Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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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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Sunday, March 12, 2017
"You Can't Fire the Rule of Law": Warren Joins Chorus Blasting US Attorney's Firing
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was among those raising questions on Sunday over the firing of U.S. attorney Preet Bharara , accusing President Donald Trump of getting rid of Bharara for political reasons and warning him that he won't replace "real prosecutors with cronies without a massive fight...
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
House Intel Committee Gives Trump Monday Deadline for Wiretapping Proof
Leading members of the House Intelligence Committee have demanded that President Donald Trump provide evidence by Monday of his claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped—possibly by former President Barack Obama. The Associated Press reported Saturday that committee chairman, Devin Nunes of California...
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
Forced to Defend Healthcare Plan, Lawmakers Face 'Supercharged Resistance'
Republican congressmen Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, both of California, faced large, angry crowds at town hall meetings on Saturday, offering a preview of what awaits GOP lawmakers if they continue their efforts to ram through a widely unpopular healthcare reform law while ducking attempts to...
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
RESIST DAY #52: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
US Attorney in New York Fired After Refusing Trump's Abrupt Request to Resign
Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was fired Saturday after refusing to comply with the Trump administration's request to resign, according to the New York Times . Bharara's firing adds another layer of controversy to the episode,...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Where's Tillerson? Secretary of State Ducking Press Amid Reports of Being Sidelined
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on his first trip to Asia next week, visiting Japan, South Korea, and China. In what some journalists are calling an unprecedented move, he will not travel with members of the press. "Not only does this situation leave the public narrative of the...
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