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, April 17, 2018
As Trump Declares 'Americans Are Winning' on Tax Day, Common Good Faces 'Grim Future' Thanks to GOP
While President Donald Trump used Tax Day as an opportunity to declare that ordinary Americans are now "winning" thanks to his deeply unpopular corporate-friendly law, a new report published Tuesday refuted Trump's rosy depiction of the U.S. economy under his leadership and found that—thanks to the...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
'Absolutely Earth-Shaking': North and South Korea Reportedly in Talks to Officially End Korean War
Technically, North and South Korea are still at war , and have been for more than six decades—but an "absolutely earth-shaking" new report on Tuesday indicates the conflict may soon be coming to an end. Citing an anonymous South Korean diplomatic official, Munhwa Ilbo—a South Korean daily newspaper...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
As GOP Spends Big Money Trying to Make Corporate Tax Cut Popular, New Poll Shows Most Americans Still Smart Enough to Hate It
As right-wing advocacy groups embark on yet another campaign to sell the American public on the GOP's corporate-friendly tax law that President Donald Trump insisted would sell itself , a new Gallup poll published Monday found that the tax cuts remain " very unpopular ," with just 39 percent...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's 'Mystery Client' Revealed...It's Sean Hannity
This is a breaking news story and may be updated. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen told a federal judge on Monday that he had just three clients in the past year—the president, GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy , and a "mystery" client whose name he really did not want to divulge...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Soundproof Booth Cannot 'Hide Illegal Actions' as GAO Probe Says Pruitt Violated Federal Law
As pressure on EPA chief Scott Pruitt to resign mounts amid his ever-growing list of scandals , the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded on Monday that the $43,000 soundproof phone booth Pruitt had installed in his office last year at the taxpayer's expense violated federal spending...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
As Comey Praised By Media and Democrats, A Small Reminder of His Long History of 'Authoritarian Abuses'
As fired FBI director James Comey dominates the front pages of America's corporate media outlets with explosive denunciations of President Donald Trump's immorality and utter lack of fitness for office, many commentators have hastened to remind the public that while his claims about the president...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
'Constitutional Crisis Not Seen Since Watergate,' Warns Senator, If President Trump Fires Rosenstein
As President Donald Trump continues to seethe with anger over the FBI raid of his personal lawyer's offices and openly float the possibility of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Trump is currently " building a case " to fire Mueller's boss,...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Denouncing Rush to War, Corbyn Calls for Peace Talks and 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria
With U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly mulling his " options " for a military attack on Syria while continuing to issue belligerent threats on Twitter , U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned the Tory government on Friday for "waiting for instructions" from Trump and demanded an immediate...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Confirming He 'Does Not Give a Crap About Working People,' Trump Proposes Rejoining TPP
As if his enormous tax cuts for the rich, attacks on the safety net, and efforts to help bosses steal their employees' tips weren't proof enough, President Donald Trump further demonstrated that he " does not give a crap about working people " on Thursday by telling lawmakers he is considering...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Less Than Zero: Brown Accuses Mulvaney of Taking 'Negative Four' Actions to Defend Consumers From Predatory Banks
During a Senate hearing Thursday on acting CFPB director Mick Mulvaney's recently unveiled plan to gut the agency he was controversially appointed to run, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) took Mulvaney to task for both failing to initiate new cases against predatory banks and killing lawsuits against...
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