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Stop Short of Saying
Menendez Should Resign
Sep 25, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
Democrat Senators Stop Short of Saying Menendez Should Resign
But AOC does think he should step down
- Add Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the list of politicians who think Sen. Bob Menendez needs to resign due to his indictment on corruption charges . The Democratic representative said the charges against Menendez, including allegations that he accepted bribes including a Mercedes-Benz, are "very serious," the
It's High Time
Aug 19, 2023 5:31 AM CDT
Some Think It's High Time to Improve US Sunscreen
AOC is among those trying to nudge Congress and the FDA
- Nearly a decade ago, Congress got interested in improving the quality of sunscreen in the US, which is generally considered sub-par when compared to products offered elsewhere in the world. The result in 2023: Not much has happened. Now the interest is percolating again, as evidenced in an Instagram video...
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing
May 11, 2023 5:40 PM CDT
DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing
Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter
- Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...
AOC 'Not Planning
to Primary Gillibrand'
May 1, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
AOC 'Not Planning to Primary Gillibrand'
Congresswoman's rep says she's not planning to run for Senate in 2024
- As New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's reelection campaign nears, there has been so much speculation around the possibility of someone issuing a primary challenge from the left that, per Politico , some wondered whether the senator would even run in 2024 (she ended up announcing in January that she would)....
Apr 10, 2023 4:56 PM CDT
DOJ Appeals Ruling on Abortion Pill
HHS secretary has said he wants Texas judge's decision overturned
- On the first business day after a Texas judge blocked Federal Drug Administration approval of an abortion pill, the Justice Department lodged an appeal. The filing in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asks that Judge Matthew Kascmaryk's ruling not take effect while the appeal is being decided, the...
House Ethics Committee
Is Investigating AOC
Mar 3, 2023 6:48 AM CST
House Ethics Committee Is Investigating AOC
She didn't pay for Met Gala dress, services until after ethics review began
- Almost 18 months after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared at the Met Gala , the "Tax the Rich" dress she wore is at the center of an ethics controversy. The House Ethics Committee says it has extended a review of the Democratic lawmaker over alleged impermissible gifts, NBC reports. According to...
Judge Gives Rioter
AOC Prison Time
Feb 22, 2023 7:50 PM CST
Judge Gives Rioter Who Threatened AOC Prison Time
Garret Miller's expressions of remorse don't convince everyone
- Garret Miller—a Capitol rioter who prosecutors say was wearing a T-shirt reading, " I was there , Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021" when he was arrested—was sentenced Wednesday to 38 months in prison. His lawyer had asked for a sentence of 30 months, which would essentially be covered...
'I Seem to Have Gotten Under a
Certain Billionaire's Skin': AOC
Nov 3, 2022 8:15 AM CDT
'I Seem to Have Gotten Under a Certain Billionaire's Skin': AOC
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elon Musk go at it over Twitter's proposed $8 fee for verification badge
- Elon Musk has been getting his fair share of complaints since he took over Twitter, and he seems annoyed by his latest detractor. After announcing earlier this week that verified users of the social media platform will likely have to pay $8 a month to keep their blue-check icon, Rep....
In 2024, Democrats Should
Replace Biden With AOC
Aug 3, 2022 2:36 PM CDT
In 2024, Democrats Should Replace Biden With AOC
'Democrats want a fighter, not a politician'
- Polls show that most Democrats want somebody other than President Biden to be the party's nominee in 2024. Political strategist Michael Starr Hopkins argues that it should be somebody who hadn't been born when Biden launched his first presidential campaign in 1987. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is a...
17 House Democrats Arrested
at Abortion RIghts Rally
Jul 19, 2022 4:24 PM CDT
17 House Democrats Arrested at Abortion RIghts Rally
They sat down in street in front of Supreme Court
- Some 17 House Democrats—including Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, the fourth highest-ranked Democrat in the House—were arrested Tuesday afternoon at an abortion rights protest outside the Supreme Court. US Capitol Police said in a tweet that they made a total of 35 arrests, including 17 members of Congress, for...
as an Issue
Jun 14, 2022 10:00 AM CDT
Biden's Age Reemerges as an Issue
White House balks amid concerns about 'geriatric leadership'
- The White House is brushing off concerns that the 79-year-old president's age could affect his reelection bid as "fallacious" and not worth listening to. Asked Monday whether President Biden could handle another presidential campaign, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told CNN , "That is not a question that we...
Ocasio-Cortez Is Engaged
to Onetime Debate Foe
May 19, 2022 7:20 PM CDT
Ocasio-Cortez Is Engaged to Onetime Debate Foe
Riley Roberts and lawmaker haven't planned wedding yet
- Reporters often ask officeholders to confirm or deny preliminary information, but this request wasn't about politics. Asked Thursday if she's engaged, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't hedge. "Yep! It's true," she told Insider . Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted the confirmation, after a Hill photo showed an addition...
Mar 29, 2022 1:47 PM CDT
Progressives: Clarence Thomas Must Go
AOC among those raising the possibility of impeachment
- Clarence Thomas is back to his Supreme Court duties after a hospital stay , but if progressives have their way, his days on the court will be numbered. A number of lawmakers on the Democrats' left flank have raised the prospect of impeachment over the newly revealed texts of Ginni Thomas...
AOC Fires Back
Feb 20, 2022 8:01 AM CST
AOC Fires Back at 'Creep' Tucker Carlson
Fox host called Ocasio-Cortez an 'entitled white lady'
- Two of the most high-profile figures on the left and right are swinging at each other publicly. As the Hill reports, it involves Tucker Carlson of Fox News questioning the ethnic heritage of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and AOC firing back:
He said it was "absurd" AOC is considered
A Week After Vacation,
AOC Positive for COVID
Jan 10, 2022 2:29 AM CST
A Week After Vacation, AOC Positive for COVID
NY rep was spotted maskless at crowded Florida bar
- Add Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the long list of lawmakers hit by COVID-19 infections in recent weeks. The New York congresswoman, who is fully vaccinated and got her booster shot in the fall, is currently experiencing mild symptoms related to a breakthrough case of COVID, her office announced Sunday. Three other...
AOC: We Shouldn't
Nov 22, 2021 5:29 PM CST
AOC: We Shouldn't 'Over-Promise and 'Under-Deliver'
She warns against infrastructure 'victory laps'
- President Biden has signe d the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and a $1.9 trillion social spending bill has passed the House —but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns that her fellow Democrats should be careful about doing victory laps. The progressive Democrat says the base will be alienated and turnout at...
24th House Member
in History to Be Censured
Nov 17, 2021 4:26 PM CST
Gosar Becomes 24th House Member in History to Be Censured
Resolution passed 223-207, with 2 Republicans joining all Democrats
: 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
Nov 9, 2021 8:30 AM CST
AOC Slams 'Creepy' Gosar After Anime Video
GOP lawmaker depicts himself killing her, attacking Biden with swords
- 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:
You can watch it here . The two most controversial parts depict him killing Alexandria
AOC's Met Gala Dress
Has a Message
Sep 14, 2021 6:46 AM CDT
AOC's Met Gala Dress Has a Message
Congresswoman wore dress reading 'tax the rich' to Monday's high-society event
- 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
Does Not Go Over Well
Jul 21, 2021 8:16 AM CDT
Bezos' Nod to Amazon Workers Does Not Go Over Well
Space flight indulgence came as Amazon delivery drivers are without health insurance, critics say
- 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...
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