Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, October 14, 2019
To Tackle Ills of 'Unfettered Capitalism,' Sanders Plan Would Give Workers Seats on Corporate Boards and Reverse Trump Tax Cuts
Taking aim at the vast inequities produced by America's business-dominated economic system, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday unveiled a far-reaching proposal that would roll back President Donald Trump's tax cuts and transfer more power to U.S. workers by giving them seats on corporate boards and...
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Monday, October 14, 2019
'Vile and Dangerous': Edited Video Showing Trump Gunning Down Media and Political Opponents Shown During Conference at President's Resort
Update: White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tweeted Monday that President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" the video that was reportedly played during a conference of his supporters last week at the Trump National Doral Golf Resort in Miami. Grisham said Trump "has not yet seen the video" but...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
'All the Way Up to POTUS': Ousted Ambassador to Ukraine Names Trump in Testimony Over Smear Campaign Led by Giuliani
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators during a closed-door session Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to oust her after a "concerted campaign" of attacks led by Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. "After...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
Federal Court Cites Need to 'Save the People From Autocracy' as It Rejects Trump Effort to Hide Financial Records
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to block a House Oversight Committee subpoena demanding eight years of his financial records. "We're one step closer to holding him accountable today," tweeted progressive advocacy group Tax March in response to the ruling...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
'Dangerous Act': Iranian Oil Tanker Reportedly Struck by Two Missiles Off Saudi Coast
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... An Iranian oil tanker was reportedly struck by two missiles off the coast of Saudi Arabia early Friday morning in what Iran's state media said may have been a "terrorist attack." Iran has not officially assigned blame for the incident...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
'We Can't Stop Being Horrified by Things Like This': Trump Attacks Omar and Somali Refugee Community at Minnesota Rally
After President Donald Trump launched unhinged and racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Minnesota's Somali refugee community during a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night, Omar quickly responded that Trump's hate-filled rhetoric and policies can and must be defeated by a grassroots...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
'Tip of the Iceberg': Prosecutors Allege Vast Criminal Conspiracy by Giuliani Associates to Funnel Foreign Cash to Trump and GOP
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani with a sprawling scheme to oust the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine by funneling foreign money into the campaign coffers of Trump and an unnamed congressman believed to be former...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Two Giuliani Clients Who Helped Investigate Biden Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges for Six-Figure Trump Donation
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... Two foreign nationals who helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden were arrested Wednesday night on campaign finance charges. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
'Disgusting, Disgraceful': Fury as Trump Suggests Ditching Kurds Justified Because 'They Didn't Help Us With Normandy'
In remarks that sparked outrage and left some critics at a loss for words , President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to justify his decision to abandon Kurdish forces in Syria by criticizing Kurds for not assisting the United States in World War II. "As somebody wrote in a very powerful...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Amid Reports of Civilian Deaths, Sanders Condemns Trump for 'Giving Turkish Army Permission' to Slaughter Kurds in Syria
As Turkish troops invaded northeastern Syria and launched airstrikes that reportedly killed at least seven civilians, Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement late Wednesday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Kurdish forces and pave the way for Turkey's military assault. "I...
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