Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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

She thinks Democratic party's tent may be too big

(Newser) - The New Yorker 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 were... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

Ocasio-Cortez Answers Criticism for $300 Cut With a Flip of the Hair

Article wonders why lawmaker can't be more like Jeff Sessions

(Newser) - In an exclusive, the Washington Times has blown the lid off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's trip to a hair salon for what it called a "high-dollar hairdo." The House member dropped $300, sources familiar with the appointment said, on a cut, lowlights and tip. "She preaches socialism while... More »

AOC: Dems Have the Scandal

On Twitter and talk shows, Ukraine is a hot topic

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rekindled the impeachment flame Saturday with a tweet that accused Democrats of harboring a scandal worse than anything President Trump has done, USA Today reports. "At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior—it is the Democratic Party's refusal... More »

Another Debate Flashpoint: A Volatile Ad About AOC

GOP group makes a comparison to her and the Khmer Rouge

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not, of course, on stage Thursday night with the Democratic candidates for president. But the freshman congresswoman nevertheless is in the center of a debate-related controversy on Friday. It all stems from a jarring ad from a new GOP group that aired during the debate on ABC,... More »

Congressman's Drink of Water Becomes a Flashpoint

Steve King says claims of immigrants drinking out of toilets are overblown, but AOC fires back

(Newser) - Seldom has a drink of water caused such a political controversy. But Congressman Steve King's gulp at an immigration detention facility has reignited a debate about conditions on the US-Mexico border and drawn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the fray. The details about what's going on:
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Ocasio-Cortez Says Tweet by Aide Was a Bad Idea

Chief of staff compared lawmakers to Dixiecrats before resigning

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she was not happy with a tweet from her chief of staff comparing a group of House members to segregationists of the early 20th century. And she says she told him so. "I think it was divisive,” the New York Democrat told the Daily ... More »

AOC Asks McConnell About Photo of 'Team Mitch' Boys

Image shows the males poised to manhandle a cutout of her

(Newser) - Amy McGrath isn't the only one with a bone to pick with Mitch McConnell over a tweet . Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at the Senate majority leader Monday night, hours after a photo posted to social media showing seven males clad in "Team Mitch" shirts poised to manhandle a... More »

Dems Are Not Happy With NYT's Trump Headline

'Unbelievable' was one response to banner after weekend mass shootings

(Newser) - There are plenty of armchair headline writers on any given day, but more than a few raised concerns Monday about one in particular in the New York Times . USA Today notes disbelief and anger, especially from high-profile Democrats, was a prominent response to the way the Gray Lady chose to... More »

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