Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media on May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
Rudy Giuliani, 'Wildest of Wild Cards,' Subpoenaed For Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is now personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, was subpoenaed Monday afternoon by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees to provide documents related to his alleged pressuring of the Ukrainian government to...
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Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi speaks with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith during a panel at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 28, 2019 in Austin, Texas. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
Pelosi's Endorsement of Anti-Choice Henry Cuellar Over Progressive Jessica Cisneros Reveals Lack of Leadership, Justice Democrats Say
Progressive group Justice Democrats took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Monday for her endorsement over the weekend of Rep. Henry Cuellar, a right wing Democrat from Texas who is a top target for the party's left in the 2020 primary elections. Pelosi publicly endorsed Cuellar on Saturday during...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
'I Would Have No Choice': McConnell Says Senate Will Try Trump If Impeached, Gives No Timeline on Process
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that if the House impeaches President Donald Trump the Senate will have no choice but to hold a trial. "I would have no choice but to take it up," McConnell said in an interview with CNBC . Here's Mitch McConnell on CNBC saying that if the House...
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Friday, September 27, 2019
With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests
Climate strikes over the last seven days drew over 6.6 million people into the streets around the world, putting the week-long action on par with the 2003 global protest against the U.S.-lead invasion of Iraq. Friday's 600,000 strong demonstration in Montreal made the total number of people who...
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"Under President Donald Trump—the supposedly 'tough on crime' president—corporate prosecutions have plummeted to the lowest level in more than 20 years." News
Friday, September 27, 2019
"Turns Out 'Tough on Crime' Is Only for the Poor": Report Details Trump DOJ's Corporate-Friendly Record
A new report out Friday shows that President Donald Trump's Department of Justice is after corporations at a historically low level and suggests that's making companies increasingly confident about breaking the law. Soft on Corporate Crime , a new report from Public Citizen, exposes the apparent...
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Rudy Giuliani outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. News
Friday, September 27, 2019
Suggesting His Life in Danger, Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Claims He's the "Real Whistleblower"
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday referred to himself as a "legitimate whistleblower" and said he might need protection to continue informing the public about the unfolding Ukrainian phone call scandal that led this week to an impeachment inquiry. "Giuliani seems to be...
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U.S. made bombs killed six civilians, including three children, in Yemen, Amnesty International said Wednesday. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Report: US-Made Bomb Killed Six Yemeni Civilians, Including Three Children, in June Attack
U.S. made bombs killed six Yemeni civilians on June 28, including three children, in the Ta'iz governate, according to a Wednesday report from Amnesty International. The attacks were part of the Saudi Arabia-led war on Yemen, which has killed thousands and triggered what has been described as the...
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President Donald Trump speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews on September 26. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
'Unfit for Office': Trump Reportedly Suggests Person Who Informed Whistleblower Should Be Executed
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to suggest that the person who passed on information about his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to a whistleblower should be executed, a striking escalation in rhetoric as the scandal over the July conversation between the two leaders...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the duo's July phone call. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
'As Bad, If Not Worse, Than Watergate': Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Massive White House Cover-Up
The Thursday morning release of the official whistleblower complaint at the heart of a controversy which has triggered an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified concern among Democrats and outside critics who say the complaint goes beyond a single phone call by...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019 in New York City. News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump Sanctions
If U.S. troops pull out of the Persian Gulf and stops meddling in the region's affairs, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, then there is a chance for peace in the Middle East. "The security of our region shall be provided when American troops pull out," said Rouhani. "Security shall...
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