Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Legal Scholars to Trump: No, You Cannot Declare Emergency to Build Wall That Public Doesn't Want and Isn't Needed
After President Donald Trump on Friday claimed he could declare a national emergency in order to assert total control over the border and use existing taxpayer money to build a wall he has repeatedly told the American public that Mexico would pay for, legal experts are pointing out that Trump has...
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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Gillibrand Defends Voting Record Following Report NY Senator Feeling Out Wall Street Support for 2020 Run
In the wake of reporting that the potential 2020 Democratic candidate has been "reaching out to Wall Street executives" in order to gauge their support for her possible run, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) responded by saying that what's more important than the people she might be talking to is her...
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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Poll Notes "Trump Effect" as American Desire to Leave US Permanently Surges
While most Americans still want to stay put, the number of U.S. citizens—particularly young women—who would leave the country if they could has increased dramatically under President Donald Trump, according to new Gallup polling results . "After years of remaining flat, the number of Americans—...
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Bernie Isn't Running (Yet), But the Sanders Network Is Alive, Kicking, and Organizing for 2020
It sure seems like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is going to run for president. And the people who want him to do so are already busy making sure the announcement they believe is coming is greased with an infrastructure and base of support that will give him a distinct advantage in what is expected...
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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
'What Kind of Maniacs Are Running This Country?': Pentagon Rings in New Year With Joke About Dropping Massive Bombs on People
While people across the world celebrated the dawning of the New Year overnight, the U.S. military thought it would be funny to celebrate and make light of one of the things they do best: dropping massive bombs on people and places. "'Oops, bad call,' say the bros responsible for civilization-ending...
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Monday, December 31, 2018
'Nothing Short of Inhumane': Federal Workers Sue Trump for Forcing Them To Work Dangerous Jobs Without Pay During Shutdown
Amid the ongoing shutdown brought on by President Donald Trump's refusal to pass funding measures without $5 billion for his "border wall," the nation's largest union of federal workers sued the Trump administration on Monday for forcing them to work without pay doing some of the most essential—and...
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Monday, December 31, 2018
Sanders Campaign Committee Thanks Former Staffers for Letter on 'Incredibly Important' Issue of Sexual Harassment and Campaign Culture
Is it a " bombshell "? Is it the beginning of a cynical smear campaign by powerful forces opposed to a likely presidential run by Bernie Sanders? Is it a genuine and necessary effort by former staffers to transform the culture of political campaigns in the United States that have long been plagued...
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Friday, December 21, 2018
'He's Actually a Good Guy': CBP Commissioner's Wife Confronts Activists Projecting Images of Immigrants Killed in US Custody
Following the "horrific" death last week of Jakelin Caal , the 7-year-old refugee from Guatemala who died while detained by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Texas, human rights activist on Thursday night were confronted outside the home of CBP's Commissioner Kevin McAleenan in Virginia as they...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
'The Logical Conclusion of This Entire Con': Seems That American Right-Winger's GoFundMe Page, Not Mexico, Will Pay for Trump's Wall
President Donald Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall . He promised the American people that lots of times . Mexico said... "No." They said it several times and in different ways. And they meant it . Then Trump tried to get the American people to pay for it , even though it was clear from...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Anti-War Voices: Of Course Trump Should Withdraw US Troops From Syria... and Afghanistan and Yemen and Iraq and...
Even as the Pentagon stammered and the retired generals , ex-CIA chiefs, and war hawks from both major political parties took to the cable news to warn against the prospect of less war—or at least U.S. involvement in them—peace groups on Wednesday afternoon applauded news reporting that President...
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