Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Striving for 'Best Plutocracy Money Can Buy,' Koch Brothers Plan to Dump $400M in 2018 Midterms
Fresh off the passage of tax legislation that could net them over a billion dollars a year in additional profits , the oil moguls Charles and David Koch have now set their sights on the 2018 midterms, during which they are reportedly planning to spend around $400 million promoting right-wing...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
#BailoutCaucus: These 11 Senate Democrats Are Joining GOP in Effort to Dismantle Wall Street Regulations
A group of nearly a dozen Senate Democrats is teaming up with President Donald Trump and the GOP in an aggressive push to gut Wall Street regulations, and thanks to a new campaign launched on Friday by the anti-corruption organization Rootstrikers, this group has a name: "The Bailout Caucus." "This...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Trump Launched 'Smear Campaign' to Discredit FBI Officials Likely to Testify Against Him: Report
On the heels of a bombshell revelation detailing President Donald Trump's failed attempt to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June, Foreign Policy reported Friday night that Trump launched an effort to "discredit" FBI officials last year "after learning that those specific employees were...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Nearly 100 Killed in Kabul After Attacker Detonates 'Explosive-Laden' Ambulance
Nearly 100 people were killed and more than 150 injured on Saturday after an attacker detonated an " explosive-laden " ambulance in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for what was described by one aid group as " a massacre ." "The attacker used the ambulance...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Ripped as Thinly-Veiled 'Assault on the Environment'
Green groups reacted with alarm on Friday to a leaked Trump administration infrastructure draft that proposes a drastic rollback of environmental regulations in an attempt to expedite the construction of water-threatening oil pipelines , roads, bridges—and, of course, "the wall." "The last thing we...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Trump Told May No UK Visit Unless She Promised 'Warm Welcome': Report
Amid news that U.S. President Donald Trump is still planning to visit the United Kingdom this year despite having canceled his trip earlier this month, a new report published this week revealed that Trump told U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May in a recent phone call that he would not travel to the...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Not Even Orwell or Huxley Could Have Imagined 'Totalitarian' Threat Posed by Facebook and Google, Warns Soros
In addition to warning that U.S. President Donald Trump represents an immense "danger" to civilization, billionaire George Soros used the spotlight of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday to urge the international community to take seriously the threats posed by Facebook and...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Trump Booed at Davos After Tirade About 'Mean, Vicious, Fake' Media
Shortly following a relatively tempered speech ( by his standards ) at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, President Donald Trump veered from the script during a brief question-and-answer session, launching into a tirade against the "vicious" and "fake" press—a rant for which...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Reports Confirm Trump Not Only Considered, But Actually Crossed 'Red Line' By Trying to Fire Mueller
For months, President Donald Trump has fervently denied every suggestion that he has considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but a new report on Thursday revealed that Trump hasn't merely pondered firing Mueller—he actually ordered the termination last June, only to back down after chief...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Trump 'Tip Stealing' Rule Would Cost Workers $5.8 Billion Per Year: Report
President Donald Trump's war on workers has spawned a number of disastrous policy moves, from cuts to federal employees' pay increases to directives making it harder for workers to unionize . But one of the " nastiest " policy shifts Trump is pursuing is a rule that would allow companies to steal...
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