Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, November 09, 2018
These 14 Democrats Are at Core of What Bernie Sanders Calls the 'Most Progressive Freshman Class' in Modern US History
As conservative pundits and self-interested corporate Democrats predictably attempted to spin this week's midterm election results as a win for so-called moderates and proof that the Democratic Party should tack to the center, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dismissed this "absurd line" in an interview...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
'You Ask a Lot of Stupid Questions': Latest Attack on Free Press as Trump Threatens to Strip Credentials of Journalists Who Don't Show Him 'Respect'
President Donald Trump continued his ugly attacks on the press during a media gaggle on the White House lawn on Friday morning, smearing one reporter as a "loser," denouncing another CNN journalist's perfectly reasonable question about the Russia investigation as "stupid," and imperiously...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
California Shooting Victim's Mother Issues Powerful Demand for Action: "I Don't Want Prayers. I Don't Want Thoughts. I Want Gun Control."
"I don't want prayers. I don't want thoughts. I want gun control." That was the powerful emotional demand from Susan Orfanos after her 27-year-old son Telemachus was killed in the mass shooting Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, California that left more than a dozen dead and many more wounded...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
Saying Approval by Trump Ignored Obvious Facts and Threats, Federal Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
In a major victory for the planet and blow to the Trump administration's efforts to ramp up fossil fuel extraction and production in the face of grave climate consequences , a federal judge on Thursday halted all construction of TransCanada's 1,200-mile long Keystone XL pipeline and tossed out the...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
After Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized, Horrified Americans Offer to Donate Ribs, Organs as Needed
While the social media universe was full of well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery after news broke that 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered a fall in her office Wednesday night and was hospitalized with three fractured ribs, no one could avoid discussing the...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
'Constitutional Crisis Already Here': With Mueller at Risk and Free Press Attacked, Warnings Trump Era 'Entering Dangerous New Phase'
After President Donald Trump tore through a " red line " on Wednesday by immediately replacing fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Matthew Whitaker—a fervent loyalist who has openly called for the defunding of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe—lawmakers, legal experts, and...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
'Horrific': Over a Dozen Killed After Gunman Opens Fire in California Bar
This is a breaking news story and may be updated... More than a dozen people were killed and many more injured late Wednesday night after a gunman opened fire inside a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. According to authorities, a man who has yet to be identified sprayed gunfire inside the...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
'Trump Is Not Above the Law': 400,000+ People Await Word of Rapid-Response Protests as Sessions Firing Sparks Fear Rosenstein, Mueller Next
UPDATED: 'A Red Line Crossed': Nationwide Protests Declared for Thursday at 5PM After Jeff Sessions Fired (click for update) EARLIER: After President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and named as his temporary replacement Matthew Whitaker—a Trump loyalist who argued in...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Trump Calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'Rude, Terrible Person' as Mayhem Breaks Out at Post-Midterm Presser
Mayhem broke out at President Donald Trump's first press conference following the midterm elections on Wednesday when Trump berated CNN reporter Jim Acosta as a "rude, terrible person" for asking a question about the Russia probe. "You should let me run the country. You run CNN ," Trump said as a...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
After Demise of Union-Busting Wisconsin Governor, AFL-CIO Needed Just Six Words: 'Scott Walker Was a National Disgrace'
Amid all of the wins and losses, triumphs and disappointments, of Tuesday's critical midterm elections , the long-awaited demise of Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker was a source of unmitigated joy for everyone who has either witnessed from afar or been directly harmed by his grotesque union...
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