Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
'Mainly a Failure': Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Near-Historic Low
President Donald Trump's approval ratings have slipped yet again, falling to a near-record low of 36 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University. The survey of registered voters found that 58 percent disapprove of the job he's doing as president. When broken down into...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Demanding Special Prosecutor, Democrats Invoke Senate 'Slowdown'
Senate Democrats announced a slowdown of committee business on Wednesday as the fallout from President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey continued. Lawmakers invoked an obscure rule that prevents committee hearings from lasting more than two hours after the Senate convenes, the...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Federal Prosecutors Issue Subpoenas to Michael Flynn's Former Associates
Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn amid the ongoing probe into alleged Russian election interference, CNN reported Tuesday . The subpoenas, which CNN learned of just hours before President Donald Trump...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Sessions May Revive Harsh Penalties for Low-Level Drug Charges
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering scrapping Obama-era rules that banned harsh punishments for low-level drug crimes and could direct prosecutors to resume charging severe penalties, according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post on Tuesday. The change would overturn a 2013...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Texas Slapped With ACLU 'Travel Warning' Over Sanctuary Cities Ban
The backlash against Texas Governor Greg Abbott's recently-signed ban on sanctuary cities came immediately this week, starting with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issuing a " travel warning " that visitors to the Lone Star State may have their constitutional rights violated by law...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Progressive, Pro-Dialogue Moon Jae-in Likely Wins South Korea Election
South Korea appears to have elected progressive candidate Moon Jae-in as president, according to exit polls released Tuesday after voting ended. The snap election came after former president Park Geun-hye was impeached over a corruption scandal. It was required to take place within 60 days of Park'...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
ACLU Sues Trump Administration to Get Answers on Bungled Yemen Raid
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about the January raid in Yemen that ended with many civilians, and one Navy SEAL, dead. President Donald Trump called the operation a "success" despite the fact that he authorized it "without sufficient...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
'Coward' Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a controversial bill late Sunday night banning sanctuary cities in the state, going against the advice of police chiefs in major areas. He signed the bill into law on Facebook Live, in what many saw as an attempt to evade protests. The bill, which passed the...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
'You Betrayed Us' Billboards Targeting Anti-Privacy Lawmakers Erected
Billboards targeting legislators who voted to end online privacy measures earlier this year have gone up in key districts, as promised by activists. Digital rights group Fight for the Future vowed to put up the ads against Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Rutherford (R-Fla.), Sens. Jeff...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
'New York Hates You!': Protests Swell as Trump Makes First Hometown Visit
New Yorkers turned out in droves to protest President Donald Trump's first post-election visit to his home city on Thursday, where he arrived later than scheduled after the U.S. House passed the reviled American Healthcare Act (AHCA) , also known as Trumpcare. #NoTrumpNYC Tweets Thousands of people...
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