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Dan Gainor: Fake news – ABC falsely portrays Kentucky shooting range as Syria battle scene

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How far will the media go to get rid of President Trump?

Journalists hyped a phony Russian collusion narrative for nearly three years. ABC News’ Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’ false Russia reporting was so bad it actually tanked the stock market.

This week, ABC News outdid itself. It used video of shooting at a gun range in Kentucky and said it showed an attack by Turkish forces on Kurds in Syria. This made Trump look bad and potentially escalated the conflict.

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It appears someone at ABC may have tried to get the U.S. into a war. But the press downplayed the incident as an accident. The incident resembled the plot from the movie “Wag the Dog,” except the movie had better writing than ABC.

Here’s what happened. Sunday’s “World News Tonight” featured a report called “Slaughter in Syria,” with weekend anchor Tom Llamas reporting. He talked while a video appeared on screen apparently showing a massive gun battle peppered with explosions.

Describing the scene, words on the screen said: ‘CRISIS IN SYRIA, ISIS prisoners escape as death toll rises in attack.”

Llamas described the U.S. troop pullout from the Syria-Turkey border as “effectively abandoning America’s allies in the fight against ISIS.” Then he explained what looked like a terrifying scene.

“This video right here appearing to be showing Turkey’s military bombing Kurdish civilians in a Syrian border town,” Llamas said. “The Kurds, who fought alongside the U.S. against ISIS – now horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies.”

The video was so powerful that ABC used it again on “Good Morning America” the next day. This time, correspondent Ian Pannell told viewers: “This video obtained by ABC News appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town.”

Appears. But as the old saying goes, appearances can be deceiving – and they certainly were in this case. Extraordinarily deceiving, in fact.

Sure, it was amazing video. Lots of guns going off. Lots of things exploding. But it wasn’t a battle scene. The video was from a nighttime machine-gun shoot at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Ky. – not Syria.

Social media posters recognized the video wasn’t from Syria and other news outlets reported the shocking incident. ABC issued Twitter corrections, because that’s what outlets do when they are too embarrassed to tell viewers. The correction stated the network removed the video “after questions were raised about its accuracy.” Naturally, “ABC News regrets the error.”

More like ABC appears to regret the error.

This was briefly a big controversy. CNN’s Brian Stelter called it “a big black eye for ABC News.” Even The New York Times noted that “ABC News did not specify how the error had occurred.”

Journalism’s Poynter Institute added: “Into that vacuum of non-information rushed a familiar barrage of cynical accusations.” Then it proceeded to rationalize how showing the wrong video was simply an accident, because there was no proof it wasn’t.

Poynter insisted that “knowingly misrepresenting anything is not in the interest of a standards-based news organization.” Of course, the standards-based news organization also tanked the stock market in its desperate attempt to get Trump.

The president called the ABC blunder “a big scandal” and a “disgrace.” He’s right. And, perhaps, those who simply say that “accidents happen” might be right as well. ABC hasn’t elaborated and has already proved itself untrustworthy.

You notice how the news media don’t make big errors that help Trump? Instead, they assume the worst and ignore one of journalism’s cardinal rules – when a story seems too good to be true, it usually is.

ABC leaves viewers with only two disturbing choices. It is either trying to destabilize the Mideast and cause a war with NATO ally Turkey or it employs idiots who are easily duped and bosses who don’t even bother to verify the video they run.

Both choices say a lot about journalism in 2019.

Finger-pointing at Trump and Obama gets different reactions

We turn from “Wag the Dog” to wag the finger. Only no two digits are alike when it comes to the press.

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stood across from Trump at a crowded conference table and pointed her finger. The media couldn’t wait to celebrate Pelosi’s victory over Trump and evil men. CNN ran a video from correspondent Dana Bash headlined: “Look at Pelosi standing up to Trump at table of all men.”

That was a common theme. Give credit to the Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Kugle, who captured all sorts of examples of finger-pointing fandom. Only he paired it with media outlets up in arms when then-Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., treated then-President Barack Obama in the same manner back in 2012.

Journalists were furious at Brewer for allegedly disrespecting the president who they voted for and adored. Some even turned it into a racial incident. Jack Cafferty, then of CNN, summed up that view with the comment: “All that many saw in that famous photograph was a white woman wagging her finger at the first black president.”

