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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single payer now News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Spreading 'Like Wildfire': Majority of Americans—Including 74% of Democrats—Now Support Single-Payer
"Five years ago, could you have believed that half of Americans would agree we need a single-payer healthcare system?" That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—a longtime advocate of guaranteeing healthcare for all Americans— responded to a new poll that found that 74 percent of Democrats and 51...
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CodePink News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Huge Leap in Number of Facebook Users 'Very Concerned' About Invasion of Privacy on Social Media Site
On the heels of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's two-day congressional testimony to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the company's failure to protect users' personal data, new polling indicates a growing number of the social media network's users are "very concerned" about...
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Atlantic Ocean News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Concerns of 'Catastrophic Collapse' Grow as Gulf Stream Weaker Than It's Been in 1,600 Years
New research published Wednesday in the journal Nature raises alarm about how global warming is impacting the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream System, and how weakening ocean currents could influence extreme weather in Western Europe and sea level rise along North America's East Coast. Although the two...
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Robert Mueller News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
As Trump Reportedly Considers Firing Rosenstein, Senators Move to Protect Mueller Probe
As the American public mobilizes for planned protests amid reports that President Donald Trump may fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a warning to Special Counsel Robert Mueller , a bipartisan team of senators said Wednesday that they will introduce legislation to protect Mueller from...
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Grijalva News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
As Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria, Lawmakers Say Attack Without Congressional Approval "Unconstitutional"
As President Donald Trump ramped up threats against Syria and Russia early Wednesday in response to the Syrian government's suspected use of chemical weapons on civilians over the weekend, peace advocates continued to discourage any action that would escalate the years-long conflict while American...
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Amid Concerns Trump Will Retaliate for Cohen Raid, White House Says Trump 'Certainly Believes' He Can Fire Mueller
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed in a briefing on Tuesday that President Donald Trump "certainly believes he has the power" to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal probe into allegations that Russian operatives meddled in the 2016 election and...
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protesters News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On Equal Pay Day, New Study Shows Wage Gap Actually Growing for Women Under 40
A new report released on Equal Pay Day shows that the gender wage gap has actually worsened for women under 40 in recent years, despite increased media attention on the issue alongside mounting demands that businesses and politicians crack down on workplace sexual harassment, which researchers have...
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News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
New Analysis of GOP Tax Scam Shows "Corporate Cheapskates" Not Sharing Windfall With Workers
Bolstering poll results and expert analysis indicating that the tax plan Republicans forced through Congress last year is primarily benefiting big businesses and wealthy Americans, a new report finds very few corporations are raising workers' wages or giving them bonuses, despite receiving billions...
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ar-15 News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Upholding Assault Weapons Ban, Federal Judge Says Constitution Has Nothing To Say About Restricting the AR-15
In the wake of fatal shootings in Florida and California that have fueled growing demands for stricter gun laws nationwide, a federal judge granted a victory to gun control advocates on Friday, upholding Massachusetts' ban on large-capacity magazines and assault weapons such as the AR-15, which has...
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Erik Prince, News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Mueller Reportedly Has Documents Contradicting Erik Prince's Version of Seychelles Meeting With Russian Official
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, has reportedly obtained documents challenging the veracity of Blackwater founder Erik Prince's testimony to Congress about his January 2017 meeting with a Kremlin-connected...
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