Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listen during a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019 in New York City. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 27, 2019
Though Plenty of International Crimes and Misdemeanors Between Them, Even Former Bush and Obama Officials Condemn Trump on Ukraine Scandal
While there is certainly no top level U.S. official from recent administrations who can claim with a straight face to have clean hands when it comes to the manner in which the world's wealthiest and most militarized country operates in the world, more than 300 former national security professionals...
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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019 in New York City. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
'Impeachment? For That?' Trump Describes Blatant Violations as 'Perfect' Conversation in Rambling, Falsehood-Laden Press Conference
On the same day that legal experts and political opponents proclaimed that President Donald Trump engaged in "blatantly impeachable" offenses—and that even the White House-approved "not-a-transcript" released earlier in the day was itself a "smoking gun" of flagrant violations of campaign finance...
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 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone  in the Oval Office of the White House in this file photo. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
As Trump Authorizes Transcript Release, Expert Critics Say 'Anything Short of Whistleblower Complaint Is More Obstruction'
As calls for impeachment among lawmakers, politicians, and the general public reached a boiling point ahead of what could be crucial caucus meeting with House Democrats on Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced that he has authorized the declassification and release of the...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Whole World Is Wilbur Ross, Who Clearly Fell Asleep During Ultra-Nationalist Trump Speech at UN
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross inadvertently—and without using words—spoke for millions upon millions of people around the world on Tuesday morning as he very clearly fell asleep during President Donald Trump's ultra-nationalist address to the United Nations General Assembly. But was Ross...
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Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the AFL-CIOs first-ever Presidential Summit in Philadelphia. (Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Teachers and Walmart Workers Top List as Sanders Campaign Hits 1 Million Individual Donors
The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders said it made political history on Thursday by receiving campaign donations from 1 million individuals in the shortest amount of time. "With 1 million contributors, this is the only Democratic campaign that has more supporters than Donald Trump," said...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
'A Goddamn Terrifying Time to Be Alive': Naomi Klein Explains Why a Global Green New Deal Comes First and Being Hopeful Comes After
The new book warns that "by far the biggest obstacle we are up against is hopelessness," but its author—journalist and activist Naomi Klein—says that when it comes to the planetary climate emergency, hope is something humanity will have to earn. Available in the United Kingdom, United States, and...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Citing Previous 'Misstatements of Fact' and Corruption Allegations, House Democrats Open Ethics Probe into Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the target of a new investigation by House Democrats who are trying to determine whether the powerful member of Trump's cabinet, and the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has abused her position in order to provide financial or other...
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Twenty-two Greenpeace USA climbers form a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas shutting down the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare in the United States ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in nearby Houston. The climbers are preventing the transport of all oil and gas through the Houston Ship Channel, home to the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. According to the group, the nearly two dozen climbers "intend to remain secured in place for 24 hours, preventing the tra News
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Demanding 2020 Democrats Pick a Side on Climate Emergency, Greenpeace Climbers Shut Down Busiest Fossil Fuel Transportation Hub in US
This is a breaking news story... Please check back for possible updates... Just hours ahead of the Democratic Party primary debate taking place in Houston this evening, 22 activist climbers from Greenpeace blockaded the Fred Hartmann Bridge in Baytown, Texas just after dawn on Thursday morning in...
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Rideshare drivers hold signs during a protest outside of Uber headquarters on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers staged a protest outside of Uber headquarters in support of California assembly bill 5 and to organize a union for rideshare drivers. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
'Historic Win' for Gig Economy Workers in California Exposes Telling Rift Among 2020 Democrats
Update: The California state Assembly passed AB 5 on Wednesday by a preliminary vote of 56-15, according to the Wall Street Journal . Earlier: As labor advocates celebrated a "historic win" for members of the so-called "gig economy" nationwide, passage of a bill aimed at companies like Uber and...
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"It is inappropriate for EPA to solely rely on industry studies to justify bringing sulfoxaflor back into our farm fields," said Michele Colopy of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, a party to the suit. "Die-offs of tens of thousands of bee colonies continue to occur and sulfoxaflor plays a huge role in this problem. EPA is harming not just the beekeepers, their livelihood, and bees, but the nation’s food system." (Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 06, 2019
US Beekeepers File Suit Against Trump EPA Charging 'Illegal' Approval of Insecticide Linked to Mass Die-Off
A group of beekeepers joined forces on Friday against Trump's EPA by filing a lawsuit over the agency's move to put a powerful insecticide—one that scientists warn is part of the massive pollinator die-off across the U.S.—back on the market. The lawsuit (pdf) charges that the EPA's approval of...
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