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, July 20, 2018
After Warning of 'Large and Painful Military Operation,' Israel Begins Massive Bombing of Gaza
Just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that Israel is gearing up to launch a " large and painful military operation " in Gaza that would rival Operation Protective Edge—a 2014 assault that killed more than 2,000 Palestinians—the Israeli military carried out " wide-scale...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
With Much Focus on Russian 'Troll Farms,' Oxford Study Shows Social Media Misinformation Campaigns Are 'Big Business' Worldwide
While much of the world's attention is currently centered on efforts by Russian operatives to sow discord among the American electorate with fake social media posts and " troll farms " during the 2016 presidential election, an Oxford Internet Institute study published Friday found that use of...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
Proving Kansas Is Hungry for Democratic Socialism, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Sold-Out Rally Moved to Much Larger Venue
Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are on a mission to debunk doubters and conclusively show that a bold progressive agenda can spark enthusiasm and win elections in the Midwest. Helping to prove their case, organizers were forced to relocate one of the...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Denouncing GOP's "Worthless" Post-Helsinki Rhetoric, Sanders Outlines Steps to Rein in Trump and Safeguard Elections
In an attempt to force Republicans to move beyond " worthless " tweets and speeches in response to President Donald Trump's sycophantic behavior at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday outlined a series of steps that can immediately be...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Launch of Medicare for All Caucus Met With Applause as 62 House Democrats Demand Healthcare for Every American 'From the Day They're Born'
With the enthusiastic backing of America's largest nurses' union , consumer advocates, sustainable business groups, and the majority of the American public, 62 House Democrats on Thursday officially launched the Medicare for All Caucus, which will be devoted to closely examining the gritty policy...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
'Primary Every Single One of Them': 18 Democrats Join GOP to Pass House Resolution Embracing ICE
Amid surging grassroots outcry against ICE's heinous abuses and as a growing number of Democratic voters want the agency to be abolished entirely, 18 House Democrats joined hands with a nearly unanimous GOP caucus on Wednesday to pass a symbolic resolution that expresses " continued support " for...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
'Historic' Step in Fight for Universal Healthcare: Over 60 House Democrats to Launch Medicare for All Caucus
Adding to the rapidly growing wave of support for Medicare for All at the grassroots and on Capitol Hill, more than 60 House Democrats are forming an official Medicare for All Caucus with the goal of closely examining specific policy components of single-payer and seriously discussing the steps...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
'Absolute Ghoul' Joe Lieberman Emerges From Political Irrelevance to Urge Third Party Bid Against Ocasio-Cortez
Taking a quick break from his lucrative work as a lobbyist for the law firm that has represented President Donald Trump for years, former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) emerged from the realm of complete political irrelevance on Tuesday to urge defeated New York Rep. Joe Crowley to disregard...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
'Appalling': Sure Looks Like Trump Crossed Out Line Calling for Election Meddlers to Be Brought to Justice
Casting further doubt on the notion—splashed across the front pages of corporate media outlets Wednesday morning—that President Donald Trump has walked back his deferential remarks alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appears to have crossed out...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sanders Rips Trump Attempt to Walk Back Helsinki Remarks: "Too Bad Trump Didn't Have the Guts to Say That" With Putin There
After U.S. President Donald Trump insisted in scripted remarks to reporters on Tuesday that he misspoke during the Helsinki summit when he unequivocally accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) mocked Trump for not having the "guts" to...
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