Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Bonding Over Values, President Carter Admits He Voted for Sanders
Human rights advocate and former President Jimmy Carter revealed Monday evening that in last year's Democratic primary he opted to buck the establishment and vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). During a conversation between the two at Carter's Atlanta-based peace and human rights organization,...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Ahead of Pivotal Climate Talks, Urgent 'Wake Up' Call to Target Trump Hotel
Putting a fine point on the demand that President Donald Trump finally "wake up" to the climate crisis, hundreds of protesters are preparing to flood the lobby of his Washington, D.C. hotel in a pre-dawn action on Tuesday. To draw attention to the urgency of the moment, the Peoples Climate Movement...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
GOP Counters Voter Fury Over Trumpcare With Lies and Spin
The backlash has been fierce against House Republicans who are now being forced to answer for their vote to gut healthcare protections, driving many to resort to lies to defend the indefensible American Healthcare Act (AHCA). Wasting no time for the promised retribution , healthcare advocacy group...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
'Love Outnumbers Hate' as New Orleans Parade Confronts Confederate Statue Protectors
Hundreds of people marching through the streets of New Orleans on Sunday to celebrate the city's decision to remove a number of its Confederate monuments were confronted by white supremacists who were guarding a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Organized by the campaign Take 'Em Down...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
In Face of Government Apathy, Activists Launch Wave of Global Divestment Actions
Intensifying the global demand for nations and institutions to move away from fossil fuels, campaigners on Friday are launching ten days of direct actions calling for divestment from the companies most responsible for the climate crisis. From New Zealand to South Africa to Ecuador and beyond,...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Fresh Questions Raised About Impact of Trump's "Mother of All Bombs" Moment
President Donald Trump declared his deployment of the "mother of all bombs" on a remote region of Afghanistan last month a "very successful" mission, but a new analysis is raising questions as to what was actually accomplished and why the mammoth explosive was even dropped to begin with. The U.K.-...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Message to House GOP After Trumpcare Vote: 'See You at the Ballot Box'
As Republicans joined President Donald Trump for a victory photo op and beer bash at the White House following the passage of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives on Thursday, the overwhelming response from progressive organizations and voters furious over the prospect...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
'God Have Mercy on Your Souls': GOP Passes Cruel, Destructive Trumpcare Bill
After weeks of arm-twisting reluctant members and backroom negotiations, House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the much-maligned, " astonishingly evil " American Healthcare Act (AHCA), known as Trumpcare. "The GOP Trumpcare plan is a disaster. It would take away health care from millions of...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Tillerson Says Human Rights Will Not Interfere with 'America First' Agenda
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stirred outrage on Wednesday when he outlined what an "America First" foreign policy will look like under U.S. President Donald Trump, namely that values such as freedom and human rights will not get in the way of "national security and economic prosperity." "I...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
How Much to Buy a Congressional Vote? New Research Seeks Answer
While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers released a report Tuesday aiming to answer the longstanding question of exactly how much political spending it takes to sway a Congressional vote . Fifty Shades of Green (pdf), published by the Roosevelt Institute, analyzes...
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