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, September 11, 2018
With Hundreds of Children Still Detained, Sessions Instructs Judges to Show Less 'Sympathy' for Immigrants
With around 500 families still separated and hundreds of children still in detention as a result of the Trump administration's cruel "zero tolerance" policy and as the White House moves ahead with a proposal one critic called " Gitmo for children ," Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lectured...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Native American Tribes Sue Trump Over 'Unlawful' Keystone XL Approval
Accusing the Trump administration of failing to take into account the significant damage TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline could do to sacred cultural sites when it approved the project last year, Native American tribes from Montana and North Dakota sued the State Department on Monday and demanded...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
While Staying Out of NY Governor's Race, Sanders Endorses Zephyr Teachout and Jumaane Williams
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday waded into New York's upcoming statewide primary elections to offer enthusiastic endorsements of Zephyr Teachout for attorney general and Jumaane Williams for lieutenant governor, but progressives were quick to notice that one prominent name was absent from the...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Days After Endorsing Cuomo, NYT Calls His Party's Anti-Semitism Smear Against Cynthia Nixon 'Nearly as Sleazy as It Gets'
After the New York State Democratic Party—which Gov. Andrew Cuomo controls —sparked a torrent of outrage by sending voters a campaign mailer smearing progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon as an anti-Semite just ahead of Thursday's gubernatorial primary, Nixon on Sunday denounced Cuomo for deploying...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Reinforcing US Status as 'Bully and Hegemon,' Bolton to Threaten ICC Over Probes into America's War Crimes
Reinforcing the worldwide perception of the U.S. as " a bully and a hegemon " that will not tolerate attempts by the global community to hold it accountable for its deadly actions overseas, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is set to deliver a speech on Monday that will...
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Friday, September 07, 2018
What's Taking So Long? Internet Defenders Demand Gov. Jerry Brown Sign California Net Neutrality Bill 'Without Delay'
Now that a full week has passed since California's state legislature approved the nation's strongest net neutrality bill and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown still hasn't signed it into law, lawmakers and open internet advocates are intensifying pressure on the governor to take a firm stand against the...
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Friday, September 07, 2018
'Mission Creep' Confirmed as Trump Replaces Vow to Withdraw From Syria With Embrace of Indefinite Military Presence
Just months after proclaiming to the American public that U.S. soldiers will completely withdraw from Syria " very soon ," President Donald Trump has reportedly agreed to a new strategy under which the more than 2,000 troops currently occupying the war-torn nation will remain "indefinitely." "We...
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Friday, September 07, 2018
Elizabeth Warren to White House Officials: Stop 'Hiding' Behind Op-Eds and Remove Trump From Office
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a strong message for White House officials: Instead of warning the public about how deranged and dangerous President Donald Trump is through anonymous op-eds and "deep background" book interviews , take concrete action by invoking the 25th Amendment and removing...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
'Kavanaugh Committed Perjury': New Documents Appear to Show Trump Supreme Court Pick Lied Under Oath Multiple Times
"How much perjury is too much perjury from a Supreme Court nominee?" That was how one commentator responded to a flurry of new documents and emails released on Thursday by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) that appear to show President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Intensifying Protest Against 'Sham' Confirmation, Democrats Release Kavanaugh Documents GOP Didn't Want Public to See
Moving closer to the kind of full-scale revolt progressives have been urgently demanding from Democrats throughout Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday defied Senate rules by unilaterally releasing...
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