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‘Knock Down the House’ Trailer: Go Inside Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Run For Office

29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below. K...
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Analysis: The 2020 campaign is already turning into a war on 'elites'

President Donald Trump and his newest Democratic nemesis, freshman New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, have very different ideas about the idea of "elites."
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Democrats echo Trump's anti-elites rhetoric as the 2020 campaign heats up

President Donald Trump and his newest Democratic nemesis, freshman New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, have very different ideas about the idea of "elites."
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Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Kentucky coal mines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky congressman Andy Barr has invited Democratic New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to “go underground” to meet coal miners in his state. News outlets report the invitation came during a House Committee on Financial Services meeting Tuesday in Washington. Ocasio-Cortez responded that she’d “be happy” to tour a coal mine. […]
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How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed ~ VIDEO

Opinion USA – -( In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party. In the Golden State, Dem...
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New Yorkers are blaming 'villain' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Amazon abandoned its HQ2 plans

A poll of New Yorkers shows the majority think Amazon cancelling its HQ2 plans for Long Island City was bad for the city. More than a third blamed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the neighboring district spanning the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez was critical of the deal and celebrated when Amazon announced it was pulling out, but has since indicated she's not totally opposed to Amazon setting up shop in New York. A poll of registered voters in New York shows more than a third...
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NRA targets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in scathing attack, labelling her a 'self-absorbed socialist darling'

The National Rifle Association has launched a scathing attack on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, branding the congresswoman a “self-absorbed socialist darling”. Grant Stinchfield, who is a host on the TV channel of the largest gun lobbying group in America, said Ms Ocasio-Cortez made him “sick”. Mr Stinchfield, a self-described “firearms enthusiast”, hit out at the Democrat for criticising the war in Afghanistan.
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As Democrats Lurch Further Left, Will Hollywood Follow?

Just a couple of years ago, the studios lobbied for a lower corporate tax rate. Now a number of their top executives are backing a 2020 presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, who wants to raise it. Many high net worth individuals make up the industry’s big-dollar donor class, yet they are supporting Democratic contenders who say […]
Tags: Politics, News, Disney, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Adam Mckay, Alexandra Ocasio-cortez

'Scathing indictment': Paul Manafort sentencing draws accusations of privilege

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez says justice system ‘broken’ as lawyers compare jail time to that of low-level offendersLawyers and politicians have voiced their outrage at the 47-month prison sentence handed to Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, for bank and tax fraud, arguing that white privilege and wealth had led to privileged treatment under the law.Manafort had pleaded with the judge, TS Ellis, to show compassion in his sentencing at the court in Virginia. The federal sentencin...
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AOC raises ethics concerns, may have used PAC money to pay her boyfriend

AOC raises ethics concerns, may have used PAC money to pay her boyfriend Quote: Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is facing ethics questions after being accused of secretly using PAC money to fund her campaign. Quote: “Green light for hush money, I can do all sorts of terrible things, it’s totally legal right now for me to pay people off, and that is considered speech, that money is considered speec...
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Blitzscaling: Silicon Valley’s Harmful Idea of Success

Blitzscaling: Silicon Valley’s Harmful Idea of Success I sometimes struggle to figure out the best way to convey something that is important to me to others. That may come as a shock to many of you because of all the articles and blogs I write, and the speaking gigs I have, and the fact that I’m in the business of recommending things to millions of people — but it’s true.For much of 2014 and 2015, I banged my head against a plane window flying back and forth between Austin and Silicon Valley wh...
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Kimberley Strassel says Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' is very dangerous for Democrats

Democrats risk alienating their progressive base or endorsing a plan that puts the government in charge of vast swaths of the U.S. economy and micromanages Americans' lives, argues Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal editorial board member and a Fox News contributor.
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How Warren's plan to tax the rich is different from Ocasio-Cortez's

Both Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and freshman New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez want to tax the rich -- but the two progressive Democratic icons are proposing going about it in very different ways.
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Davos audience erupts in uneasy laughter at mention of AOC's proposal for a 70% tax on income over $10,000,000

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Michael Dell was asked about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's wildly popular proposal to tax income over $10,000,000 at 70%, but before he could answer ("I’m not supportive...And I do not think it will help the growth of the US economy") the audience erupted into laughter, according to CNN. MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson (previously), a co-panelist, was more bullish: "There’s actually a lot of economics that it's not necessarily going to hurt growth and I th...
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The Concourse Don’t Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes | The A.V.

