Tag Archives: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

TRAILER: AOC Documentary Knock Down The House

Vox reports: Knock Down the House is the rare documentary about today’s American political landscape that might make you shed happy tears. And after a triumphant festival run — including winning the Audience Award for US Documentary and Festival Favorite Award at its Sundance premiere in January — it’s coming to Netflix and select theaters on May 1. For months …

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AOC Makes Time’s “100 Most Influential People” List

CNN reports: An Egyptian soccer hero and a sporting legend who just completed an improbable comeback. The first woman to be speaker of the house and the youngest woman elected to Congress. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump. Those are just some of the individuals selected for this year’s edition of Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of …

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Obsessed: Fox Brings Up AOC At Least 75 Times A Day

Axios reports: Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox News and Fox Business during the 6 weeks from Feb. 25 to April 7 — 75 times a day — according to the liberal Media Matters for America. “Not a day went by when she wasn’t spoken about on Fox,” the Associated Press notes. Among the names …

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GOP Group Sorry For Calling AOC “Domestic Terrorist”

Axios reports: The Ohio College Republican Federation apologized Wednesday evening for a fundraising email calling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- N.Y.) a “domestic terrorist.” Cortez said earlier she received a “spike in death threats” almost every time Conservative groups made such “uncalled for rhetoric.” In a statement, the college Republicans called the language used in its email “unacceptable.” “The OCRF does …

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AOC: I’m Proud To Have Been A Bartender [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said she was proud of her humble roots as she delivered a speech at the National Action Network convention on Friday. “I’m proud to be a bartender,” the self-proclaimed democratic socialist said. “Ain’t nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with working retail.” “There’s nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes …

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AOC On Why She Didn’t Attend Bernie’s Launch Rally

Mediaite reports: New York Congresswoman and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she did not attend Bernie Sanders’ kickoff rally in Brooklyn Saturday, and that she was not asked by Sanders to attend. During an interview with NY1’s Errol Louis that was taped Sunday but aired Tuesday night, the Inside City Hall host asked AOC “Did you attend the …

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Triggered CPAC Speakers Rage Endlessly About AOC

NBC News reports: There is an undisputed star at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — one name popping up on stage and off at the nation’s top gathering of movement conservatives, one politician whose big-policy push on the Hill has captured activists’ imagination. It isn’t President Donald Trump and his border wall. It’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her …

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Ivanka Attacks AOC: Americans Want To Work For What They Get, They Don’t Want Any “Guaranteed Minimum”

Fox News reports: Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and a White House senior adviser, lauded her father’s economy and said the majority of Americans ideologically believe differently than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in an interview with Fox News host Steve Hilton. “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time …

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AOC And Joaquin Castro Plan Bill To Block “Emergency”

Bloomberg reports: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will introduce a bill with fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro to stop President Donald Trump’s planned emergency declaration. New York’s Ocasio-Cortez, who was speaking on Instagram, didn’t provide specifics but Castro previously said he’d offer a joint resolution. “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to …

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Fox Guest: AOC’s “Latin-American Values” Will Result In An America Where You Get Shot Leaving Your House

“This is a party that no longer believes in core American values. And it also shows us what’s going on with immigration. Basically what you have in Ocasio-Cortez are Latin American values. Instead of us assimilating them, they are assimilating us. And they want to bring the kind of socialism that destroyed Venezuela, and frankly Mexico, here. You know, it …

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Jeff Flake’s Elevator Protester To Be AOC’s SOTU Guest

Splinter News reports: President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday might be nothing to look forward to, but there’s a silver lining regarding who will be in attendance. Ana Maria Archila, one of two women who was recorded in September confronting then-Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice …

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Billionaire Howard Schultz Blames Run As Independent On AOC’s Proposal To Tax Billionaires As Billionaires

The Daily Beast reports: Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a …

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Billionaires At Davos Forum Fear AOC’s Tax Hike Plan

CNBC reports: The elite financiers attending the World Economic Forum are worried about the 70 percent tax rate on earnings above $10 million proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “It’s scary,” Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for $265 billion Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview. “By the time we get to the presidential election, this is going to …

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AOC Gives “Zero Fucks” About Her Critics [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in an interview late Monday said she gives “zero” f—s about criticism she’s received from members of her own party. “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question,” he continued. “And the BX,” Ocasio-Cortez, who is …

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AOC’s First House Speech Sets C-SPAN Record [VIDEO]

Oh, how this is triggering the cultists: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) first speech from the House floor quickly became C-SPAN’s most-viewed Twitter video of any remarks by a House lawmaker, drawing 1.16 million viewers in just over 12 hours. C-SPAN’s communications director, Howard Mortman, shared the results on his Twitter feed Thursday afternoon, one day after Ocasio-Cortez gave her first …

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AOC Rivals Trump In Mock 2020 Election Matchup

From Rasmussen: Though just one-in-three voters have a favorable opinion of freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, if she were old enough to run for president in 2020, she’d give President Trump a run for his money. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the 2020 presidential race was between Trump and Ocasio-Cortez, 43% of Likely U.S. …

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AOC Claps Back At Joe Lieberman: New Party, Who Dis?

The Hill reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday fired back at former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) who said he hopes she is not the future of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a tweet asking, “New party, who dis?” Lieberman, a former Democrat who was the party’s vice presidential nominee in the 2000 election, argued that the New …

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Esquire: How AOC Is Making The Right People Crazy

Charles Pierce writes at Esquire: In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Max Boot, the former imperialist cheerleader now d/b/a Never Trumper extraordinaire, addressed one of the nation’s pressing problems: the popularity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rookie congresswoman from New York and subject of a current conservative obsession bordering on a full-on manic episode. I admit, I was dubious about AOC. But then, for …

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Ocasio-Cortez Floats Up To 70% Tax For Super Wealthy

Politico reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is floating an income tax rate as high as 60 to 70 percent on the highest-earning Americans to combat carbon emissions. Speaking with Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said a dramatic increase in taxes could support her “Green New Deal” goal of eliminating the use of fossil …

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Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Junior’s “Very Large Brain”

Talking Points Memo reports: Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) fired back at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president’s eldest son shared a meme implying that her democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs. Since pulling off this one of this year’s biggest upsets during primary season when she unseated Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Ocasio-Cortez has become …

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