Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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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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Monday, May 08, 2017
"A Scandal": After FCC Bent Rules, Right-Wing Sinclair Network to Grow Even Bigger
Creating the nation's largest local TV station conglomerate—and raising the frightening prospect of a network that would rival Fox News—conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Monday it will buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion. Craig Aaron, president of the communications watchdog...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
"Today, I Was Trumped": Pruitt's EPA Axes Half of Key Scientific Review Panel
Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has abruptly dismissed as many as half the members of a key scientific review board, and is seeking to replace them with representatives of the very industries the agency is tasked with policing. "Today, I was Trumped," wrote Robert Richardson,...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
'Worst Bill for Women' Could Get Worse as 13 Men Tackle Trumpcare in Senate
With House Republicans having voted to pass the " astonishingly evil " American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Senate GOP has assembled a group to craft that chamber's version of the bill known as Trumpcare—and its made up of all men. While Trumpcare would take health insurance away from tens of...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
After Trumpcare Vote, GOP Lawmakers to Face Angry Voters During 'Payback Recess'
Enraged voters are eager to confront Republican lawmakers who voted Thursday to take away their healthcare, planning a mass show of resistance to Trumpcare at upcoming town hall meetings in home districts during what one group is calling "Payback Recess."
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Friday, May 05, 2017
'Thank You, Mr. President': Trump Praises Universal Healthcare Hours After Shameful Trumpcare Vote
As calls for single payer escalate in the wake of Thursday's devastating Republican healthcare vote , President Donald Trump inadvertently gave a boost to the demand when he praised Australia's taxpayer-funded, universal coverage system in a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Trump's...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Latest Trump Order Delivers 'Broadside to Separation of Church and State'
President Donald Trump's executive order on "religious liberty," signed at the White House on Thursday, may not be quite as bad as rights groups feared when they mounted an emergency protest in the nation's capitol on Wednesday. But, even watered down from an initial draft , the order opens the...
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