Brewer took to Twitter to underscore the double-digit, double-standard. “The news media hails @SpeakerPelosi as a hero for pointing her finger at @POTUS @realDonaldTrump but when I stood up to @BarackObama I was vilified as rude and racist. Such Hypocrites!” Brewer wrote.

And she’s right. Both times the media were giving the finger to honest journalism.

Free press hates free speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to Georgetown University this week and gave a pivotal address on free expression. He paired it with a Washington Post op-ed, both times calling for “the freedom for people to express themselves.” And the news media were furious about it.

Think about that.

Facebook wasn’t subtle. It headlined his speech on its own site as “Mark Zuckerberg Stands for Voice and Free Expression.” It’s long past time that Big Tech did just that.

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To be fair, Zuckerberg also called for governments to deliver “new regulation in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.”

Given the tendency of governments to restrict freedom (China!) that could become a global nightmare, just as it’s becoming one in Europe. Letting government just decide so-called “hate speech” would torch online free speech.

Journalists were critical of Zuckerberg’s “controversial” speech. “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason was typical: “Coming up, Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial comments about censoring politicians.”

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There are reasons why the press is upset about “controversial” speech. A Politico article by reporter Ryan Lizza this week noted how the big social media companies are viewed as dangerous to the left. “A consensus is emerging in Democratic politics that these platforms are the greatest threat to the party’s eventual nominee,” he wrote.

That’s because the left doesn’t dominate social media the way it does traditional news. That’s a big reason why journalists want Zuckerberg and others to restrict political speech. They want to beat Trump in 2020.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders At Comeback Rally In Queens

QUEENS, N.Y. ― In an endorsement speech to an overflow crowd in Queensbridge Park on Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) credited Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with inspiring her to run for Congress.

“The only reason I had any hope in launching a long-shot campaign for Congress is because Bernie Sanders proved that you can run a grassroots campaign and win in an America where we almost thought it was impossible,” she said, referring to the 2016 presidential run for which she volunteered.

Then, with the crowd of tens of thousands roaring their approval, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress welcomed her “Tio Bernie” ― the oldest presidential candidate in a crowded field ― to the stage.

The image of the pair of progressive rock stars with their clasped hands raised triumphantly as they waved to the crowd perfectly encapsulated the message that Sanders hoped to send with his first rally since having a heart attack at the start of the month: that he is not only prepared to serve as president, he is the voice of the rising generation of progressive, multiracial youth.

“I am happy to report to you that I am more than ready ― more ready than ever to carry on the epic struggle that we face today,” Sanders declared. “To put it bluntly, I am back.”

Sanders, who normally ascends the stage to the sounds of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Power to the People,” chose a different track for his big comeback rally: AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”

The event management firm staffing the event and providing security estimated that 25,872 people attended the rally, according to the Sanders campaign.

The New York City Parks Department said it had provided a permit for a crowd of 15,000 for the event. And while it is impossible to independently verify the figure, there were indeed throngs of attendees outside the rally perimeter and down the street because the campaign had determined the event was at its legal capacity.

If the estimate is even loosely accurate, it makes Sanders’ rally the largest of any Democratic candidate this election cycle. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts likely came closest with a mid-September rally in Manhattan that Warren’s campaign estimates drew 22,000 people.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hugs Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a campaign rally on Saturday in New York.

As with other Sanders campaign rallies, the “Bernie’s Back” gathering in Queens had a festive, carnivalesque atmosphere as devout, mostly young, Berniecrats from across the metropolitan area donned swag, held homemade signs and chanted progressive slogans ― “Bernie’s back,” “Green New Deal” and “A-O-C” were just three of the favorites. At least one attendee was wearing a giant, papier-mâché mask of Sanders and was affectionately imitating him. 

But Saturday’s Queens rally felt more jubilant than his other campaign rallies, which have generally not been preceded by such formative — and at times, for his supporters, frightening — developments.

Sanders had already proven his mettle with an enthusiastic debate performance on Oct. 15 and the news that Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) would be backing his bid

At 78, though, he remains under additional pressure to prove his health and vitality after the Oct. 1 heart attack.

His campaign was working at breakneck speed in the run-up to the rally, highlighting new policy proposals and announcing three additional endorsements from New York elected officials in the hours before Sanders took the stage.

