Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:15am
Just in Time for the Holidays, Another Wall Street Giveaway
In what is being criticized as yet another capitulation to Wall Street—and just in time for the holidays—the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced it will give investment banks a one-year extension to implement a key aspect of the Dodd/Frank financial reform act, known as the Volcker Rule, enacted...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Greenwald: Dick Cheney Should Be in 'Federal Prison' Not on 'Meet The Press'
Journalist Glenn Greenwald did not mince words on Thursday when asked to respond to comments made by former vice president Dick Cheney when he appeared on NBC's Meet The Press last Sunday. "The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on 'Meet The Press' instead of being where he should be—which is in...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:15am
Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive"
Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency's drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere. The agency's own analysis, conducted...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:45am
Good News for Greece's Anti-Austerity Left as First Round Election Fails
A first round of elections in the Greek Parliament failed on Wednesday night and that's good news for the nation's ascendent leftist Syriza Party which is surging in public polls for its anti-austerity position on the economy. "The scaremongering of recent days fell on stony ground. The strategy of...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:15am
US/NATO Building "New Berlin Wall" by Expanding Military Footprint: Putin
The U.S. and its NATO allies are building a "new Berlin Wall" by expanding the footprint of their military alliance eastward, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday as he railed against destabilizing and counterproductive behavior by western nations over the crisis in Ukraine that has...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State
It's official. New York state will ban fracking. After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited harm to public health as the key reason for the decision to...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:00am
Despite Warnings of Future War, Obama to Impose New Russian Sanctions
The White House announced late Tuesday that President Obama will sign into a law a provocative, yet largely ignored, bill passed by both chambers of Congress last week that critics say increases the chances of a future military confrontation with Russia. Despite some reservations voiced by the...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:30am
Sanders Has a Couple More Good Ideas: Break Up Big Banks, Expand Social Security
Promising to put forth and lobby on behalf of two bold progressive policy ideas in the months ahead, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has announced his intention to push for new pieces of legislation in the next session, one of which would break up the nation's largest Wall Street banks and another that...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:00am
Scores of Children Among Dead After Assault on Military School in Pakistan
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... As many as 126 people are dead, including more than 84 identified as children, in Pakistan on Tuesday after Taliban soldiers stormed a military-run school located in the northwestern city of Peshawar. At least five members of the Pakistan...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 8:45am
Calls for 'Torture Team' Prosecutions Persist as Cheney Brags "I'd Do It Again"
Former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday that he'd "do it again in a minute." And what about President Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush? Said Cheney: "He authorized it. He Approved it." "It would be comforting to dismiss Cheney as a historical oddity...
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