Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Ignoring Risks, Trump Moving to Modernize Ineffective and Potentially 'Catastrophic' Nukes
As the Trump administration barrels ahead with its aggressive nuclear agenda that includes dumping billions of dollars into upgrading the 150 B61 bombs positioned in Europe, a new report argues that these weapons are essentially useless as deterrents and a potentially "catastrophic" security threat...
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Friday, February 16, 2018
Trump and GOP Slammed for Holding Dreamers 'Hostage' as Senate Fails to Pass DACA Fix
Thousands of Dreamers have already lost legal protections and thousands more will lose them each day starting March 5, but the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday failed to advance any meaningful solution to the immigration crisis President Donald Trump created—a failure many argued further...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Major 'Step Forward for Transparency' as Trump White House Forced to Release Visitor Logs
In a major victory for transparency that could provide " a window into the corporate lobbyists driving Trump administration policy," the White House on Thursday was forced to settle a lawsuit brought by Public Citizen over its refusal to make visitor logs public. "There was no legal justification...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
So-Called 'Common Sense' Immigration Plan Denounced as 'Mass Deportation Bill'
Following news on Wednesday that a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Common Sense Caucus" reached a deal on an immigration measure that would grant President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding and cuts to family reunification programs, immigrant rights groups denounced the...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Pruitt Admits He Flies First Class to Avoid People Mad At Him for Destroying the Planet
Under intense scrutiny for taking expensive first class flights and staying in luxury hotels on the taxpayer's dime, EPA chief Scott Pruitt informed the public of the real reason he stays away from coach: to avoid uncomfortable interactions with people who are mad at him for trying to destroy the...
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
It Took Him More Than a Week, But Trump Finally Said He's "Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence"
After more than a week of refusing to respond to questions about his stance on domestic violence while also expressing sympathy for accused wife-abuser and ousted White House staff secretary Rob Porter, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally declared that he is "totally opposed to domestic...
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
'An Administration By and For the Powerful': Merkley Nails Mulvaney Over Trump Budget
"Everything we see in this budget is about help to the powerful and an assault on working Americans." "Which is more important: educating our children or more money for the Koch brothers?" —Sen. Jeff Merkley That was how Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) characterized President Donald Trump's newly-...
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Recognizing Populist Demand, Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate Cash
In moves celebrated by progressives as further evidence that grassroots pressure on the Democratic Party to ditch corporate cash is having an impact, two senators—Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.)—pledged on Tuesday to no longer accept corporate PAC donations. "Our movement has...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'Some May Freeze To Death': Sanders Confronts Mulvaney Over Trump Budget That Would Kill 'Tens of Thousands'
Just 24 hours after denouncing President Donald Trump's newly-unveiled budget as " morally bankrupt ," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took full advantage of his chance to grill Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney directly during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, calling the White House's 2019 blueprint " the...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tracking Tool Shows Fines for Corporate Misconduct Have Plummeted Under Trump
America's largest corporations profited immensely from President Donald Trump's actions during his first year in office, from his deregulatory bonanza to his $1.5 trillion tax cut . But according to data compiled by Good Jobs First (GJF), corporate America has also benefited from the Trump...
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