Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Putting Fossil Fuel Empire 'On Notice,' House Dems Unveil Keep It In The Ground Act
In a move being hailed as both "defiant" and common sense, Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House on Thursday introduced the "Keep It in the Ground" Act, which would permanently block all new fossil fuel leases on public lands and waters. The bill, introduced by California Rep. Jared Huffman and...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:15pm
Michael Moore Says His New Movie Will Change America
Filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday is launching the national release of his new documentary Where to Invade Next, which is said to be both his happiest and "most subversive" movie yet. In the film, Moore travels to countries throughout Europe and also Tunisia to "pry loose from them the tools they’...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:45am
After NH Trouncing, Clinton's Delegate Haul Exposes Rigged Electoral System
The electoral process is just as " rigged " as the economy, Bernie Sanders supporters are charging after it was reported that, despite his double-digit trouncing of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, he may walk away with the same number of delegates as the establishment favorite...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:45pm
After 'Whipping Up Myth of Russian Threat,' NATO Approves New Fighting Force
The United States and the 27 other NATO-member nations on Wednesday agreed to a new multinational force that will patrol the eastern European border setting up what many believe is "a dangerous dynamic...that has every possibility of spiraling out of control." During a press conference on Wednesday...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:45am
'Not Your Firewall': Minority Voters Refuse To Be Token in Clinton Strategy Map
Hillary Clinton's allegedly formidable advantage among minority voters in South Carolina, Nevada, and elsewhere is being questioned—and tested—as people of color are increasingly coming forth to reject being treated as a political "firewall" for her campaign. Following Clinton's significant loss to...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:45pm
Search for Justice Heats Up As Attorneys Weigh Criminal Charges in Flint Crisis
The search for justice for victims of the Flint water crisis is heating up this week after investigators announced that they are weighing criminal charges while a new lawsuit, filed on behalf of a poisoned child, implicates those officials at the very top. During a press conference in Lansing on...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:15pm
Colossus of Man-Made Misery Demands Fundamental Changes: UN Chief
With hundreds of millions of people across the planet facing the impacts of war, displacement, hunger, and other man-made crises, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is demanding a "fundamental change" in how the international community responds to conflict—one that prioritizes political solutions and...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:45am
'Artful Smear' Attack Backfires as Clinton Accused of Denying Impact of Big Money
Hillary Clinton is under fire for defending the millions of dollars she has collected from Wall Street and other monied interests, as critics charge that her rationalization of those contributions ignores the dangers of a pay-for-play political system and amounts to an acceptance—if not a "tacit...
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
Enacting Sanders Agenda Would Catapult Economy, Shatter Inequality
With so many bold proposals, what might a Bernie Sanders presidency do to the national economy? It turns out, great things. In fact, according to the economist who performed the first independent, comprehensive analysis of the candidate's economic agenda, a Sanders win could usher in a modern-day "...
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Act Now, Urges Study, or Planet Faces 10,000+ Years of Climate Doom
The actions that policymakers take in the next couple of years will have "profound impacts on global climate, ecosystems and human societies" for the next 10,000 years and beyond, warns a new report that examines the long-term consequences of the so called "fossil fuel era." The agreement hashed...
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