Tag: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria

How New York’s Representatives Voted After the Capitol Riot

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high in the low 40s. Much the same over the weekend, but a bit chillier and gusty on Saturday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). When members of Congress were evacuated from the Capitol in Washington and sheltered in undisclosed locations Wednesday afternoon, New […]

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Democrats, Stay United

Here we are, just four weeks past Election Day, and renewed skirmishing has already broken out within the Democratic Party. Having mostly rallied behind Joe Biden after the primaries, progressives now want their policies and their people embedded in the new administration. Consider this: One of the brightest stars in the progressive firmament, Representative Alexandria […]

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Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?

For months, some of China’s best-known dissidents have served up a striking anomaly: While pushing for democracy and free speech at home, they have supported the re-election of Donald Trump, a president who has disdained democratic norms in the United States, sometimes even mimicking China’s leaders, for example by calling for political opponents to be […]

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Division Among the Democrats

Listen and subscribe to The DailyApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher For four years, Democrats had been united behind the mission of defeating President Trump. But after the election of Joe Biden, the party’s disappointing showing in congressional races — losing seats in the House and facing a struggle for even narrow control of the […]

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The Mixed Messages in the Election

To the Editor: In “What Voters Are Trying to Tell Us” (column, Nov. 6), David Brooks argues, “Election after election, the emerging Democratic majority fails to emerge,” because of a supposed emphasis on political correctness rather than policy. Yet Joe Biden, a good man but not an especially charismatic candidate, will take the presidency by […]

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How New York Reacted to Biden’s Win

Weather: Mostly sunny with a high in the mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (Veterans Day). ImageCredit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times In many New York City neighborhoods, one did not have to be following the news on Saturday to know that the presidential race was over. Hoots and yells and car horns erupted, […]

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Conor Lamb, House Moderate, on Biden’s Win, ‘the Squad’ and the Future of the Democratic Party

The carefully calibrated unity of the Democratic Party lasted about six months. After a summer when moderates and progressives joined together to elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. president, his victory has now given permission for the party to expend time and energy on the difficult task of sorting out its ideological core. House Democrats, reeling […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left

For months, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a good soldier for the Democratic Party and Joseph R. Biden Jr as he sought to defeat President Trump. But on Saturday, in a nearly hourlong interview shortly after President-elect Biden was declared the winner, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez made clear the divisions within the party that animated the primary […]

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What We Know About Election Results in New York

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How New York Voted

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins 2nd Term in Costly Loss for Republicans

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Voting in N.Y.C.: An Election Day Cheat Sheet

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If A.O.C. Is So Heavily Favored, Why Has Her Race Drawn $30 Million?

All the money in the world is not likely to influence the outcome of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s re-election bid in November. But that has not stopped people from trying: The contest has improbably become the second most expensive House race in the country. Money has been pouring in from all sides. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a New […]

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Lindsey Graham and His Allies Think 50 States Is Plenty

It is not actually clear that new states are on the agenda should Democrats win in November. House Democrats have passed a bill to admit the District of Columbia as a state, and Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nydia Velázquez of New York have introduced a bill to let Puerto Ricans hold a binding referendum on […]

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Ocasio-Cortez and Warren Pull Out of New Yorker Festival

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have pulled out of next week’s New Yorker Festival, the star-studded annual event held by The New Yorker magazine, in solidarity with unionized editorial staff members, who are planning a digital picket line. Ms. Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid to be her party’s presidential […]

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The Nation Lost a Titan. Brooklyn Lost a Native Daughter.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a child of Brooklyn long before she was Notorious — daughter of Jewish immigrants, graduate of P.S. 238 and James Madison High School (class of 1950), cheerleader known as Kiki Bader, member of the East Midwood Jewish Center. She lived on the first floor of a two-story house on East Ninth […]

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Sanders Urging Biden to Do More to Excite Progressives

When Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race in early April, he vowed that the progressive movement he championed would carry on. And while at nearly every turn, he has encouraged his supporters to unite behind Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee, he and others in the party’s left wing have tried […]

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In Massachusetts, Markey Outflanks Kennedy by Running as Bold Insurgent

BOSTON — Stepping out of the rain on a dreary Saturday morning, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III made no attempt to hide his frustration as he raced from neighborhood to neighborhood in a city as synonymous with his family as it is with the Green Monster. Mr. Kennedy is trailing Senator Edward J. Markey in […]

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President in Roll-Call, Delivering Long-Sought Prize

Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party. Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because […]

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Ending His Long Quest

Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party. Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because […]

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Watch AOC Endorse Bernie Sanders’s Nomination for President: Full Speech Transcript

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York used her roughly 90 seconds on Tuesday night at the Democratic convention to nominate a fellow democratic socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, for the presidency and laud the progressive movement he had helped advance over the course of the race. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez hailed “a mass people’s movement working […]

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What Does the Democratic Party Stand for?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is perhaps for the best that the Democratic Party has long prided itself on being a “big tent,” since it is quickly reaching circus-size proportions. On Monday night, John Kasich, a Republican who enacted […]

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Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward

If Katie Hill were a different person, she might have gone away and found religion. Perhaps she would have tearfully apologized, a dutiful husband by her side, and vowed to do better. Maybe she would have checked herself into sex rehab, hiked the Appalachian Trail or flat-out denied anything untoward had occurred. But Ms. Hill, […]

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‘Challenge Accepted’ on Instagram: Black and White Selfies for Women

Over the past several days, many Instagram feeds have been overrun with black-and-white images of women both famous and not. These photographs are often posed and filtered, taken from flattering angles and accompanied by benign captions about “supporting women.” “Love this simple way to lift each other up. #challengeaccepted. Thank you for nominating me @vanessabryant,” […]

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Rich New Yorkers, How’s That Census Coming?

You’re a wealthy New Yorker who fled the city during the coronavirus pandemic, and you haven’t yet filled out the census. Listen, I understand why you left. We were all scared. Maybe you’re older, or you have a compromised immune system. Maybe you have kids and needed access to schools, reliable child care and a […]

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A.O.C. and the Daughter Defense

Brett Kavanaugh invoked it. Mitch McConnell used it too. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have each talked about it, and this week, Representative Ted Yoho joined their ranks: he, too, is now a member of the having-a-daughter-makes-me-an-ally-to-women — or at the very least, should-excuse-my-bad-behavior — club. “Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, […]

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A.O.C.’s Powerful Rebuke to Sexism in Congress

More from our inbox: Image  Credit…House Television, via Associated Press To the Editor: Re “Ocasio-Cortez Defies Sexism by Shaming It on House Floor” (front page, July 24): Simply put, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s words on the House floor denouncing the sexist vulgarity used against her by Representative Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican, were the most powerful and […]

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A.O.C. Unleashes a Viral Condemnation of Sexism in Congress

WASHINGTON — Ever since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Congress as the youngest woman elected to the House, she has upended traditions, harnessing the power of social media and challenging leaders, including President Trump, who are 50 years her senior. On Thursday, she had her most norm-shattering moment yet when she took to the House […]

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