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. Kirsten Gillibrand News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Gillibrand Introduces Sweeping Family Bill of Rights to Ease Financial Burdens and 'Level the Playing Field for Children'
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday introduced her "Family Bill of Rights," a five-point economic policy that aims to "lift many of the financial burdens on families and help level the playing field for children."
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Reproductive rights advocates News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
As Republicans Target Roe, New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Don't Want Landmark Ruling Overturned
As Republican politicians nationwide continue to mount a challenge to Roe v. Wade with a wave of anti-choice state laws, a new poll shows the majority of Americans don't want the landmark Supreme Court ruling, which affirmed the constitutionally protected right to have an abortion, overturned.
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Medicare for All signs News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
WATCH: House Democrats Hold Historic Second Hearing on Medicare for All
After Democrats held the first-ever congressional hearing on Medicare for All last month, the House Budget Committee on Wednesday morning invited federal officials to testify at an historic second hearing on the costs replacing the nation's current for-profit system with one that guarantees healthcare as a right for all Americans.
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greenland News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Global Sea Level May Rise Faster Than Previously Projected, With 'Profound Consequences for Humanity'
A new study warning that rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica may push global sea level rise beyond 7.8 feet by 2100 has elicited alarm about the "profound consequences for humanity" and cast doubt on past projections.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
'Sick and Tired of Being Paid Poverty Wages,' Walmart Workers Invite Bernie Sanders to Press Their Case at Shareholder Meeting
Walmart workers seeking a seat on the company's board invited Sen. Bernie Sanders, a longtime advocate for higher wages and better labor conditions, to present their shareholder proposal at the retail giant's annual meeting next month.
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Robert F. Smith News
Sunday, May 19, 2019
'A Burning Indictment of Our Higher Ed System': Commencement Speaker Pays Off $40 Million in Student Debt
Commencement speaker Robert F. Smith garnered widespread praise Sunday when the billionaire investor announced he will wipe out an estimated $40 million in student debt for Morehouse College's nearly 400 graduating seniors—but the move also sparked intense criticism of the cost of higher education in the United States.
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Pete Buttigieg News
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Pete Buttigieg Calls for Carbon Capture and Tax—Climate Proposals Backed by the Fossil Fuel Industry
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who rolled out his first batch of major policy proposals this week, expressed support for a carbon tax and carbon capture—policies backed by the fossil fuel industry but criticized by environmentalists as "a distraction from real solutions to the climate crisis that we face."
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Trump News
Saturday, May 18, 2019
'Unfathomable Evil Recognizing Unfathomable Evil': Trump's Possible Pardons of War Criminals Provoke Outrage
Progressives, human rights advocates, and journalists responded with outrage on Saturday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump "has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes." Unnamed U.S...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Bernie Sanders Unveils 'A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education'
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday unveiled the public education plan for his 2020 presidential campaign, calling for "a transformative investment in our children, our teachers, and our schools, and a fundamental re-thinking of the unjust and inequitable funding of our public education system."
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks as President Donald Trump looks on News
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Progressives Demand House Dems Hold Mnuchin in Contempt for Defying Subpoena for Trump's Tax Returns
Progressive groups on Friday called on House Democrats to hold Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena for President Donald Trump's tax returns. Last week, as Common Dreams reported , after Mnuchin repeatedly rejected lawmakers' request for...
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