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, June 06, 2017
Ignoring Explosive Russia Revelations, Trump Targets Whistleblower Instead
In the wake of a leaked NSA document detailing the agency's assessment of Russian hacking efforts in last year's election and news of the contractor who divulged the classified report being arrested, critics are voicing concern that President Donald Trump is now showing more interest in prosecuting...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Following Attack, Corbyn Leads Call to Unveil Saudi Role in Fueling Extremism
Two days following the terrorist attacks in London and three days before the culmination of what has become an unexpectedly competitive election , several U.K. political leaders are demanding that a government study reportedly implicating Saudi Arabia in the spread of violent extremism be made...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Trump Self-Incriminates, Draws Rebuke With Latest 'Unhinged' Twitter Rant
As commentators considered how a "normal" U.S. president might behave in the aftermath of an attack like the one that struck London on Saturday, many argued that President Donald Trump's response, which took the form of a " Twitter barrage ," constitutes a perfect example of "not normal." First,...
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Friday, June 02, 2017
'Literal Colonialism': Blackwater Founder Calls for 'American Viceroy' to Rule Afghanistan
Given Prince's past connections to Trump, his recommendations could have some measure of influence
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Friday, June 02, 2017
Warren: Trump Climate Move a "Gift" to Right-Wing Donors, Not American Workers
Adding to the massive wave of outrage sparked by President Donald Trump's " stupid and reckless " decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday denounced the move as a "big gift to Republican donors" at the ' Joyous Persistence ' rally in San...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
With Comey Set to Testify, AG Sessions Again Under Fire for Possible Perjury
With former FBI director James Comey reportedly set to offer public testimony before Congress next week, the Russia scandal plaguing the Trump administration continued on Thursday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions facing new questions about his truthfulness on the matter. On three separate...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
With Bold 'For the Many' Platform, Corbyn Rides Sanders-Like Wave in UK
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's prospects are rising ahead of upcoming elections in the United Kingdom, as his insurgent campaign rides a wave of progressive populism similar to the one created by Senator Bernie Sanders in the United States last year. With the British election just a week away, the...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
New Analysis Shows 'Medicare for All' Can Cover Everyone While Cutting Costs
In addition to a new poll showing it would be extraordinarily popular , California's single-payer bill—the Healthy California Act—would also cut costs while providing coverage for all. That is the conclusion of a new analysis (PDF) published on Wednesday by the Political Economy Research Institute...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced on Wednesday the launch of ' DeVos Watch ,' a new initiative tasked with holding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos accountable and ensuring that the Department of Education serves students, "not the industries that make money off them." In an op-ed for CNN ,...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Public Support for Trump Impeachment Surges Ahead of 'March for Truth'
Just days before anti-Trump marches are set to take place in over 100 cities across the United States, the results of a new poll published on Wednesday suggest that a growing number of Americans want Congress to impeach the president, whose young administration is beset with scandals implicating...
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