AOC, de Blasio battle over NYC’s budget cuts to NYPD: ‘She’s just wrong’

It’s a clash of the lefty titans. Firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mayor Bill de Blasio are engaged in another public spat — this time after Hizzoner called the lawmaker “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. During an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning, […]

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AOC letter on West Bank annexation boasts support from anti-Israel groups

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and several other top Democrat lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warning of severe consequences for Israel if it continues its plan to annex part of the disputed West Bank — and the document touted support from organizations that have called for boycotting Israel entirely. The Washington […]

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AOC says proposed $1B budget cut to NYPD isn’t enough: ‘Defunding police means defunding police’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don’t go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.” “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD […]

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Ocasio-Cortez takes victory lap after primary blowout: ‘Their money couldn’t buy a movement’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took an online victory lap Tuesday night after she handily won the Democratic primary in her Bronx and Queens congressional district, saying her win proves that the far-left movement she leads in New York and nationally is “a mandate.” Ocasio-Cortez surprised political observers when she upset the powerful New York Democratic […]

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AOC beats back Dem challenger in NY congressional primary

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., fended off a challenge by former CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to win the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th District, the Associated Press projected Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who made history in 2018 when she was elected as the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress in U.S., had been expected to win […]

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AOC gloats that Trump’s Tulsa turnout was sabotaged by ‘teens on TikTok’

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to take pleasure Saturday night in reports that the turnout for President Trump’s Tulsa, Okla., rally was lower than expected. In a Twitter post, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the Trump campaign had been scammed by teenage anti-Trump activists who allegedly reserved scores of tickets for the Tulsa event online – then failed […]

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AOC rival calls congresswoman ‘temperamental princess’ ahead of Tuesday primary

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “temperamental princess” for having reporters and audience members clear the room before she entered a congressional debate this week. “At tonight’s Parkchester Times debate, in behavior more appropriate for a temperamental princess than an elected Member of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded that reporters and audience members leave the room […]

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AOC raises $10.5 million ahead of heated June 23 primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again proved her fundraising prowess by raising $2.4 million in just two months as she kicks up her campaign operation before her June 23 primary election, according to federal campaign finance reports she filed this week. Her April and May cash haul brings the total raised for her reelection bid to more than […]

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AOC leads congressional fight to ban police use of tear gas: ‘Chemical weapon?’

Congressional Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, announced a proposal Wednesday to ban tear gas in the wake of police using the chemical crowd control agent on demonstrators protesting George Floyd’s death and police brutality. Reps. Mark Takano, D-Calif., Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., and Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., plan to introduce the Prohibiting Law Enforcement Use of Chemical Weapons Act in the House […]

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AOC warns of Dems trying to ‘repackage’ push to ‘Defund the Police’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday warned about Democrats and others trying to “repackage” the push to “Defund the Police” to make it more “palatable” to affluent swing voters, amid an ongoing debate on what the left-wing rallying cry actually means. “’Defund’ means that Black & Brown communities are asking for the same budget priorities that White communities have […]

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AOC Drags White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany For Calling Her ‘Biden Advisor’

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for not being ‘the first person to mistake a woman of color for having a lower position than she does.’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, aka AOC, doesn’t let someone mistake her position as a U.S. Representative for something else without calling them out and […]

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White House claps back after AOC claims Kayleigh McEnany dissed her

The White House clapped back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after the New York Democratic congresswoman claimed press secretary Kayleigh McEnany downplayed her position and inferred it was because she was a “woman of color.” Ocasio-Cortez quoted a tweet which was a line from the briefing where McEnany referred to her as “Biden adviser Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” but […]

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Ocasio-Cortez backs Engel’s challenger in primary

Despite a less-than-stellar record on past endorsements, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Wednesday that she was going to throw her support behind Rep. Eliot Engel’s primary challenger. “This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the ballot box,” she tweeted, as she lent her support to Jamaal Bowman, an educator. Earlier […]

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AOC says Green New Deal ‘costs us $0 if passed’ because it’s just a ‘non-binding resolution of values’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued Thursday that the Green New Deal actually “costs us $0 if passed” because it is just a “non-binding resolution of values.” Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted about billionaires needing to pay a “modest percent” of their earnings to fund infrastructure, hospitals and public systems. “Man this is so dumb and dishonest. You could […]

