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, November 28, 2017
Sanders Demands Ryan, McConnell Come Clean on GOP Plan to Gut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
As the deficit-exploding GOP tax plan hurtles toward a final vote in the Senate this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday demanding to know how much they are planning to cut from...
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Trump Uses 'Disgustingly Racist' Pocahontas Slur at Event Honoring Native Americans
A White House event ostensibly aimed at honoring Native American code talkers from World War II took a " disgustingly racist " turn on Monday when President Donald Trump—standing before a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson —decided to invoke the "Pocahontas" slur he has repeatedly used to...
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Protesters Slam Trump Attempt to 'Vaporize' CFPB as Agency Power Struggle Begins
Already facing a lawsuit charging that his appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is "unlawful," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney was confronted with outraged protests on Monday as he arrived at CFPB headquarters for his first day as "acting director" of the...
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Trump's 'Illegal' Move to Make CFPB a 'Lapdog for Wall Street'
In an effort to block President Donald Trump's attempt to place White House budget director Mick Mulvaney at the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—a move described by one consumer group as "an illegal affront to the American public"—CFPB deputy director Leandra English filed a...
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Friday, November 24, 2017
More Than 200 Killed, Over 100 Injured After Gunmen Open Fire on Egyptian Mosque
This is a breaking news story and will likely be updated ... At least 230 people were killed and over 100 injured after gunmen opened fire on worshipers at a Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers. The attackers also detonated explosives that were planted inside the mosque,...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
'Worse Than One Could Imagine': Commissioner Decries FCC Chair's Attack on Net Neutrality
In an effort to combat the " mountain of lies " FCC chair Ajit Pai has deployed to justify his newly released plan to kill net neutrality, Democratic FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn unveiled a fact sheet (pdf) on Wednesday aimed at helping Americans understand that Pai's proposals are " worse than...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Watch Enraged Jeremy Corbyn Denounce 'Uncaring' Budget, Call Tories Unfit to Govern
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tore into a Conservative member of parliament during a debate over the Tories' 2017 Autumn budget on Wednesday, denouncing the "uncaring, uncouth attitude" of right-wing lawmakers in the face of austerity that has crippled social services that provide for the...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
'Women Are Very Special,' Says Trump, But Roy Moore 'Totally Denies It' and 'We Don't Need a Liberal Person in There'
In a brief question-and-answer session just before departing to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Thanksgiving holiday, President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered what many took to be an endorsement of the GOP's Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying "we don't need a liberal person in there" and...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Internet Defenders Urge Mass Revolt to Fight FCC's "Scorched-Earth" Attack on Net Neutrality
Open internet advocates warned that "we're running out of time" to save the web from corporate control and called on Americans to make their representatives' phones "ring off the hook" Tuesday after FCC chairman Ajit Pai unveiled (pdf) his long-awaited plan to scrap net neutrality that critics...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
State Department Officials Accuse Tillerson of Violating Anti-Child Soldiers Law
Around a dozen U.S. State Department officials have formally accused Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, citing his recent decision to exclude Iraq, Afghanistan, and Myanmar from a list of nations currently conscripting child soldiers despite his...
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