Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Trump Iran Deal News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
With Trump Set to Spark 'War-Risking Crisis' By Killing Iran Deal, Poll Shows 63% in US Support Nuclear Accord
With President Donald Trump expected to deliver a huge gift to his administration's " parade of warmongers, cretins, and outright liars " Tuesday afternoon by withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, a new CNN poll shows support for the agreement is continuing to rise, with an all-time high...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
'Despicable on Every Level': After Massive Gift to Rich, Trump Demands $7 Billion Cut to Child Health Insurance
Months after ramming through deficit-exploding tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations, President Donald Trump and the GOP are now looking for programs to slash to make up the difference—and they're starting with children's healthcare. According to a Washington Post report late Monday,...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
CIA Accused of 'A to Z Cover-Up' as Manchin Suggests He's Open to Voting for Haspel
As the CIA wheeled a single cardboard box of classified material related to the highly secretive and reportedly torture-filled record of Gina Haspel—President Donald Trump's pick to head the agency—into the basement of the Capitol building on Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) emerged from his...
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GOP tax scam News
Monday, May 07, 2018
New Analysis Suggests Some Republicans Have Finally Realized How Unpopular It Is to Lavish Corporations and the Rich With Huge Tax Giveaways
In what appears to be a tacit admission that " massive tax cuts to the wealthy, rich CEOs, and big corporations don't resonate with voters ," vulnerable congressional Republicans up for reelection in 2018 have drastically curtailed promotions of their tax law in digital ad campaigns and on social...
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Iran Trump Rouhani Nuclear Deal News
Monday, May 07, 2018
Rouhani Says Iran Prepared to 'Confront America's Plots' If Trump Ditches Nuclear Deal
With the deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to recertify the Iran nuclear deal just days away and as new reports expose White House efforts to dig up "dirt" on negotiators of the agreement, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday warned the American president of " historic regret " if he...
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Friday, May 04, 2018
'Worst Mistake I Ever Made': Union Support Nosedives as Workers Express Regret for Trump Votes
Many American union workers who voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election are increasingly beginning to regret their decision—and realize that Trump has been firmly on the side of the rich all along. That's according to new survey data published by Reuters on Friday, which shows that...
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Bernie Sanders Yemen Saudi Arabia News
Friday, May 04, 2018
Warning of 'Another Never-Ending War,' Sanders Demands Answers Over US Ground Troops in Saudi Arabia
As yet another news cycle was dominated by the latest chapter of the President Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels controversy on Thursday, the New York Times quietly published an alarming report detailing a secret U.S. Green Beret operation along Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen that was launched by the...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
NBC Sources Allege Feds Monitored Cohen's Phone and Picked Up at Least One Call With Trump White House
Less than a month after FBI agents raided the offices and hotel room of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, NBC News reported Thursday that federal investigators monitored* Cohen's phone lines "in the weeks leading up to the raids" and intercepted at least one call with the...
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Javad Zarif Iran Nuclear Deal News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Denouncing US Imperialism, Iran Charges It Is Trump Who Has 'Consistently Violated' Nuclear Deal
As President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continue to plow ahead with " cartoonish allegations " in an effort to undermine the Iran nuclear deal— which most Americans support , despite the disinformation campaign against it—Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
'Legal Peril' for President After Giuliani Admits Trump Repaid Stormy Daniels Hush Money
Frantically attempting to clean up the enormous mess made by his new lawyer Rudy Giuliani in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News Wednesday night, President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets early Thursday morning defending the reimbursement of his personal attorney Michael Cohen, who...
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