Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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President Donald Trump attends a meeting with U.S. company representatives and featuring products made in the United States. News
Saturday, August 19, 2017
'Swamp's Doing Fine': Amid White House Turmoil, Trump Cozies Up to Right-Wing Donors
"It appears that President Donald Trump can still count on one bedrock of stability: major right-wing donors."
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Chief Strategist Steve Bannon walks behind U.S. President Donald Trump toward Marine One before departing from the White House on February 24, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Bannon's Ouster Welcomed, But Much Bigger Problem Remains in White House: Trump
"The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump." That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to news that Friday would the last day on the job for Trump's top political strategist. "The larger and more urgent crisis however is that a white supremacist...
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch after nominating him to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, August 18, 2017
'Downright Unconstitutional': Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at Trump Hotel
"Especially as many Trump decisions are likely soon to reach the court's docket, a healthy respect for public confidence in the court should have led Justice Gorsuch to demur."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses a rally against Trump Administration budget cuts to education funding outside the U.S. Capitol July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Centrist Democrats Riled as Warren Says Days of 'Lukewarm' Policies Are Over
In a wide-ranging and fiery keynote speech last weekend at the 12th annual Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) relentlessly derided moderate Democratic pundits calling for the party to move " back to the center " and declared that Democrats must...
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A general view of ambulances at the scene of a terrorist attack in the Las Ramblas area on August 17, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Officials say 13 people are confirmed dead and at least 50 injured after a van plowed into people in the Las Ramblas area of the city this afternoon. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
After Attack in Spain, Trump Invokes 'Vile' Myth Celebrating Mass Execution of Muslims
As Barcelona, Spain reeled from an attack on Thursday that left 13 people dead and dozens more injured, President Donald Trump quickly took to Twitter to both denounce the attack and recount a " vile " myth that claims a U.S. general— though the story has been thoroughly debunked — executed 49...
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Wednesday night, marchers—singing "We are not afraid" and "We shall overcome"—offered a peaceful and hopeful alternative to the violence and hatred that was on display at the so-called "Unite the Right" rally. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
'Hope Not Hatred': Thousands Gather Across US in Rebuke to Trump, Neo-Nazis
Replacing torches with candles and hate with hope, thousands gathered across the United States Wednesday night to mourn the death of Heather Heyer and stand peacefully against the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. "There seem to be way more people with...
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Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a campaign rally on April 23, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Duterte, Recipient of Trump Praise, Just Threatened to Have Human Rights Activists Shot
As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly "war on drugs"—which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised as an " unbelievable " success—has continued to intensify in recent days with at least 60 people killed this week, Duterte raised further alarm on Wednesday by suggesting that human rights...
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Flowers, candles and chalk-written messages surround a photograph of Heather Heyer on the spot where she was killed and 19 others injured when a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally, August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Murder of Heather Heyer Only "Magnified Her," Mom Tells White Supremacists
"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."
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"Senator, you suck!" yelled some in the audience at a Colorado town hall held by Sen. Cory Gardner. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
GOP Senator Drowned Out By Cheers for 'Single Payer' at Town Hall
When Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) took the stage at a scheduled town hall on Tuesday in Greeley, Colorado, he apparently didn't expect to be confronted by a crowd full of enthusiastic supporters of single-payer healthcare. "Just in general, the stuff Colorado stands for, I feel like Trump and...
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Mark Ruffalo joins Michael Moore as he leads his Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017 in New York City. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore Lead NYC Protest Against 'Absolutely Racist' Trump
On the heels of President Donald Trump's " unhinged " press conference Tuesday, filmmaker Michael Moore arranged for buses to transport the audience of his broadway show "The Terms of My Surrender" to Trump Tower to protest the president's defense of white supremacists and mourn the death of...
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