Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
Trump Issues Media Blackout at Multiple Federal Agencies
Though the majority of President Donald Trump's controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called " beachhead " teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the " War on Science " has begun. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed broke the news...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:15pm
Dutch Satire Accepts Trump's "America First" Decree, Kindly Requests "Netherlands Be Second"
Dutch news satire show Zondag met Lubach is endeavoring to win the approval of U.S. President Donald Trump, with a spoof video that asks the new president, if the policy is "America First," can we say "The Netherlands Second?" "The whole world was watching for the inauguration of the 45th president...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:45am
Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump's Pipeline Order
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting a tsunami of outrage and vows of bold resistance from the Indigenous activists, climate campaigners, and countless others who have fought against...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Trump Didn't Even Have to Ask CDC to Cancel Climate Summit
In another signal of the anti-science chill that has descended upon federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly cancelled a long-planned climate summit in anticipation of its unpopularity within the Donald Trump administration. The February summit—intended...
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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:30pm
Trump's Dirty Climate Plan Out-of-Step as Most Americans Want Renewables
President Donald Trump's so-called "America First Energy Plan" may be dedicated to tapping domestic fossil fuel reserves—like fracked gas, oil, and even coal—but it turns out that the majority of Americans would rather see a move towards renewable sources, such as wind and solar. A Pew Research...
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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
In Step Towards Privatization, Trump Enacts Federal Hiring Freeze
President Donald Trump's repeated pledge to create more American jobs, it appears, didn't include positions within the federal government. One of the new president's first orders of business on Monday was to sign an executive order establishing a federal hiring freeze, which the American Federation...
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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
Blessing Marriage of Oil and State, Rubio Drops Opposition to Rex Tillerson
Betraying an earlier tough stance, Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday he would be voting in favor of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be confirmed as secretary of State, all but assuring the controversial climate denier and oil titan will become the top U.S. diplomat under the Trump administration. "...
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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:45am
President Trump Sued Over 'Immediate and Serious' Constitutional Violations
It is his first Monday in office and U.S. President Donald Trump is being sued. A team of prominent constitutional and ethics scholars filed the legal action with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York early Monday, charging the billionaire real estate mogul with violating the...
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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 9:45am
Tens of Thousands of New Yorkers Vow to Build 'Wall Against Hate'
Kicking off a weekend of disruptions and marches protesting the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, an estimated 25,000 people rallied outside of Trump International Hotel in the president-elect's hometown of Manhattan on Thursday evening to send the message that New Yorkers will not roll...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:45pm
Sanders Skewers Perry for Whitewashing Climate Crisis
During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry was able to laugh off having once called for abolishing the Department of Energy, which he is now poised to lead, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) refused to let him get away "sounding like a hung over frat boy," as one...
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