Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
'War Is Not a Game': AOC to File Amendment Banning US Military From Recruiting on Twitch
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday afternoon introduced an amendment to an omnibus House Appropriations bill that would ban the U.S. military from using video game-streaming sites like popular platform Twitch to recruit impressionable young people, including underage children. "It's...
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
'Unconscionable': As Unemployment Claims Tick Upward, GOP Seeks to Gut $600 Weekly Benefit
As U.S. lawmakers debate the details of extending or cutting federal unemployment benefits that have helped Americans weather the Covid-19 pandemic, jobless numbers rose for the first time in three months last week as millions remain out of work. "Congress needs to act immediately," Economic Policy...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
'Abuse of Power': Trump and Barr to Deploy More Federal Agents to US Cities
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday afternoon that the federal government is deploying U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, claiming the move is a response to criminal unrest. "The FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Marshals...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
With 'Economic Calamity' Looming, Progressive Groups Demand Unemployment Insurance Benefit Remain in Place
Two dozen leaders of progressive research and advocacy groups in a letter to Congress Wednesday urged federal lawmakers to ensure the federal coronavirus unemployment benefit of $600 a week is kept in place for the duration of the pandemic, arguing that to allow it to expire would be to risk "...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Stirring Fears of Pre-Crime Policing, DHS Head Chad Wolf Confirms Federal Agents in Portland Making 'Proactive' Arrests
Critics unloaded on acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf after the agency head revealed in an interview on Fox News Tuesday evening that federal law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon are "proactively" arresting demonstrators in the city. "Chad Wolf needs to be 'proactively'...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
'White Collar Crime Pays': Decade After Dodd-Frank, Executives Still Lining Their Pockets
Big business and banks are just as corrupt and eager to shovel profits to senior executives 10 years after the landmark banking reform legislation known as Dodd-Frank as they were during the 2008 crisis, a new report warns, because the bill's regulations on executive pay remain unimplemented. "...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Amid Tense Primary Fight, Powerful Democrat Rep. Richie Neal Condemned for Supporting Predatory Medical Billing Policy
Rep. Richard Neal, the powerful Democrat who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, is coming under renewed criticism from his primary opponent and progressive groups over his blocking of legislation that would end surprise medical billing, a practice that hits American patients with $40...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
GOP Congressman Yoho Overheard Calling Ocasio-Cortez 'F**king B*tch' After Accosting Her on Capitol Steps
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was verbally accosted—including being called a "fucking bitch"—by Republican colleague Rep. Ted Yoho Monday afternoon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building over her remarks earlier this month tying a rise in New York City crime to increased levels of poverty and...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police'
Citing increased fears of an authoritarian crackdown, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Monday they are introducing a bill this week requiring federal law enforcement officials to wear identification when on duty or serving the public. The United States of America...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
'A Moment of Reckoning': Thousands Across Country Take Part in #StrikeForBlackLives
Thousands of workers in over 100 U.S. cities on Monday are on strike for Black lives and racial justice as demonstrations against the American economic and political system and the abuses of law enforcement continue into their second month since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police...
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