Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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In a statement on Thursday, NARAL Action—which is planning to hold a sit-in at Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) office in Portland, Maine on Friday—declared, "Brett Kavanaugh is a sexual predator, which unquestionably disqualifies him from holding any office in government, let alone the highest court in the country." News
Friday, September 28, 2018
'Time to Fight': Emergency Mobilizations at Senate Offices Nationwide on Friday to Stop Kavanaugh
As Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed once more that they are willing to crush widespread calls for an FBI probe into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's compelling sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by scheduling the first vote on the judge for...
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"If there is no truth to [Ford's] charges, the FBI investigation will show that. Are you afraid that they might not?" Durbin asked. News
Thursday, September 27, 2018
'Are You Afraid?': Kavanaugh Claims Innocence But Angrily and Repeatedly Refuses to Back Call for FBI Probe
After delivering a flailing, furious, and blatantly partisan opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Trump Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly and angrily refused to express support for an FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault...
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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks before testimony from Christine Blasey Ford at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Denouncing 'Misogynistic Bullying' and 'Failed Leadership,' 50+ Groups Call on Grassley to Resign Immediately as Judiciary Committee Chair
As Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) put on a " genuinely unhinged " performance during Thursday's Senate hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford— constantly interrupting Democratic senators and repeatedly inserting self-serving rants between questioning—more than 50 Iowa-based and national groups...
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"The Dems are there of course, but from her angle at the table, the GOP side of the semicircle is right in front of her," observed New Yorker writer Osita Nwanevu. News
Thursday, September 27, 2018
As Christine Blasey Ford Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kavanaugh, This Is What She's Looking At
As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford detailed her sexual assault accusation against Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, a photo taken by New Yorker staff writer Osita Nwanevu shows that Ford was positioned directly in front of seven male GOP senators...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
'Unions Are Lying, Cheating Rats': Leaked Video Reveals Amazon's Belligerent Anti-Worker Tactics
As Amazon works to combat its public image as a starvation-wage employer by doling out mere pennies in pay hikes and deploying an army of workers to sing the company's praises on Twitter , a video leaked on Wednesday revealed that the trillion-dollar company is continuing to work feverishly behind...
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"Although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk," James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman-year roommate at Yale, told ABC 7 in an interview on Monday. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab) News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Unimpressed Critics Say Kavanaugh's Soft-Ball Interview on Fox Shows Just 'How Blatantly He'll Lie to Try and Advance His Career'
While Fox News handed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a friendly megaphone Monday night to claim his high school and college years were almost entirely wholesome and devoid of the notoriously hard-drinking, misogynistic behavior that dominated elite private schools like Georgetown Prep and...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, September 24, 2018
Arguing Kavanaugh and Rosenstein Part of Same Story, Progressives Ready for Both: 'Women Multitask: That's What We Do.'
With new reporting from Vanity Fair lending weight to speculation that premature stories of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's imminent resignation or firing were planted by the White House to distract from the sexual assault allegations roiling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks to guests at the International Association of Defense Counsel's 2018 Corporate Counsel College on April 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Rosenstein has been overseeing Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. News
Monday, September 24, 2018
'Slow-Moving Saturday Night Massacre' on Hold After Rosenstein Emerges from White House With Job Intact
This is a breaking news story and may be updated... Update: While numerous news outlets reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to be fired when he was summoned to the White House on Monday, Rosenstein left the White House with his job intact after a private meeting with...
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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) speaks as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) listens after they received a letter signed by Holton-Arms alumnae in support of Christine Blasey Ford on September 20, 2018 at Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, September 24, 2018
'Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached—Not Promoted': Second Sexual Assault Allegation Intensifies Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee
Accusing Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of attempting a "cover-up" after yet another woman came forward late Sunday and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—an allegation the GOP has reportedly known about for nearly a week—Democrats demanded the...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
As Right-Wingers Push Trump to Fire Rosenstein, Here's What to Do If He Does
As prominent right-wing provocateurs immediately took to social media on Friday to call on President Donald Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein " today " after the New York Times reported that he suggested cabinet officials should invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from...
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