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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2 minutes to midnight News
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Doomsday Clock Now '2 Minutes to Midnight' as Trump Drives Up Nuclear and Climate Threats
In response to rising nuclear tensions and concerns about inadequate action to address the climate crisis, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Thursday the hands of the Doomsday Clock have been moved and it is now just two minutes midnight, a signal to the world that international...
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First Son Donald Trump Jr. News
Thursday, January 25, 2018
#ReleaseTheDepo: Senate Dems Want 'Explosive' Don Jr. Testimony Given to Mueller
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee want to send transcripts from the committee's Russia investigation interviews—including "explosive" testimony from Donald Trump Jr.—to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal probe into allegations that the president or members of his...
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News
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Denouncing 'FCC's Dangerous Ruling,' Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York
In response to a recent move by the Republican-controlled FCC to roll back net neutrality, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Wednesday to make New York the second state this week to ensure the consumer protections. Paired with action taken by Montana on Monday, the orders to...
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News
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Celebrations as Oregon Voters Approve Tax Hike to Cover Medicaid Expansion
Voters in Oregon overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to impose hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes on hospitals, health insurers, and managed care companies to cover the costs of expanding Medicaid in the state. In Tuesday's special election for the Medicaid tax hike, or Measure 101,...
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protest in Switzerland News
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
'World Economic Fiasco': Thousands March Ahead of Trump's Davos Arrival
Ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's arrival at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, thousands of anti-Trump protesters took to the streets across Switzerland, decrying racism, sexism, capitalism, and dirty energy practices. "We are protesting against both Trump and the...
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Trump, Sessions News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Hinting at Obstruction Angle, Report Says Mueller Ready to Question Trump on Comey Firing
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is potentially heating up, with two sources revealing to the Washington Post that Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump about "his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey." According to the...
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Donald Trump News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Demands for Action After New Report Reveals LGBTQ Homicides Skyrocketed Under Trump
"The time for addressing this crisis of violence is now," delcares a new report that shows the number of hate-inspired homicides with LGBTQ victims skyrocketed in the United States last year amid an onslaught of anti-LBGTQ policies from the Trump administration. A Crisis of Hate (pdf), produced by...
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2016 ballot News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
'Deeply Disturbing': Trump's Defunct Voter Commission Wanted Those With Hispanic Surnames Flagged in Texas
Raising fresh concerns about the intentions behind President Donald Trump's now-defunct "Commission on Election Integrity," newly released documents reveal a "deeply disturbing" request that Texas officials flag records for all voters with Hispanic surnames, according to the Washington Post ...
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solar panel install News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
'Reckless': Trump Deals Blow to Renewable Transition With Solar Panel Tariff
Dealing a serious blow to the U.S. solar industry and despite protests from experts and a national trade group, President Donald Trump has approved a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panel materials. "With Americans in Puerto Rico and Houston still struggling to recover from climate disasters,...
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News
Monday, January 22, 2018
Jayapal Scolds Anti-Immigrant GOP in Must-See #TrumpShutdown Speech
In a fiery speech delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) declared "this Trump shutdown is no way to govern," and denounced the offensive rhetoric used by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump to discuss immigrants amid contentious policy...
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