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Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions 'like they've never seen before'

Progressive anti-war voices expressed fresh condemnation of President Donald Trump overnight after he told reporters late Sunday that the people of Iraq would be sanctioned "like they've never seen before ever" if they follow through with an effort to force all U.S. military forces out of the country.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar asks judge to 'show compassion' for Trump supporter who threatened to put bullet in her head

After a man accused of threatening her life pled guilty to the crime in a U.S. District Court, Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday released publicly a letter she wrote asking the federal judge presiding over the case to "show compassion" in his sentencing.

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Buttigieg took campaign hiring advice directly from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Raising fresh questions and new critiques about his close ties to corporate elites amid a hotly contested Democratic primary, Bloomberg reports Monday morning that the campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg received private and direct hiring advice from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—advice the presidential candidate apparently took.

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'A goddamn terrifying time to be alive': Naomi Klein explains what 'increasingly barbaric political figures' like Trump have figured out about the future

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.

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Biden sides with Trump, Bolton and Pompeo in backing coup in Venezuela

Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration's overt backing of the attempted coup d'état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by throwing his support behind the overthrow effort.

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Trump calls for an end to the asylum system and repeats demand to '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."

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Bernie Sanders raises over $3.3 million from 120,000 small donors in just 10 hours

After an out-of-the-gate fundraising spree following the initial announcement early Tuesday morning (see below), sources from within the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign report that in just 10 hours—as of 5:00 PM ET—it was able to raise $3.3 million from approximately 120,000 donors.

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Kamala Harris rejects 'Democratic socialist' label during campaign stop in New Hampshire

Distancing herself from the label that more progressive lawmakers such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have embraced in recent election cycles in the United States, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made it clear during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monday that she does not consider herself a democratic socialist.

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Watch this historian call out Davos elite to their faces: 'Stop talking about philanthropy' and pay higher taxes

While the private jets have mostly left the airport outside of Davos, Switzerland following the conclusion of this year's World Economic Forum, a little noticed exchange that took place during the annual gathering has picked up steam in recent days showing what it looks like when some of the world's richest people are confronted by someone willing to call literal "bullshit" on the we-can-save-the-world-with-charity mantra that dominates among the global elite.

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'Shock Doctrine' author Naomi Klein laments 'what next?' if Trump succeeds in inventing a fake 'national emergency'

As a result of creating a fake crisis in order to appease his far-right base and achieve a policy goal that has majority public opposition, President Donald Trump continues to threaten to declare a "national emergency" as a way to commandeer military funds in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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