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 06, 2018
If Anti-Immigrant Wish List Not Accepted, Trump Says, 'I'd Love to See a Shutdown'
President Donald Trump—who has repeatedly wailed about how " devastating " a government shutdown would be to "our military" and federal employees—said during an immigration roundtable on Tuesday that he would "love to see a shutdown" if Democrats refuse to accept his expansive anti-immigrant wish...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
After Trump 'Treason' Talk, Sanders Says 'Grassroots Activism' Key to Defeating 'Authoritarianism'
Reacting to President Donald Trump's dictator-like insistence that Democrats who didn't applaud during his State of the Union address are "treasonous" and "un-American," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) argued in a video on Tuesday that Trump's remarks and behavior demonstrate that the "great political...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
GOP Exhibits 'Bottomless Bad Faith' With New Shutdown Hostage: Community Health Centers
Just weeks after Republicans cynically used children's health insurance funding to lure Democrats into voting for a short-term spending bill, the GOP confirmed on Monday that their hostage this time around—with a possible government shutdown looming on Thursday—will be the community health centers...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
'Subversion of Democracy': GOP Push Impeachment of State Justices to Defend Gerrymandering
After the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt by the Pennsylvania GOP to restore the state's " insanely gerrymandered " congressional map on Monday, one Republican decided that the next rational course of action would be to launch an impeachment campaign against the five state justices who...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Supreme Court Blocks Pennsylvania GOP's Attempt to Restore Gerrymandered Map for 2018
In a victory for voting rights and a blow to GOP efforts to aggressively manipulate congressional districts in their favor, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected Pennsylvania Republicans' attempt to restore a gerrymandered map that " clearly, plainly, and palpably " violated the state's constitution...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Leaving 143 Million Americans Out to Dry, Trump CFPB Backs Off Equifax Probe
In yet another indication that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the leadership of Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney is no longer devoted to protecting the public from corporate wrongdoing, the agency has reportedly placed its investigation of Equifax "on ice"—a move that says "...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Britons Respond to Trump Attack on UK Healthcare: 'Nobody Here Would Trade for What America Has'
Months after his party failed to pass deeply unpopular legislation that would have taken healthcare from tens of millions of Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday launched an attack on "universal healthcare" that misleadingly attempted to use ongoing protests in the United Kingdom as proof...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
Dems Warn Trump That Using GOP Memo to Fire Mueller Would Trigger 'Constitutional Crisis'
Following the much-anticipated release of the four-page " Nunes memo " (pdf)—which was quickly ridiculed as a "flop" that "doesn't come close" to vindicating the right-wing hysteria that preceded it—top Democrats warned President Donald Trump in a letter on Friday that any attempt to use the...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
Afraid He Might Act, Pentagon Reportedly Not Giving Trump Military Options on North Korea
The Pentagon is afraid to give President Donald Trump "too many" options for a preemptive military strike on North Korea because officials believe he might act on one of them. "Given the staggering costs of a U.S.-led conflict on the Korean Peninsula...the Trump administration's use of preventive...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
Trump: I 'Didn't Care' About Arctic Drilling Until My Big Oil Friend Said I Should
"America's treasures are up for sale and the only thing you need to get them is the president's phone number." —Brian Kahn, Earther If President Donald Trump's own account is to be believed, he " really didn't care " about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling—but...
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