Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela officially cut off dipomatic ties with the U.S. government on Wednesday—and gave American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country—in response to President Donald Trump declaring formal recognition of an opposition lawmaker as the "Interim President" of...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
'Poor King Snowflake': Trump Admits Ordering Huckabee Sanders to Halt WH Briefings Because Reporters Behave 'Rudely'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted he told his press secretary "not to bother" any longer with White House press briefings over his belief that journalists cover the administration both "rudely & inaccurately." "The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore is that...
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Monday, January 21, 2019
'Preaching Is More Than Words': Rev. William J. Barber II Delivers Soaring Sermon in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
To mark what would be the 90th birthday of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. this year, Rev. Dr. William Barber II—architect of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and co-chair of the national Poor People's Campaign—delivered a sermon on Monday about what is means to preach and why,...
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Monday, January 21, 2019
'For the People': California Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Run
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Monday morning became the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential run, choosing Martin Luther King Jr. Day to tell the country that "we know America can be better than this" and call on potential supporters to come "together" in order to "fight for our...
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez Forced to Explain Marginal Tax Rates to 'Far-Right Former Governor' Scott Walker
In response to a tweet by the former Republican of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday afternoon offered a tax lesson of her own and once again showed why she remains a rising star when it comes to messaging progressive ideas, navigating social media, and...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
TSA Strike? As Trump and GOP Refuse to End Shutdown, Call Grows for Federal Workers to Rise Up
As the current partial government shutdown has become the longest in U.S. history—even with the latest polls showing President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans increasingly seen as the ones to blame for the crisis—it remains to be seen how the Democrats, with no reason to give ground , can...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
'Do As I Say, Not As I Do:' Rand 'Socialized-Medicine-Is-Slavery' Paul Headed to Canada for Some Surgery
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the most vocal libertarians in Congress, is reportedly headed to Canada later this year to receive hernia surgery and it's pretty clear that a lot people on Monday are going to be calling him out for this. While building a career on promoting the libertarian myth of...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Amid Report Dems Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman Responds With Fiery Comic Book Reference
After Politico put out a story on Friday characterizing a group of Democrats in the House as " exasperated " over the manner in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has used her media savvy and unabashed progressivism to challenge party norms, the newly-elected congresswoman let it be known...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
'New Party, Who Dis?': Ocasio-Cortez Takes No Guff From 'Irrelevant' Joe Lieberman
In a jab at former Democratic (and Independent ) lawmaker and " corporate shill " Joe Lieberman—who has continued to lobby for powerful private interests after leaving Senate just as did while serving in the body —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to his criticism of her brand of...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Mike Pompeo's Cairo Speech Denounced as Ahistorical 'Imperial Hogwash'
A speech delivered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday was immediately chided by critics as bellicose and ahistorical "hogwash" that did more to reveal the incoherence and dangers of the Trump administration's foreign policy than anything else. "What the world needs...
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