Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wildfires California News
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
'An Inferno Like You've Never Seen': Deadly Wildfires Ravage California
More than ten people have been killed, thousands have been left without power, and tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate as more than a dozen wildfires tore through Northern California overnight Monday, forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in eight counties. "It was...
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Trump Pence News
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Pence Departure From NFL Game Slammed as 'PR Stunt' Orchestrated by Trump
"Wish you were putting as much time into saving Puerto Rico as you are in staging stunt walk outs of NFL games."
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Hassan Rouhani News
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Iranian President: 'Entire World Will Condemn America' if Trump Kills Nuclear Deal
"We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump, nor 10 other Trumps."
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Carmen Cruz San Juan Puerto Rico Mayor News
Sunday, October 08, 2017
'We Need Water!' San Juan Mayor Rips Trump's Inadequate Response to Puerto Rico Crisis
"The American people want to help, but the U.S. government does not want to help."
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Erik Prince News
Sunday, October 08, 2017
At Bannon's Behest, Blackwater Founder and War Profiteer Erik Prince Mulling Senate Run
Encouraged by former White House chief strategist and current executive chairman of Breitbart Steve Bannon, Blackwater founder and " notorious mercenary " Erik Prince is reportedly considering a 2018 Senate run in Wyoming against incumbent Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). Prince's plan was first...
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News
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Filling Gaps Left By Trump, Nurses and Labor Unions Join Puerto Rico Relief Efforts
As President Donald Trump continues to come under fire for failing to deliver sufficient help to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—which killed dozens and left millions without power and running water —nurses, doctors, engineers, and other workers affiliated with various unions...
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News
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Trump Bashes Diplomacy, Claims 'Only One Thing Will Work' With North Korea
"Estimates of war casualties with North Korea could be 2.1 million dead and 7.7 million injured. Get the problem yet?"
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Hurricane Nate News
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Warnings of 'Life-Threatening Flooding' as Hurricane Nate Barrels Toward Gulf Coast
Having already "left a path of devastation through Central America ," Hurricane Nate—which was upgraded from a tropical storm late Friday—is now barreling toward the northern Gulf Coast of the U.S., and states have begun urgently bracing for impact. The storm is expected to make landfall between...
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News
Friday, October 06, 2017
Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo
Attorney General Jeff Sessions intensified the Trump administration's " all-out assault on LGBTQ people" Friday by issuing a "religious freedom" directive to federal agencies that rights groups said would "categorize LGBTQ Americans as second-class citizens who are not equal under the law." "Donald...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Yet More 'Shameful' Evidence Trump Is Actively Sabotaging Obamacare
The Republican Party's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have failed , but that hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from doing everything in his power to sabotage the law—including personally intervening to ensure that individual states don't take steps to bolster health...
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