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  1. The Trump Administration Loosens An Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration is relaxing an Obama-era rule requiring most employer-offered health insurance plans to include no-cost coverage for birth control.The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor announced two new rules Friday. The rules expand the types of entities that can claim moral or religious exemptions to the so-called birth control mandate.The administration says the rules are meant to balance government interests in…
  2. Women Are On The Move In Liberia's Political Scene

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoLiberia's upcoming election is drawing more women to run for office."The men fear us. ... The woman can do better than the men," said House of Representatives candidate Patricia Delaney.This boost is encouraged by an election law in the country. It requires at least 30 percent of political parties' candidates be women.SEE MORE: A Police Chief Is Female In A Place Where Women Often Must Stay HomeBut, local media reports not all political parties are hitting…
  3. Undocumented Artist Channels Her Activism Through Music

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoStephanie "Soultree" Anne Ladrera Camba, 27, has many labels: She's a Chicagoan, a DACA recipient, a singer, an artist and a Filipino. But the one that hits hard is being labeled an "undocumented immigrant." Soultree utilizes her songs to express the emotional turmoil she faces day to day. During a performance in Chicago, she held a clenched fist in the air in a somewhat defiant stance and sang: "They wanna separate us, criminalize and debate us. We won’t allow it we won’t a…
  4. John Kelly's Personal Cellphone Might Have Been Compromised

    10.06 / 14:30 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoWhite House officials reportedly believe chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was hacked.Multiple U.S. government officials told Politico they don't know exactly when the suspected breach occurred, but it possibly happened as far back as last December.Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, became White House chief of staff back in July. Prior to that, he served as the Trump administration's secretary of homeland security. Politico reports…
  5. House Approves 2018 Budget, Paving The Way For Major Tax Reform

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoWith 219 votes against 206, House Republicans just narrowly passed their 2018 budget. The budget — which has heavy support from President Donald Trump — includes up to $203 billion in spending cuts and paves the way for major tax reform. "The House budget, passed out of committee with unanimous Republican support in July, begins to address our spending addiction by balancing the budget over 10 years, so that we can start paying down our nat…
  6. DOJ Says Sex Discrimination Law Doesn't Apply To Transgender People

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoAttorney General Jeff Sessions says the section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act banning sex discrimination in the workplace does not apply to transgender people.Sessions announced that stance in a memo Wednesday. It reverses 2014 guidance from former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said the same law ensured workplace protections for transgender workers.  Holder said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extends protections to anyone who's faced…
  7. GOP Donors Get Stingy As Agenda Stalls In Congress

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe GOP's inability to pass any major legislation this year has put in jeopardy the one thing politicians need above all else: money. Big-name donors on the right are not happy at all with the party and its lack of movement on, well, anything. At a recent dinner, one of those donors lit into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky senator seemed to shift the blame to President Trump, implying the president's lack of legislative experience leads him to have…
  8. NRA, Congress And White House Gang Up On Bump Stocks

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe mass shooting in Las Vegas now has the pro-gun National Rifle Association calling for tougher laws — not on the guns themselves but on an accessory the gunman might've used.The NRA's statement still claims banning firearms won't stop mass shootings but says "devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."That's referring to a "bump stock," a device that uses a s…
  9. Trump Administration Denies Endangered Protections For 25 Species

    10.06 / 08:15 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration wouldn't list 25 different species as endangered Wednesday, saying at this time, extra protections aren't needed.Some environmental activists, like the Center for Biological Diversity, criticized the move. The organization's endangered species director said, "You couldn't ask for a clearer sign that the Trump administration puts corporate profits ahead of protecting endangered species."The group says it's especially concerned about the…