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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Adelsons News
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Latest Sign of 'Broken' Democracy as Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Drops $30 Million on GOP Super PAC
With the midterm elections less than six months out, casino mogul and right-wing megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly cut a $30 million check to the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF)—a super PAC that works to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House—provoking renewed calls for stricter...
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Nixon, Pence News
Thursday, May 10, 2018
As Vice President Calls for Mueller to 'Wrap It Up,' Video Mash-up Shows Pence Echo Nixon on Watergate
"Why write original material when Nixon can write it for you?" remarked cable television host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC 's "Morning Joe" on Thursday. After Vice President Mike Pence called for an end to Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's probe of the Trump campaign and administration in an interview...
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mulvaney News
Thursday, May 10, 2018
'War on Students': Consumer Advocates Warn Mulvaney's Moves at CFPB Will Lead to 'Open Season on Borrowers'
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced Wednesday that the federal watchdog will effectively shutter its student loan division and shift its responsibilities to another office, a move that critics warn will lead to " open season on borrowers ."...
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rally News
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
While Advocates Declare #HandsOffSNAP, Trump Reportedly Wants Even Crueler Requirements for Nation's Poor and Hungry
While social welfare advocates have launched a #HandsOffSNAP campaign to protest Republican lawmakers' latest attempt to make Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—often called food stamps—less accessible, President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to pressure them to include...
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press briefing News
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
'Authoritarian Impulses': Trump Suggests Stripping Reporters' Credentials Over 'Negative' Coverage
While U.S. press freedom continues to decline , " media-bashing enthusiast " President Donald Trump reiterated his hostility toward journalists who critically cover his administration on Wednesday, provoking a new wave of warnings from reporters and and supporters of the First Amendment. Trump...
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Haspel News
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
As Haspel Faces Senate, People Tortured by CIA Have Some Things to Say and Questions to Ask
With Gina Haspel , President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA and known participant in the agency's post-9/11 torture program, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, some of the people abused by the agency are doing what they can to make their voices heard. Fatima...
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Gina Haspel News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
CIA Propaganda Denounced as Durbin Sounds Alarm Over Agency Effort to Whitewash Haspel's Torturous Past
As Gina Haspel faces mounting opposition ahead of her Wednesday confirmation hearing to head the CIA, the Senate's top Democrat is raising concerns about the agency's "robust" public relations campaign—which other critics have called a "domestic propaganda" operation—to distract from and downplay...
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young protesters News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
To Redistribute Wealth and Battle Inequality, UK Proposal Would Provide Every 25-Year-Old With £10,000 "Citizen's Inheritance"
A visionary new report by a U.K.-based think tank proposes giving each British 25-year-old a £10,000 ($13,519) "citizen's inheritance" to help redistribute wealth while offering young people a better chance to secure housing, pursue higher education, start businesses, and invest in pensions. A New...
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Mueller News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Mueller Refuses Trump Lawyers' Request to Respond in Writing to Interview Questions
Following the leak of Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's questions for President Donald Trump regarding the Russia investigation, and conflicting comments by Trump and his new attorney, Rudy Giuliani , Mueller has reportedly rejected a request by Trump's legal team to answer the questions in writing...
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seattle chase News
Monday, May 07, 2018
#ShutDownChase: Environmentalists Occupy Bank's Seattle Office to Denounce Its Funding of Climate Disaster
With JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting set to take place in Texas next week, 350.org Seattle and five other environmental groups organized a demonstration to protest the bank's ongoing investment in fossil fuels, particularly tar sands. At least five indigenous and 15 non-indigenous...
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