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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Friday, May 19, 2017
'Get Ready': Revised CBO Trumpcare Score, Due Wednesday, Could Trip Up GOP
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release its updated assessment of the GOP-passed Trumpcare bill next week—potentially causing more problems for the Republican Party, President Donald Trump, and the much-maligned legislation . "Get ready," Trump resistance group Indivisible wrote online...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Lawmakers Chide Cable-Loving Trump for 'Peddling Fake News'
A group of lawmakers has expressed official concern over President Donald Trump's media diet . "We are concerned about the process by which you receive information," Democrats on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology wrote (pdf) to Trump on Thursday, describing the president as "...
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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
Texas Democrat Calls For Trump Impeachment on US House Floor
Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday morning to formally call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart," Green said. "I rise today with a sense of responsibility and duty to the...
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