Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Schumer Demands Every Agency Inspector General Investigate Trump's "Shameful" and "Illegal" Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday sent letters to all 74 federal inspectors general demanding that they immediately investigate the "shameful" and "illegal" White House retaliation against whistleblowers who have raised alarm about President Donald Trump's misconduct and abuses of...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump Budget to Propose 'Savage' Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security While Hiking Pentagon and Wall Funds
Just two days after vowing the White House "will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare" in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump on Monday is expected to unveil a $4.8 trillion blueprint that includes hundreds of billions in combined cuts to those programs over...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Which Side Are You On?': Sanders Calls Out Buttigieg for Raking in Billionaire Donations
With just four days to go before the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday sought to contrast his small dollar-fueled campaign with Pete Buttigieg's reliance on big money by highlighting the former South Bend, Indiana mayor's dozens of billionaire campaign contributors. "...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Bombshell': Iraqi Officials Say ISIS—Not Iran—Likely Behind Rocket Attack Trump Used to Justify Soleimani Assassination
In a " bombshell " revelation that calls into question one of the Trump administration's stated justificiations for assassinating Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani—a move that nearly sparked a region-wide military conflict—Iraqi intelligence officials told the New York Times that they believe ISIS, not...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
'Blatant Lie': Seema Verma Claims Trump Not Cutting Medicaid as He Pushes Plan Doing Just That
Healthcare advocates are calling out Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma for claiming Thursday that the Trump administration "is not cutting Medicaid" even as it moves forward with a block grant plan that critics warn would slash benefits for millions of vulnerable...
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With Sanders Clearly Ahead in Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided for Declaring Himself Official Winner Based on Error-Filled Delegate Count News
Friday, February 07, 2020
While Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided for Claiming He 'Officially Won' Based on Error-Filled Delegate Count
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and CNN came under fire late Thursday for uncritically boosting the latest batch of Iowa Democratic caucus results, which—as documented by news outlets and observers—contained a number of glaring errors that the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to fix. "...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks from his campaign's New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester on February 06, 2020. (Photo: Bernie Sanders Campaign) News
Thursday, February 06, 2020
'Because I Got 6,000 More Votes': Bernie Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Caucus
Touting his 6,000-vote lead over Pete Buttigieg with 97% of Iowa Democratic caucus precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday declared victory in the first-in-the-nation presidential contest and slammed the state Democratic Party's handling of the process as "extremely unfair to the...
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Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez speaks to the audience ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 06, 2020
'Beyond Absurd': DNC Chair Tom Perez Demands 'Recanvass' of Iowa Caucus Before Results Fully Reported
This is a developing news story... Check back for possible updates... Throwing yet another wrench into the endlessly disastrous Iowa caucus process, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Thursday demanded an immediate "recanvass" of the vote even before the results have been fully...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
After Trump Acquittal, White House Press Secretary Threatens 'Maybe Some People Should Pay' for Impeachment
In a Fox News interview just hours after President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Thursday threatened that "maybe some people should pay" for how Trump was treated during the...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Sanders' $25 Million January Haul More Than Any Other Democrat Raised in Any Full Quarter of 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign announced Thursday that it raised a staggering $25 million in the month of January alone, by far the biggest fundraising month of the senator's campaign and a larger haul than his 2020 Democratic rivals posted in any full quarter of 2019. "Bernie's multi-...
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