Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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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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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Trump Insists Putting Word Into Helsinki Transcript That He Absolutely Didn't Say "Probably Clarifies Things Pretty Good"
In an attempt to clean up the enormous mess he made during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Donald Trump insisted in carefully prepared comments to reporters in the White House Cabinet Room on Tuesday that he misspoke when he accepted Putin's...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
One Simple Test for Any Lawmaker Voicing Outrage Over Trump's Deference to Putin: Stop Brett Kavanaugh
As the American public and U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle continue to process and express outrage at President Donald Trump's bizarrely deferential and " pathetic " performance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, progressive advocacy groups were...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
As Bezos Becomes Richest Man in Modern History, Amazon Workers Mark #PrimeDay With Strikes Against Low Pay and Brutal Conditions
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just become the richest man in recorded history —surpassing $150 billion in net worth—thanks to his business model of subjecting employees to low wages, brutal working conditions, and scant benefits, and on Tuesday Amazon workers throughout Europe are marking " Prime Day...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as 'Embarrassing Spectacle'
While U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir declared during a joint press conference on Monday that their one-on-one discussion was " successful and useful, " Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the two leaders' public appearance as "an embarrassing spectacle" and ripped...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
White House Reviewing Plan by 'Deregulatory Zealots' to Relax Child Labor Laws
As part of its broad and relentless effort to roll back longstanding workplace safety regulations that have drastically reduced on-the-job injuries and deaths over the past several decades, President Donald Trump's Department of Labor (DOL) has officially sent the White House a proposal to allow...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Declaring "We Are All Militant Again," Sanders and Teachers Rally Against Trump's "Hateful, Corporatist" Agenda
Emboldened by the wave of strikes that has swept across the U.S. over the past several months in opposition to low pay and right-wing austerity measures, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) convened over the weekend to build on the growing radicalism of the nation's educators and discuss an...
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Friday, July 13, 2018
After Russian Indictments, Sanders Says Trump Must Tell Putin 'We Will Not Allow You to Interfere in Our Democratic Processes'
While some lawmakers are demanding that President Donald Trump immediately cancel his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the indictment on Friday of 12 Russian military officers for "conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt...
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Brits Don't Mince Words: The Most Irreverent and Radical Signs From UK's Historic Anti-Trump Protest
Despite the American corporate media's efforts to obscure the radical, irreverent, and often obscene signs on display across the United Kingdom on Friday, the disgust hundreds of thousands of Britons feel toward Donald Trump and Trumpism could not be suppressed as they took to the streets en masse...
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Angry Trump Baby Takes Flight as UK Protests Tell President He's Not Welcome
" The Ego has landed " in the United Kingdom, and the Trump Baby has taken flight. As U.S. President Donald Trump made clear just how offended and " unwelcome " the 20-foot-tall blimp depicting him as a frustrated, diapered infant grasping a cell phone made him feel upon arriving in Britain for his...
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