Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:30am
Warren: I'll 'Fight My Heart Out' to Ensure Trump 'Never Reaches the White House'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is preparing to wage war to make sure that Donald Trump, the now- presumptive Republican nominee, "never reaches the White House." In a sharply-worded Facebook post and series of tweets issued Tuesday evening, shortly after Trump's sweeping victory in Indiana and GOP...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 3:30pm
'Can’t Be Stopped': Is Trump on Verge of Clinching GOP Nomination?
Though nothing is conclusive, polls, pundits, and corporate media all appeared to be in agreement on Tuesday that Donald Trump would likely be appointed the Republican nominee for president. The New York billionaire hit a new national high on Tuesday, claiming 56 percent of support among...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:15pm
Detroit Schools Shuttered as Lawmakers 'Illegally' Withhold Teacher Pay
Ninety-four of 97 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) remained shuttered on Tuesday as the ongoing city-wide teacher " sickout " prompted calls for Michigan lawmakers to "stop playing political games and do the right thing for Detroit's students, educators, and community." The Detroit Federation of...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:45am
Backtracking on Clean Energy, Clinton Turns Chameleon on Coal
Campaigning in Appalachia on Monday, Hillary Clinton claimed she "misspoke" when previously declaring her opposition to coal, telling voters that as president she would work to ensure that the dirtiest of the fossil fuels will "continue to be sold and continue to be mined." Arriving in Williamson,...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:30pm
Military and Energy Company Officials Arrested for Murder of Berta Cáceres
Authorities have arrested four suspects in the assassination of environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, the Honduran attorney general announced on Monday. Adding credence to suspicions that Cáceres' killing was politically-motivated, among those arrested were Honduran military...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:15pm
In First, Trump Ekes Ahead of Clinton in New National Poll
As the presidential nominating contests enter their final stretch, a troubling new trend has developed for Democratic voters as recent polling indicates that Hillary Clinton may be losing her lead over Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. In a hypothetical matchup, the New York billionaire would...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:30am
'Rewriting History' in 140 Characters as CIA Live Tweets Bin Laden Assassination
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was pilloried on Sunday for its decision to mark the 5th anniversary of the 2011 raid and killing of Osama bin Laden by "live-tweeting" the operation "as if it were happening today." Beginning at 1:25 EDT, using the hashtag #UBLRaid (referring to the alternate...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Rejection of Montana Coal Train a 'Big Win' for Ranchers and Environmentalists
Driving one more nail into the coal industry's coffin, a federal board on Tuesday officially rejected a proposal to build a coal-hauling railroad through farm and ranch land in southeastern Montana. Ranchers and environmentalists, who aggressively opposed the project, celebrated the Surface...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:00am
FCC Green Lights 'Crushing' Charter Cable Mega-Merger
The Obama administration has given the green light for Charter Communications to complete its $90 billion takeover of two other major cable providers, a move which critics warn will grant the Internet giant "crushing monopoly power" to drive up prices and control bandwidth, with almost no...
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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:30pm
Sanders Still Strongest Candidate as New Poll Shows Trump and Clinton in Near-Tie
Though the media and political establishment have all but declared Hillary Clinton the official Democratic presidential candidate, new polling on Monday shows that Bernie Sanders continues to fare significantly better when matched against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. According to the latest...
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