Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
'Lunacy': Trump Aides Sought Afghanistan Advice From Notorious War Profiteers
Two of President Donald Trump's closest aides have reportedly solicited advice from two wealthy private military contractors—Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, and Stephen Feinberg, the billionaire owner of DynCorp International—on how to proceed with the sixteen-year-long war in Afghanistan. "...
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
Report: Trump Continues to Profit Lavishly From Golf Club Membership Fees
"Even as president, Trump earns up to hundreds of thousands of dollars every time a new member joins one of his clubs."
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
As Republicans Hide From Voters, Sanders Rallies Trumpcare Resistance
As the congressional recess—usually a time for lawmakers to interact with their constituents—is set to end on Monday, many Republicans are working extremely hard to avoid voters angry about the Senate GOP's historically unpopular and potentially deadly Trumpcare plan. "Frankly, this is what...
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
Scott Pruitt and 'His Polluter Friends' Take Aim at Clean Water Rule
"The American people count on the EPA to keep our drinking water safe, and this disregard for independent science is a disservice to all our families."
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
'Landslide Victory' for Climate as G20 Leaders (Minus Trump) Affirm Paris Accord
"Trump's historically irresponsible decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement has left the U.S. isolated on the world stage."
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
Amid G20 Talks, Greenpeace Activists Scale Bridge Demanding 'End to Age of Coal'
"Only if the major industrialized countries swiftly move from coal to renewable energy can the most catastrophic consequences of climate change be prevented." —Susanne Neubronner, Greenpeace Germany As the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, heads into its final day following a long night of climate...
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Friday, July 07, 2017
Spotlighting Cruelty of Trump's Muslim Ban, World Embraces #BannedGrandmas
An attempt by the Trump administration to single out grandparents as it seeks to impose its widely denounced travel ban is hitting a snag: people love their grandparents. When the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's ban last month, it included in its ruling an exemption for...
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Friday, July 07, 2017
Departing Ethics Chief: Sure Looks Like Trump Is Profiting From Presidency
Following his abrupt resignation on Thursday —which lawmakers and watchdog groups said should be " deeply unnerving " to advocates of government accountability—Office of Government Ethics (OGE) head Walter Shaub said in a televised interview on CBS that it appears Donald Trump and members of his...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Citing 'Current Situation' Under Trump, Government Ethics Chief Resigns
Following months of repeated battles with the Trump administration over its reluctance to comply with even the most basic standards of transparency , Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director Walter Shaub Jr. announced his resignation on Thursday, citing problems with "the current situation" at...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
'Disturbing' Undertones Detected in Trump's Bizarre Poland Speech
During a speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising Monument in Poland on Thursday, President Donald Trump proclaimed in terms some characterized as " disturbing " that "the fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive." Speaking before an audience of close to 15,000...
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