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AOC’s Star Shines Bright As She Stumps For Sanders In Iowa



Sen. Bernie Sanders was stuck in Washington during the oh so long hours of opening arguments in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, which means he wasn’t able to hit the road and head to Iowa to do some much needed campaigning ahead of the primary rolling around in February.

Fortunately for him, his proxy on the campaign trail, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was able to help him out by getting crowds of his supporters fired up ahead of the caucuses.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

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“Iowa, are you ready?” the Democratic congresswoman from New York asked a cheering crowd in Ames, Iowa, last weekend. “We all have something to give. All of us have power. In this moment, we just need to dig down deep and acknowledge it in ourselves.”

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Supporters of Sanders, many having only read or heard about Ocasio-Cortez, were impressed by her performances in the state.

“We need her here. It’s great to bring in celebrities like this to help energize support for Bernie,” said Peter Richardson, an 18-year-old University of Iowa student. “Anything like this helps get the message across.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender, has shown herself a natural speaker at Sanders campaign events, weaving personal stories into her liberal policies.

Sam Johnson, an 18-year-old from Iowa City was thrilled AOC was in the house — do young people still say that? — saying, “Yeah, it’s cool having her here. It’s my first caucus, so I’m kinda bummed I won’t see Bernie speak himself. I’ve only ever watched his YouTube interviews, but this gives me something to do, and I thought she did a great job.”

AOC is proving that while she might be completely clueless about how our government system actually works, she’s rather good at mobilizing folks, especially young people, to get involved in politics, which could most definitely make her a formidable foe for Republicans down the line when she’s finally old enough to run for president.

Ocasio-Cortez is part of the four first-term women group known not-so-affectionately as “the Squad,” dubbed so by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Squad has a reputation for being anti-Semitic and spewing all kinds of anti-Israel junk.


MUST SEE: Brave Alaskan Helps Baby Moose Navigate Highway Barrier

Normally, stories about moose on the highway don’t end this well.



Alaska is a state like no other.  It’s still a veritably untamed place, where the weather and the wildlife are both out to get you. It takes a special kind of person to hack it in America’s last frontier.  A simple run to the grocery store can be hazardous in some conditions, and just taking the garbage out at night may find you face-to-face with hundreds of pounds of brown bear. But ask any Alaskan what they hope to avoid the most, and many will tell you it’s the moose that you have to worry about. These creatures are simply enormous, and they have just enough of an attitude to be more than a nuisance when confronted.  Combine that with the fact that plenty of Alaskans are killed each year after automotive collisions with these gargantuan animals, and you have a real recipe for trouble. This week, however, a different sort of moose story made headlines, and with some adorable photos to show for it. Last week, pictures of a man in Alaska lifting a moose calf over a highway guardrail were posted on Facebook. According to Andrea N Salty Bock, who posted the pictures on Facebook, the calf and its mother were near Clam Gulch, on the Kenai Peninsula. The mother was apparently trying to get her baby to go over the guardrail, but it was too tall for the calf. “Traffic stopped to give her the room she needed,” the Facebook post said. “But the calf could not clear the guardrail.” The photos were captivating. Authorities, while thankful that the moose was able to continue on its way, warned that the situation was still a dangerous one, despite the size and age of this animal.

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Biden, Putin Appear Ready to Make Deal on Cyber Criminals

Well, it’s a start.



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Of all of the ways in which this latest iteration of the Cold War has manifested itself in recent years, the insidious actors of the digital dimension may very well be the most prominent here in the 21st century. Notably, the den of online thieves and troublemakers who emanate from Russia, and often choose to target individuals and businesses in America.  In the past several weeks alone, hackers with ties to Russia have crippled a gasoline pipeline on the east coast of the United States and the world’s largest meatpackers. Now, as US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin look for ways to improve the ailing relationship between their two nations, a novel idea has risen in popularity. President Joe Biden signaled an openness to swapping cybercriminals with Russia ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. “Yes, I’m open to, if there’s crimes committed against Russia that, in fact, people committing those crimes are being harbored in the United States, I’m committed to holding them accountable. I was told as I was flying here that he said that. I think that’s potentially a good sign of progress,” Biden said at a post-G-7 summit press conference in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Putin had raised the possibility during an interview over the weekend. “If we agree on the extradition of criminals, then Russia will naturally do that but only if the other side, in this case, the United States, agrees to the same and will also extradite corresponding criminals to the Russian Federation,” Putin said according to Russian news agency TASS. Of course, given that Russia has a history of neglecting the human rights of her prisoners, there is sure to be some pushback regarding the idea of sending “innocent until proven guilty” perpetrators…

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