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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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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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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