The Concourse  | The A.V. Club Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez tells rich guy Stephen Colbert why her 70 percent tax isn’t scary | Splinter AOC: A Society With Billionaires Cannot Be Moral | The Muse Here Are Your 2019 Oscar Nominees | The Grapevine In the Clapback Heard Around…Read more...
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Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped into a 'Donkey Kong 64' session on Twitch

It's not every day a member of Congress drops by a Twitch session. Streamers of a session of Donkey Kong 64 on Sunday were treated to a cameo from newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. SEE ALSO: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made perfect use of this 20-year-old video game meme YouTube star Hbomberguy, a.k.a. Harry Brewis, is streaming a Twitch marathon of the classic 1999 Donkey Kong adventure platformer released by Rare for Nintendo 64, which he'd never finished as a kid (...
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AOC's debut speech on the Congressional floor: "It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want."

"The truth of this shutdown is that it is not actually about a wall, it is not about the border, and it is certainly not about the well-being of everyday Americans. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. It is not normal to hold 800,000 workers’ paychecks hostage. It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want. It is not normal for public servants to run away and hide from the p...
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Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist Democratic Socialists have presented Denmark as the elusive nation where socialism has been successful, and thus a model for the policies they would implement in the United States. Bernie Sanders regularly invoked Denmark during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reassured 60 Minutes viewers that her version of democratic socialism would veer more toward Denmark than Venezuela. Just ...
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Drops Watchmen Fire in Response to Criticism

House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) won the race for New York’s 14th congressional district by leading with her democratic socialist politics and running on a progressive platform advocating for an increased marginal tax rate on the wealthy and universal healthcare. Much to the surprise of her new…Read more...
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"Maybe it’s the aunt or uncle you didn’t want to invite to the wedding," but Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez "is part of the family."

Said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), quoted in "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez/The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball" (Politico):Critics inside the [House Democratic Caucus] felt she didn't deserve [the seat she sought on the Ways and Means Committee], given her lack of professional experience on tax issues and her status as a freshman.“It totally pissed off everyone,” said one senior House D...
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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'No question Trump is a racist'

New Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez based her claim on "words that he uses".
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Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on rich to pay for 'Green New Deal'

Less than a day after being sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears ready to push an ambitious plan to combat climate change.
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Expectations already high for new LA-area Rep. Katie Hill

“Hello, Congresswoman,” you say. “Call me Katie,” she insists — even now. It’s early, and Katie Hill is in the unpretentious phase of her career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The newly elected Democrat from north Los Angeles County won’t officially receive title of “Congresswoman” or “Rep.” until she is sworn in Jan. 3. But the 31-year-old has spent the past month and a half inching close enough to Washington, D.C., power, learning and sometimes being wowed by it. Hill said h...
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Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi, ‘Most Progressive Candidate,’ For Speaker

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a freshman representative belonging to the progressive faction of the House delegation, said Monday that she currently backs Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for speaker, since Pelosi is the “most progressive candidate” running. “Right now, out of the field, I would say that she is the most progressive candidate,” Ocasio-Cortez said on her Instagram Live where she often takes questions from constituents. “All of the rebellion for the speakership are cha...
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"If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside."

"If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside. Dark hates light — that’s why you tune it out. Shine bright & keep it pushing."Tweeted Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. I'm reading the tweet in "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore clothing, a journalist tweeted a photo, and the Internet pounced" which is in The Washington Post, where the slogan is "Democracy Dies in Darkness," which seems to be paraphrasable as "Dark hates light." I think Ocasio-Cortez responded quite ...
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The fake news about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez not being able to afford to move to Washington, D.C. until she gets her first paycheck as a Congressperson.

I'm seeing that over on Facebook, where my son John says he's unfollowing The Hill because...I've noticed multiple inaccuracies, but this was the last straw. This article is simply false about what she said in her New York Times interview, which is the source for the article. (I get the impression the Hill doesn't do original reporting.) This *might* be true for all I know, but she didn't say or even suggest it in the Times interview.Go to the link for details of what O-C said that was quoted in...
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The 'Summer of Economic Illiteracy,' featuring Donald Trump and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

Donald Trump's tariffs and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent interviews show one thing: Plenty of Republicans and Democrats alike have terrible ideas.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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Democratic Socialism Is Surging In The Age Of Trump

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist. The swift evolution is latest evidence of a nationwide surge in th...
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Is California’s Democratic Party swinging too far left?

By Nov. 7, Democrats will learn if their left turn steered them to victory or took them off a cliff. The state party’s endorsement of Kevin de León, a self-proclaimed socialist’s upset of an establishment Democrat in a New York City congressional primary and talk of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and enacting single-payer health care show an embrace of progressive politics that heartens liberal activists enraged by conservative policies pursued by President Donald Trump and congr...
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