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, February 11, 2020
'Indefensible': MSNBC's Chuck Todd Under Fire for Reciting Quote Comparing Sanders Supporters to Nazis
MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd faced swift backlash Monday for approvingly quoting a right-wing columnist who described online supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is vying to become the first Jewish president in U.S. history, as a "digital brownshirt brigade." "Hey I want to bring up something that...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
'Of, By, and For the 1%': Sanders Condemns Trump Budget as 'Immoral Document' Designed to Hurt Families and Children
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's newly released $4.8 trillion budget blueprint as a "shameful" proposal that would strip nutrition assistance and healthcare from needy families while rewarding the wealthy and large corporations with more handouts. "The Trump budget...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
With Primary 24 Hours Away, Sanders Extends Lead Over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Poll
With the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary just 24 hours away, a new Boston Globe/WBZ-TV/Suffolk University tracking poll released Monday showed Sen. Bernie Sanders extending his lead over former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Granite State. "We are now looking at a...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Schumer Demands Every Agency Inspector General Investigate Trump's "Shameful" and "Illegal" Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday sent letters to all 74 federal inspectors general demanding that they immediately investigate the "shameful" and "illegal" White House retaliation against whistleblowers who have raised alarm about President Donald Trump's misconduct and abuses of...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump Budget to Propose 'Savage' Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security While Hiking Pentagon and Wall Funds
Just two days after vowing the White House "will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare" in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump on Monday is expected to unveil a $4.8 trillion blueprint that includes hundreds of billions in combined cuts to those programs over...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Which Side Are You On?': Sanders Calls Out Buttigieg for Raking in Billionaire Donations
With just four days to go before the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday sought to contrast his small dollar-fueled campaign with Pete Buttigieg's reliance on big money by highlighting the former South Bend, Indiana mayor's dozens of billionaire campaign contributors. "...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Bombshell': Iraqi Officials Say ISIS—Not Iran—Likely Behind Rocket Attack Trump Used to Justify Soleimani Assassination
In a " bombshell " revelation that calls into question one of the Trump administration's stated justificiations for assassinating Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani—a move that nearly sparked a region-wide military conflict—Iraqi intelligence officials told the New York Times that they believe ISIS, not...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Blatant Lie': Seema Verma Claims Trump Not Cutting Medicaid as He Pushes Plan Doing Just That
Healthcare advocates are calling out Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma for claiming Thursday that the Trump administration "is not cutting Medicaid" even as it moves forward with a block grant plan that critics warn would slash benefits for millions of vulnerable...
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With Sanders Clearly Ahead in Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided for Declaring Himself Official Winner Based on Error-Filled Delegate Count News
Friday, February 07, 2020
While Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided for Claiming He 'Officially Won' Based on Error-Filled Delegate Count
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and CNN came under fire late Thursday for uncritically boosting the latest batch of Iowa Democratic caucus results, which—as documented by news outlets and observers—contained a number of glaring errors that the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to fix. "...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks from his campaign's New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester on February 06, 2020. (Photo: Bernie Sanders Campaign) News
Thursday, February 06, 2020
'Because I Got 6,000 More Votes': Bernie Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Caucus
Touting his 6,000-vote lead over Pete Buttigieg with 97% of Iowa Democratic caucus precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday declared victory in the first-in-the-nation presidential contest and slammed the state Democratic Party's handling of the process as "extremely unfair to the...
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