Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, November 01, 2019
'GOP Tax Scam 2.0'? Warnings as Trump Reportedly Pushing Another Round of Tax Cuts Ahead of Presidential Election
Sparking warnings that the Republican Party is preparing another massive gift for the rich and corporations, the Washington Post reported Thursday that President Donald Trump is "agitating to announce a new tax cut proposal heading into the 2020 election." According to the Post , the tax cut...
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Friday, November 01, 2019
'Tax Dodger-in-Chief' Trump Changes Permanent Residency From New York to Florida
In the midst of a heated court battle with Manhattan over his tax returns, President Donald Trump announced Thursday night that he has changed his permanent residency from New York to Florida, a state with an " upside-down tax code " that disproportionately benefits the wealthy. "I will be making...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
'If These Miners Were Bankers, Congress Would Have Bailed Them Out Already,' Says Sanders as Bankrupt Murray Coal Threatens Pensions
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday emphasized the need for a Green New Deal that guarantees "a just transition for all fossil fuel workers" after coal mining giant Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy this week—potentially imperiling the jobs, pensions, and healthcare benefits of tens of thousands of...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Biden Plan 'Preserves Corporate Greed' Rotting Nation's Healthcare System, Says Sanders Campaign
Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign on Wednesday highlighted the potentially deadly flaws in former Vice President Joe Biden's healthcare plan and accused him of "once again peddling dishonest insurance company talking points" after Biden's team launched its latest attack on Medicare for All...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
After Hearing Concerns About Trump Ukraine Call, White House Lawyer Rushed to Hide Transcript on Top Secret Server: Report
White House lawyer John Eisenberg reportedly rushed to hide the transcript of President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukraine's leader on a highly classified server shortly after National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman—who testified before House impeachment investigators...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
'It Happens Over and Over and Over and Over': Keystone Pipeline Leaks (at Least) 383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in North Dakota
Environmentalists were outraged but not at all surprised to learn Thursday that the Keystone pipeline sprung yet another massive leak, this time spilling 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota. "I wish I could say I was shocked, but a major spill from the Keystone pipeline is exactly what...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Environmentalists Slam 'Climate Criminal' Rex Tillerson for Spreading More Lies During Testimony in Exxon Trial
Environmentalists on Wednesday accused former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—who served as CEO of ExxonMobil from 2006 to 2016—of continuing to lie about the fossil fuel giant's approach to climate change during his testimony in the historic New York v. Exxon trial. The landmark securities fraud...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Jayapal Calls Out 2020 Democrats Who Attack Medicare for All With 'Arguments of Republicans and Insurance Companies'
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, author of gold-standard Medicare for All legislation in the House, took centrist 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to task Wednesday for parroting Republican Party and insurance industry talking points in their attacks on single-payer healthcare. "It is very frustrating...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
'Horrifying' New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050
Ho Chi Minh City, along with the rest of southern Vietnam, " could all but disappear " by 2050. Bangkok, Thailand, currently home to over eight million people, is under severe threat. Basra, Iraq, the nation's second-largest city, "could be mostly underwater" by mid-century. Those are just some of...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
'A Full on Cover-Up': Official Testifies That Ukraine Call Transcript Trump Said Was 'Perfect' Left Out Key Details
Bolstering allegations that the White House engaged in a cover-up to suppress evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump, a National Security Council official who listened to Trump's July conversation with Ukraine's leader reportedly told House impeachment investigators Tuesday that the...
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