Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2019. News
Thursday, December 05, 2019
"It's On": Pelosi Officially Asks Nadler to Prepare Articles of Impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compared President Donald Trump to a despotic tyrant in a press conference Thursday and announced she has asked House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to prepare articles of impeachment. "The facts are uncontested," said Pelosi, a California Democrat. "The president abused...
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London company management firm Formations House was the subject of a massive leak that journalists began reporting on Wednesday. News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Massive Leak of Data Reveals Money-Hiding Secrets of Superrich—and This Is 'Only the Beginning'
A massive trove of documents, data, and recorded phone calls showing how British company Formations House works to hide money for the superrich is being reported on by journalists all over the world, with the first stories dropping at midnight on Wednesday. The reporting is being done under the...
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Trayvon Martin (left) was killed by George Zimmerman (right) in 2012. Zimmerman is suing Martin's family. News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
'Disgraceful Sham': George Zimmerman Sues Parents of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million
George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, is suing the victim's family, prosecutors, and the media for $100 million in damages. Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Martin in 2013. "Imagine killing an unarmed child...
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"The fossil fuel industry must take full responsibility for the climate change crisis." News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25
Big polluters must pay for their role in creating the climate crisis, campaigners said Wednesday as the United Nations hosted its 25th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. "For decades, big polluters have gone to any lengths to...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the NATO summit at the Grove Hotel on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England.  News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Feelings Hurt by 'Two-Faced' Trudeau and Laughing NATO Leaders, Trump Leaves Summit Early in a Huff
Hours after video surfaced of world leaders appearing to mock him at a cocktail function the night before, President Donald Trump on Wednesday cut short his visit to the 2019 NATO Summit in London with a parting shot at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one of the people caught on tape...
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Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) listen to Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Declaring 'No One Is Above the Law,' House Intelligence Committee Releases Trump Impeachment Report
The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released its initial impeachment report, a 300-page examination of President Donald Trump's alleged attempts to use military aid and a coveted White House meeting to coerce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce publicly he would investigate...
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with fellow Democrats at the U.S. Capitol October 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Kamala Harris to End Her 2020 Presidential Campaign, Leaving Third Way Dems 'Stunned and Disappointed'
Sen. Kamala Harris is the latest—and thus far highest profile—Democrat to drop out of the party's 2020 presidential primary. The California Democrat informed staffers in Iowa of her decision Tuesday morning and tweeted out the news in the afternoon. "To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but...
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A Briton is shocked at the cost of an ambulance ride in the U.S. News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
'So If You're Poor, You're Dead'? Watch These Brits Gasp When They Find Out Cost of Healthcare in the United States
Britons in a video released Tuesday expressed incredulity and shock at the high cost of healthcare in the United States and thanked the United Kingdom's publicly-funded and administered National Health Service for sparing the country's people such exorbitant prices. "So if you're poor, you're dead...
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smile for a photo during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. News
Monday, December 02, 2019
Pelosi Frustrates Progressives by Stalling Pro-Labor Bill While Pushing Trump's Trade Deal
Progressives on Monday criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for reportedly leaving a broadly popular bill boosting union membership on her desk for months while pushing for the passage of one of President Donald Trump's legislative priorities, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, by Christmas. "I don...
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With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, December 02, 2019
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Dodges When Pressed About Details of White House Dinner With Trump
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview Monday morning that he wasn't willing to divulge what he and President Donald Trump talked about in a previously secret dinner at the White House in October, calling the conversation a "private discussion." Zuckerberg was responding to a question...
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