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GOP zingers about 'socialism' and 'class warfare' don't sting Dems like they used to

When President Donald Trump invoked "alarm" in his State of the Union address over what he described as "new calls to adopt socialism in our country," television quickly cut to Sen. Bernie Sanders. The independent, self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont reacted with a tight-lipped glare as if he had just bitten into a dill pickle.

But TV might just as well have swung over to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. She's

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