Nabbing Ocasio-Cortez’s backing was a particular coup for the campaign, given her enormous following. She said on Saturday that after nearly a year in Congress, she found Sanders’ staunch independence throughout his three decades in the same institution even more impressive.

“Behind closed doors, your arm is twisted … and every trick in the book ― psychological and otherwise ― is used to get us to abandon the working class,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It has been in that experience of the past nine months, that I have grown to appreciate the enormous, consistent and nonstop advocacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders.”

In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the roster of speakers that preceded Sanders was a who’s-who of progres stars and Sanders partisans: his wife Jane; filmmaker Michael Moore; San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz; former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner; and former Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán. Each of the speakers made a point of pushing back against concerns about Sanders’ health and finding ways to distinguish him from Warren, who has overtaken him in the polls.

“The only heart attack that we should be worried about is the heart attack Wall Street is going to have when Bernie Sanders is president of the United States,” Moore bellowed.

Turner, a veteran of the 2016 campaign known for her pugnacious style, went on an extended riff blasting both former Vice President Joe Biden and Warren without naming either of them.

“There are some people who sat on the sidelines before and there was only one person who stood up to the establishment and his name is Bernard Sanders,” Turner said, referencing Warren’s neutrality during the 2016 presidential primary.

“There are many copies, but there is only one original,” she added. “I don’t know why you would take the copy, baby, when you can have the original.”

Together, not only will we clean up our environment, but we will finally put an end to environmental racism. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

There was no substitute, however, for Sanders himself declaiming for nearly an hour, his voice occasionally growing raspy, about the ravages of corruption and inequality.

Brothers and sisters, Congress may not talk about it, the media may not talk about it, but not only will we talk about income and wealth inequality, we are going to do something about it,” he said.

Sanders even tailored parts of his speech to fit the location, deviating from his famously consistent messaging. The campaign deliberately chose to hold the rally in a park next to the largest public housing complex in the country ― and in the shadow of New York’s dirtiest power plant.

Sanders promised that his affordable housing plan, which would create a national rent control system preventing significant rent hikes, would allot an additional $20 billion to New York City’s public housing authority alone. And he framed the Green New Deal as a solution uniquely designed to address the kind of “environmental racism” embodied by the concentration of public housing next to sources of pollution.

“Together, not only will we clean up our environment, but we will finally put an end to environmental racism,” he said.

It is not yet clear the size of the impact that Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement will have on Sanders’ campaign. Her strongest following is with left-leaning young people, who already make up Sanders’ biggest bloc of support ― albeit one where recent polling has shown him losing ground.

But there was no question at Saturday’s rally that she had breathed new excitement into Sanders’ supporters, as well as the senator himself. Sanders said he looked forward to her accompanying him on the campaign trail across the country.

“I’ve been around politics for a few years,” he said. “And it is hard to believe the degree to which in less than one year, this woman ― the youngest woman ever elected to Congress … has transformed politics in America.”

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Over 20,000 Join Bernie Sanders For Post-Heart Attack Campaign Relaunch In Queens

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QUEENS, N.Y. ― In an endorsement speech to an overflow crowd in Queensbridge Park on Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) credited Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with inspiring her to run for Congress.

“The only reason I had any hope in launching a long-shot campaign for Congress is because Bernie Sanders proved that you can run a grassroots campaign and win,” she said, referring to the 2016 presidential run for which she volunteered.

Then, with the crowd of tens of thousands roaring their approval, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress welcomed her “Tio Bernie” ― the oldest presidential candidate in a crowded field ― to the stage.

The image of the pair of progressive rock stars with their clasped hands raised triumphantly as they waved to the crowd perfectly encapsulated the message that Sanders hoped to send with his first rally since having a heart attack at the start of the month: that he is not only prepared to serve as president, he is the voice of the rising generation of progressive, multiracial youth.

I am happy to report to you that I am more than ready ― more ready than ever to carry on the epic struggle that we face today,” Sanders declared. “To put it bluntly, I am back.”

Sanders, who normally ascends the stage to the sounds of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Power to the People,” chose a different track for his big comeback rally: AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”

The event management firm staffing the event and providing security estimated that 25,872 people attended the rally, according to the Sanders campaign.

The New York City Parks Department said it had provided a permit for a crowd of 15,000 for the event. And while it is impossible to independently verify the figure, there were indeed throngs of attendees outside the rally perimeter and down the street because the campaign had determined the event was at its legal capacity.

