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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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Absent Senate's Consent, Maryland Argues Trump Appointment of Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Unlawful
Maryland on Tuesday mounted the first court challenge to President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after he fired Jeff Sessions last week.
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Tax March News
Monday, November 12, 2018
New Progressive Petition Targets Potential Scope of Trump's Corruption
The progressive advocacy group CREDO Action on Monday launched a petition calling on House Democrats to investigate President Donald Trump's long-concealed tax returns and practices—including allegations of tax fraud, whether he has "compromising financial ties to Russian oligarchs or the super-rich in America," and how he's benefiting from the last year's "tax scam" and his presidency—as well as enact sweeping anti-corruption legislation.
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Using removable paint, activists sprayed anti-fracking slogans on the entrance of the U.K.'s energy department building in London. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion/Twitter) News
Monday, November 12, 2018
'The Political System Is Failing Us': British Energy Dept Blockaded to Protest Climate Inaction and Fracking
Kicking off a week of peaceful protests that will culminate in a mass demonstration at London's Parliament Square on Saturday, activists blockaded the United Kingdom's energy department on Monday to raise alarm about the government's support for fracking and, more broadly, "its criminal inaction on the climate emergency and ecological crisis."
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HELP :( News
Monday, November 12, 2018
Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Federal Relief Funds to Puerto Rico Despite Post-Maria Devastation
Although it has been more than a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, in parts of the U.S. territory, "it's like the hurricane hit yesterday"—yet President Donald Trump wants to cut off recovery money, according to Axios , "because he claims, without evidence, that the island's government is using federal disaster relief money to pay off debt."
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US soldiers News
Friday, November 09, 2018
Half Million Killed by America's Global War on Terror 'Just Scratches the Surface' of Human Destruction
The United States' so-called War on Terror has killed about half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, according to a new estimate from the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute.
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Pence, Trump, Sessions News
Friday, November 09, 2018
With Final 'Evil' Act, Jeff Sessions 'Reminds Everyone Yet Again Why He's Been Worst Attorney General in Modern History'
In his last "evil" act as head of the Justice Department under President Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions reminded "everyone yet again why he's been the worst attorney general in modern history" and drastically limited the ability of federal officials to use court-enforced deals to require reforms at police departments that are found systematically violating people's civil rights.
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Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo News
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Voter Suppression Accomplished, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp 'Flees the Scene of the Crime' With Resignation
Although ballots remain uncounted in Georgia's closely watched gubernatorial race, Republican candidate Brian Kemp has declared victory and resigned as secretary of state while Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams has refused to concede and assembled a legal team to investigate reports of voting issues throughout the state.
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piggie News
Thursday, November 08, 2018
In 'Loud and Clear' Rebuke of Factory Farming, California Passes World's 'Strongest Animal Welfare Law'
In a clear rebuke of factory farming , California voters on Election Day passed the " ground-breaking " Proposition 12, which is being celebrated by some advocates as the world's "strongest animal welfare law for farmed animals in history." Backed by 61 percent of voters, Proposition 12 establishes...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Pointing to Past Criticism of Mueller Probe, Schumer Demands New Acting Attorney General Recuse Himself
After President Donald Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on his temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, pointing to Whitaker's past criticism of the probe.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
"This Race Is Not Over": With Narrow Margin Amid GOP's Dirty Tricks, Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede in Georgia
With all precincts reporting in Georgia after weeks of voter suppression efforts and emerging revelations about issues at polling stations throughout the state on Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday is holding out hope for a runoff as she trails Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp—accused of abusing "the official powers of his office to interfere in the election to benefit himself and his party"—by an increasingly small margin.
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