Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, February 24, 2017
At CPAC, Trump Decries Chicago Violence But Not Potential Kansas Hate Crime
He doubled down on his incendiary rhetoric about violence in Chicago, but President Donald Trump failed to mention this week's deadly shooting in suburban Kansas City when he addressed the crowd at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Wednesday's attack in at...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
With DOJ Reversal on Private Prisons, Corporate Jailers Get What They Paid For
Reflecting the influence of big donors and corporate interests on the Trump administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the Department of Justice's (DOJ) 2016 directive to scale back the use of for-profit, private prisons. In a one-page memo to the acting head of the Bureau...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
As Ryan Dodges Constituents (on Horseback), Voters Demand to Be Heard
Constituents have for weeks been complaining of difficulty reaching House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by phone, so on Wednesday a national advocacy group brought their messages right to the congressman's doorstep—"the old-fashioned way." He'll get them when he returns from a fundraising jaunt in...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Email Dump Reveals EPA Chief Pruitt's Cozy Ties With Fossil Fuels Industry
Thousands of pages of emails between newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and fossil fuel companies during his time as Oklahoma attorney general—released per court order on Tuesday night— confirm "a close and friendly relationship" between the man now charged with protecting the U.S...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sorry, Mr. President, There's Nothing "So-Called" About These Angry Crowds
President Donald Trump belittled engaged constituents on Twitter Tuesday evening, dismissing those who are showing up to local town hall meetings nationwide as "so-called angry crowds." But reports from Tuesday's home district events clearly demonstrated that there's nothing "so-called" about...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Without One Mention of Climate Change, Scott Pruitt Greets EPA Employees
Newly sworn-in EPA administrator Scott Pruitt , whose nomination was ardently opposed by environmentalists and who is poised to roll back major climate and clean water regulations, addressed his employees for the first time Tuesday afternoon. During his remarks, in which he did not mention the...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
'Medicare for All' Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare Promises
Cut the bureaucratic mess. Reduce costs . Expand coverage . Make it great. President Donald Trump put forth a good number of lofty promises on healthcare on the 2016 campaign trail. A new analysis released Tuesday reveals there's only one way to achieve them: Enact a single-payer, Medicare-for-All...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Trump's Vague Condemnation of Anti-Semitism Called "Too Little, Too Late"
President Donald Trump finally spoke on Tuesday about a recent rash of anti-Semitic threats and attacks in the U.S., telling one news outlet: "Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it's going to stop." The vague statement was the president's only response thus far to the latest wave of anti-Semitic acts—...
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Fed Up with 'Dysfunction and Deadlock,' Former FEC Chair Will Resign
The primary responsibilities of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) are to ensure full disclosure of campaign money and fair enforcement of election law, former chair Ann M. Ravel said Monday, before declaring : "Citizens deserve to know it does neither." In an op-ed published at the New York...
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Monday, February 20, 2017
On President's Day, Mass Crowds Say of Donald Trump: 'Not My President'
From coast to coast and many places in between, thousands of people are marking the occasion of President's Day by voicing their opposition to the policies of their current president, Donald Trump. Tweets about #notmypresident OR #doyourjob Major " Not My President's Day " anti-Trump rallies are...
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