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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Saturday, March 03, 2018
North Korea Says US Demands and Joint Military Drills Impede Diplomatic Talks
While advocates for peace and diplomacy remain anxious over incendiary rhetoric from U.S. war hawks, the North Korean government responded on Saturday to recent calls for talks as well as upcoming joint military drills by the United States and South Korea by rejecting U.S. preconditions for...
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Jared Kushner News
Friday, March 02, 2018
'Kushner Must Resign': Calls Intensify for Trump Son-in-Law to Step Down
Calls are mounting for President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to resign or be fired from the White House amid heightened concerns about conflicts of interest with his family's real estate firm following a series of alarming reports this week. "This simply can't go on...
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Carl Icahn News
Friday, March 02, 2018
'Such a Fortunate Coincidence': Trump Ally Carl Icahn Ditched Steel Stocks Before Tariffs Made Public
Carl Icahn, a former special adviser to President Donald Trump, is facing allegations of possible insider trading after a federal filing revealed the billionaire investor started selling off millions of dollars in stock for a company that significantly depends on steel just a few days before the...
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Sinclair sign News
Friday, March 02, 2018
Sinclair's Sneaky Moves to Skirt Rules and Get Tribune Merger Approved
Right-wing television giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is attempting to skirt ownership rules and gain approval from federal regulators for a $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media by proposing sales—such as Chicago's WGN-TV to a Maryland-based car dealer—that would involve Sinclair still providing...
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protests News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Amid Threats of Discipline, Hundreds of Colleges Assure Prospective Students Anti-Gun Protests Cool With Them
Since some high school officials started threatening to punish students who engage in protests for gun control after a mass shooter killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida last month, scores of colleges and university have issued statements reassuring applicants that they will not be rejected or have...
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anti-Trump protest News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Think Trump Is Racist
A new poll found that the majority of Americans believe the self-proclaimed " least racist person "—and serial liar —President Donald Trump is in fact a racist, and that his policies have been particularly harmful to people of color. "The problem isn't just that Trump's a racist. It's that he keeps...
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Jared Kushner News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Kushner's Company Got Hundreds of Millions in Loans After White House Meetings With Top Execs: Report
Jared Kushner's rough week got a little worse on Wednesday, when the New York Times reported that the family real estate company of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received millions of dollars in loans from two financial firms after Kushner met with their top executives at...
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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Oakland Mayor Applauded for Warning Community About ICE Raids
In spite of calls for her arrest by right-wing news outlets and Twitter users , the mayor of Oakland, California is standing by her decision last weekend to warn undocumented residents about raids federal immigration agents had planned for the Northern part of the state. "As advocates, we took [the...
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bayer monsanto News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Despite Major Public Opposition, EU Reportedly Set to Approve Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
Despite widespread opposition among the residents of Europe, the European Union is set to grant anti-trust approval of a $62.5 billion merger between German chemical giant Bayer and the U.S-based Monsanto, according to reports on Wednesday. "The European Commission should stop this merger from hell...
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Ben Carson News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
While Nation's Poor Face Billions in Cuts, Don't-Make-Public-Housing-Too-Cozy Carson Spends Lavishly at HUD Offices
Ben Carson—who infamously suggested early in his tenure as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development that public housing for the nation's poor should not be " too cozy "—is under fire for a pricey redecoration of his D.C. offices, which comes as the administration proposes billions in...
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