Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP To Block Sanders Effort To Lower Drug Prices January 12, 2017
Sen. Cory Booker and others draw sharp rebuke from observers, who pointed out that many who voted "no" receive substantial contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.
DOJ Source Says Chelsea Manning On Obama’s “Short List” For Commutation By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
'President Obama has nine days to do the right thing and commute her sentence.'
Black Men Still Predominant Victims Of Police Violence In 2016 By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
Efforts by the Justice Department under President Barack Obama to improve accountability are likely to be dashed under Trump administration.
Republicans Conceal Cost Of Repealing Affordable Care Act By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
Many are hoping that the same organized outrage that lead to the Republicans' backtrack on the ethics rule change can also pressure lawmakers to rethink other unpopular—and outlandish—policies
As Resistance Grows, Trump’s Deportation Plans Unravel By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
Cost, impossible logistics, political opposition, and community resistance could spell the end of the president-elect's anti-immigrant scheme.
Damning Investigation Finds Trump’s Philanthropy Largely A “Facade By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
One of the Trump Foundation's most consistent causes was Donald Trump himself.
Obama Quietly Approves Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
"It owns all these not-at-all-important laws are smuggled into NDAAs that are signed on Christmas Eve with basically no public debate," wrote media critic Adam Johnson.
Ethics Concerns Mount Over Trump’s Ultra-Wealthy Cabinet By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
The President-elect could present a waiver, to the tune of $150 million, if his Secretary of State nominee Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson balks at the idea of selling his stock.
IMF Chief Convicted For Corruption, Spared Jail Time By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
"This should help calm all that they're-only-in-it-for-themselves, anti-establishment feeling out there," quipped Globe and Mail senior international correspondent Mark MacKinnon.
North Carolinians Revolt Over Republicans’ Brazen Post-Election Coup By Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams
"The avalanche of anti-voter surprise bills introduced yesterday by the extremist leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly in a constitutionally suspect 'extra session' is an insult to the democratic values held by all people of goodwill in this state."