Kenny Stancil, staff writer

Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @kenny_stancil

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A tattered sticker seen on November 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reads "Trump/Pence OUT NOW." (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
More 'Dictatorship Than a Democracy': Trump Purge at Pentagon Increases Fears of Coup-in-Motion
Fears that a possible slow-motion coup is in progress in the United States continued to grow on Wednesday, as observers sounded the alarm over President Donald Trump's decision to install " extreme Republican partisans " at the Pentagon after his firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper resulted in...
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"If Democrats take back the Senate," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Monday, November 9, 2020, "we will increase the minimum wage from a starvation wage of $7.25 an hour to a living wage of at least $15 an hour." (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Democrats Need a Winning Message in Georgia. Bernie Sanders Says Fight for $15 Minimum Wage
For Democrats to win both runoff races planned for January 5 in Georgia and secure a Senate majority, they're going to need a winning campaign message. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) shared a suggestion on social media: "If Democrats take back the Senate," he said on Monday afternoon, "we will...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) walks on stage after a win during his election night party on November 3, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Lindsey Graham Admits That Making Voting More Accessible Renders GOP Victories Impossible
In a Monday night appearance on Fox News , Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the quiet part out loud—twice. First, he attempted to delegitimize the results of the 2020 election, accusing the Democratic Party of cheating to win—by making voting more accessible through mail-in...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks to Sunrise Movement activists protesting in the offices of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux) News
Monday, November 09, 2020
99% of Green New Deal Co-Sponsors Won Their Races This Cycle: Analysis
Shedding more light on a significant electoral trend that progressives have drawn attention to in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. election, a new analysis by Earther found that of the 93 House co-sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution who ran for reelection this year, only one lost their...
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Bolivia's former president Evo Morales waves in Villazón, Bolivia on November 9, 2020 upon returning to his country from exile in Argentina, where he had sought refuge after a right-wing coup one year ago. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 09, 2020
'Historic Day': Jubilation as Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After Military Coup
Evo Morales was welcomed back to Bolivia on Monday morning, surrounded by the thunderous cheers of thousands of supporters who took part in a joyous celebration filled with music. Morales' return comes one year after the former president of the Latin American country was forced into exile by a...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room at the White House on November 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 06, 2020
Fine Print of RNC-Trump "Election Fraud" Fundraising Shows Half the Money Can Go to Pay Off Existing Campaign Debt
While Democratic nominee Joe Biden remained on the verge of being declared winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential contest on Friday, Reuters reports that the Republican National Committee is seeking to raise $60 million to fund President Donald Trump's legal battles over the election results—although...
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Supporters of Medicare For All demonstrate outside of the Charleston Gaillard Center ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 06, 2020
As Centrist House Democrats Attack Medicare for All, Fox News Poll Shows 72% of Voters Want 'Government-Run Healthcare Plan'
In a heated caucus-wide conference call on Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other centrist Democrats in the U.S. House reportedly blamed lost congressional seats on the redistributive agenda advanced by the party's progressive members, with Majority Whip James Clyburn warning that running on "...
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"Just so we are clear," said Representative-elect Jamaal Bowman of New York on November 4, 2020, "Rep. Ilhan Omar (right) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (left) were major factors in delivering Minnesota and Michigan for Democratic presidential nomineee Joe Biden." (Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Omar and Tlaib Credited as 'Major Factors' in Securing Biden Victories in Minnesota and Michigan
Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, members of the progressive Squad in the U.S. House who represent districts in the states of Michigan and Minnesota respectively, received applause and praise Thursday for their role in lifting Joe Biden in those two battleground states—pivotal victories...
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaking at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2020, warned that the country faced an "unprecedented and dangerous moment" because U.S. President Donald Trump was questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and suggesting he might not accept results of the election. (Photo: Nicholar Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 05, 2020
'Bernie Called It': Pre-Election Video of Sanders Warning Trump Would Try to Steal the Vote Goes Viral
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont called it. Trump is seething because after lying on Election Night that he had already won—rejecting the legitimacy of yet-to-be-counted absentee votes that he vowed to invalidate through GOP-friendly courts—the president's early lead in states like Michigan,...
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Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
One Thing Very Certain After Election Day: 'Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire'
Political uncertainty remains as vote-counting continues after an Election Day which saw millions of voters head to the polls across the U.S., but one thing that's for sure is that " coronavirus is spreading like wildfire " throughout the country. According to Johns Hopkins data, the U.S. recorded...
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