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    A member of the congressional "Squad" will have a biography written all about her. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , a New York Democrat, will be featured in a book set to be released on Feb. 1, 2022. The authors? Editors of New York Magazine and writer Lisa Miller. "I don't want to be a savior," Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed in one of the book's sections. "I want to be a mirror." AOC SAYS HER SOCIAL MEDIA IS '100%' HER FAULT Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC is written "through essays and reported stories on AOC’s meteoric rise and impact written by New York’s top-tier writers and commentators, including Rebecca Traister, Lisa Miller, Tim Shenk, David Wallace-Wells, Molly Fischer, and more, we get an in-depth look at one of the most prominent political and cultural stars in recent memory," according to publisher Simon & Schuster's description . CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The publishing company called the book "an engaging, all-encompassing biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the bestselling tradition of Notorious RBG and Pelosi...
    New York Magazine is honoring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her rise to Congress by publishing a series of essays commemorating her "beauty," "rare authenticity," and her "prominence" in American politics, according to the description. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WANTS TO MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR CRIMINALS: LAURA INGRAHAM U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) answers questions from reporters after voting to censure U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz According to the description, the collection aims to be an "all-encompassing biography" to highlight the far-left progressive's ascension to the House of Representatives, arguing she is one of the "most prominent political and cultural stars" today.  The description reads, "She is one of the most prominent politicians on social media, with millions of followers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, making headlines consistently when she utilizes each platform to communicate her opinions, ideas, and progressive policies." New York Magazine writers Rebecca Traister, Lisa Miller, Tim Shenk, David Wallace-Wells, and Molly Fischer among others are all expected to feature pieces within the book to...
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham opened her "Ingraham Angle" slamming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,  for trying to "make things even easier for criminals" in wake of the attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  The five victims – Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71;  Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; Wilhelm Hospel, 81 – were killed in the Sunday afternoon attack when a red SUV plowed into the parade. Police charged longtime criminal Darrell Brooks, 39, with five counts of intentional homicide.  On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats sent a letter to New York district attorneys over concerns about a "humanitarian crisis."  "We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system … [i]f these conditions are not addressed, federal intervention may be necessary to protect detainees from additional harm." Police and emergency responders gather after a vehicle plowed through the Christmas Parade, leaving multiple people injured in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 21, 2021. Scott Ash-USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS ((left image) Scott Ash-USA TODAY NETWORK via...
    WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — The House on Wednesday approved a motion to censure Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar over violent video he posted on social media. The photoshopped cartoon video shows Gosar appearing to kill Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden. READ MORE: 2 Men Convicted Of Murdering Malcolm X In 1965 To Be ExoneratedSpeaking on the House floor, Ocasio-Cortez said such behavior is unacceptable. READ MORE: 5 Family Members Killed When Historic Riverhead House Goes Up In Flames“As leaders in this country, when we incite violence with depictions against our colleagues, that trickles down to violence in this country,” she said. Gosar described the video as a “symbolic portrayal of a fight over immigration policy,” adding that he did not suggest any harm. MORE NEWS: Get Ready For The Crush: TSA Says Pre-Pandemic Travel Volume Likely To Return For Thanksgiving HolidayThe motion removes Gosar from the House oversight and reform committee, which Ocasio-Cortez also serves on, and the natural resources committee.
    WASHINGTON -- The House is expected to vote on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword.Ahead of Wednesday's planned vote, Democratic lawmakers said Gosar's actions amounted to threatening another member's life, calling the video "so beyond the pale." Republicans warned Democrats to be careful about dictating the punishment of those who serve in the minority because of the precedent it will set.Earlier this year, the House stripped Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments for spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories."This is a dark and dangerous road the majority is going down," Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said Tuesday. "I urge you for the future of the chamber to rethink this course."Gosar posted the video over a week ago with a note saying, "Any anime fans out there?" The roughly 90-second video was an altered version of a Japanese anime clip, interspersed with shots of Border Patrol officers and migrants at...
    The House will vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarMcCarthy says he called Gosar before anime tweet video taken down: report House ethics wars redux? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Will Biden's big bill pass the House this week? MORE (R-Ariz.) and kick him off the Oversight and Reform Committee for posting an anime video that depicted him violently attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMcCarthy says he called Gosar before anime tweet video taken down: report House ethics wars redux? Juan Williams: A guide to combating right-wing lies MORE (D-N.Y.) and President BidenJoe BidenBiden restates commitment to 'one China' policy on Taiwan in call with Xi Biden raises human rights with China's Xi during four hour meeting Biden, Xi hold 'candid' discussion amid high tensions MORE. The move, confirmed by a source familiar with the plan, would make Gosar just the 24th House member to censured in the chamber's history and the first in more than a decade. Gosar currently serves on the Oversight and Reform panel with Ocasio-Cortez. The resolution would not...
