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Ted Yoho Quits Christian Charity's Board

Bread for the World asked Florida Republican to step down after dust-up with AOC

(Newser) - Rep. Ted Yoho is out of one job following his throw-down with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , though not his main one: Christian nonprofit Bread for the World asked the Florida Republican to step down from its board of directors and announced his resignation on Saturday, saying that Yoho's "recent...

AOC Says 'What for Too Long Has Gone Unsaid'
AOC Went Where Few
Female Politicians Go

AOC Went Where Few Female Politicians Go

And that signals 'a shift in our politics'

(Newser) - "Having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man." That was just part of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response to Florida Rep. Ted Yoho's defense/apology on...

AOC Fires Back on House Floor: 'I Am Someone's Daughter'

She calls out Rep. Ted Yoho for using his wife and daughters as 'excuses for poor behavior'

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor Thursday to denounce fellow congressman Ted Yoho of Florida over their encounter on the Capitol steps this week. During that encounter, the GOP congressman wagged a finger in AOC's face and called her "disgusting," and a reporter said Yoho referred...

AOC Rejects 'Apology' from GOP Congressman

She says Yoho is 'refusing responsibility' for 'verbal assault' on Capitol steps

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Ted Yoho apologized Wednesday for the "abrupt manner" of his "conversation" with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday—but said he cannot apologize for his "passion." In prepared comments read from the House floor, Yoho denied using "offensive, name-calling words" during the confrontation...

GOP Lawmaker, AOC Have Testy Exchange

Ted Yoho denies he lobbed a particularly nasty insult at Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - An exchange on the steps of the Capitol between Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, and Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican, was in the headlines Tuesday. A reporter from the Hill writes that Yoho confronted AOC over a recent assertion that poverty and unemployment were big drivers of a...

Syria Vote Unites Far Left, Far Right

In House, liberals join libertarians in opposition

(Newser) - When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday about Syria, he'll no doubt be hoping to sway members of Congress, too. Just how tricky that will be is made clear by the Washington Post , which reports that opposition to any such military strike has managed the rare feat of...

What You Should Know About the 113th Congress

Notable faces, facts

(Newser) - The fiscal cliff deal was the last hurrah for the 112th Congress. Now a freshly elected class is coming to Washington, with more than 90 new faces gracing Capitol Hill. Here are some of the notable names and facts you'll want to know:
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Florida Primary: Tea Partier Beats Veteran Congressman

Cliff Stearns leaving House after 24 years

(Newser) - After 24 years in the House, Cliff Stearns has been booted by a Tea Partier with no political experience . Stearns conceded defeat in the Florida GOP primary today, Roll Call reports, saying in a statement that "there are not enough provisional ballots to make up the difference" he would...

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