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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on September 24, 2020. He warned that the U.S. faces an "unprecedented and dangerous moment," as President Donald Trump questions the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and suggests he might not accepts the election results. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) News
Sunday, November 01, 2020
"No, Mr. President," Sanders Says Before Election Day, "You're Not Standing Up for Working Families"
Just days before the November 3 election, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called out President Donald Trump for failing to stand up for working families by awarding more than $425 billion in federal contracts to corporations listed among those that have shipped over 200,000 American jobs overseas during his presidency.
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President Donald Trump arrives at a rally on October 31, 2020 in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Saturday, October 31, 2020
'Trump Is KILLING Americans': As US Cases Top 9 Million, Stanford Study Ties President's Rallies to Covid-19 Spread
As the U.S. coronavirus caseload surpassed nine million on Friday, Stanford University economists published a study that connected 18 of President Donald Trump's reelection rallies from June 20 to September 30 with more than 30,000 Covid-19 infections and over 700 deaths—tallies that don't include...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as senior adviser Stephen Miller (C) listens during a round-table discussion on border security and safe communities with state, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 11, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Saturday, October 31, 2020
'So, So Cruel': Rights Advocates, Biden Campaign Sound Alarm About Immigration Agenda Stephen Miller Is Crafting for Trump's Second Term
Immigrant rights advocates along with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his supporters responded with alarm to reporting this week that Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, is plotting how to "rev up Trump's restrictive immigration agenda" and is ready to "unleash executive orders deemed too extreme for a president seeking reelection" in the event of a Biden loss next week.
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Supporters listen as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), speaks during a campaign event at First Saint John Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas on October 30, 2020. (Photo: Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 30, 2020
Early Votes in Texas Surpass 2016 Total as Democrats and Biden Campaign Continue Push to Flip State
Ahead of the end of Texas' early voting period on Friday evening and as Democrats including members of Joe Biden's presidential campaign fight to flip the Lone Star State blue, multiple reports revealed that by Thursday more Texans had already cast ballots in this cycle than the total number of...
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A red-legged frog sits in a backyard pond in Washington state. The herbicide atrazine, common in the U.S. but banned many other places, is linked to hermaphroditic amphibians as well as various harmful health effects in humans. (Photo: Dan Dzurisin/flickr/cc) News
Friday, October 30, 2020
EPA Sued for 'Once Again Putting Corporate Interests Over Public Health or the Environment' by Reapproving Herbicide Atrazine
While taking aim at the Trump administration's broader pesticide agenda, a coalition of advocacy groups sued Friday over the Environmental Protection Agency's recent reauthorization of atrazine, which is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States but off limits in dozens of countries due to health and safety concerns.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaks while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listens at the NAACP town hall during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations (CBCF) 49th Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2019. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 30, 2020
'Banking for the People': Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Bill to Foster Creation of Public Banks Across US
"It's long past time to open doors for people who have been systematically shut out and provide a better option for those grappling with the costs of simply trying to participate in an economy they have every right to—but has been rigged against them." That's according to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich...
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy from his flooded neighborhood on March 30, 2010 as the Pawtuxet River crests in Cranston, Rhode Island. A major rain storm hammered the Northeast, causing flooding and evacuations. National Guard troops were activated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Federal Court Ruling in Rhode Island Suit Targeting Polluters Called 'More Evidence of the Momentum Behind Climate Accountability Cases'
In a major win for advocates of making fossil fuel giants pay for devastating climate impacts of their products, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Rhode Island's historic lawsuit against oil and gas companies should proceed in state court, where it was originally filed in July 2018.
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Certified registered nurses Kimberly Scheider, left, and Debbie Jessell, right, walk up to a patient's car before starting a Covid-19 test at Penn State Health St. Joseph on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Health Workers Sue Trump Labor Secretary, OSHA Over 'Unconscionable Delay' of Protections Against Infectious Disease
After months of healthcare professionals battling—as well as contracting and dying from—Covid-19, a coalition of labor unions on Thursday sued the U.S. Labor Secretary and the federal workplace safety agency over the "unconscionable delay" in issuing strong protections from infectious diseases for frontline workers.
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Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration's Covid-19 testing czar, discussed the pandemic on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday. (Photo: NBC/screenshot) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Trump's Covid-19 Testing Czar Warns of 'Draconian Measures' to Come If Americans Don't Mask Up
With coronavirus cases in the United States soaring to "an all-time high" just ahead of Election Day, the Trump administration's Covid-19 testing czar warned in a television appearance Wednesday that local governments may have to impose "draconian measures" unless Americans get better about following safety guidelines.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) participate in the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. After dropping out of the race, both senators endorsed Biden, the party's nominee. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sanders and Klobuchar Explain to Trump: 'In America, We Count the Votes to Determine Who Wins'
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar released a joint statement Wednesday in response to two recent developments that have amplified fears about next week's general election: President Donald Trump's false suggestion that counting votes after Election Day is unlawful and an ominous concurring opinion from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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