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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Mar-a-Lago News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties
President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a "year of unprecedented conflicts of interest," according to a new report that documents how dozens of political candidates, foreign governments, interest groups, and other private entities have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the...
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Sanders and Trump News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Very Unpopular Trump Reportedly Thinks Extremely Popular Sanders Would Be 'Easy to Beat' in 2020
In spite of his record low approval ratings and a series of polls that peg him as the loser in the next presidential race, President Donald Trump reportedly believes that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—who is seen as a top challenger to Trump in 2020 and currently the most popular politician in the...
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Alvin Turner News
Monday, January 15, 2018
U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for 'Whitewashing' King's Legacy
As U.S. politicians across the political spectrum turn to social media to commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday celebrating his life, students of history, citing the civil rights leader's complex legacy, have issued a warning: "Don't fall for their scams." "Modern day...
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News
Monday, January 15, 2018
'Damn Your Money!': Abbas Slams Trump for Using Refugee Aid as Cudgel
As the U.S. moves closer to fulfilling its threat to withhold tens of millions of dollars from a U.N. refugee aid agency in order to pressure Palestinians back to peace talks, an indignant Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, blasted U.S. President Donald Trump in a fiery speech...
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News
Friday, January 12, 2018
GOP Tax Scam Loophole Would Let Corporations Reap Billions More in Tax Avoidance
While U.S. businesses have lauded the new tax law forced through by congressional Republicans and signed by President Donald Trump last month—which slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent—tax experts are warning that thanks to a loophole in the law, some companies may have more cause...
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News
Friday, January 12, 2018
New Report on Radioactive Tap Water Renews Concerns About Trump Nominee for Top Environmental Role
A new five-year investigation revealing that more than 170 million Americans were drinking water contaminated with radioactive elements is also renewing concerns about President Donald Trump's pick for a top environmental position in his administration—Kathleen Hartnett White, who ran Texas'...
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Trump sign News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Former Nuclear Launch Officers Warn Congress: Trump Should Not Have 'Absolute Power to Destroy Nations'
In an open letter to Congress on Thursday, 17 "former stewards of the launch keys" blasted President Donald Trump's repeated threats to use nuclear weapons and urged lawmakers to take action to curtail his authority. "The president has had ample opportunity to educate and humble himself to the...
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Ad for town hall News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
'Going Outside Traditional Media,' Sanders to Stream National 'Medicare for All' Town Hall With Digital Outlets
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that he is partnering with three ditigal media outlets "to do what cable channels and network news will not"—host the first-ever national "Medicare for All" town hall to "engage in an in-depth conversation about one of the issues that matter most to...
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immigrant protesting News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Immigrant Advocates Denounce GOP Efforts to 'Sabotage' DACA Fix With Far-Right Wish List
With a contingent of House Republicans pushing for a new bill that would target both legal and undocumented immigrants, concerns are mounting about how much Democrats will compromise to pass legislation that would reestablish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "It's clear...
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News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Rising Concerns About Nuclear War as Trump Prepares to Loosen Constraints on Weapons
Advocates of nuclear disarmament are raising alarms about reports that the Trump administration is planning to loosen constraints on the U.S. nuclear weapons program, warning that the Pentagon's forthcoming plan "makes nuclear war more likely." Jon Wolfsthal, an official who worked on arms control...
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