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Ocasio-Cortez warns lobbyist-backed Democrats they ‘will lose the presidency to Trump’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been blunt in her assessment of Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.: If the Democratic presidential candidate is not going to support Medicare for All, he needs to “please sashay away.”

Ocasio-Cortez sent this message to Delaney after the Maryland congressman was booed by crowds at the California Democratic Convention for saying that Medicare for All is “actually not good policy,” according to The Hill. More specifically, Delaney told the audience that “Medicare for All may sound good, but it’s actually not good policy nor is it good politics.”

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In an initial tweet responding to the reaction against Delaney, Ocasio-Cortez wrote that “since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who‘s a ‘frontrunner,’ maybe we can start w some general eliminations. This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute. John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”

She added in a follow up tweet, “✓Medicare for All IS sound policy – one may disagree w/ it, but plenty of other countries have single payer + better outcomes than the US ✓ M4A IS good politics – it polls VERY well in swing states ✓ ‘Third-Way’ (aka lobbyist-backed Dems) WILL lose the presidency to Trump.”

When speaking to Salon earlier this year, Delaney avoided the label of “moderate.” instead, he sought to characterize himself as a pragmatic problem-solver.

“Some people call me a moderate, some people call me a progressive,” Delaney told Salon. “In truth, what I’ve worked on in the Congress and always — going to presidential campaigns — are these big, bold progressive ideas. But uniquely, I saw a pathway for getting this done, which is what I think the American people are looking for. I’m a Democrat in that I work towards progressive things, but I also am laser-like focused in my desire to actually get things done and not just talk about it.”

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“Some people call me a moderate, some people call me a progressive,” Delaney told Salon. “In truth, what I’ve worked on in the Congress and always — going to presidential campaigns — are these big, bold progressive ideas. But uniquely, I saw a pathway for getting this done, which is what I think the American people are looking for. I’m a Democrat in that I work towards progressive things, but I also am laser-like focused in my desire to actually get things done and not just talk about it.”

“Obviously, you have to stand up to Trump, once he attacks you,” Delaney told Salon. “You have to throw a punch, which I’m perfectly capable of doing if he throws a punch. You have to point out to the American people his deficiencies in terms of his not doing the things he promised the American people he would do. But what you really have to do is you have to convince the American people that you believe in something better. That we don’t have to be is divided as he’s making us, right. We don’t have to stoop to the lack of civility that he’s driven in our political discourse. We don’t have to be the kind of country where our political leaders are always fighting and never getting things done.”

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Ex-Russian ambassador astonished by Bill Taylor’s revelation about ‘extraordinary’ Trump-Sondland call

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The former U.S. ambassador to Russia called out a new bombshell from Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor as a national security -- and potential blackmail -- risk.

President Donald Trump's acting ambassador to Ukraine testified Wednesday in a House impeachment inquiry hearing that one of his staffers overheard the president discussing an apparent extortion scheme with his EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, on July 26 at a restaurant.

"In the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.'”

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Republican mocked for attacking MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace amid impeachment hearing: ‘Shouldn’t you be paying attention?’

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was ridiculed online for attacking MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace during the impeachment hearings.

Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, attacked the MSNBC host during her committee's hearing.

Wallace, a former top Republican strategist, has been a harsh critic of the administration. After Stefanik interrupted the hearing, Wallace blasted her.

"It would appear Elise Stefanik is drinking the same loony tune juice with her breakfast as Nikki Haley - going from occasionally reasonable Republicans to Trump shills," Wallace tweeted, adding the hashtag #pathetic.

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White House claims Trump ‘not watching’ impeachment hearing as his Twitter account goes silent

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is "not watching" his first public impeachment hearing.

As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called the hearing to order, Trump's Twitter account went suddenly silent.

But Grisham told reporters that the president was "working."

"He's in the Oval in meetings. Not watching. He's working," she said, according to a pool report.

.@PressSec tells me President Trump is not tuning in to the impeachment hearing now underway. "He's in the Oval in meetings. Not watching. He's working."

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