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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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
Despite David Bernhardt's long career of lobbying for the gas and oil industry, on Monday the Senate confirmed him as second-in-command of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which manages public lands and water, as well as federal protections for endangered species. Although Bernhardt's...
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a camera at the White House News
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Will Trump Let the White House Bring Back Cameras?
President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's "personally" in favor of on-camera White House briefings, but ultimately the decision will be up to the president. On CNN 's "State of the Union" Sunday, Wall Street financier-turned-White House communications director Anthony...
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders News
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Environmentalists Urge Democrats to Join Sanders in Opposing Dirty Energy Bill
As a nation, our job is to move away from fossil fuels toward sustainable energy and energy efficiency,' says Sanders. 'This bill does the opposite.'
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Protests in Poland News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to "an...
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Palestinians pray outside the Old City News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera . "An...
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Drain the Swamp report card News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Warren Flunks Trump: Report Card Details Broken Promise to 'Drain Swamp'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a former law professor, just flunked President Donald Trump. "This report makes it clear: Trump's army of lobbyists are more interested in lining the pockets of their long-time employers and corporate buddies than in making life better for working families." —Sen...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
After Exxon Fined for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign
"It's time Rex Tillerson step down or be removed," said Gigi Kellett of Corporate Accountability International, following an announcement on Thursday that ExxonMobil will pay $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russian officials while the now-secretary of state was the company's CEO. "...
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Donald Trump News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
'Message Loud and Clear' Says NAACP After Latest Trump Snub
President Donald Trump's decision to decline an invitation to attend the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 108th annual convention, "underscores the harsh fact: we have lost—we've lost the will of the current Administration to listen to issues facing the Black community...
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Donald Trump News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
After Six Months, A Detailed Look at 'Giant Bait and Switch' Trump Presidency
It has been six long months since Donald Trump's inauguration, and unsurprisingly, the president has not parlayed his populist campaign promises into policy. In fact, he has often done the exact opposite— earning himself the lowest approval rating of any president in the past 70 years. "Giant...
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Gray wolf News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Warnings as GOP Aims to Gut Protections for Endangered Species
Conservation groups are issuing warnings on Wednesday as Congressional committees in both chambers considered Republican-backed bills aimed at weakening the Endangered Species Act. "If these dangerous bills are enacted, hundreds of plants and animals will be put on a fast track to extinction." —...
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