Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
"Even for Pruitt, It's Outrageous": EPA Chief Says US Should Exit Paris Deal
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday explicitly called for the U.S. to remove itself from the Paris climate agreement, one of his strongest remarks yet expressing his opposition to the landmark deal to keep global warming below 2°C. "Paris is something we need to...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Bill Introduced to Protect Fliers from Being Violently Dragged Off Planes
File this under "bafflingly necessary." Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would prohibit airline carriers from forcibly removing passengers from flights that are overbooked, oversold, or in the case of crew wanting to travel as passengers. Instead, the companies...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
What Campaign Promises? Trump Backpedals on Yet More Major Pledges
President Donald Trump reversed his position on four major campaign pledges and other public remarks within the space of a few hours on Wednesday. Between an interview and a press conference, Trump flipped or pivoted on several economic and national security policies, including some of his...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1,470 Economists Urge Trump to Support Immigrants
Nearly 1,500 economists, including six Nobel Laureates, sent a letter to President Donald Trump and top lawmakers on Wednesday urging them to support immigrants for the good of the nation's economy. "As Congress and the administration prepare to revisit our immigration laws, we write to express our...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
With Eyes on 2018, Dems Prep Sanders-Style Populist Economic Agenda
Democrats are working on a populist economic plan, à la Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to be unveiled as soon as early summer, Politico reported Wednesday. Top party members are crafting "a strong, sharp-edged, bold economic message," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said during a...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Democrats 'Fired Up and Mobilizing' After Narrow Kansas Loss
Republican Ron Estes narrowly survived the special election in Kansas on Tuesday, which was seen as a first test of the resistance movement's power to oppose the Trump administration—but the GOP is hardly celebrating, and Democrats remain undeterred. Estes, the Republican state treasurer, won the...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trump Lies—Big League—About How Many Jobs His Administration's Created
President Donald Trump drastically overstated job creation figures in a meeting with executives on Tuesday, taking credit for the creation of more than 600,000 jobs since he took office. That's hundreds of thousands—or at least tens of thousands—more than the true total, Politico reported . "You...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
"Let's Shock 'Em All": Kansas Election Seen as First Test of Resistance Power
Tweets about #flipthe4th #resist Tuesday's special election in Kansas to pick a successor for former Rep. Mike Pompeo , who vacated his seat to serve as CIA director under President Donald Trump, has Republicans nervous and Democrats sensing an opportunity to rally momentum for the resistance. The...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
North Korea 'Ready for War' After US Sends Navy Team to Peninsula
North Korea said it was "ready for war" and warned of "catastrophic consequences" on Tuesday, just days after the U.S. sent a Navy strike group to the western Pacific Ocean off the Korean peninsula. "We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Charleston Shooter Gets Nine Life Sentences, Likely Ending Case
Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who shot and killed nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church in 2015, on Monday was handed nine consecutive life sentences for murder charges, on top of the federal death sentence he received in January. Roof, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal...
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