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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SCOTUS News
Monday, July 09, 2018
Vows to #StopKavanaugh After Trump Nominates 'Narrow-Minded Elitist Who Would Favor Wealthy and Powerful' to Supreme Court
After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, "relishing the suspense," the president finally revealed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment.
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Meds $ News
Monday, July 09, 2018
Sanders on Trump's Whining About Big Pharma: "Stop Just Talking About High Drug Prices... Do Something"
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday called on President Donald Trump to "stop just talking about high drug prices" and actually "do something" after the president whined on Twitter about Big Pharma raising prescription drug prices while continuing to flout his campaign promise lower costs for consumers.
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News
Monday, July 09, 2018
As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project
As millions of people across the globe face extreme heat advisories—with temperatures even soaring beyond 90 degrees in Siberia last week—a recent study published in the British journal Nature Geoscience warns long-term warming, and thus sea level rise, could be twice as bad as climate models project.
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McConnell protesters News
Monday, July 09, 2018
Watch: Crowd of Critics Confronts Mitch McConnell in Kentucky Restaurant Parking Lot
Less than two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao—who is married to the Republican senator—were confronted by protesters over the Trump administration's family separation policy, McConnell faced another crowd of critics in a parking lot of a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant.
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ICE agents News
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Demand Grows for Tech Giants Like Microsoft and Salesforce to Cancel Contracts With ICE and Border Patrol
As American cities and corporations face mounting public pressure to cancel contracts with federal immigration agencies in light of the Trump administration's brutal and inhumane border policies, grassroots groups are demanding major technology companies stop allowing the government to use their data technologies against vulnerable immigrant and refugee communities.
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Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez's "Audacious and Bold" Commitment to Climate Action Is Just What the Planet—and the Democrats—Need
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won her Democratic primary to represent New York's deep blue 14th Congressional District—defeating a longtime representative who was a poweful player in the party—is running on a climate platform that is exciting scientists and constituents alike.
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parent and child News
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
ICE Form Confirms Children Being "Held Hostage" to Force Asylum-Seeking Parents to Relinquish Legal Rights
Following anecdotal reports last week that the Trump administration had started "using children who have been taken from their parents as pawns—to get detained immigrants to agree to their own deportations and drop their asylum cases," an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) form obtained and...
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greenpeace protest News
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
'A Good Day to Protect the Things You Love': Anti-Pipeline Climbers Block Trans Mountain Oil Tanker
This is a developing story and may be updated... As green groups and Indigenous leaders continue to raise alarm about the ecological and economic threats of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project—which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced the government is taking over...
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drone protest News
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Watch: Greenpeace Crashes Superman Drone Into Nuclear Power Plant to Expose Facility's Dangers
Greenpeace France on Tuesday crashed a drone dressed as Superman into the Bugey nuclear energy plant, located about 20 miles east of Lyon, to expose how vulnerable that facility is to a terrorist attack and highlight the broader dangers of this type of power generation. The activists told AFP that...
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Pruitt, Mink's son, Mink News
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Watch: Woman Confronts Pruitt at DC Restaurant, Demands He Resign for What He's "Doing to the Environment and Our Country"
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday became the latest member of the Trump administration to be called out while dining at a D.C. restaurant when Kristin Mink walked up, introduced her two-year-old child, and demanded Pruitt resign because, as she put it, "We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously, for the benefit of all of us, including our children."
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