Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, January 08, 2021
Just as Democrats Claim Senate Majority, Manchin Condemned for Vowing to 'Absolutely Not' Support $2,000 Checks
Days after the crucial victories of new Democratic Sens.-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were credited in large part to clear messaging about the need for a Democrat-controlled Senate in order to send $2,000 checks to American households, Sen. Joe Manchin on Friday provoked scorn Friday by...
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Friday, January 08, 2021
100+ Civil Society Groups Demand Trump's Immediate Impeachment as Dem Leaders Signal Delaying Action Until Next Week
More than 100 grassroots civil society groups on Friday demanded that congressional Democrats treat the need to remove President Donald Trump from office with urgency and act today to hold him and his "co-conspirators" accountable for the insurrection which took place Wednesday at the Capitol...
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 In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) speaks during a Senate debate session to ratify the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress has reconvened to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. (Photo: congress.gov via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez Says Cruz and Hawley 'Must Resign'—or Be Expelled From Senate
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday vehemently rejected a call by Sen. Ted Cruz for lawmakers and Americans to put the current "anger and division behind us," 24 hours after the senator himself baselessly contested the presidential election results—an action which helped incite a mob of...
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Thursday, January 07, 2021
Myth of 'Exceptionalism' Shattered as Globe Expresses Shock Over 'Day of Shame for American Democracy'
World leaders and the international press alike expressed shock Thursday over the attempted coup perpetrated by supporters of President Donald Trump, as some observers wondered if the insurrection—egged on by the president himself with the tacit support of more than a hundred Republican lawmakers...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy
Human Rights Watch in a new report Wednesday urged President-elect Joe Biden to "quickly and decisively" end a two-year-old policy under which tens of thousands of asylum seekers have been forced to stay in squalid and often dangerous makeshift shelters in Mexico. The report, titled "'Like I'm...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Progressive Push for $2,000 Checks in Georgia Shows Bold, Universal Policies Winning Strategy for Democrats
Rev. Raphael Warnock's electoral victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler Tuesday night—and the apparent success of Jon Ossoff in his election against Sen. David Perdue—offered the latest evidence, progressives said, that candidates who embrace bold policy proposals aimed at providing real help to...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
'You Alone Have the Power to Temper Justice With Mercy': Trump Urged to Stop Execution of Lisa Montgomery
Three attorneys representing Lisa Montgomery, who is set to be executed by the U.S. government on January 12, released on Tuesday a petition for her clemency after sending the document to President Donald Trump. "This crime did not have to happen. It could have been prevented if one person had...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
In 'Brutal Blow' to Wildlife and Gift to Big Oil, Trump Finalizes Rollback of Migratory Bird Treaty Act
"Even though a federal court already ruled that the Trump administration cannot eliminate protections for migratory birds, the administration continues its relentless campaign to undermine environmental protections and harm wildlife." —Jamie Rappoport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife Just over two...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
'This Must Be Undone': Trump EPA Finalizes Anti-Science Rule to Limit Use of Public Health Research
Public health and environmental science experts on Tuesday said the EPA's newly-finalized rule limiting the research that can be used to pass regulations must be reversed by the incoming Biden administration, to end President Donald Trump's "coddling of polluting industries." Basing its decision on...
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Sunday, January 03, 2021
Trump Accused of 'Criminal Extortion' After Asking Georgia Officials to 'Find' 11,000 Votes for Him
Days before the U.S. Congress is set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November 3 election, political observers on Sunday demanded to know how much effort President Donald Trump has put into pressuring state officials into naming him as the winner, after the Washington Post...
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