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. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Friday, March 09, 2018
Warren Leads Probe into Half a Billion in Suspect Loans to Kushner Companies
As President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner faces mounting scrutiny about conflicts of interest regarding his family real estate business and his role in government, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is spearheading a congressional inquiry into half a billion dollars in...
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tpp protest News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
US Progressives Express Solidarity With Anti-TPP Protests as 11 Nations Sign Revised Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal
As 11 nations signed a highly-contested Pacific Rim free trade agreement in Chile on Thursday, opponents from those countries voiced their dissent in protest while progressives allies in the United States—which isn't part of the pact— admitted that although they "dodged a bullet," global solidarity...
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Floods in Bay Area News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Federal Judge's Unprecedented Order on Climate Science 'Could Open Floodgates' for Big Oil Lawsuits
With a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a federal judge in California has ordered the first ever U.S. court hearing on climate science for a "public nuisance" lawsuit, meaning that major oil and gas companies for the first time may have to go on the record regarding what they...
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Protesters demonstrated outside Verizon stores News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Internet Users Won't Be Duped, Say Critics of 'Sham' GOP Net Neutrality Bill
While earlier this week Washington became the first state to enact a law to protect net neutrality from the Trump administration's attack , and at least 25 other states are considering similar moves, Republicans in Congress have introduced a bill that masquerades as a federal fix, but that free...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson News
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Ben Carson Catches Heat for Cutting 'Free From Discrimination' Promise Out of HUD Mission
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is being widely condemned for plans to slash anti-discrimination language from HUD's mission statement in favor of language that emphasizes "self-sufficiency." For fifty years, the Fair Housing Act has required inclusive communities free from...
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drone protest News
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
'Don't Be Evil?': Outrage Over Google's Secret Program to Bolster Pentagon's Drone War
Human rights advocates, tech experts, and critics of the United States' vast drone warfare program are outraged over the Google's secret agreement with the Pentagon—revealed in a pair of reports by Gizmodo and The Intercept —to develop artificial intelligence, or AI, that quickly analyzes drone...
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msd students News
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
No, Dana Loesch, Your Time Is Running Out: Parkland Student Delivers Powerful Rebuke to NRA
Sarah Chadwick, a high school student who survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 of her peers and teachers last month, published a video takedown of a recent advertisement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to promote March for Our Lives , a student-led demonstration...
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Trump and Pruitt News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Trump Buried OMB Report That Undermines Entire Premise of His Deregulatory Agenda
While President Donald Trump and his cronies continue to wage war on regulations—particularly those that aim to protect the environment and public health from the onslaught of dirty industries—his administration buried a government report that showed how a decade of federal regulatory decisions...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
As Larger Battle Rages, Washington Enacts First State Law to Protect Net Neutrality
While battles continue in both the federal court system and Congress, Washington has become the first state to enact a law to enforce net neutrality protections following a federal rollback late last year. "Today we make history: Washington will be the first state in the nation to preserve the open...
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North and South Korea meeting News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Denuclearization on Table After 'Openhearted Talk' Between North and South Korea Moves Nations Away From War
At an " openhearted talk " in Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday night, the nation's leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told a South Korea delegation that he is willing to halt nuclear and missile tests during diplomatic discussions with the United States, a move that may bring members of the Trump...
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