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Gosar Becomes 24th House Member in History to Be Censured

Resolution passed 223-207, with 2 Republicans joining all Democrats

(Newser) - Update: The House of Representatives voted 223-207 Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for sharing an animated video that showed him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. Gosar—the 24th House member to be censured in the chamber's history, and the first since 2010—stood in...

AOC Slams 'Creepy' Gosar After Anime Video

GOP lawmaker depicts himself killing her, attacking Biden with swords

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Paul Gosar, a staunch ally of former President Trump, is no stranger to controversy . And the Arizona lawmaker is courting it anew with an anime video posted to Twitter and Instagram. Coverage:
  • The video: You can watch it here . The two most controversial parts depict him killing Alexandria

AOC's Met Gala Dress Has a Message

Congresswoman wore dress reading 'tax the rich' to Monday's high-society event

(Newser) - The Met Gala red carpet was dotted with political messages, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Attending her first high-society Met Gala, where tickets reportedly cost $35,000, the New York congresswoman wore a floor-length white gown with the words "tax the rich" emblazoned on the back in red. "...

Bezos' Nod to Amazon Workers Does Not Go Over Well

Space flight indulgence came as Amazon delivery drivers are without health insurance, critics say

(Newser) - After his quick trip to space on Tuesday, Jeff Bezos had some people to thank. "I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this," the world's richest man said at a news conference, per CBS News . That comment...

Sanders Tries to Hold Up Arms Sale to Israel

Senator wants a debate, at least, before the deal goes through

(Newser) - On the same day that a cease-fire was announced in the Middle East, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel. "At a moment when US-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Confronts AOC
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC

Ocasio-Cortez later asks congressional leaders to make sure Congress remains safe

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile members of the House—one on the left, the other on the right—are the focus of a flurry of news coverage on Thursday. The headlines came after GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia confronted New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the latter...

AOC, Jerry Nadler Join the Push: Cuomo&#39;s Got to Go
Cuomo Just Lost Support
of a Pivotal Group

Cuomo Just Lost Support of a Pivotal Group

House Democrats from New York, including AOC, call for him to resign, but he refuses

(Newser) - As the Democratic Party turned sharply against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he faces growing allegations of sexual harassment , he insisted Friday he wouldn’t resign and castigated politicians calling for him to quit as “reckless and dangerous” and engaging in “cancel culture," per the AP...

Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun, Mocks Mask Rules, AOC

Texas senator speaks at CPAC

(Newser) - Lots of people made jokes about Ted Cruz's ill-advised trip to Cancun , and on Friday, Cruz joined them. “I gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice,” Cruz said at the opening of his speech before the Conservative Political...

'AOClied' Claim Deemed False by Fact Check

Critics, supporters battle it out over Ocasio-Cortez's account of Capitol riot

(Newser) - Critics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started circulating the hashtag #AOClied in response to the congresswoman's harrowing account of the Jan. 6 mob attack on the US Capitol—but it has now been taken over by pictures of animals. AOC supporters are backing her by using the hashtag when posting photos...

AOC: 'I Thought Everything Was Over'

Congresswoman recounts Capitol attack, reveals she's a sexual assault survivor

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she is a sexual assault survivor Monday in a candid 90-minute discussion about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which left her fearing for her life . "I'm a survivor of sexual assault," an emotional AOC announced on Instagram Live, at times speaking to an...

GOP Congressman Wants to Hear Ocasio-Cortez Apologize

Media Research Center wants her suspended from Twitter over Ted Cruz comment

(Newser) - A Republican congressman is demanding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for saying Sen. Ted Cruz almost had her killed. AOC clashed with Cruz on Twitter Thursday after he agreed with her suggestion that the Financial Services Committee investigate trading app Robinhood over GameStop-related restrictions . AOC said she wouldn't work with...

AOC Won't Work With Cruz: 'You Almost Had Me Murdered'

'There's a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side,' senator says

(Newser) - When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday about individual investors being blocked from buying shares of certain companies by Robinhood, a trading app, many messages of support were posted. But one responder wasn't welcome at this party, Politico reports. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas retweeted her post, which said...

People Take Issue With Ted Cruz's 'Paris' Tweet

Twitter users quick to point out Paris Agreement isn't about Paris

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz greeted the start of the Biden administration with a tweet that was critical of one of the president's initial moves: "By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he's more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs...

Governor Has Bad News for Undocumented Workers on Vaccine

Nebraska's Pete Ricketts suggests undocumented meatpacking employees won't be eligible to get it

(Newser) - Nebraska is where you'll find the bulk of the nation's meatpacking, so it makes sense that Nebraska is where the most coronavirus cases are popping up in meatpacking plants . What doesn't make sense to some are comments from the state's governor that suggest a portion of...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

What AOC Has to Say About Her Controversial Vaccination

She says she's fighting 'misinfo' by getting it early

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among the first to get a COVID-19 vaccination, receiving hers live on Instagram on Friday, per the Independent . As the representative from New York explained, members of Congress "are urged to take it as part of a continuity of governance plan," and she opted to...

Late Deal Averts a Government Shutdown

Congress gets more time, will continue working on COVID package

(Newser) - Congress shipped a temporary government-wide funding bill to President Trump on Friday, averting a government shutdown at midnight and buying time for on-again, off-again talks on COVID-19 relief. The bill, which sets a new shutdown deadline of midnight next Friday, passed the Senate by a unanimous voice vote that came...

Goya Gets In a Dig at AOC
Goya Gets In a Dig at AOC

Goya Gets In a Dig at AOC

Company names her employee of the month after her public criticism

(Newser) - Goya Foods, which bills itself as the biggest Hispanic-owned company in the US, has given one of the nation's most prominent Hispanic figures an honorary nod of sorts. But it's not one that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will want. Goya CEO Robert Unanue said Monday that the company sarcastically...

Ocasio-Cortez: Progressives Aren't the Problem

With races over, lawmaker lists Democratic Party's shortcomings

(Newser) - US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has provided her post-election assessment of the state of the Democratic Party, and it includes a few complaints. The New York lawmaker finds the shortcoming in the party's online operation, for instance, to be competence. Any internal criticism was postponed while Democrats united behind the...

AOC &#39;Cautious About Words&#39; When Answering One Question
AOC 'Cautious About Words'
When Answering One Question
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AOC 'Cautious About Words' When Answering One Question

Vanity Fair has a wide-ranging interview with Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - Vanity Fair is out with a lengthy profile of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and both her supporters and critics might be interested that it notes she will be 35—barely—in 2024 and thus eligible to run for president. This already has chatter going in some circles about a potential primary...

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