    House Democrats announced on Wednesday that they will introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP dealt 2022 blow, stares down Trump-era troubles GOP centrists come under increased attacks from own party Video depicting violence removed from Rep. Gosar's account after blowback MORE after he posted an anime-style video that depicted the Arizona Republican and other GOP lawmakers violently attacking President BidenJoe BidenJudge refuses Trump request to delay release of Jan. 6 docs amid appeal On The Money — Biden's battle with inflation Overnight Defense & National Security — Concerns over Russia grow MORE and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMarine veteran launches challenge to Gottheimer in New Jersey Pelosi defends America's 'moral authority' on climate action Pavlich: Biden's self-inflicted energy crisis MORE (D-N.Y.). The Democrats, who plan to introduce the censure resolution in the House on Friday, said Gosar’s now-deleted video is “a clear cut case for censure” because of the violence it espoused. “For a Member of Congress to post a manipulated video on his social media accounts depicting himself killing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking...
    BRONX native Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dating her boyfriend Riley Roberts for over four years. The 32-year-old Congresswoman met Roberts during her undergraduate years at Boston University. 2Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dating Riley Roberts since their days at Boston UniversityCredit: Reuters Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, better known by her initials AOC, is an American politician serving as the US representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019. The Bronx native was born on October 13, 1989. AOC drew national recognition after she defeated Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She defeated Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the November 2018 general election. 2Alexandria Ocasio-CortezCredit: Getty Images - Getty MORE ON AOCA VIOLENT SCENE Everything to know about Paul Gosar's Twitter videoDRESSING DOWN Boebert mocks AOC with Let's go Brandon dress as she celebrates GOP winsYES, I WEPT' Know about the vote that made Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'AOC' cryJOBS SUPPORT Unemployment benefits could be extended until 2022 thanks to new legislation'POWERFUL MESSAGE' Meet Aurora James, the designer behind AOC's 'tax the rich'...
    Democratic leaders are demanding Republicans call for an ethics and law enforcement investigation into Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar after posting a video they argue supports violence. DPCC joins Speaker Pelosi in demanding @GOPLeader McCarthy call for the Ethics Committee and law enforcement to investigate Rep Gosar’s threats of violence against the President of the United States and a fellow Member of Congress. https://t.co/syQIxxMg7F pic.twitter.com/b4KPQjiL3m— House DPCC (@HouseDPCC) November 9, 2021 Leaders of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee said the controversial video shared on Twitter showing Gosar as an anime character striking the super-imposed face of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and swinging swords at President Joe Biden was a violent threat that required action. "In any other job in America, if a coworker made a video killing another coworker, that person would be fired," Democratic Reps. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, Debbie Dingell of Michigan, Ted Lieu of California, and Joe Neguse of Colorado said in the Tuesday statement. "Mr. McCarthy needs to decide whether he will finally stand with the American people on the side of...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has fired back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) for the disturbing clip he posted of an anime version of himself killing her. After the lawmaker shared the clip on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez responded with her reaction to the clip as she slammed the Republican lawmaker. “While I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me," she wrote. Despite the grotesque nature of Gosar's post, the Democratic lawmaker is convinced he will likely face "no consequences" for his actions. So while I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me\n\nAnd he\u2019ll face no consequences bc @GOPLeader cheers him on with excuses.\n\nFun Monday! Well, back to work bc institutions don\u2019t protect wochttps://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1457865685464276997\u00a0\u2026 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1636422132 The New York congresswoman, who described Gosar as "a collection of wet toothpicks," also delved into the ideology of "white supremacy" and how it relates to...
    Republican Rep. Paul Gosar posted a bizarre anime video on Twitter that showed him slashing the back of Democratic Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez A right-wing Arizona congressman seemingly has a death wish for firebrand progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, posting an altered anime video that depicts him nearly decapitating the Democrat. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar posted the disturbing video on Twitter on Sunday showing a sword-wielding character with Gosar's superimposed face using a jetpack to soar onto a rooftop before attacking Ocasio-Cortez. He slashes the New York liberal across the back of the neck, drawing a spray of blood and prompting the blonde-haired anime character to slump down. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the viral video on Monday from Scotland, where she's attending a climate summit. 'So while I was en route to Glasgow, a creepy member I work with who fundraises for Neo-Nazi groups shared a fantasy video of him killing me,' she tweeted. 'And he’ll face no consequences bc cheers him on with excuses.'  She added: 'Well, back to work bc institutions don't protect [women of color].'  It’s not clear what prompted the Arizona lawmaker...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- NY) responded to an insane anime mash-up shared by Congressman Paul Gosar (R- AZ), wherein Gosar is depicted killing his colleague. Gosar’s Attack on Titan meme was condemned by a number of House colleagues calling it “sick” and saying he should be disciplined in some way. This is sick behavior from Rep. Paul Gosar. He tweeted out the video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez from both his official account and personal account. In any workplace in America, if a coworker made an anime video killing another coworker, that person would be fired. pic.twitter.com/0ygBfE6bEL — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 9, 2021 This will continue. Of course @gop and @GOPLeader can condemn this proactively (not some sidestepping comment when asked about it.). They won’t. The “arm-pit farting” of our politics is why we are failing the people. https://t.co/JYwc5gG96B — Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) November 9, 2021 This is abhorrent behavior, and comes in a long line of Republican members harassing and threatening violence against members of our Caucus, most often women of...
    Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., the far-right dentist known for his ties to multiple white nationalist groups, on Sunday released a video of photoshopped clips of an anime show depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. The tweeted video – which he captioned, "Any anime fans out there?" – opens with Gosar's name under Japanese text that reads "attack of immigrants," an apparent reference to the anime show "Attack on the Titan" from which the Republican pulled various clips. The video then goes on to show footage of immigrants at the southern border, overlaying the footage with anime-style special effects and crosscutting with interstitials that read "drugs, crime, poverty, money, gangs, violence" and "trafficking." About midway into the video, "Attack on the Titan main character Eren Yaeger is shown in a mashup of clips with Gosar's face photoshopped onto the cartoon character. Swords in both hands, the fictionalized Gosar scales a European-esque urban landscape alongside cartoon versions of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., until slaying what appears to be a titan with Ocasio-Cortez's face photoshopped onto...
    Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted a photoshopped anime video Sunday evening that showed him stabbing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in the back. Gosar, who is perhaps best known for the fact that his siblings published an op-ed denouncing him, tweeted the video with the caption: “Any anime fans out there?” The video shows what appears to be the opening sequence of the popular Japanese anime Attack on Titan with the faces of members of Congress over the various animated characters. Any anime fans out there? pic.twitter.com/TxX4qiJhOi — Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) November 7, 2021 The opening slide shows Gosar’s name under Japanese text, which reads “attack of immigrants,” and then shows images of Gosar’s face superimposed with the U.S. Capitol and eventually on a sword-wielding ninja that stabs a large creature with Ocasio-Cortez’s face on it. Images of what appeared to be the southern border of the U.S. and migrant caravans were spliced into the anime clip. As of Monday afternoon, the clip had over 2.3 million views and almost 30,000 likes on Twitter. Gosar...
    "The Five" on Thursday discussed Thursday Democratic infighting over how to move forward after the big loss in Virginia in which Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a neck-and-neck election widely seen as a referendum on President Joe Biden's policies.  Democrats also had a scare in New Jersey, where the Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, is projected to win by a narrow margin against Republican Jack Ciattarelli. (Murphy had a 20-point lead in the polls at one point before Election Day.) Democratic moderate Sen. Joe Manchin responded to the election in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, saying it was a "wake up call" for Democrats. On the other hand, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes Democrats should focus on energizing their progressive base.  MANCHIN CALLS ELECTION RESULTS A 'WAKE-UP CALL,' REACTS TO IMPACT ON BIDEN AGENDA "Manchin says this is a wake-up call, but you cannot wake up the woke because … they believe it's the people like Manchin, the moderates and everybody else on the planet who are unconscious. So you can never actually...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives win again: No infrastructure vote tonight Exxon CEO says he had calls with lawmakers on reconciliation bill Lack of trust mangles Democratic efforts to reach deal MORE (D-N.Y.) had some sharp words for Facebook's decision to change its corporate name to Meta — a reference to a Facebook metaverse. “Meta as in ‘we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!’” the New York progressive wrote in a Tweet. Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted a news outlet that had included a video of the Facebook announcement in its message. Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!” https://t.co/jzOcCFaWkJ— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2021 Earlier on Thursday, Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley — Facebook launches rebranding campaign Facebook rebrands as 'Meta' Tech billionaires in the crosshairs of new tax proposals MORE announced that the company formerly known as Facebook would be rebranded to “Meta.” He...
    Laura Ingraham said on her Thursday show that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite pleading with her party to come to a consensus on the infrastructure bill, was overpowered by the socialist wing of her party, also known as "The Squad."  "The grand madam of vote whipping (Nancy Pelosi) was whipped by The Squad," Ingraham said. Despite the fact that the Democrats have Joe Biden in the White House, a majority in the House and Senate, they remain unable to unify and bring the president's agenda into fruition. Squad members are generally considered comprised of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.  'THE FIVE': JOE BIDEN, A 'LAME DUCK PRESIDENT,' HAS NOTHING TO SHOW FOR HIS FIRST YEAR IN WHITE HOUSE The Democrats have downsized the bill's spending from $3.5 trillion to nearly $2 trillion, but that wasn't enough for the moderates and it was too moderate for the squadron left.  "The fact is, even at a reduced price of $1.75 trillion, it’s still way more than we can afford. We are literally sticking our grandchildren...
    Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, a major proponent of green energy, has been arguing that the fossil fuel industry has way too much influence on lawmakers — and she found evidence of that influence when questioning ExxonMobile CEO Darren Woods during a recent hearing. Referring to the Build Back Better Act of 2021, Ocasio-Cortez asked Woods, "Have you participated in any calls with members of Congress throughout this process of reconciliation and infrastructure?" — to which Woods responded, "I have." AOC: Have you participated in any calls with members of Congress throughout this process of reconciliation and infr… https://t.co/RxBSQyC5u4 — Acyn (@Acyn) 1635447796.0 Following the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: And there it is. https://t.co/JNLmLEBC2L — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1635447321.0 From Your Site Articles
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Sunday that "almost 10" people died from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an inflated estimate that apparently includes those not killed directly during the mayhem. Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled.This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond. https://t.co/D0qLlaFjTh— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 25, 2021 The New York Democrat said the "terror attack" left 138 injured and "almost 10 dead" despite the fact that only one death was directly caused by the insurrection. "Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled," she tweeted. "This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond." AOC SENDS TIPS FOR DEALING WITH BURNOUT IN FUNDRAISING EMAIL The only...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall for a big announcement Thursday. The mayor revealed New York has become the first United States city to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in city pension fund investments by 2040. READ MORE: 'Spirit Day' Encourages Support For LGBTQ+ Youth, Offers Solidarity Against Bullying, HarassmentDe Blasio says the city will invest $50 billion in climate solutions by 2035, including renewable energy. READ MORE: Join Us For Our Candidate Conversation With Gov. Phil Murphy Tonight At 7 p.m. On CBSN New York“Having that shift, divesting from fossil fuels and then investing to renewable energy and climate infrastructure is exactly what we need to be doing in this moment in order to tackle the climate crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez said. MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small CompaniesThe mayor says three of the city’s pension funds have adopted the commitment.
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a fundraising email, accusing her fellow Democrat of putting “corporate lobbyists over people.” The Monday night email from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign touted her third-quarter fundraising results, with the congresswoman saying, “Our campaign is proof that we can build powerful, grassroots movements to support and elect people to Congress free of dark money and corporate lobbyists.” ​​ANTI-ABORTION DEMOCRAT DAN LIPINSKI CONSIDERS BID TO WIN BACK HOUSE SEAT The email also included a tweet from the New York progressive, who wrote, “You don’t have to put corporate lobbyists over people to legislate, fundraise, and win.” It’s 2021. You don’t have to put corporate lobbyists over people to legislate, fundraise, and win. It’s insulting to tell everyday people who worked tirelessly for a majority that they must suffer insane drug prices,no voting rights,& climate disaster for political convenience. https://t.co/NotSVgzvDp— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 17, 2021 The email went on to name Sinema as “just one example of many members of Congress who take massive donations from corporate and...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined seven of her fellow New York Democrats on Tuesday in issuing a warning to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: Don't cut funding for housing, transportation, or immigration reform from the emerging reconciliation bill in an attempt to appease right-wing lawmakers. "We can't negotiate the reconciliation bill down to nothing," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. In their letter, the New York Democrats argued that "the Build Back Better reconciliation package is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a sustainable and prosperous future for our country—affordable housing; quality, sustainable, and accessible public transportation; and sound immigration reform must remain priorities in the debate." Specifically, the House Democrats urged Pelosi and Schumer to ensure that the final reconciliation package includes $80 billion in funding for public housing, a $10 billion investment in public transportation, and $107 billion to "expand safety-net protections and create a pathway to citizenship for millions of DACA recipients, people with temporary protected status, essential workers, and farm workers." "It is vital that we preserve the entirety of this funding allocation, not only because these...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joked about her social media accounts Sunday, calling them her "part-time job." The New York Democrat has been known for her Instagram tirades and Twitter battles. Recently, she asked former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin if her existence makes Palin "mad." "Does my existence make you mad?" AOC asked Palin on Sept. 9. after Palin called her a "fake feminist." The congresswoman told Palin to call "1-800-CRY-NOW." AOC was asked if she devises "these dunks" herself or if there's a team of people behind the operation. 'YES, I WEPT': AOC EXPLAINS WHY SHE CRIED OVER IRON DOME VOTE ???? for the record my twitter and instagram are 100% my fault. Staff help w/ other platforms ???? https://t.co/NBZ5Trd9en— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 4, 2021 "I really do — there's, um, there's people that have all these theories that, like, I have some sort of intern, or something, on my Twitter account or on my Instagram," she said. "I would never let someone who works for me run with that kind of messaging. It's a little too spicy,...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was initially tied with the much larger reconciliation bill, so neither bill will pass “if people try to separate them.” Ocasio-Cortez appeared Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” where she was asked to remark on some of House Democrats’ comments about her “not playing for the team” by holding the infrastructure bill hostage in an attempt to push the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act. WATCH: “Well, the agreement several months ago to even proceed on that one bipartisan bill was that it was tied with our larger Build Back Better agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “[S]ome folks say, ‘why don’t you just pass this and we’ll see everything else later?’ Well, first of all, both of the bills need to pass. Both will not pass if people try to separate them. If we try to diverge from that agreement that was settled several months ago,” she added. During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez also called President Joe Biden “a moderate” but added that he understands the...
