Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Trump says that the coronavirus ‘affects virtually nobody’

The virus has killed 200,000 and infected 7 million in the US “If you, or a family member, or a friend got sick or died of Covid-19, to Trump you are ‘virtually nobody.’” by Jake Johnson,…

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1 Million+ people in less than 3 days sign petition demanding RBG seat not be filled until 2021

Ginsburg’s dying wish was that her Supreme Court seat not be filled until a new president was installed. “With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway in many states, it’s important that…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams News

DOJ designates New York, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’

“Impeach Barr” “This is not just unlawful but it’s also a prime example of this president’s failed leadership and desperation,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal said of the DOJ designations. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Monday, September 21…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Health

Demands for answers as CDC abruptly deletes guidance on airborne spread of coronavirus

“Very likely a scandal.” We need an explanation. Is there more political interference at play?” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21 Experts and lawmakers are demanding answers and warning of further political meddling at…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Kaiser Health News

Signs of an ‘October Vaccine Surprise’ alarm career scientists

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News September 21, 2020 President Donald Trump, who seems intent on announcing a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day, could legally authorize a vaccine over the objections…

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US death toll hits grim 200,000 milestone, Trump gives himself “A+” on Covid-19 response

“Trump and his cowardly enablers, they all have blood on their hands,” said an activist who lost his father to Covid-19. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21, 2020 As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Race for the White House 2020

Trump says he Is ‘Counting on the Federal Court System’ to declare winner on Election Night—before many ballots are tallied

“This is an open admission that Trump hopes to use the Supreme Court to steal the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21 President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally over the weekend…

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Orange skies in blue states

ORANGE SKIES IN BLUE STATES What’s wrong with a healthy orange glow? By Khalil Bendib | September 16, 2020  

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Posted in Common Dreams ICE Immigration News Prisons

Activists help ICE detainee avoid deportation following alleged sterilization procedure at Georgia facility

Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian who has lived in the U.S. since the age of two, was detained at an ICE facility where her fallopian tubes were removed, allegedly without her consent. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer…

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Posted in Columns Evictions Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

CDC’s eviction ban, please and maybe

by Wade Rathke September 16, 2020 New Orleans   I didn’t want to be right on this, but from any reading of the Center for Disease Control’s federal eviction ban, it was clear that it was going…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Trump touts herd immunity approach to Covid that experts warn would kill millions

“He’s Describing a Massacre” “‘Herd immunity’ without a vaccine is deadly,” said one epidemiologist. “Trump’s idiocy on science is killing us.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, September 16 Insisting during a town hall Tuesday night…

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Posted in News Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

No Democrats allowed: a conservative lawyer holds secret voter fraud meetings with state election officials

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, whose work about voting fraud has been discredited, has been conducting private meetings for Republicans only. by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman Starting in early spring, as the coronavirus…

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Posted in Common Dreams Corruption Dark Money Investigations News USPS

Researcher reveals DeJoy donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP after top USPS job opened

“This information is explosive. We have a crony at the helm of our nation’s Postal Service. A man rife with conflicts of interest and potential violations of law.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 15…

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Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on May 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Senator demands HHS official Michael Caputo be fired for deranged ‘sedition’ rant against CDC scientists

The former Trump campaign aide-turned-federal official baselessly claimed “there are hit squads being trained all over this country” to prevent the president from winning reelection. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 15 Sen. Patty Murray…

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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on wildfires with local and federal fire and emergency officials at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News Science

Trump spits climate denialism right in California’s face: “It’ll start getting cooler, you just watch”

“I thought I’d find it funny watching this, but instead it’s just chilling: as the West Coast faces a climate catastrophe, the president laughs at them and denies the problem exists.” by Jon Queally, staff writer…

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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Posted in Air Polution Climate change Common Dreams Environment EPA News

Coalition of state and local governments sues EPA To block Trump’s gutting of methane regulation

“We need leaders who step up and propose solutions. Instead, we get President Trump’s version of the EPA.” by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer A coalition of 19 states and six municipalities Monday sued the Environmental Protection…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams News Police Killings

Trump openly endorses extrajudicial killings of suspects by law enforcement

Trump tells reporter  “There has to be retribution” “State violence to advance the end of ‘retribution’ is death squad logic,” said one critic. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Discussing the recent police killing of a self-described anti-fascist…

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Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Investigations News While we were looking elsewhere

Leaked emails reveal effort by Trump aides to censor and alter CDC Covid reports behind closed doors

“A Trump stooge with a history of racist statements and no medical background is doctoring CDC reports warning Americans on Covid because they make Trump look bad.” — Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) by Jake Johnson, staff…

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An orange smoke-filled sky and burnt remains are seen after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon on September 10, 2020. (Photo: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News Politics Race for the White House 2020

With wildfires ravaging the West, Biden slams Trump denial and calls climate crisis an ‘imminent, existential threat’

“Biden and Harris should be repeating this message every hour of every day,” said the youth-led Sunrise Movement. by Jake Johnson, staff writer As catastrophic wildfires continue to tear through California, Oregon, and Washington state, engulfing…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was interviewed Friday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. (Photo: MSNBC)
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Fauci warns pre-pandemic normalcy not likely until ‘well into’ or ‘towards the end of 2021’

The public health expert also addressed the need to reduce cases headed into fall, halted vaccine trials, and reported attempts to “muzzle” him. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, September 11 As the number of confirmed…

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Elizabeth Fischer uses an electron microscope to capture images of the coronavirus, which is about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.(COURTESY OF ELIZABETH FISCHER)
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Kaiser Health News Race for the White House 2020

Most adults wary of taking any vaccine approved before the election

Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News September 10, 2020 The public is deeply skeptical about any coronavirus vaccine approved before the November election, and only 42% would be willing to get a vaccine in that scenario, according…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams News The West Wildfire

The American West is burning but Trump hasn’t mentioned historic wildfires in ‘any way, shape, or form’ for nearly 3 weeks

“President Trump’s silence and complete disregard for the millions of people at risk is horrifying,” said one climate advocate. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Climate action advocates and journalists are calling out President Donald Trump’s silence…

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy leaves the Capitol after a meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call)
Posted in Campaign finance Common Dreams Corruption News

USPS Board issues gushing praise for DeJoy amid mail slowdowns, medicine delays, and straw-donor scandal

“The Postal Board of Governors met secretly today and issued a statement saying they’re fine with DeJoy slowing the mail before an election and they’re not worried about any campaign finance violations because DeJoy has decided…

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Attorney General William Barr listens to US President Donald Trump speaks with officials on September 1, 2020. (Screenshot from photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP)
Posted in Common Dreams Government Investigations Justice News

DOJ moves to take over Trump’s defense in suit filed by rape accuser

AG Barr Slammed for Acting as ‘Personal Henchman’ of Trump “By putting the DOJ to work defending him over conduct that has nothing to do with his official capacity, Trump has taken another giant step toward…

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