Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is managing editor for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @jonqueally

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"We often hear about the beauty of America," Bernie Sanders says in his final campaign ad, "and this country is incredibly beautiful. But to me, the beauty I will remember most is in the faces of the people we have met from corner of this nation to the other. The compassion, love, and decency I have seen in them, makes me so hopeful for our future. It also makes me more determined than ever to work to create a nation that reflects those values." (Photo: Screenshot/ News
Friday, April 10, 2020
'Let Us Go Forward Together': In Campaign Farewell Video, Sanders Calls on Movement to Carry on Struggle for Vision That Lifts Up All People
In what is likely its final campaign ad—an ode to his supporters and the movement that grew up around his back-to-back presidential runs in 2016 and 2020—the Bernie Sanders campaign posted a video on Thursday night to thank all those who put their faith in the Vermont senator as he called on them...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ended his 2020 presidential campaign on Wednesday, April 8 in a video address streamed live from his home in Burlington. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Announces End to 2020 Presidential Campaign
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he was suspending his 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday in a live-streamed video address to the nation. While his campaign is now effectively over Sanders said during his remarks that while "the path toward victory is virtually impossible," he would remain on the...
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John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns) News
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
'Ah Baby, We Gotta Go Now': Music Legend John Prine Dies at 73 After Battle With Coronavirus
John Prine, one of America's most cherished songwriters and folk artists, died on Tuesday following a battle with the coronavirus. He was 73. A national outpouring of grief soon followed after news of his death was reported . "Prine," wrote Stephen L. Betts and Patrick Doyle for Rolling Stone , "...
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Medical workers take in patients at a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on April 07, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing shortages of beds, ventilators and protective equipment for medical staff. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Exposing 'Folly of Tying Health Coverage to Jobs,' New Study Estimates 7.3 Million More Uninsured in US by June
A new study out Tuesday estimates that worker layoffs unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States have already caused more than 1.5 million people to lose their employer-provided health insurance in recent weeks, with another 5.7 million likely to become uninsured by the end of June...
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who confirmed he tested positive for the virus last month, was admitted to the intensive care unit on Monday afternoon. (Photo: Julian Simmonds/TASS/PA) News
Monday, April 06, 2020
'Condition of the Prime Minister Has Worsened': Battling Covd-19, UK's Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care
This is a developing news story... please check back for possible updates... Just weeks after being roundly criticized for his flippant public attitude about the threat of the coronavirus, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday was transferred into the intensive care unit of a London hospital...
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Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop saying "Closed due to coronavirus." (Photo: Getty Images) News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
With Record-Shattering Unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden Ask Trump's Labor Dept: 'Do You Have a Plan?'
Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called on the Trump administration's Labor Department to do everything in its power to immediately get unemployment checks into the hands of millions of out-of-work Americans who recently lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic that...
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President Donald Trump looks on as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) speaks during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Monday, March 30, 2020
Saying Quiet Part Very Loud, Trump Admits "You'd Never Have a Republican Elected in This Country Again" If Voting Access Expanded
President Donald Trump on Monday came right out and admitted his Republican Party would soon be defunct if voting in the United States was easier in a way that allowed more citizens to vote in elections, telling a national television audience it was a good thing that Democratic proposals for...
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The USNS Comfort medical ship moves up the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty as it arrives on March 30, 2020 in New York. - A military hospital ship arrived in New York Monday as America's coronavirus epicenter prepares to fight the peak of the pandemic that has killed over 2,500 people across the US. The navy's 1,000-bed USNS Comfort entered a Manhattan pier around 10:45 am (1545 GMT). It will treat non-virus-related patients, helping to ease the burden of hospitals overwhelmed by the crisis. (Photo: News
Monday, March 30, 2020
'We Are Beyond Staggering,' Warns Gov. Cuomo as Coronavirus Overwhelms New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the worst has yet to come for his state as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the regional population with medical facilities overwhelmed and the death toll beyond 1,200 people. "No American is immune to this virus. I don't care if you live...
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Flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the US Capitol to attend the Republicans weekly policy luncheon on March 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
'Era of Blank Checks for Corporations Needs to End': House Dems Urged to Remove $500 Billion Mnuchin-Controlled Slush Fund
Even as the Senate-passed coronavirus relief bill moves toward likely passage by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives as early as Friday, progressives Thursday continued to raise their voices against—and urged lawmakers to stop—what they say is a massive corporate giveaway...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at the Capitol for a vote on a coronavirus bill amendment on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Sanders Threatens to Demand Stronger Conditions on $500 Billion 'Corporate Welfare Fund' If GOP Moves to Reduce Benefits for Laid Off Workers
In direct response to three Republicans threatening to delay the massive $2 trillion stimulus bill agreed to by Senate leaders because they deemed unemployment benefits for American workers in the package too generous, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday afternoon that he would retaliate in kind if...
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