Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
As Trump Accused of Conspiring With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Dems Demand Full Disclosure of Financial Ties
As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with...
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Republican leaders have indicated in recent days that they plan to cut social safety net programs after the midterm elections. (Photo: Getty) News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
As Trump Vows "A Lot of Cutting" After Midterms, Americans Urged to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid at the Voting Booth
Following the news this week that under President Donald Trump, the federal deficit exploded to $779 billion in the 2018 fiscal year, the president said Wednesday that he would demand a five percent budget cut from each of his cabinet secretaries. "The billionaire fascists are coming for your...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Telecom Lobby Firms Subpoenaed to Lift 'Fog of Fraud and Spam' Surrounding FCC's Net Neutrality Comments
New York law enforcement officials this week issued subpoenas to more than a dozen pro-telecom industry groups as part of an investigation into millions of allegedly fraudulent public comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) website last year as the agency was preparing...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
'Unreal': Claiming Concerns Over 'Political Activity,' Georgia Officials Order Black Seniors Off Bus Headed for Early Voting
Deepening concerns over widespread voter suppression in Georgia ahead of a closely-watched gubernatorial race, dozens of black senior citizens were forced off a bus that was taking them to vote in the midterm election this week after government officials raised concerns about the trip. As Think...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In Hit to Devos and For-Profit Colleges, Court Ruling Delivers 'Major Victory' for Defrauded Students
The Department of Education was forced on Tuesday to implement an Obama-era student debt relief rule that it has delayed for over a year, after a U.S. District Court rejected attempts by the Trump administration and an industry group to convince the court that the rule is unfair to for-profit...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
As Judge Considers Letting Monsanto Off the Hook, Jurors Demand Court Respect Their Historic Verdict Holding Company to Account
Learning that a judge may overturn their historic decision to hold the chemical company Monsanto-Bayer accountable for manufacturing cancer-causing weedkillers, several jurors are demanding that their verdict in a case decided in August be upheld. Gary Kitahata and Robert Howard are among the...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In 'Blockbuster' Ruling, Judge Says Youths' Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial
Twenty-one children and young adults were looking forward on Tuesday to bringing their climate lawsuit against the federal government to trial in the coming weeks, following a U.S. District Court ruling arguing that the plaintiffs have made a convincing case that the Trump and Obama administrations...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
To Build 'Firewall' Against Trump Agenda in State Houses Across US, Women's Group Endorses 10 Under-the-Radar Progressives
Arguing that electing innovative, progressive candidates to state and local positions as well as national seats is essential to bringing about lasting change in the U.S. political landscape, the women's advocacy group UltraViolet on Monday endorsed 10 women whose campaigns have not received...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
'Just Surreal': Trump Denies Ever Making the $1 Million Bet With Elizabeth Warren He Made on National Television
After spending months mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) claim that she has Native American ancestry and demanding that she prove it, President Donald Trump feigned ignorance on Monday when confronted with the fact that the senator had taken a DNA test confirming that she has an ancestor who...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
With DNA Test Confirming Ancestry, Elizabeth Warren Tells Trump to Send $1 Million Check to Indigenous Rights Group
Weeks after indicating that she is considering a run for president in 2020, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released DNA test results on Monday that confirmed she has Native American ancestry—showing that President Donald Trump's attacks on her heritage were not only racist, but baseless as well. A...
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