Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale
Updated: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens' of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
#Flipthe6th: Democrat Emerges as Clear Leader in Race for Price's Seat
Early voting began Monday in the U.S. House race for Georgia's sixth district, capturing national attention as Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has raised millions of dollars with a surge of grassroots support in the traditionally conservative enclave. The vacancy left by former Georgia...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Rush to Resist as Congress Poised to Obliterate Broadband Privacy Rules
Privacy advocates on Monday are urging Americans to call their elected officials , warning that there are only 24 hours left to "save online privacy rules" before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a measure that would allow major telecom companies to collect user data and auction it off to...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Trump's New Plan: Govt as Company, Citizens as Customers, Kushner as CEO
Bringing President Donald Trump's notion of government as corporate enterprise to fruition, the White House on Monday announced that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will be leading a sweeping government overhaul, leaning on business leaders to solve pressing national issues while looking to...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday,...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008
On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008. Named ' Dark Matter, ' the latest release shows that that CIA has been infecting...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
GOP 'Callousness' on Full Display as Trump and Ryan Push for AHCA Passage
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump appear to be testing just how cruel their healthcare plan must be to win enough Republican support to pass Thursday's House vote. Tweets about #saveaca OR #AHCA Despite widespread outrage over what is already said to be a " massive transfer of...
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