Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is senior editor and a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:15pm
Sparking 'The Fight of a Lifetime,' Senate Puts Fossil Fuel Ally at Helm of EPA
Portending risks to "the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we love," the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 52-46 vote comes a day after an Oklahoma judge said Pruitt was in violation of the...
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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:30am
NYT: AG Sessions Must Appoint Special Prosecutor for Trump-Russia Ties
The New York Times has called for a special prosecutor to lead an impartial investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration—"which seems uninterested in telling the truth in matters large and small"—and Russia. The Times editorial board writes Friday the scope of a potential...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:45pm
Puzder Out: Fast Food CEO Drops Nomination to Head Labor Dept.
Fast-food CEO Andy Puzder , President Donald Trump's pick to head the Labor Department, withdrew his nomination Wednesday afternoon. "While I won't be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team," Puzder said in a statement. An unnamed source close to...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:15pm
Republicans Launch Bicameral Salvos Against Wall Street Watchdog
Republicans continued their attack on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) again introduced legislation to kill the Wall Street watchdog. Cruz in a statement called the CFPB, the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Resistance Abroad: Expats Rejecting Trump Administration
With actions big and small , it's clear that resistance within the U.S. to the Trump administration is swelling. But outside the nation's borders, expats are rising up to express opposition as well. "There's something like 8 million Americans abroad," Roxanne Matiz, an American who attended a Nov...
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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
#DayWithoutLatinos: 10,000+ March in Milwaukee Against Trump's Immigration Crackdown
Amidst growing pushback against the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, more than ten thousand people marched in Milwaukee on Monday to "resist the wave of deportations and immigration raids sweeping the country." The "Day Without Latinxs, Immigrants, and Refugees" action, organized by...
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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:45pm
Another Republican Takes a Step to Ensure Death of the EPA
A House Republican this week introduced legislation to eviscerate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017, declared Rep. Sam Johnson (Texas), is a "commonsense bill does right by the hardworking Americans." According to a press statement from...
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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:00am
At $21.6 Billion, Internal DHS Report Shows Border Wall Cost Roughly Double What Trump Claimed
An internal report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seen by Reuters puts the cost for President Donald Trump's proposed "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border at up to $21.6 billion, far higher than the estimates put forth by Trump or Republican leadership. Trump, who signed on Jan. 25 an...
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gitmo 2.0 Called 'Disaster': Draft Executive Order Reveals Trump Plan to Expand Offshore Prison
A draft executive order reported to be circulating within the Trump White House calls for keeping the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison open and allowing for individuals associated with the Islamic State (ISIS) to be sent there—a plan described by one expert as "toxic policy" and "a national security...
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:30pm
Raising Questions Over Conflicts of Interest Again, Trump Lashes Out at Nordstrom on Twitter
President Donald Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter to decry what he described as unfair treatment by Nordstrom towards his daughter Ivanka a week after the department store chain announced it would no longer carry her fashion line. "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom," he...
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