Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is senior editor and a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Trump Furthers War on Science With 'Illegal' Nomination of Climate Denier for Top USDA Scientist
As the administration continues to take a "wrecking ball" to science, President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially nominated climate change denier , conservative talk radio host, and former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis to the top science job at the United States Department of Agriculture (...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Spicey Is Out: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, the New York Times first reported . His departure was reportedly in response to President Donald Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to White House communications director. Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and was a campaign...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Trump's NAFTA Plan Looks a Lot Like Corporate-Friendly Deals He Campaigned Against
The Trump administration this week released its objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—the trade deal Donald Trump referred to as "the worse deal ever"—and while observers say the document includes " a lot of boilerplate language " and is " fairly vague ,"...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Amnesty Slams Latest Supreme Court Ruling on 'Cruel and Discriminatory' Muslim Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration's appeal to broaden the scope of its " Muslim Ban 2.0 " to grandparents and other close relatives, partially staying a ruling on the travel ban by a federal court in Hawaii. But the High court put U.S. District Court Judge...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Study Calls for Rapid "Negative Emissions" as Scientist Warns "Shit's Hitting the Fan"
The "shit is hitting is the fan," said noted climate scientist James Hansen, countering "this narrative out there…that we have turned the corner on dealing with the climate problem." Hansen is lead author of a new study that warns that there "is no time to delay" on climate change efforts and...
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Transparency Victory: Trump Forced to Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs
Watchdog groups are claiming victory on Monday after the Trump administration said it would release the visitor logs for Mar-a-Lago, the resort estate the president owns in Florida and which he dubbed the "Winter White House" after facing a lawsuit. Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in...
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Monday, July 17, 2017
It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months.
A new investigation shows that President Donald Trump's bombing campaign against ISIS (the Islamic State) over several months has already led to nearly as many civilian deaths as those overseen by the Obama White House over several years. According to an Airwars investigation conducted for The...
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sad! Trump's Six-Month Approval Rating Lowest of Any President in 70 Years
President Donald Trump's six-month approval rating is the lowest of any president in the past 70 years. That's according to the results of an ABC News/Washington Post poll published Sunday, which show that 36 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Barack Oabama's...
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as 'The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever'
Bernie Sanders spoke in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday where he issued a rallying cry for "a vibrant American democracy," and took aim at the Republicans' healthcare bill, which he called "the most anti-working class legislation" in modern history. The Vermont senator made the remarks at the Iowa...
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump's 'Sham Commission' Dead in its Tracks
As the White House releases 112 pages of colorful comments—and personal information—after it asked for the public to weigh in on its so-called Election Integrity Commission and received an overwhelmingly negative response, a new lawsuit aims to protect voters' privacy rights by stopping the...
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