If the estimate is even loosely accurate, it makes Sanders’ rally the largest of any Democratic candidate this election cycle. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts likely came closest with a mid-September rally in Manhattan that Warren’s campaign estimates drew 22,000 people.

This story is developing. Please return for updates.

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California student is first female to throw touchdown pass in high school’s 50-year history

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High school senior Ariel Orona made history last week when she became the first woman to throw a touchdown pass at her school – and possibly in the state of California.

In a sport that rarely sees women take the field – and even then almost always as a kicker – the 17-year-old plays wide receiver for the Silver Creek High School football team in San Jose.

“I was excited,” Orona told KTVU. “I’ve been practicing the last three weeks, practicing that throw over and over again.”

In the sixth game of the season on Oct. 11, the Silver Creek Raiders were up 21 to 6 against Westmont High. In a reverse run, the running back tossed Orona the ball. Orona, without realizing she’d be making history for her school, threw it to the quarterback to complete a 23-yard pass.

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“I was always passionate about this game,” said Orona. “Me actually throwing that touchdown just made me emotional. I was very anxious for that to happen and it actually happened.”

“I was shocked but I was amazed, hey it worked,” said Silver Creek High Football Head Coach Aaron Noriega.

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“We haven’t heard of anyone else,” said Mario Martinez, the team’s offensive coordinator. “She may be the third to do it in the nation, first in California.”

In Super Bowl 52, the Philadelphia Eagles popularized the play known as the “Philly Special” which helped them secure a championship. The Silver Creek Raiders call it the “Little Mermaid” after Ariel Orona.

Orona previously was a back-up quarterback for the junior varsity team but she never threw a touchdown.

She’s earned the respect of her teammates, who don’t feel the need to “take it easy” on her.

“Every time I see her step onto the field, I just think it’s really courageous of her,” said quarterback Ricardo Anaya. “We aren’t going to take it easy for anybody out here. She’s right along with it. The bumps and bruises we go through.”

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Jumping into the midst of a male-dominated sport can seem daunting, but Orona hopes she will inspire more young girls to take up football.

“For all the younger girls, if you have a dream go for it,” said Orona. “No matter how crazy it seems. Anything is possible.”

Orona is the fourth female in her school’s history to play on the varsity football team. Her next goal is to make a touchdown as a wide receiver.

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Ohio FedEx delivery man fixes stars and stripes pillows after dropping off package

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A FedEx delivery who flipped a set of stars and stripes pillows on an Ohio front porch is being hailed a patriot after footage of the kind act went viral.

The unidentified package deliverer swapped the pillows Wednesday when he noticed they were out of order — the stripes pillow was to the left of the stars when it should have been reversed.

Jackie Szabo told Fox 35 she saw the man fixing her pillows on the security camera.

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She posted the clip to Facebook and said, “When the FedEx guy puts the stars before the stripes.”

The video had been viewed more than 1.9 million times as of Saturday afternoon.

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The gesture was “sweet” and “extra special” to her, as her son is “an Airborne Soldier and a veteran in U.S. Army,” Szabo told Fox 35.

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‘I am back’: Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally

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No one else was talking about the issues he’s been talking about throughout his career & during his campaign in 2016.

Now (with varying degrees of authenticity & sincerity), pretty much ALL of the Dem candidates are talking about those issues.

Whether or not he wins the nomination, he’s won the majority of the public on hearing their voices & concerns AND by walking his talk not only now, but for decades.

HIS agenda is THE vote-winning agenda, whether or not the party establishment likes it. And it’s why ALL of the other candidates have to adopt it, address it, or ignore it – they all know it’s the best way to get the voters on their side.

The Dem leadership is trying to disappear him. But he’s not going away. He never went away. He never will.

His platform is now the heart of the Dem party, even if he doesn’t get the nom. And the party won’t gain any voters (& may lose voters) if they don’t have a national candidate who carries his intentions forth.

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Boris Johnson Has a Trust Problem in Parliament

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LONDON — For the ever-wary lawmakers who sit behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Britain’s House of Commons, one insurance policy on his rollicking leadership was not enough. So on Saturday, they took out another.

So distrustful have lawmakers become of their famously brazen prime minister — and of one another — that they voted on Saturday not to vote at all on Mr. Johnson’s much-heralded Brexit plan.

