Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

Watchdogs Try To Get Mar-A-Lago Answers, Mostly Turn Up More Questions

Friday, September 15, 2017

Two groups are attempting to get more information about President Trump's guests at his private Florida resort Mar-A-Lago. For the most part, the inquiries have generated more questions than answers.

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Chinese Construction Company Inks Deal To Build Trump Golf Course In Dubai

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Chinese state-owned construction company has been awarded a contract to work on the Trump golf course in Dubai. The contract was confirmed despite assurances from President Trump that he would not engage in foreign deals while he is in the White House.

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Behind Support For 'Adoption,' A Web Of Clandestine Russian Advocates

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The sign on the door in Wilmington, Del., calls it a "human rights foundation" dedicated to resuming American adoption of Russian children. But what it's really about is anti-sanctions lobbying.

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New Details Emerge About Russians Who Met With Donald Trump Jr.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A foundation aimed at repealing a set of sanctions known as the Magnitsky Act has strong links to many of the Russians who attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and others.

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Analysts: U.S. Unlikely To End Trade With China Over North Korea

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

President Trump threatened to cut off trade to any nation doing business with North Korea after it tested a nuclear weapon. The warning was clearly aimed at China.

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Questions Linger About President Trump's Washington, D.C. Hotel

Friday, September 01, 2017

Congress and the General Services Administration Inspector General are raising new questions about President Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C., that's leased from the federal government.

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

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Qatar And Saudi Arabia Take Their Feud To The Airwaves, Internet

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Qatar have ramped up their lobbying efforts to gain international support in their 2-month-old feud. That includes TV attack ads, and flooding online media sites with competing messages.

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House Passes New Sanctions On Russia For Interfering In 2016 Election

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An overwhelming vote in the House to impose tough new sanctions on Russia for interfering with the 2016 presidential election leaves Trump in a challenging situation — accepting sanctions on Russia or vetoing a bill that has broad bipartisan support.

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Academic Adviser Of U.S. Student Jailed In Iran: 'Everything He Did Was Normal'

Monday, July 17, 2017

Iran says it has sentenced the Princeton student to 10 years for spying. He may have been caught up in a power struggle between hardliners and the more moderate government of President Hassan Rouhani.

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Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.

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Ivanka Trump Pushes To Expand Her Brand In China

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trump has applied for a dozen new trademarks in China since her father became president, but will she be successful?

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Qatar Faces Saudi Sanctions Deadline

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday marks 10-day deadline Saudi Arabia gave Qatar to meet several demands in the ongoing fight between the two U.S. allies. The U.S. is trying to keep both countries in the fight against ISIS.

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Attorneys General In D.C., Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Monday, June 12, 2017

Attorneys General for Washington, D.C., and Maryland are suing President Trump for violating the emoluments clause, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. The suit hinges on Trump's decision to keep ownership of his business empire.

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Ethics Waivers Cover More Former Lobbyists

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Office of Government Ethics has posted ethics waivers granted by the Trump administration to federal agency officials. It frees them from full compliance with ethics rules.

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Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."

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Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.

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U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

Friday, May 12, 2017

China and the U.S. struck a trade deal that allows beef and natural gas exports to China. The agreement will allow U.S. companies to sell liquefied natural gas to China, which is likely to be controversial on the West coast.

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Sale Of Trump Property Raises Ethical Questions About Potential Buyer's Motives

Thursday, May 11, 2017

President Trump's trust is selling off his resort in the Caribbean. Ethics experts say that a buyer might offer a huge price to curry favor with the president, underscoring the conflict of interest.

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Ethics Questions Raised Over Sale Of Trump Caribbean Resort

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

President Trump's trust is selling off a Caribbean resort, which creates an ethical dilemma. On the one hand, ethics experts want Trump to divest. But when he sells, that opens an opportunity for a wealthy buyer to try to win his favor.

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