Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
With Wildfires Tearing Through the West, Biden Slams Trump Denial and Calls Climate Crisis an 'Imminent, Existential Threat'
As wildfires continue to tear through California, Oregon, and Washington state, engulfing entire communities and leaving utter devastation in their wake, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday connecting the blazes to the global climate emergency and slamming...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Condemning 'Attempt at Voter Suppression,' Colorado Sues DeJoy Over Misleading Postal Service Mailers
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Saturday filed a federal lawsuit against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other top U.S. Postal Service officials for sending out mailers containing information that could mislead and disenfranchise voters. "These false statements will confuse Colorado...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Hosts 'Fighting for Justice in Michigan' Town Hall With Rashida Tlaib
With the November presidential election less than two months away, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday hosted a virtual town hall spotlighting the economic and public health struggles facing residents of the crucial battleground state of Michigan, where more than 120,000 people have tested positive for...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
'Do Not Do What the President Directs,' Warns North Carolina AG as Trump—Once Again—Urges Residents to Commit Felony by Voting Twice
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein on Saturday pleaded with residents of his state to "not do what the president directs" after President Donald Trump yet again advised people to attempt to vote twice—once by mail and once in person on Election Day—in violation of both state and federal law...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
'Beyond Suspect': States Warn DeJoy-Led Postal Service Is Sending Misinformation About Voting to Millions of Americans
Officials in Colorado, California, and Washington state on Friday were forced to publicly clarify local election procedures and guidelines after the U.S. Postal Service began sending out mailers containing potentially misleading information about the voting process to households across the country...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Watchdog Group Files FEC Complaint Against DeJoy for 'Orchestrating an Illegal Straw Donor Scheme to Help Elect Republicans'
Government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Friday filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over reports that he unlawfully reimbursed employees for making political contributions to Republican candidates during his...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
'Downright Criminal': Leaked Emails Reveal Effort by Trump Aides to Censor and Alter CDC Covid Reports Behind Closed Doors
Days after President Donald Trump admitted to knowingly downplaying the Covid-19 pandemic in his statements to the public, new reporting late Friday revealed that Trump political aides have been reviewing—and in some cases altering—weekly CDC reports about the deadly virus in an effort to bring...
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Friday, September 11, 2020
'Incredibly Dark Day for Voting Rights': With Support of Trump Judges, Federal Court Upholds Florida Poll Tax Weeks Before Election
With the backing of five federal judges appointed by President Donald Trump, the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Friday ruled that Florida can require state residents with past felony convictions to pay off all court fines and fees before they are allowed to register to vote—...
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Friday, September 11, 2020
Teacher Deaths and College-Town Outbreaks Deepen Concern Over Covid-19 Risks Stirred by School Reopenings
New reporting about recent Covid-19-related deaths of public school teachers and a USA Today analysis out Friday showing that college towns are among the nation's top hot spots for large outbreaks are deepening fears about the clear and predicted dangers associated with restarting in-person classes...
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Friday, September 11, 2020
Sanders Slams Republican Senate for Happily Approving $740 Billion for Pentagon While Doing 'Nothing' to Address Covid Crisis
In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday following the defeat of the GOP's latest coronavirus stimulus package, Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the chamber's Republicans for offering "totally inadequate" relief for jobless, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans after happily approving massive tax cuts...
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