Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Think US Media Won't Help Lead Nation Into War With Iran Based on Flimsy or False Intelligence? Looks Like They Already Are
If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and would never again help start a Middle East war on the basis of false or flimsy evidence, the headlines that blared across the front pages of major U.S...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
'It Need Not Be Jail... But Get Her Out of the White House': Groups Celebrate Call by Govt Watchdog for Trump to Fire Kellyanne Conway Over Repeated Ethics Violations
The firing of Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump's most loyal and longest-serving top White House aides, was recommended on Thursday by an internal government watchdog who said her blatant and repeated violation of the Hatch Act—which bars government employees from making political...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Even the 1% Know They Aren't Paying Their Fair Share: New Poll Shows 60% of Millionaires Support Warren's Ultra-Wealth Tax
"Taxing the rich is popular among... the rich!" That was the comment from the Patriotic Millionaires, a group representing progressive people of wealth who call for higher taxes on themselves, in reaction to a new CNBC poll out Wednesday that showed a full 60 percent of millionaires surveyed voiced...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
'What Is He Hiding?' Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Census Question Documents Subpoenaed by Congress
Congresswoman Barbara Lee was among Democratic lawmakers begging serious questions on Wednesday after President Donald Trump invoked executive privilege over documents subpoened by Congress regarding the administration's alleged effort to politicize the 2020 census by attempting to insert a...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests
The anti-war group CodePink is hoping that it can host the now famous 'Baby Trump' blimp—which first garnered international attention during protests against the U.S. president in the United Kingdom—during July 4th demonstrations scheduled for this summer in the nation's capitol. According to the...
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Protesters supporting “Medicare for All” hold a rally outside PhRMA headquarters April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. The rally was held by the group Progressive Democrats of America. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WATCH LIVE: House Ways & Means Historic Medicare for All Hearing
The powerful Ways & Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives will hold its first ever public hearing on Medicare for All on Wednesday, a development proponents of the idea characterize as critical to its ultimate realization. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00am ET. Watch...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
'This Is a Bombshell': Facial Recognition Data Collected by US Customs Agency Hacked
One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a "malicious cyber attack" has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
'Abortion Up to Conscience, Not Government,' Declared Bernie Sanders... in 1972
Amid intensifying focus on the overt and coordinated assault on abortion rights in the U.S. as a key 2020 campaign issue for Democratic presidential candidates, newly unearthed comments from a local Vermont newspaper in the early 1970s shows that Bernie Sanders has been a long and consistent...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Let's Be Clear, Says Mexico Environment Minister, 'Parasitic and Predatory Neoliberalism' to Blame for Climate Crisis
In a scathing rebuke to the elite capitalists and politicians who largely control the global economic and energy systems, Mexico's newly-appointed environment secretary on Wednesday pointed a stern finger at the " parasitic and predatory neoliberals " for being the key culprits behind the planetary...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
"I Apologize to No One" for Opposing Disastrous US Wars in Vietnam and Iraq, Says Bernie Sanders
Following recent efforts by media outlets to paint a picture that his opposition to past U.S. wars—from the Vietnam War when he was a young man to voting against the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a member of Congress—was something he might want to apologize or account for, Bernie Sanders on Friday...
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