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez turned heads at the 2021 Met Gala with her "tax the rich" gown, seemingly throwing a jab at the rich in attendance. The New York congresswoman made a political statement through her wardrobe choice during fashion's biggest night of the year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was left crying on the House floor on September 23Credit: AP Why did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cry? Ocasio-Cortez was left crying on the House floor after voting “present” - or take no official position - on a bill providing $1billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. The 31-year-old made a last-minute decision to amend her vote to “present” on September 23v- going against her fellow Squad members who had opposed the bill. Moments after the bill overwhelmingly passed 420-9, the New York Democrat appeared to start crying and was comforted by fellow lawmakers. AOC's last-minute vote from "no" to "present" could cause ripples amongst her "Squad" members as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib slammed the idea of greenlighting the Iron Dome funding in light of Israel’s...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attended the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night with billionaire Seagram’s heir Benjamin Bronfman, who is dating her dress designer, Aurora James. Ocasio-Cortez claimed her presence at the Met Gala clad in an ultra-fancy “Tax the Rich” dress was a political protest against the wealthy, and that she “punctured the 4th wall of excess and spectacle,” but critics say the move was a chief example of hypocrisy. Moreover, Ocasio-Cortez — along with her boyfriend Riley Roberts — was spotted walking the red carpet with Aurora James and Benjamin Bronfman, who has an estimated net worth of $100 million, and whose father, Edgar Bronfman Jr., has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion, as the family founded the Seagram’s drinks company. To AOCs right is her dress designer Aurora James. To Aurora James right is her bf Benjamin Bronfman, who is worth $100 million ???? pic.twitter.com/itC58UHKRH — Ramanan (@Ramanan_V) September 15, 2021 While some argued that Ocasio-Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” dress was an insult to the wealthy people who donate to the gala, others pointed out that those whom government defines as “rich” are often middle...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) defended her decision to attend the exclusive Met Gala Monday night amid a social media backlash. The congresswoman drew criticism from many, including several high-profile Republicans, who pointed out the dichotomy between the message emblazoned on her dress, "Tax the Rich," and the event's reported $30,000-a-head price tag. Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden stumps for Newsom on eve of recall: 'The eyes of the nation are on California' On The Money: House Democrats cut back Biden tax hikes Abortion providers warn of 'chaos' if Supreme Court overrules Roe v Wade MORE Jr. was among those who slammed Ocasio-Cortez, referring to her as a "fraud" on Twitter. What makes @AOC a bigger fraud:The "tax the rich" dress while she's hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country? https://t.co/pE84Pjquh1— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2021 Other GOP figures who took aim at the congresswoman with similar sentiments include Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder. Ocasio-Cortez explained why...
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Monday on ABC’s “The View” that it took “balls” for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to wear a white gown with “Tax the Rich” written across her back at the 2021 Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Among the attendees also was congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who caused a bit of controversy for wearing a dress that said tax the rich. Some folks said it was inappropriate for a politician for her to even be there. Others said she’s in the right place if she wants to get the wealthy on board with taxing the rich. So the question is, in y’all’s opinion, what did you all think?” Behar said, “I don’t mind it. I mean, she goes into a situation where people are rich, and she basically says, we’re taxing you. You know? I mean, that takes courage. It takes balls to do that. It is like if I went into the RNC and said, ‘Trump lost.’ It’s a similar idea. It’s not the popular...
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez turned heads at the 2021 Met Gala with her white dress, seemingly throwing a jab at the rich. The New York Congresswoman wore a white dress with the message "tax the rich" emblazoned on the back in red lettering at the 2021 Met Gala. 2Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fashion designer Aurora JamesCredit: Getty Who designed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'tax the rich' Met Gala dress? Ocasio-Cortez's "tax the rich" dress was an apparent dig at Joy Villa's 2019 "build the wall" gown. The 31-year-old politician made a political statement through her wardrobe choice during fashion's biggest night of the year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ocasio-Cortez was accompanied by the dress designer herself, Aurora James, at the event. James is a Canadian creative director and fashion designer who founded the fashion label Brother Vellies in 2013. For James, the goal of Brother Vellies is to keep traditional African design practices and techniques alive. In 2020, James founded the 15 Percent Pledge as a non-profit organization to support Black-owned businesses. Artists, celebrities, artists, and musicians have worn Brother Vellies, including Beyoncé, Solange Knowles,...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently renewed her ongoing Twitter feud with Sen. Joe Manchin after the senator referred to the far-left New York House member as a “young lady” while responding to her criticism. After AOC took to Twitter to accuse Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, of having “weekly huddles with Exxon” and being “one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called bipartisan fossil fuels bills,” Manchin denied her charges in an interview Sunday with CNN. JOSH HAWLEY ENDORSES JD VANCE IN COMPETITIVE OHIO SENATE PRIMARY “I keep my door open for everybody, it's totally false,” Manchin said, adding, “And those types of superlatives, it's just awful. Continue to divide, divide, divide. I don't know that young lady that well. I really don't. I have met her one time, I think, between sets here. But that's it. So we have not had any conversations. She’s just speculating and saying things because she wants to.” Without naming Manchin again, AOC tweeted, “I usually know my questions of power are getting somewhere when the...
