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The Famous Martin L. King Quote Being Shared On Social Media

The famous Martin Luther King quote has been shared constantly on social media outlets following the recent cop shootings in Dallas and the killings of black victims in the hands of cops…

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The Famous Martin L. King Quote Being Shared On Social Media

The famous Martin Luther King quote has been shared constantly on social media outlets following the recent cop shootings in Dallas and the killings of black victims in the hands of cops.

The famous quote came from M.L.K. book Strength of  Love  and was first recited in a 1957 sermon he gave on loving your enemies.The quote however was reworded on social media platforms abstracting the original quote by being modified or by making it shorter by users.

The original quote from his book reads:

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. “

Martin Luther King was known as a great Civil Rights Advocate to lead  persecuted blacks to fight for their freedom with love ,respect in a peaceful manner against those they were fighting against.In 1964,Nobel Peace Prize was given to Martin Luther King,Jr. and said of him by Chairman Jah of the Nobel Committee to have been the  first person in western world to have shown that any struggle can be resolved without violence.In Dec 5, 1965 ,during his first speech he announced the nonviolent principles that were to guide the Civil Rights movement.

At the wake of tragedy

After the horrific events that happened on July 7,2016 during a Black Lives Matter march in downtown Dallas,in which 12 police officers have were injured and 5 have were shot dead.

The gunman has been identified as 25 year-old Micah Johnson ,who has  been killed by a police built robot-bomb on  July 8 ,2016.Three others suspects were taken into custody after the shootings.

The attacks in Dallas against police happened during the same week of the killings of Alton Sterling by Barton Rouge police in Louisiana . That same week Philando Castile, age 32 was killed in St.Paul Minnesota during a traffic stop, his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds recorded live on Facebook after he was shot reaching for his wallet on request of the officer.

Black Lives advocates took a stance for the recent victims of police killings in held protests in cities all over the country  including Colorado,Florida,Washington,Minneapolis,New York and California.While demonstrations were held Philadelphia,Rhode Island,and Salt Lake city.

These protests have proceeded by Black Live Matter advocates ever the reported killings of black man in hands of officers in cities like Staten Island,Cleveland,Baltimore,Ferguson,MO;North Charleston S.C. among other in the country.

Most protests have been peaceful,with the exception of Rochester, New York in which 100 people were arrested at Baton Rouge during a Black Lives matter protests.

 

 

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Trump Holds ‘MAGA’ Rally in Orlando to Kick off 2020 Re-Election Campaign

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Vice President Mike Pence introduces President Trump in Orlando, Florida where the Trump 2020 re-election campaign will officially begin with one of the president’s signature ‘MAGA‘ rallies. Trump rolls out his re-election bid just as tensions heat up in Congress over growing calls for his impeachment.

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Trump Campaign Fires Pollsters after Leaked Numbers Show Him Trailing Biden

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is in rough shape for a sitting president, according to its own internal polling. A 17-state poll conducted in March showed the president trailing former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 11 states.

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Trump campaign fires pollsters after leaked numbers show him trailing Biden

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is in rough shape for a sitting president, according to its own internal polling. A 17-state poll conducted in March showed the president trailing former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 11 states.

ABC News obtained some of the actual data that showed “a double-digit lead for Biden in Pennsylvania 55-39 and Wisconsin 51-41 and had Biden leading by seven points in Florida. In Texas, a Republican stronghold, the numbers showed the president only leading by two points.”

The Trump campaign responded with an odd mash-up of denials. Trump told his aides to claim that the polls, which were conducted in late March, didn’t actually exist. When Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was confronted with the actual numbers by ABC News, he said, “These leaked numbers are ancient, in campaign terms, from months-old polling that began in March before two major events had occurred: the release of the summary of the Mueller report exonerating the President, and the beginning of the Democrat candidates defining themselves with their far-left policy message.” Trump himself called the numbers “phony polling information” and asserted that his polling was actually “the strongest I’ve ever been.”

And, now, the campaign has, according to the New York Times, fired three of its five pollsters to minimize the chance of damaging leaks in the future. That includes the Polling Company, previously run by Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager and current White House counselor. The campaign also fired Adam Geller, who worked for former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and Michael Baselice, a pollster for former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, both of whom were on Trump’s 2016 campaign. Only pollsters Tony Fabrizio and John McLaughlin are staying on the 2020 campaign for now.

The fierce reaction isn’t entirely surprising given that Trump is notoriously obsessed with polling data on himself, and his staff has been known to hide polls from him if they show red flags for his approval rating. They also put together scrapbooks of flattering headlines and present it to him multiple times a day.

National polls also show Trump trailing leading Democratic contenders. But even if internal polling is more useful as a snapshot rather than a way to predict results (especially 18 months out from the general election), Trump’s internal polling might be more troubling to his team. The 2016 presidential election, when Trump claimed victory despite the majority of polls showing it was far out of his reach, may have shaken people’s faith in the accuracy of electoral polling, but Cambridge Analytica, working for the Trump campaign, actually managed to predict the final results just weeks before.

“We came to realize the way folks were polling in terms of their samples and who they consider likely voters, it’s probably been incorrect,” Matt Oczkowski, then-director of product for Cambridge Analytica, told Wired immediately after the election. He added, “This is not something that political intuition would tell you, but our models predicted most of these states correctly.” At this early stage, the pollsters he’s working with aren’t quite as positive on his chances.

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AOC warns of ‘very real risk’ of Trump win in 2020, says frustration with Pelosi is ‘quite real’

In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office in January, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is “very real risk” President Trump will win re-election in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also “quite real.”

