Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
'Sessions Watch' Begins as Chorus Promises to Hold AG Accountable
"If Jeff Sessions turns a blind eye while [Trump] violates the Constitution or breaks the law, he'll hear from all of us," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Warren Vows 'This Is Not Over' as Senate Tees Up Vote on Jeff Sessions
Amid bitter partisan fighting and public outcry, the U.S. Senate will vote on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general around 6:50pm EST Wednesday evening. Watch live: Uproar over the GOP's muzzling of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued throughout the day,...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Taking Cues from Trump, UK Quietly 'Shuts Door' on Child Refugees
In what was described as an example of "British Trumpism," the U.K. government on Wednesday quietly ended its commitment to accepting and rehousing thousands of unaccompanied child refugees—a decision decried as "a betrayal of these vulnerable children and a betrayal of British values." The so-...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
'This Is the #NoDAPL Last Stand': Tribe to Sue as Actions Planned Nationwide
The Trump administration "will be held accountable in court" for its decision to grant the final easement on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) , Indigenous people and environmental allies vowed Tuesday. #NoDAPL Tweets And with actions planned nationwide on Wednesday, the administration won't get...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
'Unfit for the Job': Puzder's Personal and Professional Records Under Fire
With President Donald Trump's Labor secretary pick, fast-food CEO Andy Puzder, facing increasing scrutiny and a growing opposition campaign , four GOP senators are reportedly "withholding judgement" on the controversial nominee. According to CNN reporter Manu Raju on Tuesday, Republican Sens. Susan...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
EPA Nominee Pruitt Sued for Withholding Thousands of Energy Co. Emails
One day after hundreds of current and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees voiced their opposition to the man President Donald Trump wants to run that agency—and just ahead of his Senate confirmation vote—a prominent watchdog group is suing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Despite Outpouring of Opposition, DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary
DeVos' vocal opponents said the razor-thin margin reflected DeVos' lack of relevant qualifications and—as with many of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees—fundamental disconnect with the department she was picked to lead.
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Senate Dems Will #HoldtheFloor Overnight to Protest Looming DeVos Vote
With the confirmation vote for President Donald Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos , expected to take place at noon on Tuesday, Senate Democrats have said they will "hold the floor" overnight in a last-ditch effort to convince one more Republican to vote against the Michigan billionaire. #...
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Monday, February 06, 2017
'A Day Without Women': Calls Grow for General Women's Strike
The next phase of the resistance as embodied by last month's Women's March may come in the form of a general women's strike—a day inspired by feminist movements in other countries , during which women don't work (in the office or at home) or go to school. The official Women's March social media...
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Legal Battle Over Trump Ban Could Be Headed To US Supreme Court
Legal briefs were pouring into a federal appellate court in San Francisco Monday morning, as President Donald Trump's order barring refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States moves into the next phase of a contentious court battle . Two U.S. states , 10...
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