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Progressives score victory in Nebraska congressional primary, setting up rematch with Republicans

Kara Eastman, a progressive backed by high-profile Democrats including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, captured victory Tuesday in a Nebraska Democratic congressional primary, boosting the hopes of liberal activists. The win by Eastman – who unsuccessfully sought the seat two years ago — in the state’s 2nd congressional district sets […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to serve on Biden campaign climate change panel

“Green New Deal” proponent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will reportedly serve on a climate change panel for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign. “She made the decision with members of the Climate Justice community – and she will be fully accountable to them and the larger advocacy community during this process,” Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Commits Re-election Gaffe, Losing a Progressive Ballot Line

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the best-known progressive politicians in the country, and her endorsement is sought by candidates running for president. Her firebrand style of politics has helped her raise millions of dollars and accumulate 6.9 million followers on Twitter. But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will not be appearing on the Working Families Party ballot […]

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AOC removed from union-backed progressive party ballot line in New York

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was booted from the progressive union-backed Working Families Party (WFP) ballot line by a Queens judge, a blow to her potentially competitive Democratic primary fight. The freshman lawmaker was removed from the primary ballot after receiving only 13 signatures from members of the progressive group that has dubbed itself the “Tea Party […]

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AOC says Tara Reade’s claims against Biden are not ‘clear-cut’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued during an interview Thursday that Tara Reade’s sex-assault allegations against Joe Biden are “not clear-cut” but acknowledged that she believes something “happened.” “There have been investigative journalists that have corroborated certain aspects of her account — that is undeniable — [and] have raised questions about other aspects of her account,” Ocasio-Cortez told NPR. […]

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AOC tells democratic socialists it’s their ‘responsibility’ to ‘create the conditions’ for a general strike

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., indicated to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) that they couldn’t outright call for things like a general strike amid the coronavirus crisis, but should slowly change public opinion before proposing “alternative structures” for society. “You know, there’s a lot of people saying, ‘call for a general strike, call for a general […]

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AOC tells democratic socialists to gradually ‘layer’ Americans with ideas like they’re in ‘school’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) that they should try to persuade Americans as if they were in “school” — gradually conveying ideas so that they will eventually be ready for large-scale, structural changes to society. Democratic socialists, she said during a video event on Tuesday, should help Americans “develop the […]

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For A.O.C., ‘Existential Crises’ as Her District Becomes the Coronavirus Epicenter

The dash to overnight millennial celebrity can take abrupt detours. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from the Bronx, was propelled from an anonymous existence as a bartender after her upset victory in 2018 straight onto magazine covers, late-night TV and the top of every partisan love-hate list in America. It made her perhaps the […]

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‘The Squad’ reps. decry racial double standard after armed protesters gather at Michigan Capitol

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., both voiced their opinions about armed protesters gathering at the Michigan Capitol on Thursday and claimed there was a racial double standard being applied to white citizens. Dozens of state residents, some of whom were armed, […]

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‘Friends’ Actress, Who Played One Of Phoebe’s Triplets, Is TikTok Famous: See Her All Grown Up

April 30, 2020 12:20PM EDT You’ve already met Alexandria Cimoch — you just don’t know it! The gorgeous college student is going viral on TikTok after revealing that she played one of Phoebe’s triplets on season 5 of ‘Friends’! Ready to feel older than the sun? Phoebe Buffay’s triplets are all grown up! College student […]

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AOC challenger calls her ‘out of touch’ for voting against latest stimulus bill

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, the former CNBC anchor who is taking on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the primary, said in an interview published Monday that the “Squad” member was wrong to vote against the latest coronavirus stimulus package. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS Caruso-Cabrera, a registered Democrat and descendant of Cuban immigrants, told Yahoo Finance […]

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AOC slammed by New York paper for voting against latest stimulus bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was criticized in an editorial Sunday that called her decision to vote against the $484 billion coronavirus relief package “terribly wrong.” CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS The New York Daily News’ editorial, “Enemy of the Good: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes the Wrong Choice,” pointed out that the rising star from […]

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