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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants us to focus on the 'deeper' problems behind Trump's election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants us to focus on the 'deeper' problems behind Trump's electionFor many Americans, it's easier to believe that Russia -- not American voters -- installed Trump as president.On Sunday, Attorney General Barr released his summary of Mueller's report, writing that Mueller had found insufficient evidence to prove that Trump conspired with the Russians during the 2016 election. For folks who had hoped that the Mueller report would result in Trump's impeachment, it was heartbreaking.For Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, the Mueller report was more than that. It was a wake-up call.SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton replied to AOC's take down of Jared Kushner and we all need a minute"Foreign influence" wasn't the only reason Trump got elected, Ocasio-Cortez claimed in response to a tweet by George Takei.Russia was successful precisely because they played on "national wounds that we refuse to address."&> This is the REAL conversation we need to have as a country. &> &> As horrific as this president is, he is a symptom of much deeper problems. &> &> Even foreign influence plays on nat'l wounds that we refuse to address: income inequality, racism, corruption,a willingness to excuse bigotry. https://t.co/wtebX4Tfld&> &> -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 24, 2019&> He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020. &> &> But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated.&> &> -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 24, 2019&> In order for us to heal as a nation, we ALL must pursue the hard work of addressing these root causes. &> &> It's not as easy as voting. It means having uncomfortable moments convos w/ loved ones, w/ media, w/ those we disagree, and yes - within our own party, too. &> &> It's on all of us.&> &> -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 24, 2019Others on Twitter agreed with Ocasio-Cortez's assessment. Even if Mueller found that Trump conspired with the Russians, that wouldn't be enough to explain his election. There were millions of voters who wanted Trump to be President -- and that wasn't only the work of bots.&> My thoughts on the Mueller summary are what they were when this whole thing started: despite Putin's best efforts, Russia is not the reason 63 million people voted for Trump, America is. If you don't like that result, think about what America did, not Russia.&> &> -- Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 24, 2019&> Interesting reaction from @PeteButtigieg on the Mueller report summary: "It would be a mistake for Democrats to think that the way for the Trump presidency to end is by way of investigation." pic.twitter.com/tYduacKV9T&> &> -- Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 25, 2019Ocasio-Cortez's tweet has received over 97,000 likes at the time of publication. Whether those likes will translate into action is a whole other question. WATCH: Facial recognition coming to U.S. airports by 2021

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:18:01 -0400
Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speech

Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speechThe entire Democratic or Democrat, as the vice president put it, using the ungrammatical truncation that has become popular on the right Party also came under assault from Pence.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:48:53 -0400
Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawnAfter no winner claims the prize Saturday, Powerball jackpot increases to fourth-largest in U.S. history.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00:47 -0400
The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020

The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020Ford gave new details about the retro SUV to dealers at a recent event.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:01:00 -0400
Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS rule

Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS ruleFor the millions forced to endure the Islamic State group's brutal rule, life in the "caliphate" was a living hell where girls were enslaved, music was banned and homosexuality was punishable by death. The jihadists applied an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islamic law across the swathes of Syria and Iraq that they captured in 2014, torturing or executing anyone who disobeyed. The fall of the last sliver of IS territory in eastern Syria marks the end of their proto-state, once the size of the United Kingdom and home to more than seven million people.

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:17:18 -0400
After Mueller, Whats the Political Fallout?

After Mueller, Whats the Political Fallout?Most of what weve learned from Attorney General William Barrs summary of special counsel Robert Muellers report on his investigation is good for the presidentand probably for the nation. As far as Mueller could determine, Trump and his associates didntmount a criminal conspiracy with Russia to undermine the election. The most feverish conjecturesthat perhaps Trump was an active traitor to his country or was being blackmailed by a foreign governmentare almost surely flat-out wrong.We also know that Trump never ended up firingMueller.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:30:18 -0400
UPDATE 2-Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions

UPDATE 2-Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questionsEthiopian Airlines said on Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly after take off this month killed 157 people. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam also promised to work closely with an investigation into the March 10 incident, after reports that the probe was under strain because the Ethiopian authorities were not sharing information with international partners. Boeing has come under intense scrutiny since the crash, the second in five months involving its new 737 MAX 8 model.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:52:22 -0400
A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in AfghanistanAmerica's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military.

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:30:00 -0400
Stranded Norway cruise ship MV Viking Sky returning to port after air evacuations; nearly 900 aboard

Stranded Norway cruise ship MV Viking Sky returning to port after air evacuations; nearly 900 aboardThe Viking Sky carried 1,373 passengers and crew when it had engine trouble in an unpredictable area known for rough, frigid waters.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:31:41 -0400
View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0400
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