Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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AOC, Jerry Nadler Join the Push: Cuomo's Got to Go
Cuomo Just Lost Support
of a Pivotal Group
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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 'Cautious About Words' 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


Not-So-Close
Race Also One
of the Most
Expensive
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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 FiveThirtyEight.com . 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 'Mad Woman' Harris, 3 Other Women
Trump Slams 'Mad Woman' 
Harris, 3 Other Women
the rundown

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...

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