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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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'Chickensh*t': Watchdogs Criticize Biden DOJ's New Corporate Crime Plan

The Justice Department's new approach to tackling corporate crime is "a modest step forward when a great leap is required," said the president of Public Citizen.

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'Cave Means Grave': Jan. 6 Audio Shows Oath Keepers Emboldened By Trump Tweet

"He didn't say not to do anything to the congressmen," one member of the far-right militia group said in a recording obtained by the House panel investigating the Capitol attack.

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Senate Democrats Delay Same-Sex Marriage Vote Until After Midterms

"Chuck Schumer needs to hold this vote now. No 'religious liberty' amendments, no more whipping of votes," argued one progressive commentator.

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Rail Unions Stress Tentative Deal Must Still Win Approval From Rank-and-File

Early reactions suggest some rail workers are furious at the agreement, with one anonymous employee calling it "garbage" that "everyone hates" thus far.

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'That's Fraud': Explosive Docs Reveal Depth of Climate Lies by Big Oil Ahead of House Hearing

"Big Oil executives are laughing at the people trying to protect our planet while they knowingly work to destroy it," said Rep. Ro Khanna.

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Tentative Deal Between Unions, Rail Carriers Reportedly Includes Sick Time Win for Workers

"It's definitely premature to be hailing Biden as an economy-saving dealmaker," argued one labor reporter. "Workers haven't even been walked through the particulars yet, let alone determined whether they're willing to accept it."

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Bernie Sanders to Warren Buffett: Give Rail Workers Better Conditions to Avoid Strike

"Warren Buffett, the owner of BNSF Railway's parent company, worth $100 billion, must intervene," said the Vermont senator. "During the pandemic, Mr. Buffett became $36 billion richer."

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Historic Drop in Child Poverty at Risk Due to Manchin's Tanking of Key Tax Credit

"If the Child Tax Credit expansion had not expired at the end of 2021, it would have continued to push down poverty among children this year and beyond," noted one analyst.

Jake Johnson ·

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