Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Trump's 'Go Back' Tweet Called 'Worst Error of Presidency'

Few conservatives are defending him

(Newser) - With a tweet widely denounced as racist, President Trump has apparently managed to do what Nancy Pelosi was struggling to accomplish—unite the squabbling Democratic caucus. Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers were among those slamming Trump for his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help... More »

Dowd: There's a 'Snot-Nosed Punk' in the Dem Fight

Columnist criticizes AOC and her chief of staff

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd helped spark this battle, and now she's taking sides. The New York Times columnist—whose Nancy Pelosi interview frayed tempers within the Democratic Party—reviews recent events and finds one side too extreme. "In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that... More »

Black Lawmaker Accuses AOC of 'Using the Race Card'

Clay slams Ocasio-Cortez, 'ignorant' chief of staff

(Newser) - Discord in the Democratic caucus: After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of targeting "newly elected women of color," several black and Latino lawmakers took Pelosi's side Thursday, including Rep. William Lacy Clay. Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, accused Ocasio-Cortez of "... More »

New Friction Emerges Between Pelosi, AOC

House speaker is tired of tweets from progressive Democrats

(Newser) - "You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, chiding members who've been airing frustrations over Twitter. "Do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just... More »

AOC's Tour of Migrant Facilities Got Tense

She accused guards of being disrespectful, and they say the same of her

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of Congress visited migrant detention facilities on the border Monday, and one tangible issue has emerged in the headlines—toilet water. AOC and at least two other lawmakers say women being held at the facilities told them guards instructed them to drink toilet water... More »

Border Patrol Head Condemns Agents' Facebook Posts

Secret group unearthed as lawmakers tour Texas facility

(Newser) - The head of the US Border Patrol on Monday slammed as "completely inappropriate" sexually explicit posts about US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents. The existence of the group... More »

Soccer Star Says Yes to AOC After No to Trump

Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation from Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is on the outs with President Trump , but not with another high-profile resident of DC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an invitation to Rapinoe and the entire US team to visit the House of Representatives after the World Cup is over—and Rapinoe already... More »

Cops Arrest a Trespasser in AOC's New York Office

Lawmaker was in Washington at the time

(Newser) - Police arrested a man they said was trespassing in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's New York office on Saturday. The first-term lawmaker was in Washington at the time, ABC News reports, and the Queens office was otherwise empty. "It doesn't seem to be a break-in," a police spokesman... More »

Cruz Surprises: 'I AGREE WITH AOC'

Pair agree to partner on anti-lobbying bill

(Newser) - It's an unlikely pairing: a self-described democratic socialist and a Republican who once mocked her logic . Yet New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found common ground Thursday, agreeing to put their heads together on a bill that would impose a lifetime ban on former members... More »

Baseball Stadium Video Aligns AOC With Kim and Castro

Minor-league team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - A minor-league baseball team has apologized for a Memorial Day scoreboard video that showed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in league with Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro as "enemies of freedom." The Fresno Grizzlies have since apologized to the freshman member of Congress, the Fresno Bee reports. "It... More »

AOC: 'We Have to Move Forward' With Impeachment

What Senate does is 'on them,' she says

(Newser) - Count Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among the lawmakers ready to get the impeachment process rolling. The Democratic congresswoman took to Twitter on Tuesday to discuss the subject, though a line given to CNN arguably grabbed more headlines. Fox News reports that while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, she was asked by... More »

DC Comics Doesn't Buy Wonder Woman Cover

Ocasio-Cortez image is withdrawn from market

(Newser) - "It's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the 'Freshmen Force' (of Congress) vs. the establishment in this all-new special!" So read the promotional copy from Devil's Due about its new comic. So now it's DC Comic lawyers vs. Devil's Due lawyers. The comic was produced with... More »

Ocasio-Cortez Sets Record as She Takes the Gavel

Youngest woman to preside over House likes the view

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez achieved a first when she briefly presided over the House on Friday. That made her, at age 29, the youngest woman to do so, Reuters reports. The speaker's job is Nancy Pelosi's, of course, but when she's away, the gavel rotates among members of the... More »

AOC May Get 2nd Documentary

Report says it would be on her Green New Deal; another is currently on Netflix

(Newser) - A sign that the buzz around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't dying down: She's prominently featured in one documentary currently on Netflix, and Axios reports that she might get more of a solo treatment in a second film. AOC is one of four women in the 2018 elections featured in... More »

AOC Quits Facebook, Calls Social Media 'Public Health Risk'

She's also trying to cut back on Twitter

(Newser) - The youngest member of Congress is known for being social media savvy, but she's decided to break her Facebook habit. "I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the Yahoo News "... More »

Pelosi Disses Trump, and He Fires Back

President criticizes 60 Minutes 'puff piece,' escalates criticism of Pelosi's defense of Omar

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she didn't have much good to say about President Trump. Among her lines: "There's nobody in the country who knows better that he should not be president of the United States than Donald Trump," she told Lesley... More »

AOC Draws Massive Crowd at SXSW

She took a question from Bill Nye

(Newser) - A gaggle of 2020 presidential hopefuls descended on the South by Southwest festival in Austin over the weekend—but the political figure everybody wanted to see was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker spoke to a massive ballroom that was "full to the brim" and she could have filled... More »

A New Anti-Semitic Allegation Is Jolting the House

Rep. Ilhan Omar may be rebuked, but she's pushing back against critics

(Newser) - It's easy to name the newest member of Congress making the most headlines: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . But another freshman lawmaker continues to generate controversy of her own, and it's about to intensify this week. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali-American, is again under fire for statements seen as anti-Semitic.... More »

AOC Credits Bartending for Her Cohen Questions

Ocasio-Cortez is earning praise for raising new information during the hearing

(Newser) - The dust is still settling on Michael Cohen's testimony about President Trump on Wednesday, but some consensus is emerging among Democrats: that newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have asked the sharpest questions of all, ones that might lead to specific new lines of inquiry into Trump's finances. The details:... More »

AOC Fires Back at Ivanka

'As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life...'

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after the president's daughter criticized the jobs guarantee in the Green New Deal and spoke to Fox News about "what workers want." The Democrat didn't mention Ivanka Trump by name in her rebuke but it was... More »

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