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 talks to reporters as he leaves the White House April 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Southern California to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and to Beverly Hills for a fundraiser. News
Friday, April 05, 2019
Calling for End of US Asylum System, Trump Adds, 'And, Frankly We Should Get Rid of Judges'
President Donald Trump called for the end of the U.S. system that processes those seeking political asylum and refugee status on Friday and then added that it would also be good to "get rid of judges." "Congress has to act," Trump told reporters outside the White House, referring to the asylum...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
'Release the Mueller Report. Now': 300+ Rallies Nationwide to Demand Full Transparency
Campaigners have organized rallies nationwide for Thursday in order to give voice to the widespread public demand the report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller be disclosed to members of Congress and the public—with as little redaction as possible—without...
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Monday, April 01, 2019
Citing 'Conscience Shocking' Conduct, Federal Judge Reinstates Former Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Lawsuit
A federal judge on Monday—who agreed that allegations of "conscience shocking" conduct claimed by plaintiffs were "plausible"—reinstated Michigan's former Governor Rick Snyder as a defendant in a class action lawsuit by the victims of the water crisis in the city of Flint that first captured...
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Monday, April 01, 2019
Bernie Holds Double-Digit Lead Over 2020 Rivals Among Young Democratic Voters: Poll
A new national poll of young Democratic voters released Monday shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the crowded 2020 field with a double-digit lead over the second most popular candidate, Joe Biden. According to the survey by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School, the U.S...
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Whether Impeached or Voted Out or Stays Put, Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump 'Symptom of Much Deeper Problems'
Amid widespread speculation over the weekend stirred by the submission of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to the Department of Justice —and the 4-page summary of it released on Sunday—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the most important dialogue at this point should not be about what...
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Reminiscent of Enthusiasm Sparked in 2016, Bernie 2020 Draws Massive Crowds in California
Reminiscent of his 2016 insurgent run for president that saw overflow and enthused crowds in nearly every town he visited , Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a "yuge" crowd to a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday as the 2020 presidential candidate made his first swing through the country's most populous state...
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
'Put It To the People': One Million+ March in UK to Demand Brexit Rethink
With the right-wing U.K. government of Prime Minister Theresa May under fire for the chaos unleashed by failed Brexit negotiations—and a final deadline swiftly approaching—more than a million people took to the streets of London and other cities on Saturday as part of "People's Vote" demonstrations...
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Mass Protest Vowed If Demand for Public Release of Mueller Report Not Met
Democratic lawmakers are demanding the full contents of the report submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the Department of Justice on Friday be released to the public and progressive groups are vowing massive protests if the DOJ or the Trump administration do anything to hinder its...
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing With Joy Over Cozy Access to Trump Officials
A newly-leaked audio recording reveals that oil and gas executives in a private meeting were "giddy" with laughter in the summer of 2017 as they rejoiced over the "unprecedented access" they were being given to the highest levels of the Trump administration, boasting about their ability to have...
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Gripped by ALS, Social Justice Activist Ady Barkan Inspires With Story of 'The Best Hug I've Ever Had'
How important is a hug? What's the value of 'precious beauty' in a world full of atrocities and deceit? "[It's] the only way, I think, for all of us to persevere through the atrocities and the hate and the lies." —progressive activist Ady Barkan Healthcare and social justice campaigner Ady Barkan,...
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