    Left-wing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was skewered on social media for showing up to the 2021 $35,000 per ticket Met Gala on Monday wearing an ultra-fancy designer dress with the message “Tax the Rich” emblazoned on the back. “‘Tax the Rich’……But first I’m gonna go have the time of my life partying with them all at the most extravagant over the top party of the year that is essentially a celebration of richness,” reacted Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy. “Tax the Rich”……But first I’m gonna go have the time of my life partying with them all at the most extravagant over the top party of the year that is essentially a celebration of richness. pic.twitter.com/ZkSUnRkqGs — Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) September 14, 2021 “‘Tax the rich’ says AOC’s dress … at the Met Gala … where tickets cost $30,000. But AOC doesn’t mean them; she means you. You’re rich. Because you work. Tax you. That’s the reality. The Met Gala guys get tax breaks. You don’t,” another Twitter user wrote. “If AOC cared about taxing the rich she would have protested the Met Gala,...
    The progressive and centrist wings of the Democratic Party continue having testy policy debates — and this tension is evident in the war of words between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia over infrastructure. Ocasio-Cortez favors a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package, while Manchin believes that $3.5 trillion is way too much. And the 31-year-old Ocasio-Cortez recently tweeted that she knows she's having an impact in the debate after the 74-year-old Manchin referred to her as "that young lady" rather than "congresswoman." Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described "democratic socialist" and a close ally of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, while Manchin — along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — are among the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate. And in the U.S., the Democratic infighting between Manchin and AOC shows that Democrats have wildly different views on what an infrastructure bill should look like. Guardian reporter Lauren Gambino explains, "Joe Biden's economic agenda depends on Democrats' ability to overcome such internal divisions and enact what would be the largest expansion of the...
    (CNN) — La congresista estadounidense Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asistió a la Met Gala 2021 el lunes por la noche con un mensaje para los estadounidenses en color rojo brillante: “Impuestos a los ricos”. Ataviada con un vestido blanco con hombros descubiertos de la marca de diseñadores con sede en Brooklyn Brother Vellies, la política de Nueva York reveló la declaración, garabateada con letras en negrita en la parte posterior de su vestido, mientras subía los escalones del Museo Metropolitano de Arte. Haciendo su debut en la Met Gala, Ocasio-Cortez completó el look con aros de oro característicos y una flor rosa prendida en su moño. Hablando con los reporteros en el evento, explicó por qué había llevado su mensaje a la Met Gala, un evento al que asistieron muchas de las estrellas más grandes y ricas de Hollywood. “Cuando hablamos de apoyar a las familias trabajadoras y cuando hablamos de tener un código tributario justo, a menudo esta conversación ocurre entre la gente trabajadora y de clase media (en) el Senado. “Creo que es hora de que llevemos a todas las...
    CONGRESSWOMAN Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been the US representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019. AOC drew national recognition after defeating Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in the Democratic Party's primary election on June 26, 2018. 6Alexandria Ocasio-CortezCredit: AFP or licensors What is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, AOC has a reported net worth of $100,000. Her annual salary as a Congresswoman is reportedly $174,000. These figures cannot be verified, however. 6AOC's reported net worth is $100,000Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Bronx nativeCredit: AP:Associated Press Before her career in politics, AOC worked as a bartender and then established the publishing firm Brook Avenue Press. Back in 2018, Vox reported: "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t rich. "Your bank account shouldn’t be a requirement for participating in democracy." Why was 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Smollett' trending on February 4, 2021? AOC was being dubbed "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Smollett" on social media on February 4, following emerging details about her initial claims she made about the January 6 Capitol siege. On February 1, Ocasio-Cortez described a...
    The Met Gala took place on Monday night, and many celebrities were in attendance (except for Nicki Minaj). One of the many attendees was Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and there was a hard-to-miss message on her dress: TAX THE RICH. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a statement at the #MetGala. https://t.co/vaX97iQM2B pic.twitter.com/0YFb26ARBd — Variety (@Variety) September 13, 2021 .@aoc is at the Met Gala. The back of her dress reads "TAX THE RICH." pic.twitter.com/OBRQ3a4XQV — Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 13, 2021 ‘Tax the rich’: @AOC makes a statement with her dress, saying it’s time to bring all classes into the conversation of having a fair country. More from the #MetGala: https://t.co/ZAtWnsyDau pic.twitter.com/r6BrGytQ3c — Reuters Showbiz (@ReutersShowbiz) September 14, 2021 According to Vogue, she “wore a white gown by Brother Vellies, splashed with the political slogan across the back” at the swanky event. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez fires back after Palin labels her a 'fake feminist': 'Call 1-800 CRY NOW' Biden and AOC's reckless spending plans are a threat to the planet Democrats hit crunch time for passing Biden agenda MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Friday that her email and social media campaigns in support of Texas abortion rights groups and health centers had raised more than $300,000 in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to not block the state’s new controversial abortion law.  The progressive lawmaker, who has fervently spoken out against Texas’ so-called “fetal heartbeat" law since it officially went into effect this month, unveiled the milestone in a press release from her team, noting that 100 percent of the funds will go to “organizations providing much needed resources to folks seeking abortion care in Texas.”  The Texas law, S.B. 8, prohibits abortions in the state after cardiac activity is detected, which typically occurs around six weeks into gestation and before many people are aware of their pregnancy.  The law has gained significant backlash from Democrats due in part to a provision...
