Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, September 21, 2020
'Very Likely a Scandal': Demands for Answers as CDC Abruptly Deletes Guidance on Airborne Spread of Coronavirus
Experts and lawmakers are demanding answers and warning of further political meddling at the nation's premier public health agency after the CDC on Monday abruptly removed from its website guidance published just days ago acknowledging the coronavirus is airborne and can be spread through small...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Trump Gives Himself "A+" on Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Hits Grim 200,000 Milestone
As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll was all but certain to hit 200,000 on Monday with the virus still taking the lives of nearly 1,000 Americans each day, President Donald Trump told Fox News that he would give himself a perfect grade for his handling of a pandemic that has infected more than 6.8...
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Lindsey Graham News
Monday, September 21, 2020
'He Told Us to Use His Words Against Him': Early AM Protest Outside Lindsey Graham's Home Over RBG Replacement
Taking Sen. Lindsey Graham up on his 2016 advice to use his words opposing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland against him should a Supreme Court seat open in the final year of a Republican president's first term, a group of demonstrators gathered outside of the South Carolina Republican's...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Trump Says He Is 'Counting on the Federal Court System' to Declare Winner on Election Night—Before Many Ballots Are Tallied
President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally over the weekend that he is "counting on the federal court system"—which he has packed with right-wing judges —to declare a winner of the presidential election on the night of November 3, a statement that one journalist described as an "outright...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Supreme Court News
Monday, September 21, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez Demands Democrats Use 'Every Procedural Tool Available' to Stop Trump From Filling RBG Vacancy
With President Donald Trump expected to nominate a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday evening urged Democrats in Congress to utilize "every procedural tool available to buy the country time" and ensure the vacancy is...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
'Astounding': Trump Officials Reportedly Bypassed CDC Scientists to Publish 'Dangerous' Covid-19 Testing Guidelines
Trump administration officials at the Department of Health and Human Services reportedly bypassed career government scientists and authored the significantly relaxed coronavirus testing guidelines that experts criticized as medically unsound and dangerous when they were first published on the CDC...
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Pennsylvania News
Friday, September 18, 2020
'Huge Victory for Voting Rights' in Pennsylvania as State Supreme Court Extends Mail-In Ballot Deadline, Allows Voting Drop Boxes
In a pair of decisions that voting rights groups celebrated as major victories for democracy, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court late Thursday extended the key battleground state's mail-in ballot deadline and allowed counties to set up secure voting drop boxes in the face of efforts by state...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Denouncing 'Intentional Effort' to Sabotage Election, Judge Orders Nationwide Reversal of DeJoy Mail Changes
A federal judge late Thursday issued a nationwide injunction temporarily blocking and reversing dramatic changes to mail operations imposed in recent months by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, slamming the policies as a "politically motivated attack" on the U.S. Postal Service that—if allowed to...
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
To Provide Public Alternative to 'Predatory' Wall Street Banks, Sanders and Gillibrand Unveil Postal Banking Act
With the goal of providing a robust public banking alternative to abusive Wall Street institutions, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders unveiled legislation Thursday that would make "low-cost basic financial services" available at tens of thousands of U.S. Postal Service locations across...
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Amid Fears of False Victory Claim by Trump, Media Urged to Form Plan to Combat Election Night Lies
In the face of growing concerns that President Donald Trump could prematurely declare victory on Election Night if he jumps out to an early lead in in-person votes, a watchdog group is calling on major corporate media outlets to detail how they plan to cover candidates who pronounce themselves...
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