Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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President Donald Trump News
Friday, February 02, 2018
Eating His Own: Ahead of Memo Release, Trump Attacks Top Officials at FBI and Justice Department
Ahead of the expected release of a "cherry-picked" memo clearly designed to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe—and which critics who have seen the document have called inaccurate and misleading —President Donald Trump lashed out at his own top law enforcement officials on...
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I am ready sign News
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Fight for $15 and Rev. Barber Announce Fast-Food Worker Strike for Racial Justice and Voting Rights
Fifty years after the sanitation workers in Memphis marched with Martin Luther King Jr. to demand higher wages and safer labor conditions, Fight for $15 and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber are planning a fast-food workers strike in two dozen cities across the Southern United States to advocate for...
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Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta News
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Internal Analysis Revealed Trump Plan Would Cost Workers Billions, So Labor Dept Buried Study
Infuriating labor rights groups nationwide, the Trump administration reportedly prepared but concealed internal analysis "that showed employees could lose out on billions of dollars" if it moves forward with a proposal that would allow employers to pocket workers' tips. "The only appropriate remedy...
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News
Thursday, February 01, 2018
'Days Numbered' for Fossil Fuels: Sanders Backs Demand for Rapid Energy Transformation
"Drought, wildfires, heat waves, extreme storms, mudslides, rising sea levels, and much, much more. In terms of climate change, the debate is over," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at the climate movement's state of the union on Wednesday. "The issue in front of us is not a scientific debate...
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Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
'Outrageous' Gold Rush-Style Grab of Public Lands To Begin in Less Than 48 Hours
Despite protests from conservationists, local tribe leaders, Democratic lawmakers, and even the United Nations' expert on indigenous rights, at 6am on Friday the Trump administration will allow citizens and companies to start staking claims on sections of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-...
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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
After Tobacco Stock Purchases Exposed, Trump's CDC Director Resigns
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald—whose short tenure has already been mired in conflicts of interest— resigned Wednesday after a report revealed she bought stock in a major tobacco company and others that were potential conflicts while directing...
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ocean News
Friday, January 26, 2018
World's Oceans Last Year Hit Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded... 'By Far'
A new analysis conducted by Chinese researchers and published in a peer-reviewed journal on Friday found that 2017 was the hottest year on record for the world's oceans, renewing concerns among those in the scientific community about the man-made climate crisis. (Literally) Hot off the press - new...
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Mark Ruffalo joins Michael Moore News
Friday, January 26, 2018
To Continue Fight Against Trump, Progressives Plan 'People's State of the Union'
Progressive groups and public figures who have spent the past year opposing President Donald Trump and GOP policies have organized a "People's State of the Union" event for Monday night, a day before the president's planned address to Congress. "In essence, it's a better reflection of our state of...
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News
Friday, January 26, 2018
Trump Wanted a Van Gogh. Instead, the Guggenheim Offered Him a Gold Toilet Called 'America'
The Guggenheim declined President Donald Trump's request to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh painting, instead offering to loan him an 18-karat gold, fully functional toilet called " America ," according to an email obtained by the Washington Post. Trump, through the White House's Office of the Curator,...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Thursday, January 25, 2018
While Focused on Current Fights, Sanders Quietly Talked 2020 With Campaign Team
Despite his resistance to publicly discussing the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) privately met with key members of his campaign team during the #TrumpShutdown last weekend to discuss his potential bid for the nation's highest office, several Democratic insiders told Politico ...
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