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, October 06, 2020
'He Won't Support Medicare for All. He Got Medicare for One': Trump Touts Disastrous Healthcare System That He's Trying to Make Even Worse
As his administration actively works to strip insurance coverage from tens of millions of Americans fortunate enough to still have it , President Donald Trump late Monday once again urged the public not to fear the virus that has killed more than a million people across the globe because the U.S...
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Monday, October 05, 2020
'Halt This Reckless Supreme Court Process Now,' Says Schumer as GOP Advisers Float Plan to Let Infected Senators Vote in Person
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday demanded that Senate Republicans immediately halt their "absurd and dangerous" rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court after reporting indicated GOP advisers are advocating a plan under which Covid-infected senators could vote on...
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Monday, October 05, 2020
'She Has Recklessly Endangered Lives': Trump Press Secretary Tests Positive for Covid Day After Briefing Reporters Without Mask
Less than 24 hours after briefing reporters on President Donald Trump's condition without wearing a face mask, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19, the 12th member of Trump's inner circle to contract the virus in recent days. In a...
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Monday, October 05, 2020
Urged to Play Hardball to Delay Barrett Confirmation, Schumer Told to Ask Himself: 'What Would McConnell Do?'
Arguing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would do precisely the same if the roles were flipped, progressives are urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to use the temporary numbers advantage his caucus could have due to the coronavirus outbreak among the chamber's Republicans to delay...
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Monday, October 05, 2020
'This Is Insanity': Walter Reed Physician Slams Covid-Infected Trump for Recklessly Leaving Hospital to Greet Supporters
An attending physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center took to Twitter Sunday evening to publicly voice outrage at President Donald Trump's decision to briefly leave the Maryland hospital to greet supporters rallying nearby, a move the doctor slammed as "political theater" that...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
'Willing to Put Lives at Risk to Fill RBG's Seat': Despite Covid-19 Outbreak, McConnell Says 'Full Steam Ahead' for Confirmation
Hours after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus and shortly before Sen. Mike Lee announced his Covid-19 diagnosis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear Friday that a potentially large outbreak in the White House and on Capitol Hill will not stop him from plowing...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
'Not a Tragic Accident—A Crime Scene': Critics Say Trump Covid Diagnosis a 'Culmination' of His Deadly Pandemic Response
Contrary to the notion that the coronavirus "snuck up" on President Donald Trump just as it did far less powerful people across the U.S. and around the world, Trump's announcement Friday that he tested positive for Covid-19 was—according to progressive critics—a direct and foreseeable consequence...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
Amid Growing Economic Misery, Not One House Republican Voted for Bill to Boost Unemployment Benefits, Send Another Round of Checks
Without the support of a single Republican representative, the Democrat-controlled House on Thursday approved a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that would revive the $600-per-week federal unemployment boost the GOP allowed to expire in July, send another round of $1,200 stimulus checks to...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
'Has President Trump Written All Over It': Outrage as Texas Gov Slashes Ballot Drop-Off Sites to Just One Per County
In a last-minute move that voting rights groups and Democratic officials decried as a desperate and " blatant voter suppression tactic ," the Republican governor of Texas on Thursday issued a proclamation ordering that absentee ballot drop-off locations be limited to one per county in the massive...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
Just After Declaring 'End of the Pandemic Is in Sight,' Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Friday morning that both he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a contagion the president has downplayed since it began spreading in the United States and continued to minimize even after the nation's death toll...
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