Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Resistance Urged to 'Light Up the Phones' as Zombie TrumpCare Bill Gains Traction
The GOP healthcare bill that will not die has now secured support from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, spurring a frantic call to action for voters to "light up the phones" and pressure moderate Republicans to abandon the effort, which would strip 24 million people of their healthcare...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wells Fargo Directors Face Wrath for Complicity In Bank Corruption
Met by fierce protests both inside and out the annual shareholder meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Tuesday, members of the Wells Fargo board of directors refused to step down despite expressions of outrage and no confidence for their handling of a massive consumer banking scam. The meeting...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Betraying 'Hire American' Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobs
In yet another reminder of how corporate-friendly the Trump administration has been—despite campaign pledges to defend American workers and "buy American, hire American" rhetoric—a new study out Tuesday reveals that the president continues to reward U.S. companies who ship jobs overseas. According...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
'Conveyor Belt of Death' Continues as Arkansas Carries Out Double Execution
The government of Arkansas executed two men Monday evening despite concerns from attorneys that the first state killing had been "torturous and inhumane." Fifty two year-old Jake Harold Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 pm CDT, according to a timeline confirmed by the Arkansas Department of...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Trump's Corporate Takeover Detailed 100 Days into 'For-Profit Presidency'
President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office the most unpopular U.S. leader in modern history for a reason. Exacerbating his failure to uphold his populist campaign promises, a new report found that Trump spent the majority of his presidency enriching his own business empire while...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Resistance Movement Takes Stock as 100 Days of Trump Approaches
As President Donald Trump is set to mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday, the resistance movement that sprang up alongside his rise to power is also celebrating its accomplishments and taking stock of where it stands—and where it is going. Much has been said about the failure of Trump to...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Planet Breaches 410 ppm as Back-to-Back Protests Demand Trump Wake Up
The amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere is now officially off the charts as the planet last week breached the 410 parts per million (ppm) milestone for the first time in human history. "It's a new atmosphere that humanity will have to contend with, one that's trapping more heat and causing...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Groups Decry Trump Plan to Demand Social Media Passwords at US Border
Raising concern about the violations of privacy occurring in the name of U.S. border security, a coalition of consumer rights groups on Tuesday launched a new campaign opposing the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) so-called "extreme vetting" practice that requires travelers to reveal their...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wilder Fires and Rising Waters, Climate Impacts Coming to America's Door
Americans in many cases have been slow to acknowledge the real threats posed by global warming. But two new studies out Monday found that people living throughout the United States could soon see their communities forever altered by higher seas and raging forest fires. While the United States has...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Blocking Execution, US Supreme Court Deals Blow to Arkansas' "Hankering to Kill"
Despite state leaders' "hankering to kill," the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday refused to allow the state to proceed with its scheduled execution, dealing yet another legal blow to the government's planned spree. "The nation's highest court took several hours to reach its decision, finally...
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