    In a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the call for Californians to reject the Republican Party's attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying a victory by one of his GOP challengers is "the last thing we need." The New York Democrat was asked by a social media follower if she could help encourage California voters to participate in the effort to block the recall. "Yes!" Ocasio-Cortez replied. "Listen, if you live in California there's probably a ballot in your mailbox on a recall election. Please find that thing, vote no, stick that sucker right back in your mailbox, because the options are bad!" On Twitter, the congresswoman called the effort to oust Newsom "nightmare fuel" and urged voters, "Do not mess with this recall." California: do not mess with this recall. We need folks to TURN IN THEIR BALLOTS. Vote NO and drop it in the mail… https://t.co/FRm3ULliWp — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1631154466.0 With the deadline to return mail-in ballots set for September 14, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former...
    After Gov. Greg Abbott defended Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law at a press conference, he was lambasted by a long list of Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rose to Abbott's defense during an appearance on Fox News, attacking AOC as a "fake feminist." And the Democratic Bronx/Queens congresswoman has responded to Palin with brutal mockery. Palin, who was the late Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, is not known for being succinct; she rambles a lot. And Palin was doing exactly that when she told Fox News, "Wow, AOC, she's really milkin' this…. She's such a fake feminist that she would bring up an issue like this and try to use it to make some kind of political point. That's not equality, right? Oh, man, don't even get me started on this. It just makes my stomach sick what she has done. She should be embarrassed…. She's so off base politically, but even off base even in, um, this analogy or whatever it is that...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats, Planned Parenthood say reproductive health care is on 2022 ballot Ocasio-Cortez slams Texas governor's 'deep ignorance' on abortion Biden pushes agenda while touring Ida disaster areas MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday fired back after Sarah Palin labeled her a “fake feminist,” quipping “Call 1-800 CRY NOW.” During an interview with Fox News, the former Alaskan governor dubbed Ocasio-Cortez a "fake feminist" after the New York Democrat said that Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottHarris assails Texas governor over abortion comments Texas lawmakers to consider vaccine mandates, redistricting in special session Abbott says Texas will 'eliminate all rapists' in defending abortion bill MORE (R) didn't understand a "menstruating person's body" while criticizing the state's abortion ban during an interview on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” “Wow, AOC she’s really milking this, isn’t she?" Palin said. "She’s such a fake feminist that she would bring up an issue like this and try to use it to make some kind of political point."  I’m so sorry Sarah Palin is mad at me! In fact, to address this I set up a special hotline...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined left-leaning politicians and pundits Wednesday who took swipes at Kellyanne Conway after the former senior adviser to ex-President Donald Trump said she would not comply with a Biden administration request to resign from the U.S. Air Force Academy's advisory board. The White House Office of Presidential Personnel sent letters on Wednesday to Trump appointees on advisory boards at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy requesting their resignations. Such advisory board terms normally last three years. According to Military Times, those asked to step down include Conway, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday that President Joe Biden's "objective is what any president's objective is... to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values." "I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified or not... to serve on these boards,"...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was roundly mocked on Twitter for using the term "menstruating person" instead of women in a recent interview. On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360" to discuss Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statements on the Texas Heartbeat Act which prohibits abortions after six weeks. She claimed that the law was actually not "about supporting life" and instead was about controlling "women’s bodies" as well as "any menstruating person." "None of this is about supporting life. What this is about is controlling women’s bodies, & controlling people who are not cisgender men. This is about making sure that someone like me as a woman or any menstruating person in this country cannot make decisions over their own body," she said. MSNBC’S JOY REID CHEERS ON MEXICO SUPREME COURT ABORTION RULING: ‘MEXICO JUST KEEPTS OUT-‘MODERNING’ TEXAS’  After the interview aired, Twitter users mocked the congresswoman for insisting on the term "menstruating person" while also using the term "woman." Conservative radio host Dana Loesch tweeted "Hard to argue that this is an attack on women when you simultaneously...
