Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, October 23, 2017
Sen. Lindsey Graham 'Didn't Know' About Niger? He Should Read More Nick Turse, TomDispatch, and Common Dreams
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the Senate's most outspoken military hawks and member of the powerful Arms Services Committee, confessed over the recent weekend he "didn't know" the United States currently has nearly a thousand soldiers in Niger—something he only learned after the recent...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Have You Seen These Prototypes for Trump's "Ridiculous" Border Wall?
If you haven't yet seen them, a variety of journalists have been getting an up-close look of the prototypes that have been proposed for President Donald Trump's border what—a project that was a centerpiece of his xenophobic presidential campaign but derided by critics with a adjectives that have...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Sanders Confirms He'll Remain Independent for 2018 Re-election Run
Despite a push by some Democrats that he fully commit to the party, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont confirmed Sunday night that he will remain an Independent as he seeks re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2018. "I am an independent and I have always run in Vermont as an independent. While I caucus...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut
Along strict party lines, the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday night voted to pass a sweeping budget measure—one criticized as both "despicable" and "horrific" for providing massive giveaways to corporations and the super-rich while eviscerating funding for social programs, healthcare,...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
As $25,000 Unmet Promise to Family Exposed, Trump Told to 'Stop. Please, Just Stop.'
In the wake of remarks he made to one family of a soldier killed in action that have been described as "deplorable" and representing the behavior of a "sick man," another parent who lost a son in battle is saying that President Donald Trump, a billionaire, offered him a personal gift of $25,000 to...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Carnage in Somalia Was 'Revenge' for Children Killed in US Raid: Report
New details emerged Tuesday about the possible motivations behind a bomb attack that killed more than 300 people in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu over the weekend—the deadliest such violence in the nation's history—with the information suggesting the bombing may been in direct retaliation for a...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
In Order to 'Save It' from Islamic State, City of Raqqa 'Comprehensively Wrecked'
With the city largely turned to rubble and nearly 300,000 people now seeking refuge from the devastation, it appears that the city of Raqqa—the capital claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria—had to be destroyed in order to be liberated. "The international community invests vast amounts of...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
To Halt 'Drift Toward War,' Sanders Urges Congress to Defend Iran Nuke Deal
Senator calls Trump's announcement to decertify agreement both "rash" and "reckless"
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Friday, October 13, 2017
'Strength In Numbers': NFL Player's Open Letter Urges Unity to Battle Divisive Trump
In an open letter published on Friday, NFL player Russell Okung, a Pro-Bowl linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers, called on his colleagues to come together in a more organized manner as the focus on those "taking a knee" or otherwise demonstrating against police violence and racial injustice...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
When FCC Chairman Won't Condemn Trump's Threats Against Free Press: 'Worry'
While advocates of press freedom condemned the comments and lawmakers urged the Federal Communication Commission to specifically rebuke them, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has so far refused to denounce President Donald Trump's threats to strip news outlets of their "licenses"—something he himself doesn't...
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