Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Rigged: New Report Details How Combined $5.1 Trillion in Tax Cuts by Bush, Obama, and Trump Went Mostly to Nation's Richest
With $5.1 trillion, the U.S. government could provide healthcare for all Americans and make public colleges tuition free with cash to spare, but a report released on Wednesday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that the past three presidents have instead opted to send...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
NATO Gets Trump Treatment as Merkel Hits Back at US President For Declaring Germany 'Totally Controlled by Russia'
After U.S. President Donald Trump wasted no time making a complete fool of himself on the world stage at the NATO summit on Wednesday by accusing Germany of being "totally controlled by Russia," German Chancellor Angela Merkel quickly hit back at the American president by informing him that she "...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Judge Asks ACLU for "Possible Punishment" Ideas After Trump Misses Deadline to Reunite Youngest Children With Parents
While President Donald Trump and administration officials took to social media to celebrate the news that 12 Thai children and their soccer coach will be reunited with their families after being trapped in a cave for 18 days, the White House didn't even come close to meeting Tuesday's court-imposed...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Endorsing 'Violence and Extremism Among His Base,' Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Who Inspired Right-Wing Militia's Armed Takeover of Public Lands
In a move that sends a " very friendly message to some very dangerous people ," President Donald Trump on Tuesday granted full pardons to Dwight and Stephen Hammond, the father-son team of Oregon ranchers whose 2012 conviction for arson inspired the right-wing Bundy militia's armed takeover and...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
'Disaster for Internet Freedom': Trump Supreme Court Pick Despises Net Neutrality But Loves Mass Surveillance
In addition to the mountain of much-discussed reasons the American public should be alarmed by President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh—from his anti-abortion views to his past opinions favoring the interests of big polluters—advocacy groups are warning that the 53-year-old judge...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
'Play to Win': With Trump Set to Announce Extremist Supreme Court Pick, Mounting Pressure on Schumer to Unite Democrats
As President Donald Trump gears up to announce which of the pre-selected right-wing extremists he has chosen to become America's next Supreme Court justice, a coalition of advocacy groups is holding a rally outside of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) Manhattan office Monday night...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
UK Government Preparing for Anti-Trump Protests as "If London Was Burning Down"
As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's " embarrassing sham of a government " continued its slow-motion collapse on Monday with the resignation of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , British authorities scrambled to prepare for " unprecedented " protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Bernie Sanders: Trump Attack on Breastfeeding Resolution Shows White House's "Slavish Devotion to Corporate Profits"
After reporting by the New York Times on Sunday detailed the Trump administration's attempt to reward infant formula manufacturers by opposing a World Health Assembly resolution that called on nations to "protect, promote, and support breastfeeding" as the healthiest option for children, Sen...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
ACLU Says Less Than Half of Kids Trump Ripped From Parents Will Be Reunited Before Court Deadline
Forcing families that have already suffered the immense trauma of being wrenched apart and jailed separately for weeks to wait even longer before they are reunited, the Trump administration is on pace to unify less than half of detained children under five years old with their parents before...
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Friday, July 06, 2018
'Hard to Fathom the Recklessness': American Workers, Farmers at Risk as Trump Escalates Trade War With China
Brushing aside repeated warnings that a rapid escalation of trade tensions between the world's two largest economies could place millions of American jobs at risk , President Donald Trump on Friday officially dragged the U.S. into what is already being characterized as " the largest trade war in...
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