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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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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Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) News
Monday, January 22, 2018
'Even Worse Negotiator Than Trump': Progressives Slam Schumer for Caving to GOP on #TrumpShutdown
Critics of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed him for caving to Republicans after he announced Monday that the necessary number of Democrats would support a three-week spending bill to end the #TrumpShutdown without first reaching an agreement to protect undocumented youth known...
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Donald Trump News
Monday, January 22, 2018
Despite GOP Efforts to Blast Dems, Americans Blame Republicans for #TrumpShutdown
Despite efforts by President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers to blame Democrats for the government shutdown—deemed the #TrumpShutdown by critics— polling shows American voters hold Republicans and the president responsible for failing to reach an agreement on Friday to keep the federal government...
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protest of pence News
Monday, January 22, 2018
'Dangerous Man With Messianic Vision': Scuffle, Lawmakers Ejected for Protesting During Pence Speech to Knesset
A scuffle broke out and lawmakers with Israel's Arab coalition were forcibly removed by security officers on Monday after raising placards in protest during U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's speech in the Knesset, the Israeli legislature. Video footage from the protest shows security guards ripping...
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Stop the #TrumpShutdown News
Friday, January 19, 2018
Progressive Groups Rally Ahead of Possible #TrumpShutdown to Condemn 'Racist, Anti-Immigrant Agenda'
A coalition of progressive groups organized a last-minute protest on Capitol Hill Friday evening to call on the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump to avert the looming government shutdown by passing a spending bill that protects Dreamers and funds child healthcare without...
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reproductive rights demonstrators News
Friday, January 19, 2018
As Trump Calls for National 20-Week Abortion Ban, Critics Condemn GOP's Anti-Child Policies
After President Donald Trump's March for Life speech on Friday, in which he called for a nationwide 20-week abortion ban and touted his administration's efforts to roll back reproductive rights and discrimination prevention measures in the euphemistic name of "religious liberty," critics denounced...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), News
Friday, January 19, 2018
Calling President 'Pathological Liar,' Sanders Bemoans One Year of Trump That Felt Like 16
A day ahead of the one-year anniversary President Donald Trump's inauguration, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday sharply criticized the president's performance during his first year in office, calling him "an international embarrassment" in an interview on MSNBC . "Has it really only been one...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern News
Friday, January 19, 2018
'I Am Not the First Woman to Work and Have a Baby': Global Praise for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Drawing global applause, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that she is expecting her first child, and that she plans to work through her pregnancy and retain her political post, telling reporters outside her home: "I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Groundbreaking Study Maps 'Insidious' (and Alarmingly Successful) Strategy of Anti-Choice Movement
A new report released Thursday details how American anti-choice activists have used their "insidious power" to chip away at reproductive rights, infiltrate the Trump administration, and advance "their fringe agenda" nationwide. "Their influence is outsized relative to the popularity of their fringe...
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protest at HHS News
Thursday, January 18, 2018
'Keep Your Dogma Off My Healthcare!': Trump Empowers Nation's Doctors to Discriminate
Advocates for reproductive healthcare and LGBTQ rights came together on Thursday to condemn the creation of a new divisio n in the Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services to assist healthcare providers who refuse to treat patients based on religious or moral convictions—a...
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