Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Feinstein Hosts Industry Fundraiser Days After Dissing Single Payer
To the dismay of her constituents, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) refuses to get behind a Medicare-for-All healthcare system. And it just so happens that she has accepted massive contributions from healthcare lobbyists also opposed to such a program, a deep dive into her campaign financing has...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Warnings Abound as Trump Wheels and Deals with Despots
Human rights experts are up in arms over President Donald Trump's embrace of some of the world's most reviled dictators, but as observers are pointing out, the U.S. president's warm words may have as much to do with his business interests as their authoritarian style. On Monday, Trump said he would...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Trump's USDA Rolls Back School Lunch Guidelines Championed by Michelle Obama
In one of his first orders of business, President Donald Trump's newly confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took steps to weaken school lunch standards championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama. In an interim final rule, announced by Perdue while he visited an elementary school in the...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Pro-Clinton Probe of 2016 Reveals That, Yes, Democrats Have a 'Wall Street Problem'
Underscoring previous assessments that the Democratic establishment, including the party's 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has "a Wall Street problem," new polling and focus group data shows that Democrats are perceived as woefully out of touch when it comes to the economy. The pro-...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Sparking Fears of Airborne Radiation, Wildfire Burns in Fukushima 'No-Go Zone'
A wildfire broke out in the highly radioactive "no-go zone" near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant over the weekend, reviving concerns over potential airborne radiation. Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reports that lightning was likely to blame for sparking the fire Saturday on Mount Juman...
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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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