Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Unimpressed Critics Say Kavanaugh's Soft-Ball Interview on Fox Shows Just 'How Blatantly He'll Lie to Try and Advance His Career'
While Fox News handed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a friendly megaphone Monday night to claim his high school and college years were almost entirely wholesome and devoid of the notoriously hard-drinking, misogynistic behavior that dominated elite private schools like Georgetown Prep and...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Arguing Kavanaugh and Rosenstein Part of Same Story, Progressives Ready for Both: 'Women Multitask: That's What We Do.'
With new reporting from Vanity Fair lending weight to speculation that premature stories of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's imminent resignation or firing were planted by the White House to distract from the sexual assault allegations roiling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
'Slow-Moving Saturday Night Massacre' on Hold After Rosenstein Emerges from White House With Job Intact
This is a breaking news story and may be updated... Update: While numerous news outlets reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to be fired when he was summoned to the White House on Monday, Rosenstein left the White House with his job intact after a private meeting with...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
'Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached—Not Promoted': Second Sexual Assault Allegation Intensifies Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee
Accusing Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of attempting a "cover-up" after yet another woman came forward late Sunday and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—an allegation the GOP has reportedly known about for nearly a week—Democrats demanded the...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
As Right-Wingers Push Trump to Fire Rosenstein, Here's What to Do If He Does
As prominent right-wing provocateurs immediately took to social media on Friday to call on President Donald Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein " today " after the New York Times reported that he suggested cabinet officials should invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
400,000 Americans in 900 Cities Ready to Take to Streets If President Trump Fires Rosenstein After NYT Bombshell
This is a breaking news story and may be updated ... After the New York Times reported on Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump "to expose the chaos" engulfing the White House and discussed "recruiting cabinet members...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
Progressives to DNC: It Would Be 'Insane' Not to Hand Over Twitter Account to Ocasio-Cortez
In just a few short months on the national political scene, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has distinguished herself as a remarkably effective social media voice, using platforms like Facebook and Twitter to easily demolish right-wing smears and falsehoods while also...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
On Trump's New York Doorstep, Demands for Puerto Rico Recovery That Puts Human Dignity Over Profit
Marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall in Puerto Rico, evacuees, activists, and families of the thousands who were killed by the storm marched on Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday to condemn President Donald Trump's grossly inadequate response to the...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Facing Death Threats and GOP Smear Campaign, Kavanaugh Accuser Says She's Willing to Testify Under Fair Conditions
Despite the GOP's continued refusal to heed her request for a full FBI investigation into her sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she is prepared to testify next week as long as...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
With US Bombs Killing Kids in Yemen, Sanders Tells Pompeo 'Human Lives Worth Far More Than Defense Contractor Profits'
American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen , and new reporting shows that the Trump administration is allowing this carnage to continue and escalate in order to protect the profits of defense contractors. "It is a shame that financial interests are worth more...
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