Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, July 20, 2018
'Yikes': NYT Reports Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Talk With Trump About Playboy Model Payoff
President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, the New York Times reported on Friday, secretly recorded a conversation with the president just weeks before the 2016 election about a payoff to Playboy model Karen McDougal regarding her allegations that she and Trump had an...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
While Richest Enjoy 'Yachts That Have Tiny Yachts Inside,' Estimated 400,000 People in US Suffering Under 'Modern Slavery'
While the nation's richest and most powerful continue to enjoy the unparalleled fruits of a "New Guilded Age" —including those who have "yachts that have tiny yachts inside" them—a new report reveals that an estimated 400,000 people living in the United States live under forced servitude...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
After Infamous 2017 Pushing of Prime Minister, Trump Has Gall to Call People of Montenegro "Very Aggressive"
Even if U.S. President Donald Trump had not been caught on tape physically shoving Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way during a photo op at last year's NATO summit in Brussels, Trump's comments last night about the tiny European nation would still be galling. But Trump was...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
What Do Novelist Stephen King and Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke Have in Common? They Both Want Ted Cruz Out of the Senate and Trump Impeached
In the wake of his public feud that played out on social media with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last week, novelist and outspoken progressive Stephen King ended up on the same page as Cruz's Democratic challenger in Texas on Tuesday after both called for President Donald Trump to be impeached over his...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Does Putin Actually Have Something on Trump? US Senator Jeff Merkley: 'I Think It's Likely. Yeah.'
How to explain such behavior? That has become the question for nearly everyone perplexed by President Donald Trump's bizarre performance at Monday's joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And when put to Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Or.) directly this week— Do you think Putin has...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Calls for Trump Impeachment Grow as 'Bizarre' Helsinki Performance Draws Epic Backlash
Lots of people—across the political spectrum—are seriously upset with President Donald Trump for the " embarrassing spectacle " and his " bizarre " performance in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, but will anything actually come of the president's latest display of...
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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending 'Free Press'
Like every other place the U.S. president has traveled in Europe over the last week, large protests also took place in the Finnish capitol of Helsinki on Sunday—a day ahead of a highly anticipated and much-hyped meeting with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders were also...
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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Think GOP Lawmakers Not Unhinged Enough to Endorse Program Called "Kinderguardians" That Puts Guns in Hands of 4-Year-Old Kids? Watch Them
That comedian and chameleon provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has been traveling the country and duping clueless Republican lawmakers and their supporters has been known for weeks, but as his new show—titled "What Is America?"—readies to drop its first episode for Showtime on Sunday night, clips have...
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Sunday, July 15, 2018
'She Won 7% of the Vote': In Rebuke to Feinstein, Progressive Challenger Kevin de León Receives Landslide Endorsement from California Democrats
In the latest sign that many in the party are ready for new blood and a bolder, more progressive vision, the Democratic Party in California offered a stunning rebuke to the state's senior U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein by endorsing her primary challenger Kevin de León , the former State Senate leader...
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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Scottish Protesters Greet 'Tiny-Fingered, Cheeto-Faced, Ferret-Wearing Shitgibbon' Trump with Even Better Signs Than English
A day after an estimated 250,000 Londoners swelled the city streets and Trafalgar Square to tell President Donald Trump that neither he nor his worldview were welcome in U.K., the people of Scotland on Sunday also took to the streets to let the U.S. president—just trying to enjoy a game of golf at...
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