Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Monday, April 17, 2017
Don't Be Fooled, McKibben Says. On Climate, Trudeau's No Better Than Trump.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate record just because he's nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has "mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Ducking Cameras, Trump Signs Bill Delivering 'Gut Punch' to Millions of Women
Behind closed doors on Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a bill that will effectively make it harder for women—especially low-income women and women of color—to access basic healthcare services. The legislation, which Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to pass last month,...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trump Threatens Healthcare for Poor in Effort to Cut Healthcare for Poor
Displaying deal-making skills that employ vulnerable citizens as bargaining chips, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to cut off subsidies that help poor people afford health coverage in order to get Democrats to the negotiating table on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "Trump's...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
'F-ing Horrifying': Sessions Outlines Immigration Crackdown in 'Trump Era'
In "the Trump era," as Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it on Tuesday, immigration officials will undertake a harsh crackdown on undocumented migrants—a campaign one veteran federal prosecutor described as "fucking horrifying." In his speech at a border port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, "[t]...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
55 Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand Trump Pump Brakes on Military Action in Yemen
As conflict swirls over the recent U.S. bombing in Syria, more than 50 bipartisan lawmakers have demanded President Donald Trump seek approval from Congress before expanding U.S. military action in another Middle East theater: Yemen. The letter sent this week came in response to reports that the...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trump Administration Considering 'Back-Door Way' to Cut Social Security
President Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise not to cut Social Security, is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate much of the payroll tax that funds the critical safety net program. According to the Associated Press on Monday, the proposal is being floated as the Trump administration...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Republicans Hide, Plan 'Sham Town Halls' to Duck Angry Constituents
While some Republican lawmakers have faced angry crowds at town halls this week, many are going out of their way to avoid meeting constituents face-to-face during April's congressional recess . A USA Today analysis published Monday showed that "Reps. Leonard Lance of New Jersey and Ryan Costello of...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Trump Administration's War on Science Reaches Justice Department
The Trump administration's anti-science bent has reached the Department of Justice (DOJ), with Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying Monday that the department is ending the National Commission on Forensic Science. The 30-member panel was described by ThinkProgress as "a group of scientists, judges...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Facing Stonewall, Groups Sue for White House, Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs
Watchdog groups are suing the Trump administration (again), this time for failure to disclose records of visitors to the White House and to President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower residences.
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Monday, April 10, 2017
With Gorsuch Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice, a New Conservative Era Begins
After a bruising Senate confirmation battle , former federal judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the 113th Supreme Court justice, restoring a 5-4 conservative balance to the nation's high court. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath at 9:00am in a private ceremony;...
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