Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested at Pennsylvania Capitol Demanding Reforms
After marching 100 miles from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, a group of activists demanding that the Pennsylvania state government "get big money out of the political system" were arrested at the state Capitol on Monday for, as one observer put it , "chanting too loud." The March on Harrisburg...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Trump Official Praises Autocratic Rule: 'Not a Single Hint of a Protester' in Saudi Arabia
Putting a fine point on the spin that President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East has been a glowing , peace-dealing success, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the fact that there were no protesters in Saudi Arabia—a nation where political dissonance is punishable by death. Speaking to...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
In Rallies Across Montana, Sanders and Quist Rail Against 'Un-American Healthcare Plan'
Indicating that hunger for a people's revolution continues to grow throughout the United States, thousands of Montanans packed rallies across the state this weekend to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) campaign alongside Rob Quist, a career musician who is running for the open U.S. House seat in...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Trump Administration Lobbied to Ditch Climate Language from Arctic Declaration
Providing a disturbing look at how the Trump administration will insert its anti-climate agenda on global treaties and policy, the U.S. State Department last week aggressively lobbied the multinational Arctic Council to scrub language about global warming and renewable energy from its biennial...
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Friday, May 19, 2017
As Trump Pushes Massive Saudi Weapons Deal, Yemenis Suffer from Cholera, War, and Famine
President Donald Trump will arrive in Saudi Arabia on Friday bearing a major arms deal for the Gulf kingdom, which observers warn will swiftly then be used against the people of Yemen, who are currently facing a deadly cholera outbreak, devastating famine, and two years of war that shows no sign of...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Even With No Love from DNC, Sanders-Backed Montana Longshot Surges
Rob Quist, the once-longshot, banjo-strumming populist running for Montana's empty U.S. House seat, is giving Republicans a scare. On Thursday, Quist's campaign announced a startling $5 million fundraising haul that came from more than 200,000 individual donations over the course of 85 days. What's...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
'Orwellian' and 'Bizarre': Warren Skewers Mnuchin for Doublespeak on Breaking Up Banks
Calling his comments and attempted explanations both "bizarre" and "crazy," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing on Thursday for backtracking on repeated promises by the Trump administration that it would support breaking up the big banks by...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hold Your Applause, Warnings Over the Pitfalls of Special Counsel Investigation
While many welcome the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe as a "first step," observers warn that it is not enough to guarantee an independent, impartial investigation nor to tackle the range of possible misdeeds by President Donald Trump and his team...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
EPA Asked for Public Input On Massive Regulation Rollback—and the Resistance Delivered
It turns out, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt's plan to gut environmental protections is wildly unpopular as a call for public comment amassed nearly 60,000 responses that ranged from simply "No" to passionate reminders that the "EPA is for the people." The public comment...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
FCC Anti-Net Neutrality Plan Sparks All Out Comment War, Bots Included
Rarely do the public comments made on a federal agency website garner so many headlines, but the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to gut net neutrality protections has sparked an all-out war between Open Internet advocates and a pro-corporate bot—with a few additional bad apples...
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