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Campaign Disclosures Show Senate Dems in ExxonMobil Exposé Got Almost $333,000

A separate review of the fossil fuel company's "2020 Worldwide Giving Report" shows that centrist think tanks are also "raking in Exxon cash."

Jessica Corbett ·


As Biden Dodges Issue, Progressives Urge Dem Senators to 'Repeal the Filibuster'

"Our democracy is at stake," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "The last thing we want to see is wonderful speeches and public-facing statements, but no actual legislative movement on voting rights."

Brett Wilkins ·


'One Speech... Isn't Enough': Progressives Call on Biden to Get Tough on Voting RightskennyJul 13, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
"He has to come out, explicitly, unequivocally, for overturning the filibuster in order to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act."

The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests

The protests should be understood in the context of a brutal economic war waged by the United States against the island nation for more than 60 years.

Medea Benjamin ·


Democratic Super PAC Condemned for 'Sleazy' and False Attacks on Nina Turner

One reporter described a new mailer, which falsely accuses Turner of opposing universal healthcare and a higher minimum wage, as "wildly dishonest."

Jake Johnson ·


The Filibuster Is Not Inviolable: Time to Trigger the Nuclear Option

If the filibuster can't be done away with or turned into a "Jimmy Stewart filibuster," then Congress has the obligation to Act on the "Nuclear Option."

Thom Hartmann ·


'Which Side Are You On?': Poor People's Campaign Pressures US Senate on Democracy and Justice

"Democracy versus autocracy is the battle of our time," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Kenny Stancil ·


Progressives Call on Biden to Lift U.S. Embargo on Cuba as Thousands Protest Critical Shortages

"The truth is that if one wanted to help Cuba, the first thing that should be done is to suspend the blockade of Cuba as the majority of countries in the world are asking," said Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Julia Conley ·


'This Is a Scandal': Documents Reveal Obama's EPA Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking in 2011

"We still don't know the full extent of toxic chemicals that companies are using in their fracking operations. Why is the EPA allowing them to poison our communities without consequence?"

Kenny Stancil ·


'A Great Day': Biden Fires Trump's Social Security Boss Who Refused to Resign

'Andrew Saul and David Black were appointed by former President Donald Trump to undermine Social Security.'

Common Dreams staff ·

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