Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:45am
Fracking Tycoon Admits Democrats Better for Business Than GOP
Despite the widely-held belief that the Republican Party and the fossil fuel industry are natural allies, one of the world's most prominent fracking tycoons admitted Tuesday that, actually, his business has fared better under Democrats. "The industry has actually historically done better under...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:30pm
"We're Screwed": GOP Pollster Laments Losing Millennial Voters to Socialism and Sanders
The future of the Republican Party is "screwed," as one delegate put it after being informed by GOP pollster Frank Luntz that conservatives have "lost" an entire generation of voters. The comments were overheard by a reporter for the The Hill during a breakfast event Tuesday for the South Carolina...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:30pm
Damning Probe Finds EPA 'Turning Blind Eye' to Toxic Chemical Cocktails
While the use of one toxic chemical—on our foods, lawns, and elsewhere—has its inherent risks, scientists warn that the combination of two or more such ingredients in common pesticides could have an even more noxious impact, one which is commonly overlooked. In fact, a investigation released...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Trump Campaign Chair Lays Blame on Melania for Plagiarized Speech
Follows a pattern set by the Trump campaign of ignoring truth and accountability
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
Trump Resistance Swells at RNC Kickoff
Protests, discord, and heightened security announced the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday as thousands marched on downtown Cleveland calling on the GOP to reverse its racist policies and "Dump Trump." The peaceful March on the RNC ended with a rally outside the heavily-...
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00am
Democratic "Unity" on Edge as Progressives Await Clinton's VP Pick
The notion of "Democratic unity" remains tenuous at best as many progressives are holding out support for presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton until her chosen running mate is announced. Meanwhile, many attendees of the Netroots Nation Conference in St. Louis, Missouri held a series of...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
Farmers Rebel After Organic 'Elites' Throw Support Behind Sham Label Law
The Stabenow-Roberts GMO labeling bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to vote on this week, has deepened a rift within the organic industry as farmers and other dedicated opponents of genetically modified (GM or GMO) agriculture are breaking ties with those who support the...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:45am
'Trustworthy' Trump? Plagued by Email Controversy, Clinton's Lead Plummets
The race between the two presidential frontrunners remains too close to call in the final stretch leading to the two major party conventions, as new polling shows that Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton in key battleground states while her national lead has shrunk to just three points.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
Chelsea Manning Confirms Suicide Attempt: 'I Will Get Through This'
Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning late Monday confirmed reports that she had attempted to end her life, assuring supporters, "I will get through this." Manning's attorneys released a statement which read in part: Last week, Chelsea made a decision to end her life. Her attempt to take her own...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:45am
The GOP Platform Draft: The Stuff Nightmares are Made Of
Draft platform includes language that disavows the rights of women, same-sex couples, trans people, Palestinians, immigrants, and more.
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