Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
'Time Is Running Out': MoveOn Demands Congress Stay in Session as McConnell Balks at Swift Next Step on Relief
Progressive group MoveOn called on Congress Tuesday night to use remote voting to stay in session to work on solutions to the economic and healthcare damage of the coronavirus crisis even as Senate Republicans indicated they were disinclined to move swiftly on another package of relief legislation...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'Democrats Cave': Senate Interim Funding Bill for Coronavirus Relief Spurns Progressive Priorities
This is developing story... stay tuned for updates... Progressives exploded in frustration Tuesday as the Senate prepared to pass an interim funding bill for coronavirus relief that once again included no funding for the Post Office, food banks, or election security, and provided no bailout...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Warnings of 'Suspension of Democracy' in New York as State Officials Weigh Removing Sanders From Primary Ballot
New York state election officials are poised to remove Sen. Bernie Sanders from the ballot in June's primary election, a move that would deny the Vermont lawmaker's supporters the chance to cast a vote for him as president and would harm his chances of using his delegate count to influence the...
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), center, looks at Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), right, as McGovern speaks during a news conference on Monday, March 9, 2020. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
House to Vote on Allowing Members to Use Proxies, Opening Door for Full Remote Voting
The House is expected on Thursday to vote on a measure allowing members to vote remotely via proxies for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak crisis, a proposal that could be a solution to legislative gridlock exacerbated by the House's extended recess due to the pandemic which has made it...
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Betty Bailey of SEIU Local 1 protests with Whole Foods Market employees and other union activists outside a Whole Foods Market store on July 31, 2013 in Chicago. News
Monday, April 20, 2020
'Minority Report Union-Busting' Tactics at Whole Foods Decried Following Reporting on Company's Labor Activism Heat Map
Progressives on Monday criticized Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, for using a heat map to track potential union activity at its stores across the U.S.—relying on data around racial diversity, "loyalty," and labor complaints as indicators that affect how the corporation scores the...
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Staff and volunteers with Project C.U.R.E hold a drive outside the United Center to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on March 29, 2020 in Chicago. News
Monday, April 20, 2020
'A Snapshot of a System In Breakdown': States Forced to Smuggle PPE Under the Nose of the Feds
It's like the plot of a spy novel: a group of officials on a covert mission for needed supplies racing against time and the attention of the federal government use disguised trucks to ship equipment across state lines and narrowly escape law enforcement asking for papers. Instead of being a chapter...
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The beach at Jacksonville. News
Friday, April 17, 2020
As Coronavirus Numbers Across State Continue to Rise, Florida Gov. DeSantis Allows Some Beaches to Reopen
Less than 24 hours after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis relaxed restrictions on social distancing in the state, clearing the way for beaches and parks in some areas to reopen, the city of Jacksonville announced Friday its beaches would reopen at 5pm. Jen Perelman , a candidate for Congress in Florida's...
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U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris speaks before a town hall at Holman United Methodist Church on April 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Friday, April 17, 2020
In Letter to Mnuchin, Harris and 13 Other Senators Demand Stimulus Cash Be Exempt From Debt Collections
Sen. Kamala Harris and 13 other senators on Friday sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding that coronavirus stimulus checks not be subject to debt collections as reports continue to increase of the one-time $1,200 payments being seized by creditors. "Americans are in dire need...
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President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. News
Friday, April 17, 2020
'The US Knew': Report Says American Intel on Threat of Coronavirus Was Shared With Israel and NATO in November, Dismissed by Trump
An Israeli news report on Thursday revealed that the country was told in November by U.S. intelligence about the potential threat of the coronavirus—warnings that were also made to NATO and to the White House—a clear contradiction of Pentagon claims last week that no such report existed. "The...
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A sign warns residents to take steps to contol the coronavirus outbreak at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn on March 19, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Victor J. Blue/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Even Republican Voters Support $2,000 a Month Payments During Coronavirus Crisis: Poll
A majority of Americans—including over half of Republican respondents—support a monthly $2,000 universal basic income check to help defray the effects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. economy, according to new polling from Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute. A...
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