Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting 'Pack of Lies' About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—the leading recipient of campaign cash from the healthcare industry among Democratic presidential candidates—went on the offensive against Medicare for All with right-wing talking points during Tuesday night's debate, bashing the popular proposal as a tax...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
CNN Host Faces Backlash for Pondering Whether Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar Endorsements Are 'Too Urban' to Help Sanders
CNN anchor John King faced swift backlash Tuesday night for pondering on national television whether endorsements from progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are "too far-left," "too urban," and "too internet" to help Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
'An Absolute Joke': Debate Moderators Condemned for Asking About Ellen and George Bush After Completely Ignoring Climate Crisis
As America's pundits and newspapers rushed to pronounce the winners and losers of Tuesday night's 2020 Democratic presidential debate, progressives argued the event's moderators deserve to be placed in the latter category for framing healthcare questions around insurance industry talking points,...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Despite Obstruction by Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions to Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare for All
A diverse coalition of progressive advocacy groups on Tuesday delivered 2.2 million petition signatures to House Democrats demanding that they use their majority to pass Rep. Pramila Jayapal's gold-standard Medicare for All bill. The petition delivery hit a brief snag when members of the coalition—...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his address, titled "Being a Christian Leader," to a gathering of the American Association of Christian Counselors last Friday in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Screengrab/State Department Website) News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
US State Dept. Under Fire for Using Official Website to Promote Pompeo's "Christian Nationalist Talking Points"
The State Department on Monday was accused of blatantly violating the constitutional principle of separation of religion and government by plastering the homepage of its website with an October 11 speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo t outing his Christian faith. "He cannot use his government...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Acting 'On Behalf of Life,' Extinction Rebellion Defies Blanket Ban on Climate Protests in London
Activists with the global Extinction Rebellion movement vowed to remain in the streets demanding climate action after the London Metropolitan Police Monday night imposed a city-wide protest ban that lawmakers and human rights groups condemned as " chilling and unlawful ." "We refuse to bequeath a...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Testimony of Ex-Trump Aide Exposes Mulvaney Role in Coordinating Giuliani's "Rogue Operation" in Ukraine
During nearly 10 hours of testimony to House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday, President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill alleged that acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and the president's personal...
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Monday, October 14, 2019
Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows
A majority of Democrats in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina believe President Donald Trump should be sent to prison—not merely impeached—for his conduct in the White House. That's according to a new poll released Monday by data company Optimus and the Republican...
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Monday, October 14, 2019
Citing 'Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,' Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis
More than 700 scientists—and counting—have signed a declaration of support for the people around the world engaging in non-violent civil disobedience to pressure political leaders to act on the climate crisis. "We can't allow the role of scientists to be to just write papers and publish them in...
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Monday, October 14, 2019
'Stop Funding Ecocide': Extinction Rebellion Protesters Target London Financial District
Climate activists with the global Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads leading to London's financial district on Monday to call attention to the role big banks play in funding fossil fuel projects and exacerbating the planetary crisis. Protesters also rallied outside the Bank of England to...
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