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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Jennifer Willoughby News
Friday, February 09, 2018
Trump's Statement on Alleged Abuser Rob Porter: 'Him-He-Him-Him-He-He-He-He-Him-He-He-He-He-He-He-Him-Him-He-He'
Something was glaringly absent from President Donald Trump's first public remarks about the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who stepped down Wednesday after multiple reporters published photos and detailed allegations that Porter abused his two ex-wives. Several critics...
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attorney protest News
Friday, February 09, 2018
'Fed Up' With ICE Targeting of Courthouses, NYC Public Defenders Stage Mass Walkout
More than 100 public defenders walked out and staged a protest at the Bronx Criminal Court in New York City after an undocumented client was detained by federal immigration agents as he left the courthouse, giving credence to advocates' claims that fear of deportation keeps victims and witnesses...
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Kaine News
Friday, February 09, 2018
Trump Administration Pressured to Release Secret War Powers Memo
Raising concerns about U.S. bombings in Syria and reports of a potential strike against North Korea, a senator on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees is demanding the release of a secret memo that outlines the war powers that President Donald Trump believes he has. "The fact that...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
50+ Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt 'Out of Control' Factory Farming in Iowa
More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion in a state that is home to more than 10,000 of them. "A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa." —Krissy Kasserman,...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
'Time for John Kelly to Go': Trump Chief of Staff Denounced for Shielding Alleged Domestic Abuser
Women's advocacy groups and other critics are calling on President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, John Kelly, to resign in response to his defense of White House staff secretary Rob Porter—who stepped down Wednesday amid allegations that he abused two ex-wives—and reports that Kelly knew about the...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
'Another Giant Spending Spree': Budget Deal Denounced as Wasteful Gift to War Profiteers
Peace advocates are denouncing the new bipartisan budget deal , which was produced to prevent another government shutdown, because of an " outrageous " decision to boost military spending while education, infrastructure, an urgent renewable energy transition, and other programs remain underfunded...
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News
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Trump Has 'Full Confidence' in Top Aide Forced to Resign After Allegations of Domestic Abuse
President Donald Trump's staff secretary Rob Porter was forced to resign on Wednesday after separate news reports exposed detailed allegations—and photographic evidence —that he had physically, emotionally, and verbally abused his two ex-wives. Porter claimed in a statement that allegations...
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VP Pence News
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Putting Dent in Olympic Diplomacy, Pence Vows 'Most Aggressive' Sanctions Yet for North Korea
Ahead of the Olympic Winter Games—which kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea on Friday—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence fueled fears that the Trump White House "plans to try to disrupt any normalization of North Korea amid the feel-good setting of the games" by announcing on Wednesday that the U.S. "...
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News
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Climate 'Hero' Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence for Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline
Michael Foster, the valve turner who temporarily halted the flow of tar sands oil in TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in October 2016, called for future actions to address the global climate crisis before he headed to prison, where he is expected to serve at least a year of his three-year sentence...
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News
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
To Help Save Humanity, A Six-Step Guide to Combat Fossil Fuel Industry's Climate Lies
After examining more than 40 common climate change myths pushed by those who are hell-bent on discrediting scientific conclusions about the global crisis, three researchers teamed up to create a six-step critical thinking tool that helps people combat misinformation by "neutralizing" the lies. John...
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