Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, March 24, 2017
With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday,...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008
On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008. Named ' Dark Matter, ' the latest release shows that that CIA has been infecting...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
GOP 'Callousness' on Full Display as Trump and Ryan Push for AHCA Passage
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump appear to be testing just how cruel their healthcare plan must be to win enough Republican support to pass Thursday's House vote. Tweets about #saveaca OR #AHCA Despite widespread outrage over what is already said to be a " massive transfer of...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gorsuch Refuses Chance to Condemn 'Dark Money' Lobbying on His Behalf
Putting a rare spotlight on the shadowy conservatives pushing for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday directly questioned the nominee on the dark money groups supporting his bid. During the second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee,...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Despite Every Reason to Stop Gorsuch, Are Dems Letting Him 'Off the Hook'?
As the reasons for blocking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continue to mount, there is growing concern that Democrats are simply going to let President Donald Trump's nominee "off the hook," as Sen. Dianne Feinstein did during questioning Tuesday. In one exchange during the second day of...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Backing Ryan's New "Crueler" Health Plan, Trump Threatens Reluctant Lawmakers
President Donald Trump appeared on Capitol Hill early Tuesday to strong-arm lawmakers into voting for the updated version of the GOP's American Healthcare Act (AHCA), which overnight was made "even crueler to the poor and working class" in a bid to win over the most conservative faction of House...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Kentucky Gov. Signs Law Greenlighting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students
Essentially codifying hate speech, Kentucky Governor Mike Bevin signed into law on Monday a bill that gives individuals, including students, license to make hateful statements about someone based on their "religious or political viewpoints." Passed under the guise of bolstering "religious freedom...
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