Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is a former staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
'We Are On the Verge of Something Big': Late Booker Surge Against McGrath Leaves Kentucky Primary Too Close to Call
Kentucky's Democratic Senate primary remained too close to call Wednesday as results from mail-in ballots around the state were not expected to be reported until next week and Jefferson County, home of the state's largest city Louisville, had yet to report any numbers. "We are on the verge of...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Nadler Says 'Waste of Time,' But Progressives Say 'Impeach Barr'—and Do It Now
Progressives are calling for Attorney General William Barr to be impeached for involvement in the firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman over the weekend, rejecting House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler's claim that the exercise would be pointless due to the Republican Senate majority's...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Corporate Interests Nervous as Progressive Democrats Surge Ahead of NY and Kentucky Primaries
Three progressive Democrats are poised for big, establishment shaking wins in Tuesday's primary elections in New York and Kentucky, leading corporate interests and big money donors to pour millions into stopping a new wave of left-wing lawmakers from taking office. Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
'Poverty Is a Policy Choice': Studies Detail How Poorest Saved by Covid-19 Stimulus—and Why More Is Needed
Two separate studies released Sunday show that U.S. government economic stimulus efforts aimed at offsetting the financial pain of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns helped alleviate poverty in the country, sparking calls for further federal rescue programs to continue the relief. "Poverty is a...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
Racial Justice and Transformative Social Change Demanded in Juneteenth Commemorations Across US
Tens of thousands of Americans filled city streets around the country Friday for Juneteenth, the celebratory holiday marking emancipation, as the nationwide protest movement in support of Black lives continued into its fourth week. "Today we honor Black excellence. Black innovation. Black history...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
Feud Over NFL Season Highlights Trump's Covid-19 Recklessness vs. Fauci's Public Health Warnings
President Donald Trump openly rebuked his National Institutes of Health director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday over the potential return of the NFL season this fall, suggesting one of the nation's top and most-trusted health experts should not be listened to on the topic of large gatherings and the...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
'Get Off Your Phone': Watch Trump Scroll Through Phone as Small Business Owner Describes Covid-19 Struggles
President Donald Trump was excoriated on social media after turning his attention to Twitter during a roundtable Thursday afternoon on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as one attendee detailed the hardships faced by her small business due to the outbreak. "Get off your phone and pay...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
'No Justice, No Sleep!': Dawn Protest Over Police Killing of Breonna Taylor Outside McConnell's Kentucky Home
Dozens of youth protesters descended on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home Louisville Friday morning armed with bullhorns and banners to disrupt the Kentucky Republican's sleep in order to call for justice for Breonna Taylor and for new leadership. "I don't think, especially with our...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
'Illegal, Unscientific, and Unconscionable': Despite Risk of Brain Damage to Infants, Trump EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Additive for Water Supplies
President Donald Trump's EPA on Thursday finalized a rule to roll back regulations of a chemical found in rocket fuel that can cause brain damage in infants. "Today's decision is illegal, unscientific, and unconscionable," Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) senior strategic director for...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
'Their Masks Are Off': Facebook Removes Trump Ads Using Nazi Concentration Camp Symbol Used to Signify Political Prisoners
Social media giant Facebook on Thursday took a rare step of intervening in the platform's political discourse by removing ads run by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign using symbols from Nazi concentration camps after sustained outcry from advocacy groups. "Public outcry works," tweeted...
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