Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is managing editor for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @jonqueally

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters during a weekly press briefing. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
READ: House Democrats Release Text of 8-Page Resolution Detailing Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday released the full text of an 8-page impeachment resolution that is slated to received a floor vote later this week. The document lays out the structures and process of the "public-facing phase" of the inquiry into alleged misconduct by...
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Syrian children walk past a damaged van at the site of helicopter gunfire which reportedly killed nine people near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha in the Idlib province along the border with Turkey, where "groups linked to the Islamic State (IS) group" were present, according to a Britain-based war monitor with sources inside Syria, on October 27, 2019. The helicopters targeted a home and a car on the outskirts of Barisha, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, after US media said IS leade News
Monday, October 28, 2019
A Reminder Following Baghdadi's Death: 'The Terrorists We're Killing Today Are the Terrorists We Created Yesterday'
Following news that the infamous leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself along with three of his children, over the weekend during a clandestine raid by U.S. Special Forces ( also infamous ) in northwest Syria, critics of the U.S. global war on...
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Attorney General William Barr chooses not to speak as President Donald J. Trump participates in a ceremony to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Edwin Meese III in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
NYC Bar Association Calls on Trump's AG William Barr to Recuse Himself—or Resign
The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday publicly called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to immediately recuse himself from any further Department of Justice processes related to the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's controversial dealings with Ukraine. In a...
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Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and the founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, speaks at the Women In The World Summit on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)q News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Climate Justice Champion Mary Robinson Warns Extinction Rebellion of Perils If Unwise Tactics 'Alienate the Public'
Echoing what other critics stated last week, former Irish president Mary Robinson on Monday warned that while some forms of "disruption" are necessary and good, it will set the global climate movement backwards if Extinction Rebellion activists or others "alienate the public" by taking aim at the...
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Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets campaign volunteers before departing a rally outside the Reading Terminal Market in Center City Philadelphia, PA, on October 20, 2019 (Photo:  Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 21, 2019
Falling in With the 'Wrong Crowd'? Buttigieg Took Campaign Hiring Advice Direct From Facebook CEO
Raising fresh questions and new critiques about his close ties to corporate elites amid a hotly contested Democratic primary, Bloomberg reports Monday morning that the campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg received private and direct hiring advice from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—...
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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among his comments, Mulvaney said that climate will not be on the agenda at next year's G7 summit. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
'What a Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Slams Trump Administration for Saying Climate Crisis Excluded From G7 Agenda
"What a disgrace." That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders responded on Thursday to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney telling reporters that next year's G7 summit, hosted by the United States, will not include the global climate crisis as part of its agenda. 'Climate change will not be on the...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) and Representative Steny Hoyer, walk out of the White House after meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty) News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Pelosi Emerges From Trump Meeting, Says: 'What We Witnessed on the Part of the President Was a Meltdown'
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi emerged from a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to describe a bizarre encounter with the nation's commander-in-chief that resulted in her, along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 2018. News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
'Huge Moment in the 2020 Race': Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, The Washington Post reported Tuesday night, a political coup for the Vermont senator as he looks to increase his standing in the polls for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "This is big," said Politico campaign...
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Students at Nettelhorst Elementary School, on lunch, dig into a salad bar in the school's lunchroom March 20, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
'Every Child Deserves to Eat': Sanders and Omar Bill Would Provide Universal Free Public School Lunches in US
Citing the interlocking dynamics of food insecurity for millions of children and the benefits of nutrition and reduced stress that would result, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced sweeping new legislation Tuesday that would provide all children access to free meals at every public...
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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding
A federal judge in Texas Friday afternoon ruled that President Donald Trump acted beyond his legal authority earlier this year when he declared a "national emergency" in order to redirect U.S. military funds in order to pay for sections of the infamous "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border. According...
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