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 14, 2018
Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to "Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground"
When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as an official fact-checking partner last year as part of its effort to combat " misinformation ," progressives warned that the conservative publication would use its power to suppress accurate articles published...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
On 10th Anniversary of Wall Street Crash, Warren Says: Break Up the Banks and Jail the Bankers
With Saturday marking the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the start of the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared Thursday night that the only way to avoid another crisis is to break up the Wall Street banks that caused...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
'We Changed Albany Forever': Cuomo Defeats Nixon, But Progressives Crush GOP-Collaborating Democrats in New York
Though New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in Thursday night's gubernatorial primary, he is likely to face a fundamentally transformed state legislature when he returns to office after many of his fellow GOP-collaborating corporate Democrats were trounced by...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
'Stopping Cuts Isn't Enough': Sanders Joins Over 150 Democrats to Launch 'Expand Social Security Caucus'
As the Republican Party continues to be quite explicit about its ultimate goal of slashing the safety net to pay for deficit-exploding tax cuts for their wealthy donors , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined 150 Democrats from both houses of Congress on Thursday to launch the Expand Social Security...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
'Seems Like a Pretty Big Deal': Senate Democrats Refer Secret Document About Brett Kavanaugh to FBI
Less than a day after The Intercept reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) received a letter that purportedly details an "incident" involving Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and "a woman while they were in high school," Feinstein announced in a statement on Thursday that she has...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
'What Are Republicans Hiding?' GOP Senators Kill Democratic Effort to Subpoena Kavanaugh Documents
Bolstering accusations that they are actively working to suppress elements of Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh's record that could put his confirmation in jeopardy, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday teamed up to block a coordinated effort by Democrats to subpoena...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
'Shame on You!' Outrage After Trump Falsely Claims That '3,000 People Did Not Die' in Puerto Rico From Hurricane
President Donald Trump has been " lying about Puerto Rico from the start to make himself look better ," and on Thursday morning Trump lied once more by falsely claiming that a widely accepted academic study showing that nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria was "done by the...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
As Democrats Urged to Dump All Documents, Booker Releases 50 More Pages Showing Kavanaugh May Have Committed Perjury
As Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee face growing calls to bypass the GOP's attempted cover-up and release all 200,000 pages of the so-called "committee confidential" documents related to Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh's record, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) late Wednesday made...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Because 'Richest Americans Do Not Need Another Massive Tax Cut,' 776 Groups Urge Congress to Stop Tax Scam 2.0
With the Republican Party moving quickly to deliver yet another round of massive, deficit-exploding tax cuts to their wealthiest donors and constituents ahead of November's crucial midterm elections, 776 national and state groups—representing millions of Americans— sent a letter to members of...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
'The Time for Incrementalism Is Over': Jayapal Launches Medicare for All PAC
With support for single-payer spreading rapidly among current members of Congress , congressional candidates , and the American public , Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) launched the first-ever Medicare for All political action committee (PAC) on Wednesday in an effort to accelerate this momentum...
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