Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
'All About the Money': Kyrsten Sinema, Lone Senate Democrat Opposed to Net Neutrality, Tied to Comcast Lobbyist's Dark Money Super PAC
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the only Senate Democrat who has not co-sponsored legislation to restore net neutrality, reportedly has financial ties to a super PAC directed by a lobbyist for Comcast, a fervent opponent of open internet protections. Sludge 's Donald Shaw reported Thursday that a possible...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Glenn Greenwald Assaulted by Pro-Bolsonaro Journalist During Live Broadcast
The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald was assaulted during a live broadcast Thursday by a right-wing Brazilian journalist and defender of the country's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Greenwald, whose reporting this year has exposed unethical and possibly criminal behavior by Bolsonaro and his...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
To Create 'Welcoming and Safe Nation for All,' Sanders Immigration Plan Would End Family Separations, Break Up ICE, and Tackle Root Causes
With the goal of creating a "welcoming and safe nation for all," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to fundamentally overhaul America's inhumane immigration system by reversing President Donald Trump's xenophobic executive orders, placing a moratorium on deportations, ending...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
'Outrageous': Sanders Condemns Kentucky GOP for Threatening to Overturn Gubernatorial Election
After Kentucky's Senate president suggested the GOP-dominated legislature could ultimately determine the final outcome of the state's close gubernatorial election, Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday night accused Republican lawmakers of "threatening to effectively overturn the Kentucky election." "In a...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
As Bevin Refuses to Concede, Critics Warn Kentucky GOP 'Totally Gearing Up to Steal' Gubernatorial Election
Kentucky's Senate President Robert Stivers suggested Tuesday night that the close race between Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear could ultimately be decided by the state's Republican-controlled legislature, sparking warnings that the GOP could attempt to "steal" the election. "...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Biden Accuses Warren of 'Elitism' While Wooing Rich Donors at Big-Money Fundraiser
At a big-money fundraiser Tuesday night hosted by wealthy real estate moguls and a health insurance executive, former Vice President Joe Biden attacked fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a " condescending " elitist. Biden's comments, which were echoed in a Medium...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
As 'Working Class Revolt' Topples Kentucky's Trump-Backed Governor, a Warning to McConnell: 'You're Next'
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear declared victory Tuesday night in his closely watched contest with Kentucky's Trump-backed Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, whose vicious attacks on teachers, anti-union policies , and aggressive efforts to gut Medicaid helped spark what one commentator...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
'This Is the Roadmap': Running on Green New Deal, Virginia Democrats Take Full Control of State Government for First Time in Decades
The Virginia Democratic Party took full control of the state government for the first time in nearly three decades Tuesday night by winning majorities in both chambers of the legislature, a massive shift progressives celebrated as a testament to the electoral power of bold policy proposals like the...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Homelessness a 'Symptom of Greed' by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday condemned a proposed ordinance in Las Vegas, Nevada that would effectively criminalize homelessness in the city by making it illegal for people to sleep on sidewalks and in other public areas. "Homelessness isn't a crime, it's a symptom of the greed that is destroying...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
New Study Shows Why Trump Plan to Gut Food Stamps 'Will Literally Result in More People Dying'
A new study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs found that people are less likely to die prematurely if they receive federal nutrition assistance, shedding light on the potentially deadly consequences of President Donald Trump's proposal to strip food stamps from millions of low-income...
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