Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) holds hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during his speech at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. News
Saturday, December 21, 2019
As Bernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Los Angeles, Over 300 Prominent Californians Endorse Sanders Campaign
Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign annnounced just before holding a rally with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezt in Los Angeles Saturday that the Vermont senator's candidacy has the endorsement of over 300 prominent Californians. "We need a president who is committed to caring for the...
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Australia is engulfed in flames. News
Saturday, December 21, 2019
'Everything is Burning': Australian Inferno Continues, Choking Off Access to Cities Across Country
Australia is on fire. The country on Saturday saw delayed flights on the second day of a national state of emergency due to raging brushfires near every major city and choked out smoke conditions. Australian reporter Saffron Howden used a map from the Government of Western Australia to show how the...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) talk to reporters at the White House April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, December 20, 2019
Schumer Revealed as Key Industry Ally in Defeat of Effort to Curb Surprise Billing
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer worked behind the scenes through December in the Senate to defeat a bipartisan initiative to curb suprise medical billing, according to a new report Friday which details the lobbying victories won by the for-profit healthcare industry in 2019. "The success shows...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), pictured here during impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, was the reason for Indian officials declining to meet with a delegation of lawmakers she was included in this week, according to The Washington Post. News
Friday, December 20, 2019
'Deeply Disturbing': Indian Minister to Cancel Meeting With US Lawmakers Over Rep. Jayapal's Kashmir Criticism
India's minister of External Affairs on Thursday canceled a meeting with U.S. lawmakers, reportedly because the delegation from the House Foreign Affairs Committee included Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington Democrat who has been criticial of the Indian assault on the Kashmir region. "I have no...
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A "Ring Stick Up Cam" is pictured at the Amazon Headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. News
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Just Two Days After Product Warning Issued for Amazon Ring, Reporting Reveals Data of 3,000 Users Leaked
Reporting from BuzzFeed News on Thursday revealed the leak of personal information from 3,672 users of Amazon Ring, just two days after a coalition of groups led by privacy advocates Fight for the Future issued a product warning due to the surveillance camera doorbell's security and susceptibility...
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University of Delhi English professor Ira Raja was detained by police Thursday during a protest against the Indian government's citizenship law. News
Thursday, December 19, 2019
'They Are Turning India Into Kashmir': Government Crackdown Intensifies as Protest Movement Grows Across Subcontinent
The crackdown by Indian authorities against those protesting the country's new citizenship laws escalated Thursday as government security forces shut down internet across some cities, detained at least 1,200 people, killed at least three demonstrators, and pulled prominent intellectuals off the...
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Google billionaire Larry Page, pictured here in 2010, is under fire for his approach to philanthropy. News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Google Billionaire Larry Page's $400 Million 'Philanthropic Sleight of Hand' Raises Questions About Charity Loophole
Google co-founder and billionaire Larry Page is the subject of a report Wednesday from tech journal ReCode which shows how the Silicon Valley super-rich use workarounds in managing their private foundations that avoid direct contributions to actual charities. Page's Carl Victor Page Memorial...
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Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) tells fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives that President Donald Trump's impeachment is analogous to the trial of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
'An Idiotic False Equivalency': GOP Rep. Loudermilk Implies Trump Impeachment Worse Than Trial of Jesus Christ
As debate over two articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump continued in advance of a full House vote Wednesday, rhetoric from the Republican Party became more extreme, with GOP representatives calling the process reminiscent of the trial of Jesus Christ before the Crucifixion. The latter...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2019. News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
"Let's Nip This Sh*t in the Bud": Cynical Accusations of Anti-Semitism Against Bernie Sanders Draw Fire From Progressives
Progressives are taking the initiative to destroy and defeat accusations that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is running or at the least tolerating an anti-Semitic primary campaign—accusations that come while the right-wing sharpens its knives for...
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, at the White House in January 2017. News
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Ethics Watchdogs Sound Alarm After Transportation Secretary Chao Delivers Major Federal Contract to Husband Mitch McConnell's Kentucky
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is under fire from progressives and ethics watchdogs after reporting from Politico Tuesday revealed she helped deliver a $67 million federal contract to her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky. Kyle Herrig, president of the...
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