Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Women, Be Warned: Trump Just Nominated Radical Anti-Choice Activist for Key HHS Post
Staying true to his "pledge to erode the constitutional right to abortion," President Donald Trump on Friday nominated leading anti-choice crusader Charmaine Yoest to a top post at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The anti-choice law firm Americans United for Life, where Yoest...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Impacted Communities Draw 'Red Line' for Mother Earth Across US Capitol
Representing the communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, activists are forming a "red line" in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Friday, vowing to stand firm "against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy" and their increasing assaults on people and planet...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Demand for Probe as Arkansas Killing Spree Concludes With 'Shaking and Convulsions'
The government of Arkansas concluded its controversial and unprecedented killing spree Thursday night with what many are calling the botched execution of Kenneth Williams, which has prompted demands for an investigation into whether he was unlawfully "tortured" by the state before his death...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Red Flags as Trump Team Dodges on Tax Plan's Impact on Middle Class
Members of President Donald Trump's team are having a hard time defending his new tax plan and, when asked directly if it will benefit the middle class, have exhibited a pattern of strategic avoidance. Appearing on ABC 's "Good Morning America"Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
McKibben Says, Whether In or Out of Paris, the 'Task is Full-On Resistance' to Trump
Regardless of whether President Donald Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the environmental movement is calling for "full-on resistance" to the host of backwards, polluting policies that have already become a hallmark of the new administration. Saturday's Peoples...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Resistance Urged to 'Light Up the Phones' as Zombie TrumpCare Bill Gains Traction
The GOP healthcare bill that will not die has now secured support from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, spurring a frantic call to action for voters to "light up the phones" and pressure moderate Republicans to abandon the effort, which would strip 24 million people of their healthcare...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wells Fargo Directors Face Wrath for Complicity In Bank Corruption
Met by fierce protests both inside and out the annual shareholder meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Tuesday, members of the Wells Fargo board of directors refused to step down despite expressions of outrage and no confidence for their handling of a massive consumer banking scam. The meeting...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Betraying 'Hire American' Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobs
In yet another reminder of how corporate-friendly the Trump administration has been—despite campaign pledges to defend American workers and "buy American, hire American" rhetoric—a new study out Tuesday reveals that the president continues to reward U.S. companies who ship jobs overseas. According...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
'Conveyor Belt of Death' Continues as Arkansas Carries Out Double Execution
The government of Arkansas executed two men Monday evening despite concerns from attorneys that the first state killing had been "torturous and inhumane." Fifty two year-old Jake Harold Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 pm CDT, according to a timeline confirmed by the Arkansas Department of...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Trump's Corporate Takeover Detailed 100 Days into 'For-Profit Presidency'
President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office the most unpopular U.S. leader in modern history for a reason. Exacerbating his failure to uphold his populist campaign promises, a new report found that Trump spent the majority of his presidency enriching his own business empire while...
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