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, June 28, 2017
Marry Me, Senator! 'We Aren't In Love, I Just Want Your Healthcare'
As Senate Republicans attempt to pass legislation that would strip health insurance from 22 million people and potentially cause the deaths of thousands , Indivisible Midlands activists have concluded that the best way to ensure they remain covered is to, well, marry one of their unbetrothed...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Education Secretary DeVos Condemned for 'Alarming' Civil Rights Rollback
More than thirty Senate Democrats and one independent—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders—sent a letter (pdf) to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday expressing alarm at a recent memo unveiling her department's plans to drastically roll back civil rights protections at public schools. "You claim...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
'Resistance Is Working': McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators on Tuesday that he would delay the vote on Trumpcare until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill's critics and the tenacity of its opponents. "McConnell doesn't have the votes. He thinks he can...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Google Fine Shows EU 'Way Ahead' of US on Reining in Massive Corporations
In a move commentators characterized as a " promising " step in the direction of regulating and reining in large and powerful tech firms, the European Commission on Tuesday slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine for violating antitrust rules and "abus[ing] its market dominance." "American...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
In 'Remarkable' Rebuke to Monsanto, California Adds Roundup to Cancer Watchlist
In a move celebrated by scientists and activists, California on Monday announced it would add glyphosate—the active ingredient in the Monsanto-produced weed killer Roundup—to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer. "California's decision makes it the national leader in protecting people from...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
'It's Not Hyperbole': Study Finds Thousands Could Die If Trumpcare Passes
On the heels of the Congressional Budget Office report projecting 22 million people could lose health insurance if the Senate's version of Trumpcare becomes law, a new analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) suggests the legislation could cause the deaths of thousands of people...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
'Arrogant, Intolerant, Dangerous': Survey Shows What the World Thinks of Trump
President Donald Trump's approval ratings in the United States have been described as " historically low ," and according to a new global survey published by Pew Research Center , he is not faring much better overseas. "In the eyes of most people surveyed around the world, the White House's new...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
'Absolutely Devastating': CBO Predicts 22 Million Less Insured Under Trumpcare
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday concluded the Senate's version of Trumpcare would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 , a verdict that was immediately characterized as a " devastating " blow to a party scrambling to secure the support necessary to pass the legislation by...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Will These Studies Finally Make Betsy DeVos Admit School Vouchers Are a Total Scam?
"Indiana diverted millions of dollars for years from public schools to private school vouchers, resulting in negative or negligible results for student outcomes."
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The Court decided to reinstate a partial form of the ban, a move sure to prompt further grassroots opposition. News
Monday, June 26, 2017
Supreme Court Partially Lifts Block on Trump's 'Bigoted' Travel Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday announced it would hear arguments on President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban—also known as the Muslim Ban 2.0 —which had previously been blocked by two federal appellate courts, one of which ruled the ban is " rooted in religious animus " and therefore...
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