Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘I Can’t Wait to Call Her My President’: Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will be hitting the campaign trail in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren today, following her endorsement of the presidential front-runner on Wednesday. “I have seen Ms. Warren in small church basements and in packed gymnasiums,” Pressley said in the video announcement. “And she is consistent. She never loses sight of the […]

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Rep. Joyce Beatty Presses Mark Zuckerberg Like a Panini Over Facebook’s Dismal Civil Rights Record

To hear Congresswoman Joyce Beatty tell it, this wasn’t the first time she took the founder and CEO of Facebook to task for his dismal record on civil rights—but after her tense, blistering exchange with Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill Wednesday, he’d better hope it’s the last time. The Ohio Democrat called Zuckerberg out on […]

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It’s Getting Hot in Here: AOC Grills Mark Zuckerberg About Whether Facebook Will Allow Ads That Lie to Black Voters

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—aka the Notorious AOC, aka key member of the House’s progressive “Squad”—set Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg back on his heels Wednesday when she grilled him about the social media giant’s potential to manipulate marginalized communities in next year’s elections. The exchange came during hearings for the House Financial Services Committee, according […]

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Everyone Is Comparing Mark Zuckerberg To A Particular ‘Succession’ Character Following His Congressional Testimony

On Wednesday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Financial Services Committee regarding the social media company’s plans for Libra, its announced cryptocurrency. Unsurprisingly, however, the session quickly turned to a back-and-forth discussion of the platform’s past political practices — or lack thereof — and its plans heading into the 2020 U.S. […]

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Bipartisan group condemns Blizzard and Apple for kowtowing to China

A group of Republican and Democratic party congress members have come together to condemn Hearthstone publisher Activision Blizzard for punishing a player that criticized China. In a separate letter, the same group lambasted Apple for removing an app from its store at the request of China. The group includes Senators Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio […]

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‘Bernie’s Back’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Plan to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Three out of four members of “The Squad”—the influential freshmen congresswomen who have become the face of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing—are planning to endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president. The Washington Post first broke the news Tuesday night, as Sanders and other top Democratic presidential contenders traded barbs and made the case for […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive an endorsement from Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York City on Saturday, according to sources in the Sanders campaign. The event — dubbed “Bernie’s Back” — will be the first rally Sanders’ has held since his campaign revealed that he suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago […]

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‘Hyde’s Days Are Numbered:’ Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Barbara Lee, and AOC Vow to Repeal Law That Restricts Abortions for Low-Income Women

On the 43rd anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment, a key piece of legislation that restricts abortion rights for Medicaid recipients, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) have announced the law’s days are numbered. In a video shared exclusively with The Root, the congresswomen condemn the “egregious policy […]

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‘Hyde’s Days Are Numbered:’ Reps. Pressley, Lee, and AOC Vow to Repeal Law That Restricts Abortions for Low-Income Women

On the 43rd anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment, a key piece of legislation that restricts abortion rights for Medicaid recipients, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) have announced the law’s days are numbered. In a video shared exclusively with The Root, the congresswomen condemn the “egregious policy […]

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Reports of AOC’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

On Wednesday, the New York Times published a story on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, profiling the freshman representative and ostensibly reviewing her evolution after nine months in office. According to the headline, she’s “learned to play by Washington’s rules.” But this isn’t really about Ocasio-Cortez at all: it’s a story about how the Democratic Party disciplines insurgent […]

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Aunties Don’t Sleep, Black Girls Are Not Magic and Other Things I Learned During CBC Week

Photo: Daniel Swartz I’ve known about the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference for years, but I have never attended because a very close friend of mine went one year and came back infected with a disease from which she still suffers to this day. I know it makes no sense, but even after […]

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Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Donald Trump won the 2016 Election because people stayed home instead of hitting the polls, not because the majority of the country is racist (03:25). […]

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Pramila Jayapal’s Vision of Power

In July, in the midst of messy negotiations to send billions in emergency funding to the border, a fight over the future of the Democratic Party bubbled into view. For months, Democrats had been demanding more robust protections for the children in overcrowded detention centers, but, cornered by moderate Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suddenly […]

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Congressman Opposes Background Checks Because, What if His Friends Want to Borrow His Gun?

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Instead of using logic, reason or his sworn duty to protect his constituents from being shot in the Doritos section of their local Walmart, a U.S. Congressman came up with a particularly personal reason for opposing universal background checks on firearm purchases: Apparently, people borrow guns from their friends and […]

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Rep. Steve King: ‘I Smacked My Lips’ After Drinking Water From Detention Center Toilet

Photo: Joshua Lott (Getty Images) Nothing will have you praying for the rapture to hurry up and get her ass over here than hearing Iowa congressman Steve King speak. On Wednesday, the politician who wondered why being called a “white nationalist” was a bad thing told a town hall about a recent visit to a […]

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DHS Canceled Congressional Tour of Immigrant Detention Facilities at Last Minute, Members Say

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Congress members who tried to tour 11 immigrant detention facilities this week were denied the visits, according to Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a letter to acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan, Cummings claims DHS blocked access to 11 Border […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Mitch McConnell After ‘Team Mitch’ Thugs Groped and Choked an AOC Cutout

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A group of vagrants wearing gang logos and insignias spelling out “Team Mitch” posed for a photo showing them assaulting a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In the photo, which was spread widely on social media, the future Supreme Court judges can be seen “groping and choking” the freshman […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Make Nice and Come to a Meeting of the Minds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walks out of her office after a meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), on Capitol Hill July 26, 2019. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decided to bury the hatchet. The dean of the House Democrats and the high-profile star of the party’s progressive […]

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The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Can’t Be Serious

On Tuesday afternoon, the top three Democratic members of the House Energy Committee unveiled what they called a “bold new initiative” to tackle the climate crisis. Meant as a more moderate alternative to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal—which calls for a carbon-free economy by 2030—the new plan calls for the United States to reach […]

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