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, April 23, 2018
Embracing 'the Sort of Bold Thinking We Need,' Sanders to Introduce Plan to Guarantee Every American a Job
With the goal of eliminating " working poverty and involuntary unemployment ," driving up wages, and curtailing income inequality, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is reportedly planning to introduce a federal jobs guarantee that would provide decent-paying employment to every American "who wants or...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
In Ad Airing on 'Fox & Friends,' Green Group Says Congress Must Fire Pruitt If Trump Won't Act
With EPA chief Scott Pruitt set to testify before Congress for the first time in months this week as his scandals continue to multiply , Friends of the Earth began airing an ad on "Fox & Friends"—President Donald Trump's favorite TV program—accusing Pruitt of making Washington's "swamp" of...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Denouncing Pompeo's 'Disturbing' Pro-War Record, Grassroots Groups Pressure Democrats to Unite Against His Confirmation
With the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expected to vote against recommending President Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick Mike Pompeo to the full Senate on Monday, 50 grassroots organizations sent a letter (pdf) to Democratic senators denouncing Pompeo's "disturbing" record of warmongering...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Urgent Demands for Congress to Act as Net Neutrality's "Slow and Insidious" Death Begins
Today is the day that net neutrality's " slow and insidious " death at the hands of the Republican-controlled FCC officially begins , and Congress is facing urgent pressure to save the open internet before it's too late. With Monday marking 60 days after the FCC's net neutrality repeal entered the...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Blaming Russia and WikiLeaks For 2016 Loss to Trump, DNC Files Lawsuit Riddled With 'Crazy' and 'Dangerous' Theories
"[Eighteen] months after their crushing defeat at the hands of a game show host, Democrats have still published no public autopsy about why they lost or have collapsed at all levels. They did, though, just file a lawsuit blaming Russia and WikiLeaks for their loss." "It is hard to put into words...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo's $3 Billion Tax Windfall 'More Than Offsets' Trump's Paltry $1 Billion Fine
Trump's CFPB and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Friday slapped Wells Fargo with a billion-dollar fine over its predatory mortgage practices —but the massive bank is still walking away with plenty of cash to spare, thanks to the more than $3 billion it has already pocketed thanks...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Recognizing Working Class Pain 'That Doesn't Make CNN,' Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy
Coinciding with the launch of a new Poor People's Campaign that plans to bring mass action and a radical anti-poverty agenda to over 40 states in the coming weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Rev. William Barber at Duke University Thursday night to discuss the deep inequality and working...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
From 'Deeply Disappointing' to 'Disgusting,' Heitkamp Draws Ire as First Democrat to Back Pompeo
Flouting urgent demands by anti-war groups, environmentalists, and LGBTQ rights organizations to reject Mike Pompeo over his lengthy record of warmongering and bigotry , Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on Thursday became the first Democrat to declare her support for President Donald Trump's secretary...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
With Deadline Approaching, 500+ European Lawmakers Tell Congress to Stop Trump From Ripping Up Iran Nuclear Deal
As analysts warn that U.S. President Donald Trump could be planning to abandon the Iran nuclear accord as early as next month—particularly with national security adviser and war "fanatic" John Bolton whispering in his ear— more than 500 parliamentarians from the U.K., France, and Germany published...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
A 'Defining Moment' to Stand Against Torture as Human Rights Groups Demand Senate Reject Gina Haspel for CIA
As Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA, continues to face intense scrutiny over her " central " role in the Bush administration's torture regime ahead of her May 9 Senate hearing, more than 40 national human rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter (pdf) to...
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