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, April 09, 2019
'Siding With Big Pharma at Expense of the American People,' Republicans Warn CEOs Not to Cooperate With Drug Price Probe
As Democrats on the House Oversight Committee attempt to investigate soaring drug prices in the U.S., Republicans are warning the CEOs of some of America's largest pharmaceutical companies against cooperating with the probe. "Once again, they're siding with Big Pharma at the expense of the American...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
'Clear Breach of His Oath of Office': Trump Reportedly Told Border Patrol to Refuse to Let Migrants in the US
During a visit to Calexico, California last Friday, President Donald Trump reportedly told Border Patrol agents to defy U.S. law and refuse to allow migrants into the country. "Behind the scenes," CNN reported Monday, citing two anonymous sources, "the president told border agents to not let...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Xenophobic Far-Right Parties Form Alliance Aiming to 'Win and Change Europe'
Far-right European parties announced Monday that they are forming a coalition with the goal of becoming "the strongest faction in the European Parliament" and transforming EU policies to fit their xenophobic vision. As the Associated Press reported: Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Trump to Add 'Tasteless Insult to Injury' by Promoting Fossil Fuel Deregulation in Shadow of Fatal Chemical Fire
Just a week after a chemical plant explosion killed one worker and spewed thousands of pounds of dangerous pollutants into the air in Crosby, Texas, President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to visit that city Wednesday to sign executive orders to speed up approval of pipelines and other fossil...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Sanders Says He Agreed to Fox News Town Hall to Send Simple Message to Trump Voters: 'He Lied to You'
Distinguishing between Fox News' massive audience and its extremist on-air personalities , Sen. Bernie Sanders said he agreed to attend a town hall hosted by the right-wing network because he wants to make the case to Trump voters that the president lied when he promised healthcare for all, no cuts...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
'Call Your Freakin Reps': Pressure on Congress to Restore Net Neutrality or Face Public Wrath
With a full House vote on the Save the Internet Act scheduled for Tuesday, open internet campaigners urged members of the public to call their representatives to demand they pass the bill cleanly—without any telecom-friendly amendments attached—to restore net neutrality. "Any lawmaker who doesn't...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
'Another Horrific Attack': US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen School, Killing Mostly Children
With a War Powers resolution that would end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's assault on Yemen currently on President Donald Trump's desk , the Saudi-led coalition on Sunday reportedly bombed a residential area in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing at least 11 and injuring dozens more...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
Refuting Right-Wing Narrative, James Foley Foundation Says It Rescinded Pompeo Award Over Handling of Khashoggi Murder
The foundation named after slain journalist James Foley said it rescinded an award for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo because of the Trump administration's refusal to hold the Saudi government accountable for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, refuting the right-wing narrative that the move was...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
Pelosi Accused of Deploying 'Most Dishonest Argument' Against Medicare for All
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under fire from single-payer proponents Thursday after she deployed what one healthcare policy expert described as "probably the most dishonest argument in the entire Medicare for All debate." "People who love their employer-based insurance do not get to hold on to...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
Global Left Celebrates Sanders 2020 Bid as Chance to Build 'Worldwide Progressive Movement'
Bernie Sanders has called for an " international progressive front " to combat surging xenophobia and right-wing authoritarianism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America—a rallying cry that has left-wing politicians across the world enthusiastic for the Vermont senator's 2020 presidential...
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