They had already passed a law to prevent the prime minister from abruptly pulling Britain out of the European Union without a deal managing future relations. But on Saturday they went further, saying that even the deal that Mr. Johnson had struck with the European Union was not a strong enough guarantee that Britain would not leave without one.

So they bought themselves a second layer of protection against such an outcome, forcing the government to ask for an extension and putting off the fateful decision on his deal until a no-deal departure was a more remote possibility.

In an era of fractious disagreements and high-stakes political gridlock in Britain, the decision to add extra insurance was more evidence of the hollowing out of confidence among lawmakers that their colleagues would abide by the courtly traditions and effete codes of conduct that once dominated the chamber.

“The arteries of Parliament are built on this sort of trust,” said Alan Wager, a research associate at The U.K. in a Changing Europe, a research institute.

“It’s founded on the good-chap theory of government, the idea that people will abide by norms and culture, and that’s where the breakdown is,” he said. “The fury and frustration in the House of Commons is because of the magnitude of the decisions and the tightness of the votes.”

Lawmakers said they had good reason to distrust Mr. Johnson.

In an effort to quash dissenting voices in Parliament and push his Brexit plan through, Mr. Johnson had already asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament, a move the Supreme Court deemed unlawful. And in striking a deal this past week with the European Union on the terms of Britain’s departure, he broke a major promise of his about how he would treat trade in Northern Ireland.

As a result of their misgivings, lawmakers have repeatedly tied the government’s hands, going so far as to pre-write a letter to the European Union for the prime minister because they did not trust him to follow the chamber’s edicts. A pregnant Labour lawmaker even delayed giving birth to appear for a pivotal vote in a wheelchair, suspicious that her pro-Brexit adversaries would not honor the usual system of taking medical absences into account.

The delay to Saturday’s vote on Mr. Johnson’s new Brexit agreement came in the form of an amendment put forward by Oliver Letwin, a former Conservative lawmaker exiled from the party by Mr. Johnson. Mr. Letwin supported the deal, as did some other lawmakers who voted to force a postponement.

But Mr. Letwin and other lawmakers said they worried that it was a prelude to parliamentary chicanery by Mr. Johnson or his hard-line Conservative allies that would result in a catastrophic no-deal Brexit within weeks. His amendment delays final approval of the agreement until after Parliament passes the detailed legislation to enact it.

That guarded against British lawmakers’ approving Mr. Johnson’s deal in principle on Saturday, but then holding up the detailed legislation that would follow.

Despite the earlier law seeking to avert a no-deal departure, that sequence of events would have left Parliament powerless to stop a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31.

Among the most important backers of delaying a decision were a group of lawmakers furious at Mr. Johnson over the deal. In order to avoid imposing a border on the island of Ireland, his agreement creates a regulatory and customs border of sorts between Britain and Northern Ireland.

That angered unionist lawmakers for whom close ties between those two regions are sacrosanct — all the more so because Mr. Johnson had earlier promised not to put any distance between the two.

Philip Hammond, a Conservative ex-chancellor, on Saturday compared Mr. Johnson’s deal to getting on a bus without knowing where it was going.

“Before I decide whether to jump on the prime minister’s bus,” he said, “I’d like to be just a little clearer about the destination.”

For a prime minister who thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough, the voting on Saturday amounted to a remarkable comedown. But some of the anger at the prime minister was fueled by the very tactics that his allies credit for getting him a new deal.

In the delicate last stage of trying to win approval, though, Mr. Johnson is finding that those fights have depleted a precious reserve of good will among his colleagues, analysts said.

“It rebounds on him,” Mr. Wager said. “He got the agreement because he was willing to break the rules. And now people’s knowledge of the rules is coming back to haunt him.”

He added, “The attempts to second-guess the intentions of the government and safeguard against specific actions of the government — this is a new element, and it’s because of a lack of trust.”

Not all the lawmakers who voted to disrupt Mr. Johnson’s Brexit plan on Saturday did it because of worries about procedural trickery. Some opposition lawmakers simply want to delay and ultimately reverse Brexit, and depriving Mr. Johnson of a fast, up-or-down vote helped their cause.

But even lawmakers who were considering supporting Mr. Johnson’s agreement said they worried they were being “duped,” as Mr. Hammond put it, into voting for a no-deal Brexit in disguise. They fear that after clinching approval, Mr. Johnson will run down the clock on a transition period and fail to secure a free-trade agreement with the European Union, allowing Britain to effectively leave the bloc without a deal protecting trading ties and other arrangements in December 2020.

