Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 11:45am
Nationwide Rallies Are #OurFirstStand Against GOP Assault on Healthcare
Rallies to protect critical healthcare safety net programs took place nationwide on Sunday, on the heels of a week that saw those very programs placed squarely in Republican crosshairs . #OurFirstStand Tweets Spearheaded by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y...
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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 9:45am
Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women's March Momentum
More than 20 U.S. lawmakers have now said they will not attend Friday's inauguration ceremony, while Saturday's Women's March continues to gain steam. Fusion is keeping a list of representatives who are skipping President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration—a list that grew overnight after Trump...
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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 8:15am
Ringling Bros. Circus 'Finally Bows to Public Opinion,' to End Run in May
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday night that it would hold its final performance in May, a victory for animal rights activists who have battled the show for decades. A message from Kenneth Feld, president of the Ringling parent company Feld Entertainment, said...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Bracing for Trump, Protests Commence in Nation's Capital and Beyond
With less than a week until President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, the resistance has officially begun. People around the country rallied on Saturday to tell the nation: Even in the face of the threats posed by the incoming Trump administration, immigrants and their families are here to stay...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:45am
Outrage After Trump Insults Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
On the Saturday morning of a holiday weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., President-elect Donald Trump trashed civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), after Lewis said he would not attend next week's inauguration ceremony. The Georgia lawmaker—who has served in Congress since...
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 1:45pm
GOP House Takes Next Step Toward Taking Healthcare Away From Millions
With a vote largely along party lines, the U.S. House on Friday pushed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, one step closer to death. Ahead of the 227-198 vote ( roll call here ), GOP House leaders expressed confidence that their chamber would pass a budget resolution paving the way for ACA...
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:00am
EPA Pick Pruitt's "Radical Record" and Abundant Conflicts Probed by Senate Dems
Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt , is facing new scrutiny over his ties to fossil fuel companies and his role in ongoing litigation against the very agency he's been chosen to lead. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works announced...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 3:45pm
Pressed By Warren, Carson Can't Promise Trump Won't Benefit From HUD Contracts
"The problem is that you can't assure us that HUD money will not end up in the president-elect's pockets," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Bracing for Trump's Anti-Science Agenda, DOE Announces 'Scientific Integrity Policy'
As President-elect Donald Trump's anti-science administration prepares to swoop into Washington, D.C., outgoing Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz on Wednesday announced a new "scientific integrity policy" meant to protect workers and policies that may be at risk. According to Moniz...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:00am
With Late Night Vote-a-Rama, GOP Takes Aim at Key Healthcare Gains
Early Thursday, Senate Republicans took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, overcoming a slew of Democratic amendments meant to defend popular parts of the law and setting the stage for tens of millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. The 51-48...
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