Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to 'Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History'
With their passage of a deeply unpopular $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Thursday, House Republicans did their part in " paving the way for the greatest transfer of wealth from regular people to the super-rich in modern American history,"—a move that sparked a flood of outrage from progressive...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
'Welfare for the Wealthy': 227 House Republicans Pass $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut for Corporations and the Rich
By a vote of 227-205 , House Republicans on Thursday passed a tax bill that would permanently cut taxes for massive corporations, reward the extremely wealthy by eliminating the estate tax, trigger billions of dollars in automatic cuts to Medicare , and raise taxes on millions of middle- and...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
'Time to Raise Hell': Internet Defenders Mobilize as FCC Aims to Kill Net Neutrality Within Month
"If the FCC passes Pai's plan in December, it will face enormous challenges in court—and in the streets as well." —Craig Aaron, Free Press Defenders of the open internet are issuing urgent calls to action as news reports indicate that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai has set...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
'Ready to Resist': Progressives Rally Ahead of Crucial GOP Tax Scam Vote
With House Republicans gearing up for a " make-or-break " vote on their plan to deliver massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans on Thursday, progressive lawmakers and activists rallied outside of the Capitol building Wednesday to denounce the GOP's legislation as a " class bait-and-switch "...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Declaring 'Train of Injuries Must End,' House Dems Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced five articles of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of obstructing justice, violating the foreign emoluments clause, undermining the freedom of the press, and other constitutional breaches. "The time has come to make clear to the American...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
House Approves $700B 'Cash Cow for Weapons Companies'—But Single Payer 'Too Expensive'
In a bipartisan show of support for endless war and out-of-control military spending, the House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 that aims to boost war outlays by $80 billion—an amount that critics noted would...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Blaming Lack of Sleep, Sessions Says He Forgot About Meeting With George Papadopoulos
Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed he had forgotten about a March 2016 meeting with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos when he previously insisted under oath that he was "not aware" that anyone involved with Trump's...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pence Caught in Yet Another 'Demonstrably False' Claim After WikiLeaks/Don Jr. Revelations
"Nothing could be further from the truth" was how Mike Pence, then Donald Trump's running mate, responded in October of 2016 to claims that members of Trump's presidential campaign were in contact with WikiLeaks in the run-up to the November election. "Boy, Pence sure does get caught saying...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Sanders: Trump's HHS Pick Proves He Was 'Never Serious' About Taking on Big Pharma
Following news on Monday that President Donald Trump has picked Alex Azar—former top executive at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly—to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) issued a statement characterizing the choice as evidence that "Trump was never serious...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
'Why Not Freddy Krueger?' Trump Picks Big Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHS
In a move critics said betrays President Donald Trump's expressed commitment to lowering drug prices and taking on the power of Big Pharma, Trump on Monday announced that he has chosen Alex Azar , former top executive of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to head the Department of Health and Human...
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