Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
On Coverage, Cost, and Consumer Protections, TrumpCare Gets an "F"
The Republican healthcare plan, which continues wending a rocky path through Congress, also keeps racking up negative reviews that contradict the GOP's rosy pitch—and undercut promises like those made Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) when he "guaranteed" every constituent could buy "affordable...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Local Official Says US-Built Apache Helicopter Behind Massacre of Refugees
At least 31 Somali refugees are dead after the boat they were traveling in from Yemen to Sudan was attacked by what might have been a U.S.-made Apache helicopter. International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed "dozens of deaths and many dozens of survivors brought to hospitals." A local...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
DOJ Docs Raise Questions About Gorsuch's Views on Torture and Executive Power
With just days until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a new trove of documents is raising additional questions about the federal judge's time at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he "played a key role in defending the torture and...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Home District 'Stakeouts' Begin as TrumpCare Advances in Congress
The GOP's healthcare plan narrowly passed out of the House Budget Committee on Thursday, while " stakeouts " began in Congressional home districts aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against the widely unpopular legislation. Three right-wing Republicans on the committee, Reps. Dave Brat (Va.),...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Morally Obscene" Trump Budget Proposal Stands to Make America Cruel Again
Meals on Wheels . Amtrak. Teacher training, after-school, and summer educational programs . The National Endowment for the Arts. The Appalachian Regional Commission. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "At a time of massive income and wealth...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Death Spiral, Debunked: Facts Undercut Major Argument for GOP Healthcare Plan
Republicans have spun a lot of stories in their desperate attempt to sell the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare—and among their favorites is the narrative that the law is " imploding ," in a " death spiral ," or otherwise doomed to fail. There are two problems with that argument...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Is Anyone Left at Goldman Sachs? Trump Picks Another Alum for Treasury Deputy
President Donald Trump has selected yet another Goldman Sachs executive to fill a senior role in his administration, naming the firm's current managing director, James Donovan, to serve as deputy Treasury secretary. Donovan would be the sixth member of Trump's team with ties to Goldman, which was...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Top Trump Aide Accused of Breaking Criminal Conflict of Interest Law
Another member of President Donald Trump's inner circle may have blurred ethical lines, this time by breaking criminal conflict of interest laws. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint Tuesday with White House counsel Don McGhan, accusing assistant to the...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Opposition Rises Against Anti-Woman, Pro-Corporate Nominee Neil Gorsuch
With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing set to begin in less than one week, advocacy groups are highlighting the federal judge's troubling record on issues ranging from reproductive rights to labor protections to campaign finance law. Gorsuch will sit before the Senate...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Trump's Broken Promises on Display With 'Devastating' CBO Report
The worse-than-expected healthcare analysis released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has Republicans on the defensive, the White House dodging campaign promises , and the resistance movement reenergized to fight back . According to the CBO, the GOP's healthcare plan would cause 24...
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