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, September 21, 2018
400,000 Americans in 900 Cities Ready to Take to Streets If President Trump Fires Rosenstein After NYT Bombshell
This is a breaking news story and may be updated ... After the New York Times reported on Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump "to expose the chaos" engulfing the White House and discussed "recruiting cabinet members...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
Progressives to DNC: It Would Be 'Insane' Not to Hand Over Twitter Account to Ocasio-Cortez
In just a few short months on the national political scene, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has distinguished herself as a remarkably effective social media voice, using platforms like Facebook and Twitter to easily demolish right-wing smears and falsehoods while also...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
On Trump's New York Doorstep, Demands for Puerto Rico Recovery That Puts Human Dignity Over Profit
Marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall in Puerto Rico, evacuees, activists, and families of the thousands who were killed by the storm marched on Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday to condemn President Donald Trump's grossly inadequate response to the...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Facing Death Threats and GOP Smear Campaign, Kavanaugh Accuser Says She's Willing to Testify Under Fair Conditions
Despite the GOP's continued refusal to heed her request for a full FBI investigation into her sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she is prepared to testify next week as long as...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
With US Bombs Killing Kids in Yemen, Sanders Tells Pompeo 'Human Lives Worth Far More Than Defense Contractor Profits'
American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen , and new reporting shows that the Trump administration is allowing this carnage to continue and escalate in order to protect the profits of defense contractors. "It is a shame that financial interests are worth more...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
'How Did the War With Iraq Turn Out?' CodePink's Medea Benjamin Interrupts Trump Official's Warmongering Iran Speech
After senior State Department official and head of the Trump administration's so-called "Iran Action Group" Brian Hook delivered a hawkish speech on Wednesday trashing the Iran nuclear accord and praising the White House's deeply harmful sanctions, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted the...
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"We applaud your courage in coming forward for the public good, and we will be with you as you face the inevitable backlash," women's rights activists and celebrities declared in a viral video accompanied by the hashtag #DearProfessorFord. News
Thursday, September 20, 2018
'Millions of Us Have Your Back': #DearProfessorFord Goes Viral as Women Nationwide Take Stand for Kavanaugh Accuser
Women nationwide have a message for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape: "You are not alone. You are a survivor. And millions of us have your back." "Millions of us have your back. We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home September 19, 2018 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear again before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday following allegations that have endangered his appointment to the Supreme Court. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
'This Incident Did Happen': Schoolmate of Kavanaugh Accuser Says She Recalls Hearing of Attempted Rape
Intensifying calls for a complete FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were in high school, a former schoolmate of Ford wrote in a Facebook post that she recalls hearing discussion of the alleged...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As Willie Nelson Says "I Don't Care" About Right-Wing Revolt Over Beto Endorsement, His Son Applauds Dad for Leading "With His Heart"
Legendary country singer and longtime progressive activist Willie Nelson has enraged a small but vocal right-wing segment of his fans by endorsing Rep. Beto O'Rourke over Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming Texas Senate race, but the 85-year-old musician made clear in an appearance on ABC 's "The View"...
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"I expect all of the enlightened men in our country, cause there must be millions of men out there who are enlightened, who also will rise up to say we cannot continue the victimization and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford," Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told reporters on Tuesday. News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As Kavanaugh Caught Bragging 'What Happens at Georgetown Prep Stays at Georgetown Prep,' Sen. Hirono Calls on Men to 'Shut Up and Step Up'
As the White House and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee made clear on Tuesday that they are committed to ramming through Trump Supreme pick Brett Kavanaugh and have no intention of honoring Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's demand for a complete FBI investigation into her sexual assault...
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