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Hecklers dragged from Ryan speech: ‘Corporations are not people!’

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Protesters on Friday interrupted vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech to the Values Voter Summit and were dragged from the building by security personnel.

“Corporations are not people!” one woman screamed as Ryan began his remarks.

“Thank you so much,” Ryan quipped. “I appreciate your support. Thank you so much. I appreciate it.”

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While the woman was being dragged from the room, the crowd erupted into chants of “U-S-A!”

Minutes later, a man spoke out during Ryan’s remarks about how President Barack Obama was “dividing up the wealth.”

“Corporations are not people! Corporations are not people!” the man shouted.

“U-S-A! U-S-A!” the crowd again chanted.

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“Thank you very much,” Ryan said as the man was quickly removed by two security guards.

According to Talking Points Memo, the protesters at Ryan’s speech on Friday were AIDS activists.

Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had asserted that “corporations are people.”

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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