Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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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...

Not-So-Close Race Also One of the Most Expensive

Race Also One
of the Most
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Not-So-Close Race Also One of the Most Expensive

AOC is heavy favorite in Bronx, but a newcomer is drawing big money from Republicans

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "very likely" to win re-election to Congress next month in her Bronx district, according to . More precisely, in a sample of 40,000 simulations, AOC defeats GOP challenger John Cummings 99 times out of 100. It may be surprising, then, to learn that the...

Twitter Catches Flak Over Its Response to Trump's Illness

Other users wonder why Twitter didn't do anything about tweets threatening them

(Newser) - Word that Twitter won't allow any tweets expressing hope that harm comes to someone has users wondering why action wasn't taken until President Trump fell ill. Twitter cited a rule that it said has been in place since April against abusive behavior in saying last week that tweets...

After DNC Speech, AOC Slams NBC for 'Malicious' Tweet

Yes, she seconded nomination for Bernie Sanders, as per procedure. Also yes: She's voting for Biden.

(Newser) - During the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a symbolic speech (transcript here ) in which she seconded a nomination for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the roll call. It's routine procedure: Each presidential candidate who brings delegates to the convention has to be formally nominated, per...

Trump Slams &#39;Mad Woman&#39; Harris, 3 Other Women
Trump Slams 'Mad Woman' 
Harris, 3 Other Women
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Trump Slams 'Mad Woman' Harris, 3 Other Women

AOC, Pelosi, and Mika Brzezinski also the target of presidential insults Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump used a Fox Business interview and his Twitter feed on Thursday to issue slams against four prominent women—three political rivals and a frequent media critic:
  • On Kamala Harris: "Now you have a, sort of a mad woman I call her, because she was so angry and

AOC Will Have Just 60 Seconds for DNC Speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posts poem on the subject, reconnects with 2nd grade teacher

(Newser) - After it was announced Wednesday that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would have just one minute to speak next week at the virtual Democratic National Convention, the lawmaker got some encouragement from none other than her second-grade teacher, the Hill reports. In response to the news, which some progressives decried as a slap...

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 &#39;What for Too Long Has Gone Unsaid&#39;
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...

Voters Rebuff Trump Picks in 2 Primaries
Voters Rebuff Trump Picks
in N. Carolina, Kentucky 

Voters Rebuff Trump Picks in N. Carolina, Kentucky

And more from Tuesday voting

(Newser) - New York, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and Mississippi held primaries or runoff elections Tuesday , and in two of those states, voters rebuffed President Trump—or at least his preferred nominees. In North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn, 24, won the runoff for the seat vacated by GOP Rep. Mark Meadows when he...

AOC on Judge's Detention Ruling: 'Unconstitutional'

Ocasio-Cortez: NYPD detaining arrestees for more than 24 hours without charges

(Newser) - On Thursday, a Manhattan judge issued a ruling affecting the NYPD and protests in New York City, and AOC is pushing back. Per Law & Crime , Criminal Court Judge James Burke granted the police department's request to allow for the detention of arrestees in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn...

AOC Sees Oil Price Crash as a &#39;Turning Point&#39;
Some Early Views on
'Mind-Bending' Oil Prices
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Some Early Views on 'Mind-Bending' Oil Prices

AOC, for one, sees this as a 'turning point in the climate movement'

(Newser) - Oil prices remained in turmoil in the US and the world on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal . On Monday, the US benchmark dipped into negative territory for the first time, settling at -$37.63 per barrel. On Tuesday, the price improved, but remained in the red at -$6.30...

AOC Facing 13 Challengers in Re-Election Campaign

5 of them are from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's own party

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will not exactly cruise uncontested to re-election. The first-term Democratic congresswoman, who kicked off her re-election campaign in Queens Saturday while remarking that she "would never begrudge anyone trying to run in a primary," is facing 13 challengers—and five of them are from her own...

AOC: Any Other Country, I Wouldn't Be in Biden's Party

She thinks Democratic party's tent may be too big

(Newser) - New York magazine is out with a profile of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her first year in office, and the progressive does not sound thrilled about being in the same party as moderates such as, say, Joe Biden. Reporter David Freelander asked about her hypothetical role in Congress if Biden...

AOC Sorry for Blocking Critic on Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizes as part of settling federal lawsuit brought against her

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her, the AP reports. In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov...

&#39;To Put It Bluntly, I Am Back&#39;
'To Put It Bluntly, I Am Back'

'To Put It Bluntly, I Am Back'

Sanders mounts his political comeback weeks after heart attack

(Newser) - Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight a political revolution—with a little help from new friends—at a rally Saturday that drew an estimated 25,000 to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed...

AOC Has Picked Her Candidate: Report

And it's Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders said at Tuesday night's Democratic debate that he will be joined by a "special guest" at his "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens on Saturday. Anybody expecting Paul Simon will be disappointed: Sources tell the Washington Post that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will appear at the...

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