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, April 27, 2018
In 'Tremendous' Steps Toward Peace, North and South Korea Vow to End War and Pursue a Nuclear-Free Peninsula
In a historic meeting on Friday that sparked hope of lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula after decades of hostilities, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embraced at the border village of Panmunjom and agreed to work toward bringing an official end to the...
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Pompeo News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
"Rubber-Stamping" Trump's War Cabinet, 6 Democrats Just Voted With GOP to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State
With the help of six Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), the Senate on Thursday helped President Donald Trump move one step closer to completing his war cabinet by confirming the ultra-hawkish torture supporter Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State by a vote of 57-42 . "When Pompeo and Trump's new...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
In 'Bonkers' Fox & Friends Tirade, Trump Blatantly 'Threatens to Obstruct Justice'
"Did the president just say he plans on obstructing justice?" That was how Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) responded on Thursday to President Donald Trump's threat during a " bonkers " and " careening " interview on "Fox & Friends" that "at some point [he] won't"...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
This Is What It Sounds Like When a Very Powerful Democrat Tries to Force a Progressive Out of a Primary Fight
People have long known these kinds of conversations take place, but rarely is the regular voter allowed to hear exactly how it goes down. " The issues that resonate most with voters are not the issues that the DCCC is telling candidates to focus on. " —Levi Tillemann The Intercept on Thursday...
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Ronny Jackson Donald Trump Veterans Affairs News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
'This Is on Trump': VA Pick Ronny Jackson Withdraws as Reports of Misconduct and Lack of Vetting Swirl
Facing a slew of explosive allegations regarding his conduct as White House physician and mounting questions about his lack of qualifications to run the government's second-largest agency, Dr. Ronny Jackson on Thursday withdrew his name from consideration as President Donald Trump's nominee to head...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
For Openly Admitting Corruption 'That Makes Americans Furious,' Senator Demands Mick Mulvaney Resign
After White House budget chief and acting CFPB director Mick Mulvaney openly admitted to bankers that as a member of Congress he only met with lobbyists who gave him money , Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said on Wednesday that Mulvaney has "made it clear that [his] congressional office was for sale"...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
As Joy-Ann Reid Stands by 'Hacking' Claim, LGBTQ Group Rescinds Award Over Anti-Gay Blog Posts
After Mediaite published a story on Monday revealing a series of homophobic posts from MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid's now-defunct blog—reigniting a controversy that has been swirling for months since Reid apologized for writing bigoted articles about former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist—the LGBTQ rights...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
'Open and Flagrant Corruption': Mulvaney Admits to Bankers He Only Met With Lobbyists Who Gave Him Cash
Providing a remarkably blatant account of how Congress is basically " an extortion racket " and perhaps offering some insight into how he makes decisions at the CFPB, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told a gathering of bank executives on Tuesday that as a lawmaker he would only meet with...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
'Wake Up America': Trump's Attack on Nuclear Deal Putting US on Path to War of Choice Against Iran
Reacting to President Donald Trump's threat during a televised meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that Iran will have "bigger problems than [it has] ever had" if it restarts its nuclear program, one expert urged Americans to " wake up " to the fact that Trump is "openly...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
'Fox & Friends' Has Total Meltdown Over Sanders Plan to Guarantee Every American a Decent-Paying Job
Expressing disbelief that a politician would deign to embrace a widely popular idea that could bring massive numbers of voters to the polls and drastically reduce inequality, President Donald Trump's favorite show "Fox & Friends" ran a segment on Tuesday sliming Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.)...
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