Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
'Horrific': In Dead of Night, Trump Administration Transferring Children to Tent Camp With No Schooling and Limited Legal Services
With detention facilities overflowing due to President Donald Trump's monstrous immigration policies—which have sent the number of children detained by the U.S. government soaring to a record 12,800 —the Trump administration is reportedly carrying out dead-of-night "mass transfers" of children from...
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President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) News
Saturday, September 29, 2018
'This Is a Farce, Not an Investigation': Trump Accused of Rigging FBI's Kavanaugh Probe By Imposing 'Outrageous' Limits
Just 24 hours after caving to pressure from the Senate and requesting an FBI probe into the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump is reportedly already working to impose strict limitations on the scope of the investigation—a move that has...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Palestinians Mourn and Demand Justice After Israeli Snipers Murder Two Young Children in Gaza
After Israeli snipers massacred seven Palestinians—including two young children—and injured over 500 during protests against Israel's brutal occupation on Friday, thousands of Gazans on Saturday attended funerals for those who were killed and demanded justice from the international community. Among...
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"The ACLU opposes the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. There are credible allegations that Judge Kavanaugh has engaged in serious misconduct that have not been adequately investigated by the Senate," the organization said in a statement. News
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Citing 'Extraordinary Circumstances,' ACLU Votes to Break Policy and Oppose Kavanaugh
"We cannot remain silent under these extraordinary circumstances about a lifetime appointment to the highest court of the land." So declared the ACLU in a statement on Saturday announcing that its board of directors has taken the rare step of voting to formally oppose President Donald Trump's...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
'Lying to Congress Is a Federal Crime': Sanders Demands FBI Investigate Whether Kavanaugh Committed Perjury
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) demanded that the newly reopened FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh examine both the serious accusations of sexual assault against him and whether he lied to...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sparking Progressive Fury, Tom Perez Says DNC Would Continue to Back Any Democrat Who Votes for Kavanaugh
Even as he continues to denounce Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as an enormous threat to women and declare that the judge's sham confirmation process is a " vivid illustration " of why it's crucial for Democrats to retake the Senate in November, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
With Final Vote Delayed, Grassroots Effort to 'Defeat Brett Kavanaugh Once and For All' Intensifies
After President Donald Trump on Friday reluctantly directed the FBI to launch a probe into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh—delaying a final confirmation vote by up to a week—progressive opponents of the right-wing judge moved to take advantage of the "new...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hundreds Killed After Catastrophic Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Indonesia
Nearly 400 people were killed and thousands of homes and buildings were destroyed Friday night after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. As the Washington Post reported : More than 384 people have died in the city of Palu alone, one of the two cities...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes to Give Rich Another $3 Trillion in Tax Cuts
With the nation's attention rightly transfixed by the Senate GOP's monstrous efforts to ram through a Supreme Court nominee who has been credibly accused by multiple women of sexual assault, House Republicans on Friday voted overwhelmingly to approve another $3 trillion in tax cuts for the...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
'Time Is of the Essence': With Deadline 48 Hours Away, Californians Demand Jerry Brown Sign Net Neutrality Bill Immediately
With just over 48 hours left before the deadline for California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the nation's gold standard net neutrality bill into law and restore the protections repealed by the Republican-controlled FCC last year , a coalition of open internet advocacy groups delivered 90,000 signatures...
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