Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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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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Thursday, May 04, 2017
'Affront to Justice': Protester Faces Year in Jail for Laughing During Sessions Hearing
Sixty-one-year-old Desiree Ali-Fairooz, an activist with the anti-war group CodePink, faces up to one year in jail for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' January confirmation hearing . Fairooz was convicted Wednesday of disorderly or disruptive conduct and demonstrating on U.S. Capitol...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Senator's Tweetstorm Shows Stark Human Toll of Trump Immigration Crackdown
Offering a stark example of the dreadful personal toll President Donald Trump's immigration policies are taking on vulnerable families, centrist Democrat Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania on Wednesday took to Twitter to live-tweet the deportation of a mother and her young son to Honduras. The dramatic...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Rights Groups Hold Emergency Protest vs. Looming 'License to Discriminate'
Rights groups protested outside the White House on Wednesday ahead of an anticipated executive order from the Trump administration—one they say is nothing more than a "license to discriminate." Politico reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump "has invited conservative leaders to the White...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Flint Residents Could Lose Their Homes Over Unpaid Bills for Poisoned Water
The city of Flint, where the pipes have still not been fixed and the water crisis is ongoing, is threatening to place tax liens on people's homes for non-payment of water bills, according to a local news source. NBC affiliate 25News reported Tuesday that more than 8,000 people have received notice...
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