Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
'An Outrage': HHS Chief Azar Refuses to Vow Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Affordable for All, Not Just the Rich
Members of Congress and advocacy groups are voicing outrage after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar—a former pharmaceutical executive—repeatedly refused during House testimony Wednesday to guarantee that any coronavirus vaccine or treatment developed with taxpayer money will be...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
'We Are Not That Stupid': Rev. Al Sharpton Says Black Voters Won't Be Fooled by Red-Baiting Attacks on Sanders
Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday that black voters in South Carolina, which holds its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday, will not be deceived by red-baiting attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders because "we've been down that road before." "Every major leader in the 60s they tried to call...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Trump Reportedly Trying to Siphon $37 Million From Heating Assistance for the Poor to Fund Coronavirus Response
Critics are denouncing it as an unconscionable attack on the nation's poor after reporting revealed President Donald Trump has floated plans to shift $37 million away from a federal program that provides heating assistance for low-income families to help fund the White House's response to the...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
'I Bough...—I, I Got Them': Bloomberg Almost Admits to Buying Members of Congress
Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg almost said during the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina Tuesday night that he "bought" the 21 freshman members of Congress he financially supported in the 2018 midterm elections. "Let's just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats,"...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
'Audience Full of Rich People'? $1,750+ Ticket Prices for Democratic Debate Spark Disgust
Unusually loud booing and jeering directed disproportionately at Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren during Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate—particularly when the senators criticized billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg—sparked probing questions about the class composition...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
'In Chile, In Guatemala, In Iran': Sanders Applauded for Highlighting US Record of Overthrowing Governments Around the World
Facing a barrage of attacks from his Democratic rivals and hawkish questions from moderators, Sen. Bernie Sanders said during the presidential primary debate in South Carolina Tuesday night that political leaders must face up to America's long record of toppling democratically elected governments...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Air of Desperation,' Says Sanders Campaign, as Democratic Establishment Launches All-Out Effort to Stop Bernie
Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Tuesday that it senses an "air of desperation" from the Democratic and corporate establishment as Sanders' 2020 primary opponents intensify their attacks in a last-ditch effort to stop—or at least slow—the Vermont senator's momentum before the South...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Democrats Rip Trump for 'Raiding Money' From Other Health Emergencies to Fund Lackluster Coronavirus Response
Democratic members of Congress on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's failed management of the nation's public health system as he attempts to shift congressionally appropriated funds away from other public health emergencies to fund the administration's effort to combat the growing threat of...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'This Is Outrageous': Legal Experts Condemn Trump for Demanding Sotomayor and Ginsburg Recusals
President Donald Trump Monday night called on Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from any cases involving the president, a demand critics denounced as an "outrageous" attack on the nation's highest legal body. "Justice Sotomayor issued a reasoned...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'How Does Bernie Pay for His Major Plans?': Sanders Campaign Releases Detailed Answer
Confronting head-on incessant claims from rival Democratic presidential candidates and the media that he has not explained how to "pay for" his sweeping progressive agenda, Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday night unveiled a fact sheet summarizing how he would finance Medicare for All, a Green New Deal,...
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