Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
225,000 Demand Schumer Drop 'Phony Democrat' Manchin from Party Leadership
More than a dozen progressive activists stormed Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) office on Thursday morning, demanding he drop "Trump-apologist" Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) from the Democratic party leadership team. Manchin, who has voted to confirm several of President Donald Trump's controversial...
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which oversees everything from oil and gas pipelines to electricity transmission, is among those panels that could be impacted by the Trump administration's meddling. (Photo: chesapeakeclimate/flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Trump May Have Found a Way to Stack Commissions With 'Sympathetic' Nominees
The Trump administration may have come up with "a way to get around" the tradition of bipartisan representation on federal commissions, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday, raising alarm that those panels could end up " being stacked with nominees sympathetic to the president ." The workaround...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
With Battles in Multiple States, Fight to End Gerrymandering Heats Up
On the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a major victory in a Virginia gerrymandering case, pro-democracy forces gathered at the North Carolina state capitol building for a day of action opposing the practice. Wednesday's 7-1 decision (pdf) from the nation's high court "instructed a...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
With VOICE Agency, Trump Continues 'Nativist Demonization' of Immigrants
Groans and boos greeted President Donald Trump's announcement of an Orwellian new government agency—"VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement)"—during his address to Congress Tuesday night. "I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims,"...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sanders Tackles Drug Pricing (Again), This Time With Help From 'Big-Pharma Dems'
Aiming to lower the "outrageous" cost of prescription drugs, a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would allow Americans to import low-cost medicine from Canada. Sanders was joined (pdf) in his chamber by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bob...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Groups Raise Alarm About Under-the-Radar, 'Extremist' Healthcare Nominee
Organizers are urging constituents to call their lawmakers Tuesday and make a pitch against Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Senate Finance Committee, which held Verma's under-the-radar hearing earlier this...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Clueless DeVos Uses 'Byproduct of Jim Crow' to Push 'School Choice' Ideology
A statement released Monday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposes her lack of knowledge about both education policy and American history, critics said. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are "real pioneers when it comes to school choice," DeVos said in the statement marking...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Congressman to Trump: If Your Healthcare Plan's So "Fantastic," Let Us See It
Speaking to the nation's governors on Monday, President Donald Trump mused that "nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated," while reiterating that on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, his administration has "come up with a solution that's really, really I...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Progressive 'Justice League' to Serve as Alt-Cabinet for Fact-Challenged Trump
Dubbing itself an "online Justice League" of sorts, a progressive "Shadow Cabinet" launched Monday, filled with "citizen secretaries" tasked with debunking President Donald Trump's lies and putting forth substantive, democratic, and justice-based alternatives to his administration's right-wing...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Stymied at the Top, Progressives Seek to Transform Party From Bottom Up
As the Democratic party looks forward under new leadership installed over the weekend , young people and progressives are demanding a seat at the table. Many in the party are ready to hold incoming Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez's "feet to the fire," as Our Revolution's Jeff...
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