Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Trump: I Will Defend Medicaid. Also Trump: I Support Bill That Destroys Medicaid.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters in an off-camera briefing on Friday that President Donald Trump remains "committed" to protecting recipients of Medicaid, a program he repeatedly vowed not to cut during his presidential campaign. In response to Spicer's comments, some have...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
Rev. William Barber Says GOP Voter Suppression the 'Real Hacking' of US Democracy
In an effort to bring national attention to "homegrown voter suppression" and to launch a campaign of " moral resistance " against Republican attempts to strip healthcare from millions, Rev. William J. Barber and other faith leaders marched in Washington on Friday just ahead of the anniversary of a...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
'Conned' by Trump: Hundreds of Boeing and Carrier Workers to Lose Their Jobs
In a move that appears to negate President Donald Trump's numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their jobs due to corporate outsourcing and layoffs, Boeing told CNN on Thursday that around 200 workers based in South Carolina would be fired in an effort to cut costs. "Because...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
As Resistance Mobilizes, Poll Shows 'Overwhelming' Hatred for Trumpcare
Just following the release of the Senate's " morally bankrupt " healthcare bill—which would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and give enormous tax breaks to the wealthy—an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published on Thursday found Americans "overwhelmingly...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Heartless! Senate Trumpcare Plan Every Bit as 'Ugly' and 'Cruel' as Expected
After weeks of secrecy, the Senate GOP's Trumpcare plan—described as " a tax cut wrapped in the veneer of a healthcare bill " that could portend a " near-apocalypt ic scenario for the poor "—was made available (pdf) to the public on Thursday and is largely living up to the gruesome expectations of...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Embracing Need for 'WWII Style Mobilization,' California Set to Go Big on Climate
Following news that legislation aiming to power California solely with renewable energy by 2045 passed the state Senate , bestselling author Naomi Klein joined Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz and community leaders on Wednesday in calling for a "World War II-scale mobilization" to combat...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
ACLU Sues DC Police for Attempts to 'Chill' Dissent on Inauguration Day
Amid a nationwide crackdown on dissent by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit (pdf) against the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department alleging officers violated the rights of protestors and journalists...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
'The Sky Didn't Fall': Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong
In an analysis bolstering the arguments of those fighting for minimum wage hikes nationwide, a group of University of California, Berkeley economists has found that Seattle's decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has not hampered job growth, despite the frequent warnings of...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Following Ossoff Loss, Democrats Urged to Embrace 'Bold Progressive Vision'
On the heels of Democrat Jon Ossoff's narrow loss to Republican Karen Handel in the high-profile Georgia special election on Tuesday, many commentators are pinning the defeat on Democrats' glaring lack of an inspiring and ambitious progressive agenda. "Democrats can excite their base and also win...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
In Major Tax Speech, Paul Ryan Lays Out Plan to Lavish Rich With Tax Cuts
"Paul Ryan is not serious about tax reform. He's serious about tax giveaways—for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations."
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