Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, April 07, 2017
As Congress Goes on Recess, Resistance Movement Gears Up for Round Two
Despite calls for them to stay in Washington, D.C. to address President Donald Trump's unilateral military action in Syria, members of Congress are all but certain to be on recess for the next two weeks—and the resistance plans to hold them accountable on everything from the confirmation of Supreme...
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Friday, April 07, 2017
FCC 'Conspiring' With Telecoms to Put Net Neutrality Roll-Back in Fast Lane
Now that President Donald Trump and the Republican party have gutted internet privacy protections , their next order of business is to fast-track repeal of groundbreaking net neutrality rules that proponents say ensure "access to social, political, and economic empowerment for all." "It's clear Pai...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Republican Party Nukes the US Senate for "Trump's Corrupt Agenda"
Outrage swelled on Thursday after Senate Republicans changed the rules in their favor , all but ensuring Friday's confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch . "Today, the world's so-called greatest deliberative body has become the latest casualty in the right-wing...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Four Dems Voting to Advance Gorsuch Decried as 'Trump Collaborators'
The four Senate Democrats who voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court have been labeled "Trump collaborators" by one progressive activism group. The Democrats who voted for cloture—and thus bucked their party's filibuster of the controversial nominee—were...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
'The Day the Senate Died': Republicans Go Nuclear Over Neil Gorsuch
Republicans in the U.S. Senate successfully rewrote the rules on Thursday, with a 52-48 party-line vote triggering the so-called "nuclear option" that lowers the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees.
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?
Legislation that would expand benefits for Social Security recipients while giving millions of seniors a tax break was re-introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday, with support from over two-thirds of the Democratic caucus—and, its backers hope, from large swaths of the grassroots resistance...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Threatens Unilateral US Action in Syria
Holding up photos of dead children as justification for potential war, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday that if the U.N. doesn't take action in Syria, "we may." "When the U.N. consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Merkley Holds the Floor for More Than 15 Hours Against 'Extreme' Gorsuch
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) held the Senate floor overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday, talking for more than 15 hours about his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . Merkley's talk-a-thon, which began around 6:45pm Tuesday, ended after 10:00am Wednesday. Votes on Gorsuch, who faces a...
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"After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and having a long and pleasant conversation, after hearing his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, and after carefully reviewing his record, I have concluded that I cannot support a man with his views for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court," Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday. News
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Sanders Attacks Gorsuch as Supreme Court Standoff Hurtles Forward
The standoff over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch , deepened Tuesday with a " vicious take-down " on the Senate floor by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), threats from the top Senate Republican, and salvos from people-powered campaigns around the country. Gorsuch, who was...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
'No Walls, No War, No Warming': Progressives Call for Priorities Shift
Social movement leaders from groups across the progressive spectrum launched a campaign on Tuesday denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed $54 billion increase in the U.S. military budget, which is coming at the expense of the environment, education, human and civil rights protections, and...
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