Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Pruitt Offers 'Incoherent Distortions of Reality' in Defense of Paris Exit
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tried on Friday to defend President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement by selectively quoting from "the environmental left," which at times criticized the deal for not going far enough. Mentioning both the...
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Friday, June 02, 2017
Exxon and Tillerson Accused of Defrauding Investors Over Climate Risks
ExxonMobil is being accused of using "sham" accounting to "mislead" investors about the likely financial risks posed by climate change, which New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said was evidence of potentially "wide-ranging fraud" executed under the direction of former CEO and current U.S...
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Friday, June 02, 2017
Earth to Trump: You Are On Your Own
The overwhelming global response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement was essentially, "Go jump in a lake"—or as one Germany tabloid succinctly phrased it in a widely circulated headline: Very much enjoying the German press at the moment. "Earth...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
'Destructive Fossil Fuel Puppet' Trump Ditches Climate Deal with Fact-Free Speech
President Donald Trump took what critics are saying is "one of the most ignorant and dangerous actions ever taken by any President" Thursday afternoon and pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. "An abdication of American leadership and an international disgrace," was how Sen...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
How an Energized People's Movement Can Counter Trump and Save the Planet
As the world braced for President Donald Trump's expected announcement of withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, environmental organization 350.org laid out steps for how an energized people's movement can "rise up like never before" and stop the anti-science White House from destroying the planet.
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Trump's Midnight Dump of Ethics Waivers Should End "Drain the Swamp Illusion"
Candidate Donald Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" was apparently made with a slew of caveats, which were exposed late Wednesday when the White House posted details of ethics waivers granted to at least 16 senior staff members. Among the notice (pdf), which detailed 14 different waived ethics...
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Monday, May 29, 2017
Another City Jumps Aboard Growing Movement to Impeach Trump
Ten American municipalities are now calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, after elected officials in Brookline, Massachusetts passed a resolution last week asking Congress to begin an investigation that might lead to his removal from office. The citizen-proposed resolution argues...
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Monday, May 29, 2017
Nina Turner: While Congress Obsesses Over Russia, Americans Being 'Left Behind'
Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner is worried that Americans are being "left behind" because Congress and the media are seemingly consumed by "Russia, Russia, Russia." During a panel discussion on CNN' s "State of the Union" on Sunday, Turner was asked about the latest revelations that President...
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
After 'Heroic Intervention,' Funds Being Raised for Portland Victims
In a cruel twist to a devastating story about bravery in the face of hate, friends of Micah Fletcher, the sole survivor of the Oregon transit stabbing on Friday, are now trying to raise funds to pay for his life-saving medical treatment. "Our friend was stabbed and critically injured while being a...
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
One Hundred Eighth Graders Boycott Paul Ryan Photo Op
One hundred eighth grade students refused to be photographed with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan during a field trip to the nation's capital because they "didn't want to be associated with a person who puts his party before his country," as one student put it. According to reporting, roughly...
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