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, August 28, 2020
Citing His 'Alarming Disregard' for the Law, House Committee Launches Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo
The Democrat-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Friday that it is launching contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his "alarming disregard" for the law and ongoing defiance of subpoenas for documents in two separate investigations. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y...
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Friday, August 28, 2020
'I Blame Mitch McConnell the Most. At Least Pelosi Was Trying': Anger at GOP Over Economic Pain Grows
With jobless Americans growing increasingly desperate and furious at congressional Republicans for skipping town for summer recess without approving Covid-19 relief, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ripped the Trump White House for "abandoning" tens of millions of workers and children after...
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Friday, August 28, 2020
'Trump Failed, 180,000+ Died': Protests Surround White House as President Delivers Lie-Filled RNC Nomination Speech
Closing out a GOP convention that featured rampant law-breaking , fascistic hysteria , and cynical distortions of the current administration's record, President Donald Trump delivered more of the same Thursday night as he formally accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination while...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
House Democrats Call for Special Counsel Probe Into Blatant Violations of Hatch Act by Top Trump Officials at RNC
Two Democratic congressmen are calling on the Office of Special Counsel to immediately launch an investigation into whether Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and other Trump administration officials violated federal law by participating in the Republican National Convention this week in...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
As Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana, Massive Chemical Leak Spews Toxic Smoke Near Lake Charles
This is a developing news story... Check back for possible updates... After Hurricane Laura tore through the area Thursday morning, a chemical leak broke out at a plant near Lake Charles, Louisiana, leading authorities to warn residents against traveling through the affected region as dark smoke...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Robert Redfield during a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, August 27, 2020
'We Need Answers Now,' Says Warren After Explosive Reports Indicate Top Trump Officials Ordered Changes to CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
After new reporting late Wednesday indicated that abrupt and what experts characterized as dangerously unsound changes to the CDC's Covid-19 testing guidelines were directed by the highest levels of the Trump administration, lawmakers demanded answers and sounded alarm bells over the White House's...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All 'Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign'
A top Democratic congressman is demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hand over any and all of his "secret communications with the Trump campaign" after he admitted in testimony before the House Oversight Committee earlier this week that he has been in contact with people associated with...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast
Just hours before Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention speech Wednesday night in which he mentioned climate action once only to reject it, continuing the GOP...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
As Trump Pushes New Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Analysis Shows US Billionaires $800 Billion Richer Since Pandemic Hit
As President Donald Trump and top members of his administration continue their push to deliver another round of tax cuts to rich investors, an analysis published Tuesday by the Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness showed that U.S. billionaires have seen their collective...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Chair of Postal Service Board Under Fire Over Little-Noticed RNC Appearance Backing 'Four More Years!' for Trump
Robert Duncan, the Trump-appointed chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors who previously served as head of the Republican National Committee, is facing backlash over his little-noticed appearance in a prerecorded GOP convention video Monday night and calls to resign for his past...
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