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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pruitt News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
'Astounding': Email Shows Ex-EPA Chief Pruitt Locked Out His Own Agency's Top Experts While Hatching War on Science
Before scandal-ridden Scott Pruitt resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and passed the reins to an ex-coal lobbyist, the Trump appointee launched an "alarming" effort to significantly limit what scientific studies the agency can use when crafting public health regulations—and according to new reporting, he excluded some the agency's own experts from process.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) greet one another before a meeting in McConnell's office in the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018. News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Amid Growing Outrage Over Confirmation Process, Corporate Powers Spending Millions to Help GOP Ram Through Pro-Business Kavanaugh
As Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump try to sell a " sham " FBI probe to the public in hopes of tempering impassioned protests of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault, corporate powers are covertly pouring millions of...
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TPS News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
'Incredible' Win for More Than 300,000 Migrants as Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Ending Temporary Protected Status
A federal judge on Wednesday delivered an "incredible" win for immigrant rights advocates and beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), blocking the Trump administration from ending protections for more than 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who live in the United States.
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Trump warmongers News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Warnings of More 'War and Unilateral Aggression' as Pompeo and Bolton Launch Joint Attack on Global Cooperation
Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
'The Drums of War Are Beating': ICJ Ruled US Sanctions Violate Treaty With Iran, So Pompeo Just Ditched It
After the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ruled the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran violate the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "impetuously" declared at a morning press conference that the United States will terminate the decades-old bilateral agreement rather than comply with the United Nations court's order to ease sanctions.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Rejecting US Claims They Don't Harm Humanitarian Aid, UN Court Orders Easing of Sanctions Iran Calls 'Illegal and Cruel'
The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran that are impacting humanitarian aid and aviation safety, ruling that U.S. assurances the economic limitations would not endanger both "were not adequate."
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Bill McKibben News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Confluence of Trump's Climate Villainy and Jailing Child Refugees, Says Bill McKibben, Nothing Short of 'Downright Evil'
Environmental activist Bill McKibben, in an op-ed published by the Guardian on Tuesday, expresses alarm over the Trump administration's "disastrous, linked policies on climate change and child refugee camps."
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Trump-Proofing the Presidency News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
'Trump-Proofing the Presidency': New Report Details How to Stymie the Next Deeply Unethical Person Elected to the White House
"The election of Donald Trump as president exposed numerous shortcomings and outright chasms in the ethics laws that govern the executive branch of the U.S. government," declares a new report from a pair of watchdog groups that argue much can be done to close loopholes the president has exploited since taking office.
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UN Globe pride News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
'Needlessly Cruel and Bigoted': New Trump Policy Denies Visas to Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners—Even If They Can't Marry in Home Countries
In a policy change decried by Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as "needlessly cruel and bigoted," the Trump administration on Monday began denying visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and U.N. employees—even if their home countries criminalize same-sex marriage.
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key members of Trump's cabinet News
Monday, October 01, 2018
Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter warning that it "would enshrine and globalize Trump's deregulatory zealotry into a trade pact that would outlast the administration and imperil future efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment."
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