Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Facing Subpoena, Bannon Will "Fully Cooperate" With Mueller Probe: Reports
Drawing from unnamed sources said to be familiar with the situation, reports on Wednesday suggested that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will "fully cooperate" when questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team. Though Bannon—ousted from the his top job with President...
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President Donald Trump holds a hat given to him by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker upon his arrival in Kenosha on April 18, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Are Scott Walker and Paul Ryan Next? Dems Score Big Upset in Wisconsin Special Election
The win by a Democrat for a state senate seat in Wisconsin's special election on Tuesday is being seen as the latest sign that traditional Republican strongholds, including districts where Donald Trump beat rival Hillary Clinton handily in 2016, could be up for grabs as the nation eyes this year's...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
"Your Silence and Amnesia Is Complicity": Booker Blasts Nielsen for "Shithole" Memory Failure
"Your silence and your amnesia is complicity," Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during an exchange while she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Booker's charge followed testimony Neilsen gave under oath during earlier questions...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DHS Secretary Testifies She Has Bad Memory When It Comes to "Tough Language" Trump Used
During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified that President Donald Trump and others used "strong language" during a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office last week but couldn't recall exactly what that language was and...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
After Living in US for 30 Years, Man Being Ripped from Family's Arms Latest Look at Trump's America
As the brutal attack on immigrant families and communities by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress continues, the video of a husband and father being ripped from the arms of his wife and two teenage kids and deported on Monday—which happened to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—offers...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Golf, But No Public Service for Trump on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President Donald Trump—who proclaimed Sunday he was the "least racist person" a reporter had ever interviewed—is reportedly foregoing the traditional act of service past presidents have honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and, with no public events on his reported schedule, was seen heading to...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Beyond Morally Right, Sanders Says, Fighting Global Oligarchy a "Strategic Geopolitical Imperative"
In order to solve the most pressing problems now facing humanity, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday called for the rise of a new and international progressive movement that would tackle "structural inequality both between and within nations" by wrenching power from the world's corporate and...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
"Mr. President, Are You A Racist?" Trump Asked After Signing MLK Jr. Declaration
In the wake of reports that President Donald Trump referred to African nations as "shitholes" during a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, the president was asked to account for those comments by reporters on Friday morning after he signed a resolution honoring the work of civil rights hero Martin...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
#ShitHoleDon Captures Disgust After Trump's Racist "Shithole Countries" Remark
First reported by the Washington Post , and then confirmed by various other outlets, President Donald Trump's racism sparked renewed outrage on Thursday—and the #ShitHoleDon hashtag—after it was learned he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shitholes countries" during a closed-...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Taking Short Break From Denouncing Trump Authoritarianism, House Dems Join With GOP to 'Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in United States'
Despite spending much of the last twelve months denouncing the legitimate threat posed by President Donald Trump's penchant for authoritarian policies and behavior, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday joined with 191 Republicans in passing a bill that advocates of civil...
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