Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
President Trump Reprises Racist 'Pocahontas' Insult Against Sen. Warren in Speech to NRA
The racist remark to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting reportedly drew 'big laughs'
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Why Are House Dems Treating 2016 Campaign Autopsy Like a Classified Document?
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which works to elect Democrats to the U.S. House, has completed an investigative report into its own weaknesses and blind spots during last year's electoral failure. With the party hoping to recoup years of losses during the upcoming 2018 mid-...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Calling Diplomacy Difficult, Trump Warns of 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea
Saying diplomacy was difficult, President Donald Trump warned Thursday that the United States "could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely." "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview in which he...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Getting Old Yet? GOP Votes Again to Protect Trump and Obscure Truth
Once again, House Republicans voted to shield President Donald Trump from public accountability, rejecting the latest effort to force the president to release his tax returns and White House visitor logs . The chamber voted 230-193 against Rep. Katherine Clark's (D-Mass.) resolution that would have...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: "We've Got Your Back"
Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this Saturday's national climate mobilization, the environmental movement has declared its support for workers who plan to strike as part of Monday's May Day demonstrations . "We support workers who choose to walk off their jobs on May 1st because we...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
'The Time is Golden and Now': Single-Payer Bill Advances in California
With close to 1,000 supporters rallying outside, California's Senate Health Committee on Wednesday advanced a single-payer healthcare bill that has been described as a potential "catalyst for the nation." The Healthy California Act (SB562) would create a universal health system (covering inpatient...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Old Boys Club' Fox News Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Just days after lead network personality Bill O'Reilly was canned from the network in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News was slapped with a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit. The suit, filed by 11 current and former employees in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx on...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Goldman Sachs Populism': Trump Tax Plan Benefits Ultra-Wealthy—Like Him
President Donald Trump unveiled his latest giveaway to corporations and the ultra-wealthy on Wednesday, with a tax plan that would, according to one analyst , "personally help Trump enormously." The proposal, as outlined by Goldman Sachs alums and Trump administration officials Gary Cohn and Steven...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The 22 Dems Supporting Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Bill... and 24 Who Aren't
With four times as many Democratic co-sponsors as he had just two years ago , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday morning re-introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. " We've gone from laughable to inevitable." —Terrence Wise, Fight for $15 In 2015, Sanders...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Dennis Kucinich Is Back, With His Sights Set on For-Profit Education
Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich launched a four-city, anti-charter school tour in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, telling attendees at a press conference that "public education's financial base is being destroyed by private, for-profit corporate interests." Kucinich, who served 16 years in Congress, was...
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