Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Enviros Brace for Trump Budget That Prioritizes Polluters Over People
Offering more evidence that President Donald Trump's budget is a multi-faceted blow to everyone but the one percent, the proposal to be unveiled Tuesday would reportedly slash funding for clean-ups at so-called Superfund sites—the vast majority of which are found in low-income neighborhoods and...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
McDonald's Workers and Trump Resistance to Jointly Declare: "This Greed Must End"
Describing McDonald's as "the Donald Trump of corporations," workers and leaders in the Trump resistance movement are joining forces for a massive protest against the fast food giant this week. #Fightfor15 Tweets "Like Trump, McDonald's faces widespread charges of stealing from workers' paychecks,...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe
The Trump administration is attempting to squash an ethics inquiry into former lobbyists now working for government, according to the New York Times . Despite signing an executive order in January prohibiting former lobbyists, industry lawyers, and consultants who are hired as political appointees...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Senator's Bill Would Punish DeVos for Screwing Over Low-Income Students
Outraged that a formatting mistake may cost disadvantaged Montana students their chance to earn a college degree, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has come up with a creative way to force Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reconsider: Hold her salary hostage. Last month, the U.S. Education Department (DOE...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Trump Administration to Raid Public Ed to Fund School Choice Programs
The Trump administration is preparing to unveil a sweeping school choice plan that would be prioritized at the expense of student aid and debt relief as well as public education programs that help low-income children, according to news reports. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a wealthy...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Disgraced Fox News CEO, Right-Wing Architect, and Key Trump Ally Ailes Dead at 77
Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who changed American politics by injecting right-wing conservatism into cable news (and vice versa), has died at 77. The news was announced by his family; no cause of death has been reported. Citing two sources, New York Magazine national affairs editor Gabriel...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
DOJ Inspector General Asked to Probe Sessions' Role in Comey Firing
Unwilling to let Attorney General Jeff Sessions off the hook amid the growing scandal over President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI director James Comey , a group of Democratic senators is demanding a probe into whether Sessions violated his vow to recuse himself from matters related to Russia...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Michael Moore Aims to Dissolve Trump's "Teflon Shield" With "Fahrenheit 11/9"
The moviemaking team behind Fahrenheit ‪9/11 has reunited for Fahrenheit 11/9 , Michael Moore's latest documentary whose producers hope will "dissolve Trump's 'Teflon' shield and, in turn, his presidency." Weinstein Co.'s Bob and Harvey Weinstein acquired the film on Tuesday. The "11/9" of the...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Single Payer Success in NY as Medicare-for-All Bill Passes State Assembly
As the momentum behind Medicare-for-All continues to grow nationwide , New York's State Assembly on Tuesday was expected to pass a single-payer healthcare bill that puts the state light years ahead of the regressive GOP in Washington, D.C. The New York Health Act would afford all state residents...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
For First Time, More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It
For the first time, more Americans support impeaching President Donald Trump than oppose the idea, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. The poll , conducted in the wake of Trump firing former FBI director James Comey, found 48 percent in favor of impeachment and 41 percent against...
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