John Baron, a Brexiteer in the hard-line European Research Group, said as much in a televised interview. He described how senior government ministers had given him “clear assurance” that Britain would effectively leave the European Union on no-deal terms at the end of 2020 if trade talks failed.

Rob Ford, a professor of politics at the University of Manchester, said, “The European Research Group keep saying the silent bit out loud.”

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Kamala Harris To Supporter With Tattoo Of Her Handwriting: ‘Oh, My God!’

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As Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was out on the campaign trail, one of her supporters went under the needle to show her love of the presidential candidate.

Jaedyn Brockway, a first-year student at Iowa State University, told HuffPost on Saturday that the idea was spurred by her encounter with Harris at the Polk County Steak Fry in Des Moines, where nearly all of the crowded field of 2020 Democrats appeared last month.

Brockway, a Harris campaign volunteer, was meeting the candidate for the first time when she took the opportunity to speak to her about gun violence, which concerned her both in high school and now at college.

“She heard me out and she made me feel like I wasn’t alone,” Brockway said. “In that interaction I was crying hardcore and she was like, ‘It’s a sign of strength to show emotion.’”

From that moment on, Brockway said she realized, “That’s smart. It is.”

“I should never feel ashamed of crying over something that matters so much to me.”

In a call to action on gun control, Harris shared a video of their conversation on Twitter.

During a subsequent stop at a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America event, Brockway asked Harris to jot down the phrase on a slip of paper.

“She wrote it down and then I called every tattoo shop in Ames to see who could take a walk-in,” Brockway said. Within an hour, it was on her arm.

Last week, when Harris returned to Des Moines, Brockway showed off her new ink, announcing to the candidate, “I got you tattooed!”

“Oh, dear Lord,” Harris said. “Oh, my God. You did! That’s my handwriting!

“I wasn’t nervous ― it was more just like a surreal moment,” Brockway said of the big reveal. “I got to show my idol.”

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AOC backs Sanders at New York rally, credits him with ‘fundamentally’ changing politics

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. gave her endorsement to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at a New York rally on Saturday, claiming that his 2016 bid had “fundamentally changed” U.S. politics — as the 78-year-old lawmaker spoke at his first campaign rally since heart surgery this month.

Ocasio-Cortez, who has quickly become one of the most prominent left-wing House lawmakers since taking office in January, backed Sanders formally at the rally in Long Island City. She credited Sanders with having inspired her to embark on her own long-shot political bid, in which she ousted longtime Rep. Joe Crowley last year.

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“It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves health care, housing, education and a living wage,” she said.

In her remarks, she talked about her own personal story of growing up in New York and painted a grim picture of America, telling the crowd: “We are all always, it feels like, one accident from everything falling apart and we have to change the fundamental logic of a system and a politics that puts corp profit ahead of all human and planetary costs.”

But she said Sanders had spent decades for fighting for those things to make life for her better, such as the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), universal health care, and student debt forgiveness.

“Bernie Sanders did not do these things because they were popular and that’s what we need to remember,” she said. “No one wanted to question this system and in 2016 he fundamentally changed politics in America.”

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“We right now have one of the best Democratic presidential primary fields in a generation and much of that is thanks to the work that Bernie Sanders has done throughout his entire life,” she said.

The endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez, along with other members of The Squad, — the progressive group of freshman lawmakers — marks a needed win for Sanders during a difficult few weeks for his campaign.

He has found himself trailing behind both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in a number of polls, and has been recovering from surgery after a heart attack. The latter has raised questions about his stamina for not only the grueling presidential race, but also at least a term in the White House.

In his remarks on Saturday, Sanders sought to quash doubts about whether he could continue, stressing his commitment to continuing his “political revolution”

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“I am happy to report to you that I am more than ready, more ready than ever to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today. I am more than ready to assume the office of president of the United States,” he said to cheers from the crowd.

“I am more than ready to take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite and their apologists. I am more ready than ever to help create a gov based on the principles of justice, economic justice, racial justice, social justice and environmental justice,” he said.

“To put it bluntly, I am back.” he added.

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AOC says ‘moment of clarity’ drove decision to endorse Bernie Sanders

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