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In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office in January, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is “very real risk” President Trump will win re-election in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also “quite real.”

The comments struck an unusually defensive tone for the 29-year-old progressive firebrand, as Democrats seek to winnow their large list of 23 presidential contenders. Ocasio-Cortez also spoke bluntly on her initiative to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars most federal funding for abortion — and 2020 Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden’s abrupt reversal on the issue earlier this month.

“I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News’ Jon Karl on “This Week” Sunday.

“I think that if we elect a president on half-measures that the American people don’t quite understand — the agenda of a president, you know, that says we’re fighting for higher wages but we don’t want a $15 minimum wage, fighting for education but we don’t want to make colleges tuition-free, fighting for women’s rights, et cetera, but we don’t want to go all the way with that, then I think we have a very real risk of losing the presidency,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.

Ocasio-Cortez said she did not see herself endorsing a particular candidate “any time soon,” however.

Responding to an NBC News poll showing growing support for an impeachment inquiry, Ocasio-Cortez called an impeachment investigation a “constitutional responsibility.” That prompted Karl to press Ocasio-Cortez on reports that progressive Democrats are frustrated with Pelosi, D-Calif., who has resisted calls for impeachment proceedings.

“I think it’s quite real,” Ocasio-Cortez. “I believe that there is a very real animus and desire to make sure that we are — that — that we are holding this president to account.”

A growing progressive anger has also targeted Biden, who said earlier this month he could “no longer support” the Hyde Amendment, which he had backed for decades. Biden said the law makes a woman’s right to an abortion “dependent on someone’s ZIP code.”

The Hyde Amendment prevents the government from providing abortion funding except in cases of rape, incest, or when the health of the mother is at stake.

Last week, an abortion activist questioning Biden on his Hyde Amendment flip-flop said the former vice president got in the activist’s face and attempted an arm grab. “I thought he was going to hit me,” the activist said, after posting a brief viral video and photo of the encounter.

The activist also noted the numerous accusations by other women that Biden has made them uncomfortable in close personal encounters.

“In every poll, a plurality of Americans opposes public funding of abortions.”

— Slate writer William Saletan

The Biden campaign did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the matter.  Ocasio-Cortez, asked whether Biden has handled the misconduct accusations appropriately, told Karl, “I think that’s something that he has to kind of show the electorate, I think that I, you know, I think that it is an issue where there is a struggle, I’ll be completely honest.”

She continued: “I don’t think that he has — I don’t — I wouldn’t say that it is an incredibly severe — like I don’t think that voters think that he is necessarily guilty of sexual misconduct or anything like that.”

Ocasio-Cortez also said Democrats “probably” made a mistake by not pushing back on Bill Clinton’s treatment of women during his presidency, but said the country has gone through an “evolution” in the years since.

But on the Hyde Amendment, Ocasio-Cortez has been more forceful.

“It’s not the 70s anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an email to backers on Saturday, building support for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment. “This is 2019, and none of our leaders should be willing to stand by a policy that disproportionately harms low-income Americans and people of color just to suit the interests of anti-choice zealots. That ends now. We’re going to fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and let people access the care that they need. Sign your name if you stand for repealing the Hyde Amendment.”

On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said Biden’s new stance on the Hyde Amendment was the bare minimum for a Democrat candidate in 2020. As recently as the last presidential cycle, the Hyde Amendment enjoyed mostly bipartisan support.

“Well, I’m encouraged by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment. I think that that’s where — I think it’s a very base level where all candidates need to be,” Ocasio-Cortez told Karl. “I’m excited to be introducing a repeal of the Hyde Amendment via amendment — we’ll see where it goes — for incarcerated women and the maternal and reproductive health care of incarcerated women is — it should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States. And so I think it really depends — and that’s really what the Hyde Amendment is about.”

Ocasio-Cortez continued: “The Hyde amendment isn’t about abortion per se. The Hyde amendment is — is truly about equality of health care and health care access for low-income women and women of color and women that get caught in our — in our mass incarceration system.

“We’re talking about 50, 51 percent of the American public being impacted by the realities of the Hyde Amendment,” she concluded.

But Democrats risk overplaying their hand on the issue, analysts warn, even as an increasing number of conservative-dominated states pass aggressive pro-life measures. A recent article in Slate by William Saletan, titled “Abortion Funding Isn’t As Popular As Democrats Think: Recent polls debunk much of what progressives believe,” contains a sobering analysis of the issue for the Democrat field.

“In every poll, a plurality of Americans opposes public funding of abortions,” Saletan wrote. “In every poll but one, that plurality is a majority.”

Saletan concluded that while most Americans generally agree with Democrats on the issue of abortion and don’t support defunding abortion clinics, the recent progressive push goes too far.

“On the question of direct payments [for abortion],” Saletan wrote, “most voters agree with the GOP. If Democrats make that question a litmus test, they’ll regret it.”

Nevertheless, last week Illinois enacted a sweeping pro-choice law that eliminated spousal consent, waiting periods, criminal penalties for abortion providers and restrictions on abortion facilities, such as licensing requirements and health and safety inspections. It also repealed the state’s Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act and established “that a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law, of this State.”

The Thomas More Society, a pro-life law firm based in Chicago, declared the bill tantamount to “legalizing the death penalty, with no possibility of appeal, for viable unborn preemies.”

Karl did not ask Ocasio-Cortez about her role in torpedoing Amazon’s plan to locate a headquarters in New York, or a range of her policy proposals, prompting conservatives to dismiss the ABC sit-down as a softball interview.

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