Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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"Trump wants to scare people into letting him ignore the law and endanger wildlife and people." News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Trump Bulldozes Environmental Laws to Pave Way for 'Xenophobic' Border Wall
The Trump administration has already taken aim at a number of Obama-era environmental rules that protect the public water supply and safeguard children from dangerous pollutants at the behest of Big Oil . Now, he is trampling the environment to make good on one of his central campaign promises: a...
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"Donald Trump's norm breaking is trickling down and shaping the opinions of rank-and-file Republicans" News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Poll: 'Scary' Number of Republicans Support Court-Ordered Press Censorship
As the Trump administration continues to make headlines for its attacks on the press and its attempts to prevent journalists from adequately covering White House press briefings, a recent YouGov/Economist poll (pdf) found that 45 percent of Republicans support giving courts the power to shut down "...
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Bernie Sanders takes on Big Pharma greed with a new rule aimed at preventing price gouging. News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sanders Takes on Pharma Greed With Rule to End 'Price Gouging'
In a move characterized as an effort to prevent large pharmaceutical companies from "goug[ing] American consumers after taking billions in taxpayer money," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday introduced a new rule that would require drugmakers to agree to set reasonable prices before being...
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The Koch brothers are backing the GOP effort to cut taxes on the rich. News
Monday, July 31, 2017
In 'Latest Attempt to Distort Democracy,' Koch Brothers Bolster GOP Tax Cut Efforts
As Republicans attempt to quickly shift attention from their failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act to their goal of overhauling the tax code—an objective that is being cheered on and bankrolled by Charles and David Koch —early signs indicate that their plans will face similarly fierce...
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Critics worry the United States under Donald Trump is moving more aggresively to war. News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Warnings of 'Nuclear Nightmare' as Trump Escalates Tensions With World Powers
"We need to step up sustained diplomacy. Firing off a bunch of missiles does nothing to address the crisis. We need negotiation, not posturing."
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Former ethics chief Walter Schaub says President Donald Trump appears to be profiting from the presidency. News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Former Ethics Chief Calls Trump White House a Kleptocratic 'Embarrassment'
With the Trump White House reeling from internal turmoil , burgeoning scandals , and investigations that have reportedly reached into the finances of the president's family, Walter Shaub—former head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE)—said in an interview with the Guardian on Monday that...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
'Revolting': Trump Openly Calls for Police Brutality in Long Island Speech
In a speech before law enforcement officials in Long Island, New York on Friday, President Donald Trump celebrated his administration's crackdown on immigration and encouraged police officers to be "rough" with those they detain—a statement that was widely seen as an explicit call for police...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
For Defeat of Trumpcare, Thank Disability Rights Activists, Not John McCain
"Folks praising Murkowski, Collins, and McCain: I think you misspelled Hirono, ADAPT, and every activist resisting the Republican agenda."
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Following Death of Trumpcare, 'Now It's Time for Medicare for All'
The last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the early hours of Friday morning, dealing a " humiliating " blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP and sparking jubilant celebration among those who have marched, called their representatives, and...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
GOP's Vague New Tax Plan Can't Hide True Aim: Massive Tax Cuts for Wealthy
With the nation's attention fixed on the Senate GOP's attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), several congressional Republicans, and two White House aides—who together make up a group called the "big six"— unveiled on Thursday an outline of their tax objectives...
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