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Surprise Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will face high expectations if she makes it to the U.S. House of Representatives. But few expected her to spend one of her first interviews since winning the primary on defending her defeated opponent, Joe Crowley, from a mean-spirited attack by President Trump.

In this CNN clip, Ocasio-Cortez is asked to respond to Trump’s comments at a rally in which he spooned faint praise on the progressive nominee while mocking Crowley, calling him “a slovenly man.” The Bronx nominee’s rebuttal is 100% class.

The firebrand left-winger then turns to several other issues on the minds of Democrats, including health care, humane treatment of children at the border, and most importantly winning the 2018 midterms. But it’s her idea for organizing to block Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court pick (1:30) that could send ripples through D.C. well before autumn.

Viddy a Bronx battler.

Indiana I-69 Corridor Project; Section 6; Morgan/Johnson/Marion counties

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This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

Rich Carmona spent decades upgrading his 1970s ranch home in Midland, Michigan.

He lovingly installed new flooring and doors and remodeled the bathrooms. After finishing the kitchen 18 months ago, he finally had the house the way he liked it.

Then the 96-year-old Edenville Dam failed amid heavy rains May 19, unleashing a torrent of water that drowned roads, swept some houses off of their foundations and left others, including Carmona's, in ruins.

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