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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shoots back at Ted Cruz, saying he treated storm-hit Texas as a 'layover' between trips to Cancun and CPAC
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican mocked her during his CPAC speech.
  • Ocasio-Cortez again criticized Cruz for fleeing his home state during the recent electrical grid collapse.
  • The two lawmakers have feuded since the New York Democrat accused Cruz of helping incite the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Ocasio-Cortez added to the widespread criticism Cruz faced after he fled his home state and flew to Cancun, Mexico with his family during his state's severe winter storms and electrical grid collapse last month. The congresswoman led fundraising efforts for Texas storm victims, raising $5 million for non-profit organizations, and flew to the state to meet with those affected by the crisis. At least 58 Texans were killed by hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other accidents during what may be the most costly disaster in the state's history.

... "I don't care what Cruz said at CPAC," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Sunday night, "but I do care that it appears Texas was just a layover stop for him between Cancun and Orlando to drop a pack of water into someone's trunk and abandon his constituents again as they get slammed with $16,000 electrical bills."

During his CPAC speech last Friday, the senator made light of his Mexican scandal and mocked Ocasio-Cortez's concerns about her personal safety during the Capitol siege. The 31-year-old second-term congresswoman has received an unusual number of death threats and accused Cruz of "trying to get me killed."

"We're gathered at a time where the hard left, where the socialists control the levers of government, where they control the White House, where they control every executive branch, where they control both houses of Congress. Bernie is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us she was murdered," Cruz said at CPAC.
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The Supreme Court finally rejected Sidney Powell's election conspiracy theory lawsuits
  • The Supreme Court rejected two lawsuits filed by Trump ally Sidney Powell.
  • It extends the extraordinary losing streak for lawsuits seeking to overturn 2020 election results.
  • Also, President Joe Biden was inaugurated more than a month ago.
The Supreme Court on Monday formally rejected two of Sidney Powell's lawsuits seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election, brushing away any lingering ideas that Donald Trump would be declared the true winner.

As Law and Crime first reported, the court didn't offer any comment while rejected the two lawsuits. One lawsuit sought to overturn results in Arizona, the other in Wisconsin.

The rejections also extend the astounding loss streak from Trump and his allies challenging the election results. Out of more than 40 lawsuits filed, all of them ultimately failed.

Powell's other two lawsuits, in Georgia and Michigan, have also lost multiple rounds in court. The Supreme Court previously said it would not hear the Michigan case, and Powell had withdrawn the Georgia case. Biden won all of the states where Powell challenged election results.

Powell's lawsuits and conspiracy theories have led to potentially devastating consequences for her.
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New video shows US forces getting hammered by a barrage of Iranian missiles after Trump had a top general killed

Unclassified footage of tactical ballistic missile (TBM) strikes on Al Asad airbase 08 Jan. 2020. Video used for 60 Minutes piece that aired on 28 Feb. 2021.
  • The US military released new footage of the Jan. 8, 2020 Iranian missile attack on US troops.
  • The video footage was shot by a drone and shows the missiles hammering Al Asad Air Base.
  • The US service members who were on the ground thought they were going to die.
A drone recorded the attack as a barrage of Iranian short-range ballistic missiles carrying 1,000- to 2,000-pound munitions rained down on Al Asad Air Base on Jan. 8, 2020.

The never-before-seen video footage of the attack was obtained and released by 60 Minutes on Sunday.

... Just days into 2020, President Donald Trump ordered the US military to kill Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military officer and an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander.

The Iranian general was killed in an airstrike outside Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 3, 2020. The airstrike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a Kata'ib Hezbollah commander. The Iran-backed militia group has carried out deadly attacks on US military and civilian personnel in Iraq.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps retaliated on Jan. 8, launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles at US and Coalition forces at Al Asad Air Base and Irbil.

US troops who were on the ground thought they were going to die, harrowing testimonies from service members there revealed.

After receiving intelligence that an Iranian attack was imminent, Lt. Col. Staci Coleman, commander of the 443rd Air Expeditionary Squadron at Al Asad Air Base, had to decide which service members would evacuate and who would stay behind to defend the base.

"I was deciding who would live and would die," Coleman recalled in her written testimony on the event.

"I honestly thought anyone remaining behind would perish," she said. "I didn't believe anyone would survive a ballistic missile attack and it made me feel sick and helpless."

Maj. Alan Johnson, who was at Al Asad, told 60 Minutes that he received an intelligence assessment that Iran's "intention is to level the base and we may not survive."

Fearing the worst, he recorded a video for his family. In the heartbreaking video, he tearfully told his 6-year-old son: "Just know in your heart that I love you. Bye buddy."

No US troops were killed in the Iranian missile attack, but more than one hundred service members suffered traumatic brain injuries, combat wounds that Trump controversially asserted were "not very serious." A total of 29 troops who were wounded during the attack received Purple Hearts.

Damage to the military bases hosting US troops, specifically Al Asad Air Base, was severe in places. That no one was killed in the ballistic attack was a miracle.

"These things have bursting radiuses of 50 to 100 feet, and that's just the shrapnel in the actual blast," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said of the Iranian missiles. He characterized the Iranian ballistic missiles fired at US troops as "very, very significant, serious weapons."
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.