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, July 07, 2017
Departing Ethics Chief: Sure Looks Like Trump Is Profiting From Presidency
Following his abrupt resignation on Thursday —which lawmakers and watchdog groups said should be " deeply unnerving " to advocates of government accountability—Office of Government Ethics (OGE) head Walter Shaub said in a televised interview on CBS that it appears Donald Trump and members of his...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Citing 'Current Situation' Under Trump, Government Ethics Chief Resigns
Following months of repeated battles with the Trump administration over its reluctance to comply with even the most basic standards of transparency , Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director Walter Shaub Jr. announced his resignation on Thursday, citing problems with "the current situation" at...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
'Disturbing' Undertones Detected in Trump's Bizarre Poland Speech
During a speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising Monument in Poland on Thursday, President Donald Trump proclaimed in terms some characterized as " disturbing " that "the fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive." Speaking before an audience of close to 15,000...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
#SitInSaveLives: Arrests Nationwide as Groups Mobilize to Stop Trumpcare
"Sometimes the consequences of legislation for real people can get lost. Nonviolent direct action can dramatize and clarify the reality."
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Progressives Demand Voting Rights Overhaul Amid GOP Suppression Efforts
As the Trump administration's " repugnant " and possibly illegal attempt to collect state voter data—which critics have characterized as part of a broader attempt to suppress the vote—continues to backfire immensely , several House Democrats are pushing for legislation that would bolster voting...
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Sean Spicer Touts Incredibly Misleading Headline on Travel Ban Poll
Results of a Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday initially appeared to signify a victory for the Trump administration in the court of public opinion, and they were quickly met with celebration by White House officials. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was the first to tout...
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Progressives Explain Why Centrist Tech Billionaires Won't Save the Democrats
In a move already being denounced by progressives as " tone-deaf " and " literally the stupidest f------ idea " ever, tech billionaires Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman have launched an initiative titled Win the Future (WTF) with the goal of bringing the Democratic Party back from the political...
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
'Scary as Hell': Trump Response to North Korea Sparks Fear of Escalation
Following North Korea's announcement on Tuesday that it had for the first time successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)—one it claimed could "target any part of the world"—President Donald Trump continued his bizarre use of social media as a weapon by launching a series of...
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
'We Will Be Fearless': Teachers Vow to Defend Students From Trump and Devos
In a speech during the National Education Association's (NEA) annual meeting in Boston over the weekend, Lily Eskelsen García—the organization's president—delivered a searing rebuke to President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , who she accused of pushing a "profoundly disturbing"...
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Monday, July 03, 2017
Court Smacks Down Trump's 'Capricious' Attempt to Eliminate Obama-Era Methane Rule
A federal appeals court handed President Donald Trump's deregulatory agenda a major defeat on Monday by rejecting the administration's effort to halt an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing methane leaks, which have a powerful warming effect on the environment. "People—particularly children—whose well-...
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