Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @johnsonjakep

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House November 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
With Statement Equal Parts 'Dangerous' and 'Imbecilic,' Trump Smears Khashoggi and Vows to Back Murderous Saudis
In a bizarre, exclamation point-riddled statement on Tuesday that one critic said reads more "like a 6th grader's school report" than an official White House press release, President Donald Trump shrugged at the CIA's conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered the murder...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
'Big Pharma's Worst Nightmare': Experts Champion Sanders-Khanna Bill That Could Lower Drug Costs by More Than 40%
Decrying America's shameful status as the only industrialized nation on Earth that lets pharmaceutical giants hike drug prices without restraint, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would crack down on Big Pharma's government-granted...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ban on Follow-Up Questions Among Trump's New 'Dictatorial' Rules for White House Reporters
The Trump White House conceded defeat in its authoritarian effort to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials on Monday, but with that concession came yet another attack on the media's ability to simply do its job—this time in the form of press "decorum" rules that one commentator...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
'Get Our Country Off Fossil Fuels': Demanding Green New Deal, Youth Climate Leaders to Flood Congressional Offices Nationwide
A week after staging a sit-in at the Capitol Hill office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to demand that the Democratic Party throw its support behind a Green New Deal, young climate leaders are planning to flood congressional offices nationwide on Tuesday to continue pressuring...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Journalist James Risen: Trump Is Attacking Free Press 'In a Way We Haven't Seen in Modern American History'
Speaking from his years of experience being pursued by the Obama Justice Department for simply practicing journalism and refusing to reveal his confidential sources , Intercept reporter James Risen told The Hill on Monday that President Donald Trump is building on his predecessor's war on the free...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Accusing Trump of Trying to 'Subvert the Constitution to Protect Himself,' Senators Sue to Block Whitaker from Serving as Acting AG
Denouncing President Donald Trump's appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker—a fervent critic of the Russia probe—as a blatant effort to "subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability," three Democratic senators on Monday filed suit against the White House and...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Stop Using Pakistan as a Scapegoat for America's Disastrous 'War on Terror': PM Imran Khan
After U.S. President Donald Trump ranted that Pakistan doesn't " do a damn thing for us " and accused the country of harboring terrorists in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday, Pakistani Prime Minister and long-time critic of American foreign policy Imran Khan suggested in a series of tweets on...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
#RakeNews: Finns Ridicule Trump's Claim That They Prevent Fires Like California's by "Raking" Forests
The nation of Finland was collectively dumbfounded by U.S. President Donald Trump's claim from the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California that Finns prevent such devastating wildfires by consistently "raking" the floors of their forests. Speaking alongside California's outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda'
Nearly three-quarters of the American public and a historic number of Democratic lawmakers support Medicare for All, but the House Democratic leadership is considering using its newly won majority to impose a rule that would " recklessly betray " the grassroots forces that put them in power by...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
'It Keeps Getting Uglier': As True Costs of HQ2 Scam Emerge, Public Housing and School Offices Getting the Boot to Make Room for Amazon
After learning that New York taxpayers will be forced to finance a helipad for Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, it's possible many believed Amazon's sweetheart headquarters deal with the Empire State couldn't get any worse. "Nothing short of scandalous: trading affordable housing for...
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