budget blueprint through the House which would balance the budget by 2024, mainly by squeezing trillions of dollars in savings from social benefit programs.

“Today, the House passed

Federal workers owe big back tax bill

9:02 am Mar. 25, 2015

A new report from the Internal Revenue Service shows that federal workers and those who have retired from careers with Uncle Sam owe over $3.5 billion in back taxes to the United States Treasury, an increase of over $200 million from a year earlier.

The IRS figures break down like this:

Current civilian federal workers – 113,805 owe $1.14 billion (up 6 percent from 2013)

Retired civilian federal workers – 50,825 owe $602

Fifth Circuit sets immigration arguments for April 17

8:01 pm Mar. 24, 2015

A federal appeals court has set two hours of arguments next month on the Obama Administration’s effort to lift an injunction against the President’s executive actions on immigration, as the Fifth Circuit set hearings on

U.S. Supreme Court asks for a budget cut

6:24 pm Mar. 23, 2015

Monday afternoon brought one of my favorite events of each year, when two Justices from the U.S. Supreme Court walk across the street to the U.S. Capitol, and ask lawmakers for the necessary funds to run the court’s operations for the next fiscal year.

“We’re always very, very careful, very cautious about budgetary expenditures,” Justice Anthony Kennedy told lawmakers on a House spending panel, as he and Justice Stephen Breyer submitted

Sen. Ted Cruz announces bid for President

10:04 am Mar. 23, 2015

The first big name is in the Republican race for the White House, as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas used a speech at Liberty University in Virginia to announce that he is running in 2016.