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Meet the Team

Andrew Lawler

Motion Graphics Producer

Born in the woods of the far off land they call Columbia, Missouri, Andrew is a super-energetic and outgoing video editor, known for talking non-stop while writers work in vain to finish their stories. When it comes to editing, his strengths include speed, coloring, and over-heating computers to ridiculous degrees. Off the clock Andrew enjoys playing video games, watching television, and staring blankly in corners for hours on end.

  Recent Work

What To Know About North Korea's Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Missile

Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Nothing But The Truth: A Quick Primer On Testifying To Congress

Transgender service members
Getty Images / Ucas JacksonU.S.

Putting Trump's Proposed Transgender Military Ban In Context

Men watch a news conference of Russian president Vladimir Putin on TVs in a store June 24, 2002 in Moscow.
Getty Imgaes / Oleg NikishinWorld

How State Media Became A Weapon Of Information Warfare

Workers unload medical supplies to fight the Ebola epidemic from a USAID cargo flight on August 24, 2014 in Harbel, Liberia.
Getty Images / John MooreU.S.

Why Trump's Budget Cuts To US Soft Power Matter

An F/A-18F Super Hornet fires a Sidewinder AIM-9M missile during an exercise.
U.S. Department of DefenseU.S.

It's Really Rare For One Fighter Jet To Take Down Another: Here's Why

An image of Cameroon with its name in French on an old map.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

C'est La Violence: Cameroon Is Fighting Over Language

Fired FBI Director James Comey in Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room
Getty ImagesPolitics

Collision Course: The Complete Comey-Trump Saga In 3 Minutes

A man stands in the ruins of a building destroyed during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.
Getty Images / Carl CourtWorld

After ISIS Falls, What Happens To Its 'Digital Caliphate'?

How the federal government should work.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

A Constitutional Crisis May Not Be What You Think It Is

A Mercator projection map from 1897
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection / Rand McNally and CompanyWorld

Why Most World Maps Are Very Wrong

Richard Ben-Veniste during an interview.
Newsy StaffPolitics

The Best Way To Investigate A Political Scandal? We Asked An Expert.

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally
Getty Images / Win McNameePolitics

Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' Health Care Plan, Explained

A family from Turkey crosses the U.S.-Canada border into Canada
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

More And More Refugees Are Fleeing The US For Canada

A gun with a silencer on top of a law that says National Instant Criminal Background Check

Congress Could Change The Process For Getting Gun Silencers

A protester holds a "deport Trump" sign.
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

How Trump Wants To Make It Easier To Deport People Quickly

Presidents Trump and Obama.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Presidents Can't Order Wiretaps (And Other Things To Know About FISA)

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants
Getty Images / John MoorePolitics

The US Deports People In 2 Main Ways. The Difference Is Crucial.

Palestinian woman walking past a barricade at Israeli settlement and Palestinian neighborhood
Getty Images / Chris McGrathPolitics

Israel And Palestine's 2-State Solution Explained

Cody LaGrow looking at phone.
Newsy / David SeitzU.S.

What Is 'Breadcrumbing'? Decoding The Latest Digital Dating Disaster

A graphic showing the chances of dying in a terror attack in the U.S. committed by foreigners on various visas.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Odds Of Being Killed By A Refugee Terrorist? 1 In 3.6 Billion

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone in the Oval Office of the White House.
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

The US-Australia Refugee Deal That Trump Called 'Dumb'

Conflicted: Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Conflicted: A Newsy Special Report

President Trump signs an executive order.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Here's What You Should Know About Executive Orders

President Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

Most Americans Disapprove Of Donald Trump — In Record Time

A woman holds up signs at Donald Trump's inauguration.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Donald Trump Is Making America Protest Again

Donald Trump owes hundreds of millions to Wall Street.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Unless He Divests, Trump Will Owe Wall Street Hundreds Of Millions

A graphic of Donald Trump taking the inaugural oath
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

The Attendance, Cost And Other Big Numbers Behind Trump's Inauguration

Donald Trump's conflicts of interest are unprecedented.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Donald Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Are Unprecedented

George Zimmerman sits in a Seminole County courtroom in 2012.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Study Links Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law To Rise In Violence