    Washington (CNN)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday slammed Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's "deep ignorance" on abortion after he defended the state's new six-week abortion ban earlier in the day. "He speaks from such a place of deep ignorance ... and it's not just ignorance, it's ignorance that's hurting people across this country," the New York Democrat told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360."Her comments came in response to Abbott's pointed defense of the controversial Texas law that bars abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, which is one of the strictest in the nation and prohibits abortion before many people know they are pregnant. Under the Texas law, abortion is prohibited when a fetal heartbeat is detected, and there is no exception for rape or incest -- although there is an exemption for "medical emergencies."Asked about the law's lack of exception for rape or incest earlier Tuesday, Abbott defended the six-week period wherein abortions are still permitted and vowed to work to "eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas."Ocasio-Cortez called the governor's comments a "disgusting" defense of a law...
    WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will survey storm damage left from Hurricane Ida's remnants and deliver remarks in the Woodside section of Queens.The event is set to begin around 10:30 a.m. Monday.On Sunday, the NYPD released dramatic video of officers wading into floodwater inside a building as they worked to gain access to a basement apartment where three people were later found dead.An officer can be seen reaching into the rising water in the basement trying to locate them, but he was quickly pulled back up after encountering a locked door and rising water.ALSO READ | NYPD releases video of officers wading into flooded Queens apartment building where family diedEMBED More News Videos The video from one officer's body camera shows another officer first reaching into the opaque water and then dipping under the surface. On Twitter, the NYPD said "locked doors, rising water level & live electricity forced the officers to call for the" FDNY.When the FDNY's specialized units arrived, they found the three of...
    Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday said that “Christian extremists” are “passing forced birth laws” to make it more difficult for a woman to abort her child, days after Texas’s pro-life law went into effect. “Christian extremists are passing forced birth laws to intimidate & cut off abortion services – including for victims of rape, incest, & child abuse,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “While we fight back, know you still have options. Pills can be mailed to your home discreetly,” she continued: Christian extremists are passing forced birth laws to intimidate & cut off abortion services – including for victims of rape, incest, & child abuse. While we fight back, know you still have options. Pills can be mailed to your home discreetly. Info here:https://t.co/561UYxRmM2 https://t.co/BebHpLLDQ9 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 3, 2021 The New York lawmaker’s assertion comes days after Texas’s law, banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, took effect. The first detectable heartbeat can occur as early as six weeks. Democrats, some of whom identify as Catholics, decried the Texas abortion law after it went into effect....
    Refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan Aug. 27, 2021 in Dulles, Virginia. Nearly 70 legislators led by anti-war stalwart Barbara Lee and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling on the Biden administration to raise the refugee cap for the 2022 fiscal year, citing “vulnerable Afghans who are in grave danger following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.” President Joe Biden has previously pledged to raise the cap to 125,000 in the next full fiscal year. Currently its 62,500. Legislators are calling on him to raise it to at least 200,000. “After decades of disastrous U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, one thing is clear: we have a moral responsibility to provide safe harbor and refuge for the Afghan people. Now, the growing humanitarian crisis is further exposing the horrific costs of our endless wars,” they write. “The United States must do everything in its power to protect those who have borne the brunt of this decades-long conflict, especially Afghans who are at increased risk of persecution or death by the Taliban …” “Increasing the U.S. Refugee...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says President Joe Biden’s administration must resettle at least 200,000 Afghans across the United States as part of its withdrawal from Afghanistan. In an interview with The Independent, Ocasio-Cortez urged Biden to set a floor of 200,000 visas for Afghans to be evacuated from Afghanistan and brought to the U.S. for permanent resettlement and eventual naturalized American citizenship. Should Biden implement such a plan, resettling 200,000 Afghans would be the equivalent of bringing 4.5 percent of the total number of Afghans residing in Kabul, Afghanistan, to the U.S. Ocasio-Cortez stated: “I believe we need to move and the administration needs to move as quickly as possible and as expansively as possible ensuring that we are raising the amount of refugee visas to whatever amount is necessary,” the self-described democratic socialist congresswoman told The Independent. [Emphasis added] “I would say the rock bottom is 200,000, but I think it should be whatever is necessary,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said. “And that needs to be expedited as soon as possible.” [Emphasis added] Even as the Biden administration continues expanding the number...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , a New York Democrat, said on Monday that the United States must immediately welcome Afghan refugees into the country amid the Taliban's takeover. "We must waste no time or expense in helping refugees safely & swiftly leave Afghanistan ," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "We must immediately welcome them to the U.S. & provide real support as they rebuild their lives." CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON THE AFGHANISTAN CRISIS For all those who lost, sacrificed, suffered, and served in the last 20 years of war and occupation, the United States has a singular responsibility in extending safe refuge to the Afghan people.That is the absolute floor. https://t.co/j5FXjHXhAT— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 16, 2021 The New York congresswoman said that the U.S. has a moral obligation to the people of Afghanistan. "The U.S. role in this crisis is indisputable," she said. We have a moral obligation to the Afghan people. The U.S. role in this crisis is indisputable. We must waste no time or expense in helping refugees safely & swiftly leave...