Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Pence, Trump, Sessions News
Friday, November 09, 2018
With Final 'Evil' Act, Jeff Sessions 'Reminds Everyone Yet Again Why He's Been Worst Attorney General in Modern History'
In his last "evil" act as head of the Justice Department under President Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions reminded "everyone yet again why he's been the worst attorney general in modern history" and drastically limited the ability of federal officials to use court-enforced deals to require reforms at police departments that are found systematically violating people's civil rights.
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Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo News
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Voter Suppression Accomplished, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp 'Flees the Scene of the Crime' With Resignation
Although ballots remain uncounted in Georgia's closely watched gubernatorial race, Republican candidate Brian Kemp has declared victory and resigned as secretary of state while Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams has refused to concede and assembled a legal team to investigate reports of voting issues throughout the state.
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piggie News
Thursday, November 08, 2018
In 'Loud and Clear' Rebuke of Factory Farming, California Passes World's 'Strongest Animal Welfare Law'
In a clear rebuke of factory farming , California voters on Election Day passed the " ground-breaking " Proposition 12, which is being celebrated by some advocates as the world's "strongest animal welfare law for farmed animals in history." Backed by 61 percent of voters, Proposition 12 establishes...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Pointing to Past Criticism of Mueller Probe, Schumer Demands New Acting Attorney General Recuse Himself
After President Donald Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on his temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, pointing to Whitaker's past criticism of the probe.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
"This Race Is Not Over": With Narrow Margin Amid GOP's Dirty Tricks, Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede in Georgia
With all precincts reporting in Georgia after weeks of voter suppression efforts and emerging revelations about issues at polling stations throughout the state on Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday is holding out hope for a runoff as she trails Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp—accused of abusing "the official powers of his office to interfere in the election to benefit himself and his party"—by an increasingly small margin.
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rise for climate News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Saving Planet With 'Green New Deal' Proves Popular as Climate Hawks Celebrate Midterm Victories
Advocates for taking rapid action to avoid an increasingly likely human-caused climate catastrophe celebrated as candidates across the country who have campaigned on a implementing a Green New Deal and fighting to phase out fossil fuels that have driven global warming won their midterm races on Tuesday while Democrats recaptured the U.S. House of Representatives.
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let my people vote News
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Repealing "One of Country's Worst Jim Crow Laws," Florida Restores Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People With Past Felony Convictions
In a "huge and hard fought victory" that writer and activist Shaun King called "one of the most important of our lifetime," Florida on Tuesday overwhelming approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for 1.4 million state residents with past felony convictions who were barred from participating in elections even after completing their sentences.
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CBP News
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
After Backlash Over 'Cynical Effort to Suppress Latino Vote' in Beto's Hometown, Border Patrol Cancels Election Day Crowd Control Exercise
After facing fiery backlash from Texas Democrats and civil rights advocates over an "appalling" crowd control exercise that U.S. Border Patrol had planned to hold Tuesday morning near a Hispanic neighborhood of El Paso—the hometown of Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who is running to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—the federal government postponed the event.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani News
Monday, November 05, 2018
Rouhani Vows to Defy 'Unjust' Sanctions Imposed by 'Bullying Enemy' Amid Mounting Warnings of War
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to "proudly break the unjust sanctions" the Trump administration re-imposed on Monday amid warnings that the sanctions will primarily impact the Iranian people and that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to destabalize the nation rather than improve diplomatic relations or the nuclear treaty from which Trump withdrew earlier this year.
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Rigged film News
Friday, November 02, 2018
WATCH: Ahead of Midterms, 'Rigged' Exposes GOP's 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights
As the GOP's attacks on voting rights continue across the United States—from Georgia to North Dakota and Kansas—and a massive coalition of progressive groups has formed to break the hold that powerful corporate and wealthy interests have on American democratic institutions, the recently released documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook aims to reveal, "in chilling detail, the dark genius behind the ten-year Republican strategy to reverse the rising demographic tide of minority voters."
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