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  1. Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea

    09.21 / 19:11 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump said he signed an executive order that will expand sanctions against North Korea.He made the announcement Thursday before a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Trump said the order will target companies and individuals that "conduct significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea."SEE MORE: Trump Speaks Frankly About Iran Nuclear Deal At UN"North Korea's nuclear weapons and…
  2. How Do United Nations Sanctions Work? And Are They Effective?

    09.21 / 18:17 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe United Nations will impose sanctions on other countries, but why? And do they work?The U.N. uses sanctions to seek peace and to react to a country's actions — like North Korea's nuclear advancements. Sanctions can be "open-ended" until a country fixes concerns.U.N. sanctions are typically backed by several countries — including the U.S. — that are part of the U.N. Security Council.In 2014, it cost the Security Council about $30 million a yea…
  3. Book Sales Suggest Many Want Hillary Clinton's Take On 'What Happened'

    09.21 / 18:17 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoAlmost a year after the U.S. presidential election, some still want to hear Hillary Clinton's take on why the race ended like it did.Her new book titled "What Happened" sold 167,000 hardcover copies in the U.S. during its first week on sale.Clinton's publisher says that makes for the best first week of any "hardcover nonfiction title published since 2012."And Simon & Schuster says it expects the orders to keep coming; it says it already printed 800,000 copies.In the…
  4. Here's A Glimpse At The Latest GOP Health Care Bill, Graham-Cassidy

    09.21 / 04:36 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoRepublicans have yet another bill nearing a vote that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office said he will likely bring the legislation — proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy — to the Senate floor next week. That'll give Republicans a small window to pass the bill themselves before a Sept. 30 procedural deadline kicks in.After this month, Republicans will no longer be able to use t…
  5. As Trump's Health Secretary, Tom Price Is Really Into Private Jets

    09.21 / 01:43 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has apparently racked up quite a travel bill recently.Politico reports Price chartered five flights between Sept. 13 and 15 to travel back and forth between New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania. The outlet estimates those flights cost at least $60,000.Now, some House Democrats are planning to look into Price's travel to see if using private planes was wasteful. That's a position Price can relate to. Back when he…
  6. President Trump's Popularity Numbers Are Slightly Less Awful

    09.21 / 01:43 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoFor the first time in months, President Trump's approval rating is trending up — but just a little bit. A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found the president is at a 43 percent approval rating. That's up from 39 percent just last month. Other polls found a similar modest uptick. Trump's approval numbers tanked after a series of self-inflicted scandals hit his administration — mostly because of his handling of the violent protests in Charlottesville. Especially hi…
  7. Trump Repeats Claims That Both Sides Are To Blame For Charlottesville

    09.15 / 03:09 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoPresident Trump is still sticking by his comments that both sides were to blame for deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He defended his earlier statements after meeting with Sen. Tim Scott, who is currently the only black Republican senator. Scott was invited to the White House on Wednesday to discuss Trump's Charlottesville response as well as issues impacting minority communities. Scott previously questioned Trump's "moral…
  8. Ethics Office Lets Lobbyists Help Buy Lawyers For White House Staff

    09.15 / 02:08 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoWhite House employees who might need to lawyer-up for the ongoing Russian probes just got a huge gift from the Office of Government Ethics. The agency reversed guidelines that prohibited lobbyists from secretly donating to legal defense funds, reinstating a 1993 policy that greenlighted those donations.Government ethics experts say the move opens up the possibility for conflicts of interest, at the very least. Marilyn Glynn, acting ethics director under George W. Bush told…
  9. Motel 6 Under Fire For Reporting Guests To ICE

    09.15 / 01:12 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoHotel chain Motel 6 confirmed that some of its employees would routinely hand over guest information to U.S. immigration officials.The Phoenix New Times originally broke the news after it investigated a series of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests at several Arizona Motel 6s. Hotel staff told the paper they were forwarding guest lists to ICE every morning.Motel 6 says senior management wasn't aware of the practice and has put a stop to it. The company…
  10. Living In Limbo: A DACA Recipient Talks Living On The Texas Border

    09.15 / 01:12 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch Video"My life before DACA was a life of anguish. A life of fear. I feared for my life, I feared for my future, for my kids' future. ... I remember dreaming of me being in Mexico being deported to Mexico and all I can do is see my kids on the side. And not be able to get to them. ... I could just see them waving at me, but I couldn't get to them," DACA recipient Ana Contreras said. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration policy was established in June…
  11. North Korea Reportedly Launches Another Missile Over Japan

    09.15 / 00:11 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoNorth Korea reportedly launched yet another missile.Not much is known about the missile itself, but Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported it flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido and landed over 1,200 miles away in the Pacific Ocean. Japan warned its citizens to go inside and stay away from any debris if they find any.SEE MORE: These 2 Countries Are Against Ending Fuel Shipments To North KoreaThe launch comes just a few days after the U.N. Security…
  12. Mnuchin's Government Plane Woes Predate Those For The Solar Eclipse

    09.14 / 19:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested a government plane for his European honeymoon earlier this summer.Mnuchin married actress Louise Linton back in June.ABC News cited anonymous sources when it first reported Mnuchin's request. A Treasury Department spokesperson later confirmed the news, saying Mnuchin did it because of his national security duties.Because Mnuchin is on the president's National Security Council, he needs to have a line of secure…
  13. Hillary Clinton Renews Long-Shot Call To End The Electoral College

    09.14 / 17:50 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe 2016 presidential election marked the fifth time in America's history the winning candidate didn't win the popular vote."If you look at our recent history, we've had several candidates, nominees who've won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College. What does that say?" Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper.In her book "What Happened," Clinton renewed her call to end the Electoral College, something she said she…
  14. Why Trump Deemed A Business Deal A National Security Concern

    09.14 / 16:56 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump just blocked a Chinese company from buying out a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer, citing national security concerns.But what would be so dangerous about that business deal? Let's start from the beginning.Lattice Semiconductor makes computer chips.These chips can be used in communications, computing and military settings. And the White House statement cites " the use of Lattice products" by the U.S. government.A Chinese-linked company called…
  15. The Missouri Senate Censured A Colleague Over Her Comments About Trump

    09.14 / 14:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Missouri state lawmaker who said she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was formally reprimanded by her colleagues.The Missouri Senate voted Wednesday to censure Maria Chappelle-Nadal over the controversial comment, which she posted on Facebook last month.The censure resolution is a formal expression of the Senate's disappointment in Chappelle-Nadal's conduct. She gets to keep her seat for now, but lawmakers can always circle back to the issue…
  16. Trump, Democrats Have Different Ideas On How Their DACA Meeting Went

    09.14 / 14:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders recently discussed protecting undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But finding out how that Wednesday night meeting went depends on whom you ask.Earlier this month, the Trump administration said it's rescinding DACA, which currently lets about 790,000 undocumented immigrants remain in the U.S. But now, Congress has six months to come up with a legislative…
  17. Trump Follows Through On Campaign Promise About Visas, Deportees

    09.14 / 12:59 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration has cut off some types of visas to four countries it says aren't taking back nationals deported from the U.S.The four countries — Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cambodia — face slightly different visa sanctions, ranging from a ban on all citizens to restrictions on certain officials only. The U.S. eventually has to release undocumented immigrants whose home countries won't take them back. President Donald Trump p…