Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Outrage over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination grew Thursday after the FBI's investigation into sexual assault allegations against him wrapped up in less than a week, with numerous corroborating witnesses reporting that their calls to the agency had been ignored. News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
'It's a White House Whitewash': Accusations of Kavanaugh Cover-Up as Dems Demand Release of Trump's FBI Directive
Calling the FBI's investigation a "whitewash" that could also represent a "cover-up" orchestrated by the White House, Democratic lawmakers and Brett Kavanaugh's critics were outraged Thursday as they demanded full transparency regarding how the probe was carried out and denounced Republicans for...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
300 Impassioned Vigils Nationwide Offer Taste of Revolt to Come as McConnell Sets Final Kavanaugh Vote in Motion
As Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads swiftly toward a procedural vote scheduled for Friday and the beginning of debate in Senate, energized protest vigils in more than 300 U.S. cities and towns across the country Thursday night gave lawmakers a taste of what's to come in the next 48...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Making 'Fringe' Scientist Who Argues Exposure Good for People a Key Witness, Trump's EPA Moves to Roll Back Radiation Safety Rules
Provoking outrage among environmentalists, Trump's EPA sent toxicologist Edward Calabrese—who has argued that loosening radiation regulations could have positive health effects on humans, as well as saving money for businesses that currently work to limit exposure—as its lead witness to testify...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
With Concerns Fraudulent Schemes Continue, Explosive NYT Reports Sparks Renewed Demand for Trump's Tax Returns
Government watchdog groups on Wednesday renewed their calls for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns following a bombshell New York Times report alleging that the president has orchestrated numerous schemes to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes over the years. The @...
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Protests against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination have erupted across the country in recent days. News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
'Furious About Kavanaugh?' Here's the Detailed Plan to Fight Back and Defeat Trump's Nominee
Outrage over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is growing this week with the FBI preparing to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault claims against him without interviewing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and President Donald Trump opening mocking Ford's allegations—but progressive groups...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Bombshell Report Details Tax Evasion and 'Outright Fraud' Through Which Trump Accumulated His Wealth From Daddy
This is a developing story and may be updated. Undermining the narrative President Donald Trump has aggressively promoted of his success as a "self-made" billionaire—the platform upon which he has built his success as a business mogul as well as his campaign for president in 2016—the New York Times...
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Protests have erupted across the country in the last week as Americans have expressed that they believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony alleging that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Amid Kavanaugh Uproar, Trumps Says 'Women Doing Great' But Decries This 'Very Scary Time for Young Men'
Repeating a talking point favored by some conservatives in recent days, President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that Americans should be reflecting on what the numerous sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh mean for the safety of men—not women. "It is a...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Global Image of US Plummets as 70% of People Worldwide Have 'No Confidence' in Trump Leadership
As President Donald Trump maintains low approval ratings in the U.S.—with Gallup never reporting poll numbers above 45 percent for the president since he took office in 2017—the international community is in agreement with the majority of Americans, and the world's strong disapproval of Trump has...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Women Arrested for Occupying Manchin's Office After Demanding Senator 'Vote with West Virginia Women' and Oppose Kavanaugh
Arguing that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) currently has more than enough information about Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record, partisanship, and sexual assault allegations to know that he is not fit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, eight women were arrested early Tuesday morning for occupying the...
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Protests across the country resulted in the Senate calling for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh—but until Monday the probe was expected to be very limited in scope. News
Monday, October 01, 2018
As Trump Broadens Scope of Kavanaugh Probe, Calls for FBI to Follow Leads That Have Been Ignored
Supporters of the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault hoped on Monday that President Donald Trump's latest directive regarding an FBI probe into the allegations would result in a more effective investigation than had been expected earlier, following a...
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