Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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A sign held up at the January 21st Women's March in St. Paul, Minnesota. News
Friday, March 24, 2017
Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds
Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired . They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school and summer programs, new road and transit projects, climate change research, and a program to help low income people heat their homes. Those cuts—and many more—comprise the "...
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Ivanka Trump News
Friday, March 24, 2017
White House Ethics Loophole for Ivanka 'Doesn't Work,' Say Watchdogs
Ivanka Trump's bizarre new White House role that grants her a West Wing office and security clearance, but no official title or salary, simply does not work. That's the message from government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Democracy 21, and the Campaign...
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2014 Keystone XL protest News
Friday, March 24, 2017
'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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A protest sign at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. News
Thursday, March 23, 2017
'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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A sign at a protest on the Supreme Court steps against right-wing Judge Neil Gorsuch. News
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Growing a Spine? Schumer Sets Stage for Gorsuch Filibuster
After weeks of outcry and public calls for Senate Democrats to "grow a spine" and filibuster President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Democrats finally appear to be listening. On Thursday, after three days of Senate Judiciary Committee testimony, Senate...
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Bernie Sanders speaks at a protest against SEC nominee Jay Clayton News
Thursday, March 23, 2017
"Embodiment of Greed": Sanders, Warren Rail Against Trump's SEC Pick
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) rallied against President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, alongside other progressive leaders late Wednesday. Clayton, a corporate lawyer who helped Wall Street...
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A protest against a coal-powered power plant in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. News
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Coal in 'Freefall' Worldwide, Report Finds
The coal industry is in "freefall" worldwide, the latest annual survey from environmental groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm finds. "The staggering uptick in clean energy and reduction in the new coal plant pipeline is even more proof that coal isn't just bad for public health and the...
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Anti-Trump protest sign News
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trump Presidency Has Had "Most Failed" Start Ever, Says Historian
President Donald Trump's first months on the job have been the worst of any president in U.S. history, according to noted historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley. "This is the most failed first 100 days of any president," Brinkley told the Washington Post earlier this week. "To be as...
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Ivanka Trump News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Ivanka Trump To Get Security Clearance, West Wing Office—But No 'Official' Role
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is to receive a West Wing office next to a National Security Council advisor. She'll receive a security clearance, allowing her to access classified information. And she'll be given government-issued communication devices. However, Ivanka won't be...
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Wildfire burning behind a house in Boulder, Colo. News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Trump Makes Paris Targets Moot as Scorching Temps Send Planet into 'Uncharted Territory'
President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle climate policies enacted under former President Barack Obama have put the United States' targets to reduce CO2 emissions under the Paris climate accord permanently beyond reach, according to multiple recent analyses examined by InsideClimate News. "We...
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