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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CPF News
Friday, August 24, 2018
After Verizon Throttling During Wildfire, California Firefighters Endorse Bill to Defend Net Neutrality
After Verizon "dramatically" slowed the internet service of firefighters battling the largest wildfire in California's history earlier this summer, the statewide union for firefighters is urging California lawmakers to support a bill that advocates call the "gold standard" of state-level net neutrality legislation.
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TNY Trump Hounds News
Friday, August 24, 2018
Hounds 'Closing In' and 'Dam Breaking' as Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Latest to Get Immunity for Testimony
Offering the latest evidence that the walls are closing in on President Donald Trump, federal prosecuters reportedly have granted immunity to Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg for providing information about the president's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty this week to violating campaign finance laws at Trump's direction, to pay off two women who say they had affairs with Trump.
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Imran Khan News
Friday, August 24, 2018
Pakistan to US: Please Immediately Correct Your "Factually Incorrect" Account of Call Between Pompeo and Prime Minister Khan. US: No
Pakistan is challenging the U.S. State Department's official account of a call that happened on Thursday between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the nation's new prime minister, Imran Khan, with Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanding that the United States "immediately" amend its "...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions News
Thursday, August 23, 2018
After Trump Again Attacks AG, Battered Minion Jeff Sessions Brags About His 'Unprecedented' Role in Pushing Despicable Agenda
After President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions—yet again—for recusing himself from the Russia probe, the battered Trump loyalist responded by emphasizing his "unprecedented success at effectuating the president's agenda." Their latest public spat comes as top GOP senators signal the possible ouster of Sessions after the upcoming midterms, which could seriously impact Mueller's investigation.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown News
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna Call on Gov. Jerry Brown to Be 'Bold' and Halt All New Fossil Fuel Projects in California
Citing threats to human health and the planet, two progressive members of Congress who represent California are calling on Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown—who considers himself a climate leader—to set a new global standard and end fossil fuel extraction across the state.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos News
Thursday, August 23, 2018
DeVos Condemned for Considering 'Unprecedented' and 'Sickening' Plan to Spend Public Funds on Guns for Teachers
A New York Times report on Wednesday evening that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering using taxpayer money to arm teachers was immediately decried as "absurd," "foolish," and "sickening." One critic remarked, "This may be the most dangerous and irresponsible proposal we've ever seen from the Trump administration."
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Unite for Justice graphic News
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
#UniteForJustice: As Impeachment Speculation Mounts, Stop Kavanaugh Protests Planned Nationwide
A stunning series of revelations on Tuesday that could see some of President Donald Trump's top associates and supporters behind bars—including a guilty plea from his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, who implicated Trump in a federal crime—is fueling support for a nationwide day of action planned for Sunday to protest Brett Kavanaugh, the president's wildly unpopular U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Double-Digit Margin, Poll Shows Sanders Mopping the Floor With Trump in Latest 2020 Matchup
Polling results released Wednesday by Politico/Morning Consult show that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is widely speculated to make another run for the Oval Office in 2020, would beat President Donald Trump by double digits.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) News
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
'Time to Clean Up Washington,' Says Warren After Second Congressman to Back Trump Indicted for Dipping Into Campaign Coffers
In just the latest betrayal of President Donald Trump's promise to "drain the swamp," Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)—the second congressman to endorse Trump's run—and his wife Margaret were indicted on Tuesday evening for misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds and filing false records with...
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inmates working News
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Demanding an End to 'Modern Day Slavery,' Prisoners Launch Multi-Day Nationwide Strike
In what could become the largest prison strike in American history, prisoners in at least 17 states on Tuesday launched a series of protests that are slated to continue through Sept. 9—the anniversary of the infamous 1971 uprising at New York's Attica Correctional Facility— demanding improved...
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