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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Brett Kavanaugh News
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Progressives Call on House Democrats to Probe 'Sham Confirmation Process' for Brett Kavanaugh
A coalition of 26 progressive groups on Thursday urged House Democrats to investigate the GOP-controlled Senate's "sham confirmation process" for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. "Many issues went unresolved during last year's confirmation process, when Senate Republicans...
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Warren News
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Warren's Bold New Tax Plan Would Raise Over $1 Trillion From 'Richest, Biggest' US Corporations
Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled yet another bold policy for her 2020 presidential campaign Thursday with a new plan that aims to offset tax loopholes and exemptions exploited by the largest and most profitable U.S. corporations.
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corn News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
300+ Groups to Congress: #GreenNewDeal 'Must Transform Our Food System and Revitalize Rural America'
"To address the climate crisis, the Green New Deal must transform our food system and revitalize rural America," a large coalition of green groups told Congress Wednesday.
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lee, pocan, grim News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
'Tax the Rich!' Conference Brings Together Policy Experts and Progressive Millionaires Benefiting From #TrumpTaxScam
"Tax the Rich. Save America. Yes, it really is that simple." So said the organizers of the first-ever "Tax the Rich!" conference, hosted by Patriotic Millionaires and a coalition of other groups in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
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Pro-choice advocates News
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
#EndTheLies, Declare Reproductive Rights Advocates as Senate GOP Pushes 20-Week Abortion Ban
Reproductive rights advocates came together on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to combat misinformation used by Republican lawmakers to push anti-choice legislation—including a bill currently before Congress that would impose a nationwide 20-week abortion ban.
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shutdown chase News
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
'Radical Agents of Physical and Social Chaos': Campaigners Target Big Banks Over Destructive Fossil Fuel Projects
Environmental campaigners this week are pressuring a pair of big banks to stop pouring billions of dollars per year into destructive fossil fuel projects that drive the global climate crisis.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen News
Sunday, April 07, 2019
'History Will Judge Her': DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns After Months of Imposing Trump's Immigration Policies
In a pair of tweets Sunday evening, President Donald Trump confirmed rumors that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen—who has spent more than a year implementing and defending the administration's widely condemned immigration policies—is leaving her position.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Sunday, April 07, 2019
'Absolutely the Direction We Should Go': Sanders Becomes First 2020 Candidate to Support Felons Voting From Behind Bars
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday became the first 2020 presidential candidate to speak out in support of allowing Americans to vote from behind bars.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) News
Sunday, April 07, 2019
'Bigotry Is Deadly': Warnings of 'Normalized Hate Speech' After Latest Threats Targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar
Advocacy groups, progressives, and politicians are warning about the dangers of "normalized hate speech" and Islamophobia after the latest round of threats targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and one of the first Muslim congresswomen.
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Camera Kids still News
Sunday, April 07, 2019
'A Model of Hope for the World': 25 Years After Rwandan Genocide, New Film Shows Journey Toward Justice and Healing
As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Sunday, a forthcoming documentary sheds light on the survivors and perpetrators' long journey toward justice and healing.
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