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Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson

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Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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Wyden Warns Millions of Poor Families Could Be 'Denied' Child Tax Credit Unless IRS Acts

Without urgent fixes to a shoddy online application portal, Wyden said, many of "America's most vulnerable communities" will not receive the expanded monthly benefit.

Jake Johnson ·


'A Day of Shame': Australia Lobbying Thwarts Push to List Great Barrier Reef as Endangered

Greenpeace Australia called Friday's World Heritage Committee vote "a victory for one of the most cynical lobbying efforts in recent history."

Jake Johnson ·


'A Huge Outrage': Senate Panel Approves $25 Billion Pentagon Budget Increase

"Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the cost to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production to meet global demand."

Jake Johnson ·


Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration's First Drone Strike in Somalia

"It's time to do away with questionable legal justifications claimed by one administration after the next for acts of war like this."

Jake Johnson ·


Unemployment Claims Jump After GOP-Led States Cut Off Federal Jobless Aid

"Already, more than three million workers have seen their federal UI benefits cut off early. So far, data has flatly rejected the hypothesis that these workers would move quickly to open jobs."

Jake Johnson ·


'Lives Are on the Line': Dire Warnings and Calls for Action as US Covid Cases Soar

If the Biden administration doesn't reinstate mask and distancing guidelines, one expert warned, "we could well be on our way to another national surge—and one that was entirely foreseen and entirely preventable."

Jake Johnson ·


Rejecting Calls to Abolish the Filibuster, Biden Insists Republicans 'Know Better' on Voting Rights

"Republicans aren't going to wake up and 'know better' than suppressing the vote," said one critic. "The filibuster encourages them to obstruct and our reluctance to end it emboldens them to do worse."

Jake Johnson ·


Democrats Urged to Reject Latest GOP Attempt to Hold Social Security 'Hostage'

"Lindsey Graham and his fellow Republicans will stop at nothing to cut the American people's earned Social Security and Medicare benefits."

Jake Johnson ·

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