Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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"Congress must approve at least $1.6 billion in additional funding for safe and fair elections." News
Thursday, April 02, 2020
"We're Running Out of Time to Get This Right": Congress Urged to Move Swiftly to Protect 2020 Elections From Pandemic's Mayhem
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to paralyze public life and the economy as it spreads across the U.S., voting rights advocates are demanding the federal government urgently prioritize funding election assistance for November's general election—citing the fact there is no way to know what the...
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DNC chair Tom Perez stands on stage before the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020. News
Thursday, April 02, 2020
As DNC Postpones Milwaukee Convention From July to August, Critics Say 'Absolutely Foolish' to Hold Wisconsin Primary Next Week
The Democratic National Convention scheduled for this July in Milwaukee has been pushed back to August due to public health concerns about the coronavirus outbreak even as Wisconsin is forging ahead with plans to have statewide elections—including party primaries—next week on April 7 despite...
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Amazon workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse strike on March 30, 2020 in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus. News
Thursday, April 02, 2020
'How Does It Feel to Sell Your Soul to the World's Richest Man?': Obama Aide Turned Amazon Exec Ripped Over Fired Workplace Organizer
Jay Carney, the former White House press secretary who now serves as Amazon's senior vice president of global corporate affairs, came under fire overnight for defending the retail behemoth's firing this week of a warehouse employee who had organized a worker protest demanding safer conditions amid...
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Hahnemann Hospital sits abandoned while the medical community struggles to find the beds needed as COVID-19 cases rise in Philadelphia. News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
'Pitchforks and Flaming Torches, Anyone?': Owner of Shuttered Philadelphia Hospital Stands to See Windfall in Tax Breaks From Stimulus Package
Joel Freedman, the millionaire owner of currently-closed, 500-bed Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia which will not open to take in patients with the coronavirus unless the city forks over nearly $1 million in rent a month could receive a huge tax break from the just-passed CARES Act...
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Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, told Common Dreams Wednesday that the airline industry is being watched as it tries to manage keeping employees out of the unemployment rolls. News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
'Poison Pill' in Stimulus Package Could Cost Millions of Airline Jobs, Labor Leaders Say
Labor leaders Wednesday sent an open letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding the White House refuse to exercise a warrant on payroll grants to the airline industry—a "poison pill" in the stimulus bill passed last week that Association of Flight Attendants-CWA international president...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season at Texas Southern University in Houston on September 12, 2019. News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Biden Says 'Hard to Envision' Democratic Convention Taking Place in July as Sanders Vows to Stay in Race
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from...
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A view of the fairground of Iranmall, Tehran's largest shopping mall, after it converted into a hospital for coronavirus patients on March 30, 2020. News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
'Pandemics Know No Borders': Democrats Call on Trump Admin to Suspend Sanctions on Iran During Coronavirus Outbreak
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage Iran, U.S. lawmakers Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately relax crushing sanctions which are making it harder for people in the Persian nation to obtain vital medicines, medical equipment, and protective gear for healthcare workers...
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Flanked by other House Democrats, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
"Pelosi's Terrible Idea": Critics Denounce Proposal to Give Wealthy a Tax Cut in Next Stimulus Package
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly set to propose rolling back a cap on tax deductions, which would benefit high-earning Americans, as part of the next step of an economic stimulus package that has already poured trillions into the U.S. economy—much of it going to the richest individuals and...
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Former President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office after addressing the nation about the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
MSNBC Contributor Catches Heat for Claiming George W. Bush Didn't Politicize 9/11 'In Any Way'
Progressives and those with a basic working knowledge of modern history alike were outraged on Monday afternoon when former TIME managing editor Richard Stengel claimed in an interview with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace that former President George W. Bush did not politicize the 9/11 attacks which...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden explains on MSNBC why he does not support a Medicare for All system, even in the face of a global pandemic. News
Monday, March 30, 2020
As Coronavirus Exposes Deep Flaws of For-Profit System, Biden Doubles Down on Opposition to Medicare for All
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, told MSNBC 's Yasmin Vossoughian Monday that he did not believe the U.S. needs a single-payer healthcare system, even in the face of the coronavirus outbreak that has already killed over 2,300 people...
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