Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, January 08, 2018
As Trump Enjoys 'Executive Time,' GOP Minions Relentless in 'Wrecking of America'
President Donald Trump may insist that he has very little time to watch television due to the many hours he supposedly devotes to reading " documents ," but copies of his private schedule— viewed by Axios on Sunday —reveal that he has carved out a three-hour block at the beginning of every day for...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Kushner Under Fire for Receiving $30M From Israeli Firm While Shaping Middle East Policy
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is once more under intense scrutiny after new reporting revealed that his lucrative financial relationship with Israel has deepened even as his influence over U.S. Middle East policy—from his leading role in Trump's effort to "...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Corporate Media 'Failed' to Connect 2017's Extreme Weather to Climate Crisis: Study
Despite the fact that 2017 saw a flurry of devastating and " record-shattering " hurricanes, enormously destructive wildfires , and extreme droughts , a new report by Public Citizen published on Friday concludes that major American media outlets "largely failed" to connect these weather events to...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis
Hailed as an example of how concerted global action can help solve a planetary crisis, a new study conducted by NASA scientists documented the first direct evidence that an international effort to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has led to the recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole . "We've stopped...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Here Are the 19 Senate Democrats Still Not Committed to Defending Net Neutrality
Now that the FCC has finally made public all 539 pages (pdf) of chairman Ajit Pai's order to repeal net neutrality, defenders of the open internet are warning that the time has come for members of Congress to make a choice—either side with the American public and take action to stop Pai's attack on...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Obstruction Evidence Mounts as Critics Say Trump Move to Stop Sessions Recusal 'Screams of Guilt'
In a revelation viewed by some lawmakers and legal experts as yet more evidence that President Donald Trump has obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump ordered White House counsel Donald McGahn to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the FBI'...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Reporter Asks Question on Minds of Many: Will Trump's Physical Exam Also Test His Mental Acuity?
During a White House press briefing on Thursday that followed yet another week of erratic behavior by President Donald Trump—including a tweet in which the president boasted of the size of his "nuclear button"— Playboy magazine's White House correspondent Brian Karem asked a question that is, in...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
'Democracy in Action': Republican Wins Virginia Election After His Name Was Drawn From Ceramic Bowl
A bizarre and razor-close Virginia House of Delegates election came to a close on Thursday after incumbent Republican David Yancey's name was pulled from an old film canister that was drawn out of a ceramic bowl, giving the GOP a crucial extra seat in the legislature. Watch : JUST IN: Virginia...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
'Cowardice': Ajit Pai Accused of Hiding From Net Neutrality Backers After Bailing on Tech Conference
Before the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December, chairman Ajit Pai made numerous public appearances aimed at contemptuously mocking those who disagree with his proposals—that is, the vast majority of Americans . Now that his plan has passed, it appears that Pai has simply decided to avoid...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Anti-Trump Outrage in Pakistan Includes Demand to End Role as US 'Gun for Hire'
Amid reports that President Donald Trump is preparing to announce cuts to U.S. security assistance to Pakistan, a chorus of Pakistani officials slammed the move, including Imran Khan—a political leader and fierce opponent of the American drone program —who denounced Trump for attempting to "...
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