Lisa Newcomb, staff writer

Lisa Newcomb is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follower her on Twitter at @Newcomb_Lisa.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
'Disgusting': Critics Denounce Reported Trump Team Effort to Pressure CDC on School Reopenings
In yet another revelation regarding the Trump Administration's concerted effort to downplay the threat of Covid-19 to the American people, new reporting shows top White House officials pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage in-person schooling, despite scientific...
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Monday, September 28, 2020
As 21 States Report Surge in Covid-19 and Flu Season Looms, Nursing Homes Implore Congress for Urgent Relief
With Covid-19 infection rates reportedly surging in over 20 states across the United States, nursing home advocates on Monday urged Congress to pass a new relief package to avoid further outbreaks among vulnerable populations and avoid catastrophic closures of essential care facilities as the fall...
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Monday, September 28, 2020
As Major Outlets Ignore Assange Extradition Hearing, Ai Weiwei Demands Freedom for WikiLeaks Founder
Artist and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest Monday outside the Old Bailey Court in London as critics pan the media for largely ignoring the extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose trial enters its fourth week of witness testimony. "He truly represents a...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Absent Collective Action, WHO Warns Global Covid-19 Deaths Could Surpass Two Million Before Vaccine Is Ready
If world leaders don't act to slow the spread of Covid-19, the global death toll from the virus could top two million before a successful vaccine is circulated, the World Health Organization warned Friday. "It's certainly unimaginable, but it's not impossible," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
'This Is How You Normalize a Madman': Scholars, Press Watchdogs Call on Corporate Media to Treat Trump Like the Authoritarian Threat He Is
Major news outlets failed the American people, critics say, when they chose to bury coverage of President Donald Trump's Wednesday comment that he would not commit to a peaceful transition of power—a statement watchdogs say demanded above-the-fold, front-page headlines that simply did not...
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Covid-19 'Has Not Left Rural America': Healthcare Advocates Urge Congress to Save Small Hospitals as Pandemic Loans Come Due
Rural healthcare advocates are urging lawmakers to extend payment deadlines or consider loan forgiveness as part of Covid-19 relief efforts. "We're trying to stress to members of Congress that the Covid-19 pandemic has not left rural America," Mason Zeagler, government affairs senior associate at...
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Averaging Two Per Day Since Being Sworn In, Trump Has Racked Up 3,403 Conflicts of Interests Since Taking Office
In its continuing research into President Donald Trump's conflicts of interest, a government watchdog group released a new report Thursday that shows the commander-in-chief has engaged in 3,403 conflicts of interest since taking office—an average of more than two conflicts per day since being sworn...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Markey Leads 36 Senators in Demanding Questions on Climate in Debate
Thirty-six senators Wednesday joined 70 U.S. House colleagues in calling for the Commission on Presidential Debates to ensure President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are asked during the upcoming debate about the planetary crisis that's fueled dozens of wildfires across the West...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
'These Are the Actions of a Fascist': Press, Rights Advocates Warn of Dangerous Pattern as Trump Again Lauds Violence Against Journalists
Free speech advocates warned against President Donald Trump's authoritarian rhetoric demonizing journalists following a speech at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday in which the commander-in-chief celebrated violence against members of the press. "Trump has been inciting hatred of reporters for...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
'This is My Country': Rep. Ilhan Omar Rebukes and Ridicules Trump After Latest Racist Attack
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar fired back at President Donald Trump Tuesday night following a speech the United States president gave at a rally in Pennsylvania, where he once again aimed his racist rhetoric at the Minnesota Democrat lawmaker to cheers from a mostly maskless crowd. "Firstly, this is my...
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