Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Experts Resign From EPA Subcommittee to Protest Trump's War on Science
Protesting the Trump administration's "continued obfuscation of scientific evidence and the research enterprise," two scientists resigned Friday from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory subcommittee focused on public health and pollution. Specifically, Drs. Carlos Martín and Peter...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
"Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused multiple times during the daily press briefing to clarify President Donald Trump's Friday morning tweets, saying he had "nothing further to add" when asked about Trump's cryptic warning to former FBI director James Comey. Watch: Spicer likewise...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Because Accuracy 'Not Possible,' Trump Threatens to Halt Daily WH Briefings
As the Trump administration continues to go off the rails, President Donald Trump on Friday morning threatened to "cancel all future 'press briefings'" after once again berating the so-called "Fake Media" and saying the expectation of accuracy from the White House was unrealistic. The president's...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Glacier-Less National Park? Climate Change Melting Iconic Formations
Climate change is melting the glaciers in iconic Glacier National Park, according to scientists, who warn that the majestic natural formations could disappear entirely within our lifetime. The park, which celebrated its 107th anniversary on Thursday, boasted 150 glaciers in the late 19th century;...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
As White House Narrative Unravels, Protests Demand Probe of 'Cover-Up'
As President Donald Trump's story about James Comey's firing continued to unravel , people nationwide held protests Wednesday amplifying calls for an independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia—and describing Comey's dismissal as a "cover-up." Roughly 500 people gathered midday outside...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The 'Told You So' Everyone Was Dreading—First DAPL Spill Reported
Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) , Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if , but when a breach would occur. Now, before the pipeline is even fully operational, those warnings have come to fruition. The Associated Press...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Graduates Turn Their #BackstoBetsy DeVos at HBCU Commencement Speech
Citing her tone-deaf statement earlier this year that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were "real pioneers when it comes to school choice," students and activists protested Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when she delivered the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Emergency Declared After Tunnel Collapse at Toxic Hanford Nuke Site
A tunnel used to store highly radioactively contaminated waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state collapsed Tuesday, leading to a declaration of emergency. According to the Washington state Department of Ecology, officials have not detected a release of radiation and...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
GOP Rep Finds Himself in Hot Seat Even After Abruptly Cutting Off Interview
Monday was not a good day for Iowa Congressman Rod Blum, a Freedom Caucus Republican whose vote-flipping last week allowed the cruel American Healthcare Act, or Trumpcare, to pass the U.S. House . First, he stormed out of a pre-orchestrated television interview with local station KCRG-TV9 , after a reporter Josh Scheinblum pressed him on why his staff was requiring IDs from those hoping to attend a town hall forum in Dubuque Monday night.
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Monday, May 08, 2017
With Muslim Ban 2.0 in Court, Trump Campaign Website Scrubs Call for Ban
This story may be updated . Minutes after a reporter asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer why President Donald Trump's campaign website still broadcast his call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," that page went blank , according to reports on Monday...
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