Tag: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria

Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Sanders

Weather: Watch out for the wind, which could have dangerously strong gusts. The high temperature might not reach 60. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Shemini Atzereth). ImageCreditJaime Green/The Wichita Eagle, via Associated Press One of the biggest pieces of political news on Tuesday night did not involve candidates sparring at the Democratic presidential debate […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a star of the progressive left, plans to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mr. Sanders’s campaign said Tuesday night. Word of the endorsement emerged just as the Democratic candidates were delivering their closing remarks at a primary debate in Ohio. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will […]

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Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Jane Fonda was arrested outside the United States Capitol on Friday as part of a climate change protest, a high-profile act of civil disobedience by the Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, who said that she planned to reprise her role every Friday for the rest of the year. Ms. Fonda, 81, was among 16 […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich […]

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Stunt Aimed at Ocasio-Cortez Over Climate Change: ‘Start Eating Babies’

At a crowded town-hall-style meeting hosted in Queens on Thursday by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young woman stood up and began addressing the climate crisis. But her pleas took an abrupt turn for the absurd. “Your next campaign slogan has to be this,” she said, removing her jacket to reveal a T-shirt that said, “Save […]

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Where N.Y.C. Congress Members Stand on Impeachment

Weather: Dry, with some clouds and a high near 70. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through tomorrow (Rosh Hashana). ImageRepresentative Max Rose said he’s undecided about supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times The only New York City member of Congress who is undecided about supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Bailout for Taxi Drivers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a government bailout for New York taxi drivers, emerging as the most prominent voice to back a financial rescue plan for thousands of drivers who were channeled into exploitative loans. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty

WASHINGTON — For a House freshman and political neophyte, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has proved to be remarkably adept at shaping the debate on her Democratic Party’s left flank, boosting the visibility of single-payer health care through her support of “Medicare for all” and elevating climate change with her Green New Deal. On […]

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When Should a President Be Impeached?

ImageCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad; Photographs by Tom Brenner for The New York Times and Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. What just happened: Having resisted calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment on various charges since she became speaker […]

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks after being sworn in last year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young progressive star fresh off an upset of one of the top Democratic leaders in the House, put her fellow Democrats on notice that she would soon be coming for them, too. Appearing in a promotional video for Justice […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Back First 2020 Challenger to Sitting Democrat

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans on Tuesday to announce her endorsement of Marie Newman, a progressive candidate seeking to oust Representative Daniel Lipinski, a conservative-leaning Illinois Democrat, marking her first move of the 2020 campaign cycle to back a primary challenger to an incumbent. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s high-profile support amounts to a powerful seal of […]

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Political Ad Attacking AOC: ‘Beyond the Pale’

To the Editor: Re “Elizabeth Heng Ad, Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Draws a Backlash” (nytimes.com, Sept. 13): The burning of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face as prelude to equating the Democratic Party with the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge is so far beyond the pale of what is acceptable to anyone, regardless of their political affiliation. I am […]

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Ad Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws a Backlash

The advertisement began with a photo of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bursting into flames, followed by a black-and-white image of skulls lined up on the ground. A Republican political action committee paid for the provocative advertisement, which aired during the Democratic primary debate on Thursday night. The televised commercial came weeks after the shooting in El […]

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Do We Need the Green New Deal?

ImageCreditNicholas Konrad This article is part of the first edition of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday night, a month after enough ice melted off Greenland in a single day to flood Florida with five inches of water, 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls will join CNN to […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Understands Democracy Better Than Republicans Do

Spend enough time talking politics on the internet — or in any other public forum — and you’ll run into this standard reply to anyone who wants more democracy in American government: “We’re a republic, not a democracy.” You saw it over the weekend, in an exchange between Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and […]

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Industrial Policy Isn’t Boring. It’s Big, and It Has United the Left and Right.

Just a few years ago, the phrase “industrial policy” was employed mainly as a term of abuse. Economists almost universally insisted that state interventions to improve competitiveness, prioritize investment in strategic sectors and structure market incentives around political goals were backward policies doomed to failure — whether applied in America, Asia or anywhere in between. […]

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Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign remained locked out of its Twitter account Thursday morning after posting a tweet that included a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville, Ky., home. The tweet, in which the campaign labeled the protesters an “angry left-wing mob,” is no longer visible […]

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‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party

Representative Ayanna Pressley broke with traditional diversity politics last month when she said at a conference in Philadelphia, “we don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” Instead, “we need you to represent that voice.” The members of the so-called squad who were also on the panel nodded in agreement. They […]

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Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left?

ATLANTA — Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had 5,000 members. Just another booth at the campus activities fair, another three-initialed group an uncle might mention over lunch. Today, dues-paying D.S.A. members exceed 56,000. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star of American politics, is one. So are a couple of dozen local elected […]

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Embattled Ocasio-Cortez Aides Are Leaving Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Two of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aides who were instrumental in forging her unexpected path to victory last year are leaving Capitol Hill, less than a month after one of them ignited a firestorm by challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comparing moderate House Democrats to segregationists. House Democrats had been privately calling for […]

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