Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Between Speech and Roll Call Vote, Bernie Sanders Forges Path Forward
Ahead of a roll call vote on Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders spent the morning lobbying his delegates, calling for unity and urging them to join him in backing Hillary Clinton as a bulwark against the prospect of President Donald Trump. Sanders delegates—many of whom could be seen weeping as their...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Will DNC Give Sanders Supporters the Full Roll Call Vote They Seek?
Bernie Sanders' name will be placed in nomination and there will be a full roll-call vote on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) floor on Tuesday night, according to reports. The Los Angeles Times noted Monday that Sanders supporters "fanned out across Philadelphia on Monday morning,...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
'We Made History': Watch as Sanders Addresses His 1900 Delegates
"Make no mistake about it—we have made history," a hoarse Bernie Sanders told a room full of adoring delegates on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on Monday. "We have shown the entire world that our ideas are not some crazy, wild, utopian fantasies," he said...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00am
DWS Gets Booed as Dems Prepare to Gavel In Contentious Convention
Outgoing Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday that she would step down after leaked emails showed party officials working throughout the primary season to undermine the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders, was greeted by boos in Philadelphia on Monday...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:30pm
Scorching Middle East Beats All-Time Heat Records for Eastern Hemisphere
Thermometers in Kuwait and Iraq reached record-shattering temperatures this week, with Weather Underground reporting that the measurements could be the hottest ever seen in the Eastern Hemisphere. According to Weather Underground 's Jeff Masters, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait climbed to an "...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
As Major Parties Embrace Fracking, Report Shows Natural Gas 'Bridge to Climate Disaster'
As the Democratic Party comes under fire for not taking a strong enough stance on fracking, and Donald Trump considers drilling tycoon Harold Hamm for Energy Secretary in his hypothetical cabinet, a new report out Friday details how proposed natural gas expansion in the U.S. stands to undermine...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Set for Convention Floor Fight, Push to End Superdelegates 'Catching Fire'
The push to abolish the " antidemocratic superdelegate system " within the Democratic National Committee is at its apex ahead of a DNC Rules Committee meeting on Saturday, at which an amendment to minimize the influence of those party insiders will be considered. Superdelegates, which only exist...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
New Snowden-Developed Smartphone Device Aims to Shield Journalists
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped to develop a smartphone case designed to protect privacy by constantly checking whether one's phone is transmitting data via radio signal. The technology, which the NSA whistleblower developed alongside prominent hardware hacker Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, is "a...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
US Justice Department Steps In to Halt Health Insurance Mega-Mergers
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to block two mega healthcare mergers, saying the acquisitions would "fundamentally reshape the health insurance industry" to the detriment of consumers. The antitrust lawsuits were announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in response to Anthem's $...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:45am
Hillary Clinton's Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He's in Their Corner
Sounding another alarm for progressives wary of the Democratic establishment's support for Wall Street, the man said to be leading the pack of potential Hillary Clinton running mates —Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine—has just this week sent a clear message to big banks: He's in their corner. Kaine, who is...
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