Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Kelly Telling Aides to Lie That He Took 'Immediate' Action to Fire Accused Wife Abuser: Report
Amid reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly was fully aware of the domestic violence accusations against Trump staff secretary Rob Porter months ago but opted to do nothing about them, officials told the Washington Post on Friday that Kelly is now pressuring aides to claim he "took...
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Friday, February 09, 2018
Accusing Facebook of 'Effectively Banning Professional Journalism,' Brazil's Largest Paper Ditches Platform
Accusing Facebook of discriminating against "quality" content and accelerating the spread of "fake news" with its newly-unveiled algorithm , Brazil's largest newspaper Folha de S. Paulo—which boasts a print and online subscriber base of 285,000 people—has announced that it will no longer publish...
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Friday, February 09, 2018
'Shame': In Dead-of-Night Vote, Congress Throws Dreamers Under the Bus Again
With hundreds of Dreamers losing legal protections each day and thousands more set to be vulnerable to deportation in just over three weeks, Democrats and Republicans joined hands on Friday to ram through a two-year budget measure that lifted spending caps, dumped more funds into the Pentagon's...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
In Latest Absurdity in Trump's America, Omarosa Confesses: 'It's Gonna Not Be Okay'
When Omarosa Manigualt was chosen by President Donald Trump to fill an ill-defined White House position in 2017, she probably didn't expect to be sitting on a reality show couch just months later delivering a " bizarre, tear-strewn " account of how truly appalling Trump, his cabinet, and his tweets...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
With US Carbon Footprint Set to Grow by 2050, Fossil-Free Movement 'Our Only Hope'
With a new government report projecting that America's carbon footprint is on pace to be slightly larger in 2050 than it is now—a prediction that partially takes into account President Donald Trump's attack on environmental regulations—green groups are arguing that only a rapid move away from...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
'Frankly Terrifying': Alarm Sounded as ICE Pushes for Increased Spy Powers
As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to enjoy free reign in the Trump era to collect license plate information and rip families apart , a new report indicates that the agency is looking to expand its capacities by joining the intelligence community—a prospect civil libertarians...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Gutierrez: Pelosi 8-Hour Speech 'Nice Gesture,' But Meaningless If Dems Cave on DACA
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) eight-hour marathon speech in defense of Dreamers on the House floor Wednesday garnered much applause and favorable media coverage , but Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued that Pelosi's impassioned remarks will amount to nothing more than " a nice...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Will Democrats Fail Dreamers Again?' Protests Erupt in Senate After Schumer Touts Deal With GOP
As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) proudly announced on Wednesday that he struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to grant President Donald Trump's wish for a massive increase in military spending while doing nothing for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants and...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Siding With Monsanto, GOP Threatens to Cut Off WHO Funds Over Glyphosate Finding
During a House Science Committee hearing on Tuesday, Republican lawmakers sided with the chemical industry in questioning the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) classification of glyphosate—the key ingredient in the Monsanto-produced weedkiller Roundup—as a probable carcinogen and...
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A Navy A-7 Corsair jet is pulled down Broadway as sailors rejoice on its wings during the Operation Welcome Home ticker-tape parade in New York City on June 10, 1991 News
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
As Endless Wars Rage, 'Aspiring Dictator' Trump Orders Massive Military Parade
Bolstering his " image as an aspiring dictator " and further demonstrating that he has zero interest in drawing down the endless U.S.-led wars overseas that have killed millions, President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the Pentagon to begin planning for a massive military parade in an effort...
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