Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Fighting Off Foreign Payments Lawsuit, Trump Asserts 'Absolute Immunity'
Claiming the president has " absolute immunity " from legal action both in his official capacity and as a private individual, lawyers representing Donald Trump called on a federal court to toss out a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause by accepting payments from...
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Trump Rosenstein Justice Department News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
'Very Blatant' Threat Against Rosenstein as Trump Warns He May 'Get Involved' With DOJ
In a tweet on Wednesday that critics characterized as a "very blatant" threat to obstruct justice by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein—who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe—President Donald Trump suggested for the second time in less than a week to that he may...
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts, Major Corporations Set to Spend 'Obscene' $1 Trillion Rewarding Investors Instead of Workers
As even one member of the Republican Party was forced to admit earlier this week , President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cut has done virtually nothing for the vast majority of American workers—but evidence continues to roll in that it has been a massive boon for the largest corporations. "...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Man Celebrated for Throwing Shoes at 'Criminal' Bush Is Running for Iraqi Parliament
"This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq." Those were the words shouted in 2008 by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi as he took off his shoes and—in an unforgettable and truly historic moment —hurled them one by one at...
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Netanyahu Iran Israel Nuclear Weapons News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
As Trump and Netanyahu Joins Forces to Torpedo Iran Deal, Here's a 'Typically Ignored' Fact: Israel Has Nuclear Weapons
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit the U.S. media circuit on Tuesday to regurgitate claims he laid out in his "bizarre" speech accusing Iran of violating the nuclear accord , journalists and non-proliferation advocates worked to call attention to the fact that there is only one nation...
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Trump Iran Nuclear Weapons John Bolton News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
"Clerical Error"? Trump White House Forced to Retract False Claim Iran Has Nuclear Weapons Program
Demonstrating just how easily the Trump administration's mixture of utter incompetence and malicious determination to undermine diplomacy can bring the U.S. to the brink of yet another war in a matter of minutes, the White House issued a statement Monday night falsely declaring that Iran "has a...
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Benjamin Netanyahu Iran News
Monday, April 30, 2018
In 'Bizarre' PowerPoint Event, Netanyahu Channels Iraq Invasion Rhetoric to Push US Towards War With Iran
In a " bizarre " performance that conjured memories of former national security adviser Colin Powell's infamous weapons of mass destruction speech in 2002, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday theatrically deployed props and powerpoint slides in an attempt to distort facts and...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, April 29, 2018. News
Monday, April 30, 2018
Proving Eager to 'Get the War Started,' Pompeo Ramps Up Anti-Iran Rhetoric in Israel and Saudi Arabia
Wasting no time confirming fears that he would would bring his disdain for diplomacy and zeal for war to the world stage if confirmed as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo used his first official visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel this weekend to escalate the Trump administration's anti-Iran rhetoric...
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Michelle Wolf News
Monday, April 30, 2018
'Pathetic': To Shield Elites From Deserved Ridicule, WHCA Apologizes for Michelle Wolf's Epic Performance
In the eyes of D.C. media elites, jokes about murderous drone strikes and a war that killed over a million Iraqis fall well within the boundaries of civility, but humor that targets the powerful is completely unacceptable. That was the message many journalists and critics took from the White House...
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Elizabeth Warren Mick Mulvaney CFPB News
Friday, April 27, 2018
After Mulvaney Admitted Selling Access to Lobbyists in Congress, Warren Wants to Know If He's Doing the Same at CFPB
White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney has already admitted that he sold access to lobbyists as a member of Congress, but now Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding to know whether he's doing the same as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), given that " almost every...
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