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AOC Breaks the Internet by Dropping in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids 

It’s logical to fear that any politician with a semblance of humanity will eventually disappoint us. But somehow, in defiance of our low expectations, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just keeps getting cooler. This evening she became perhaps the first Congressperson to ever appear on a Twitch stream,…Read more...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ - saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of...
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How do you draw an X? Twitter is divided over it.

Draw an X. I'll wait. Now, how did you go about it? The left stroke first, downward, then the right, or the right stroke first, upward? Turns out there are multiple ways. SEE ALSO: Everyone's taking their anger out on Sasuke in this hilarious new meme The question of how folks instinctively draw an X has gone viral, thanks to a thread by Twitter user @SMASEY. It's divided Twitter in a way we haven't seen since the whole Yanny/Laurel debate of 2018.  "Which way do you draw an ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin's call for new Democrats to grow up

Congresswoman takes issue with the The West Wing creator’s suggestion that the fight for equality is a trendAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Aaron Sorkin after the Oscar-winning screenwriter said on Sunday that the young Democrats needed to “stop acting like young people.”Sorkin, 57, told Fareed Zakaria in an interview on CNN on Sunday morning: “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people, okay? It’s time to...
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Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pass the ‘Change Unfit New Textbooks Act’?

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Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee

Wall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities. "It's a huge victory," said Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress and a self-described socialist -- a word that shocks conservatives, who brandish it as a dire threat. Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to by her initials AOC, will bring public at...
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Trump Stands By $5.7B Demand For Border Wall In Offer Democrats Call A “Non-Starter”

Twenty-nine days into the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is offering protections for certain immigrants, including Dreamers, in exchange for funding for the border wall — but Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have already turned down the proposal, calling it a “non-starter.”Trump announced a plan on Saturday afternoon, calling for 2,750 new Border Patrol officers and law enforcement agents, 75 new federal immigration judge teams, $805 million for dru...
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AOC's debut speech as Congresswoman is the most popular Congressional video in C-SPAN history

It's been three days since C-SPAN posted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's amazing, stirring freshman speech from the floor of Congress, and it has smashed all Congressional C-SPAN records with 3.1m views (as of the time of writing); at this rate, it may catch up with C-SPAN's most popular Senate video, the Kamala Harris/Brett Kavanaugh video, with 7.14m views. First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made perfect use of this 20-year-old video game meme

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the super-rich to pay a heavier share of taxes. The newly elected Congresswoman's proposal that any earnings higher than $10 million carry a 70 percent tax rate has been widely popular. That's true even among voters who might be more inclined to put on a MAGA hat; a recent Hill-HarrisX poll showed that some 45 percent of GOP voters agree. SEE ALSO: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has perfect response in new video: More dancing On Friday night, Ocasio-Cortez gre...
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Sorry Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, your 'minority privilege' is no longer secret

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
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'Minority privilege': the right to be the target of a Fox News rant every five minutes

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
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What Ivanka Did This Week: ???

Ivanka's schedule has not been made public, so each week, we will do our best to cover the public events and forums she attends, the meetings she has with lawmakers and government officials, and her social media presence.Ivanka was unusually silent on social media this week while scandal swirled around her. In a bombshell BuzzFeed News report published on Thursday night, we learned that Ivanka was slated to manage a spa at a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow, a deal which President Trump directed ...
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Does Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez Say ‘Owning Guns is Not a Right’ in the Constitution?

Attempts to discredit the freshman lawmaker from NYC seem to know no end.
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James Woods slams Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as 'the most dangerous person in America'

After the first-term New York Congresswoman's speech about the shutdown, the actor labeled her the "most dangerous person in America."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Embattled By Anti-Semitism Claims, The Women’s March Forges On

The day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Hadas Alterman found herself surrounded by nearly 60,000 people in downtown Oakland. The 29-year-old attorney from California has attended her fair share of civil rights demonstrations, but said that she had never experienced anything like the 2017 Women’s March.“It can be scary to protest in Oakland because often there’s a high, very aggressive police presence. But the atmosphere at the Women’s March in O...
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Melania Flies To Florida On Military Jet After Trump Tells Pelosi To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan

First lady Melania Trump jetted off on a military plane for a long weekend getaway Thursday night, just hours after her husband President Donald Trump abruptly banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military aircraft to visit U.S. troops based in Afghanistan.In a letter, the president told Pelosi that he was canceling her trip, which also included stops in Brussels and Egypt with a congressional delegation, due to the government shutdown. The decision seemed to be retaliation after the ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's First House Speech Broke a C-SPAN Record. Here's What She Said

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first speech from the House floor has set a new record with C-SPAN
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‘Impressive’ Ocasio-Cortez Has An Unlikely Fan: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has earned an unlikely admirer: Fox News host and conservative pundit Laura Ingraham, whom Ocasio-Cortez herself has criticized on Twitter. During Ingraham’s show “Ingraham Angle” this week, the host heaped praise on Ocasio-Cortez — whose politics couldn’t be further left of Ingraham’s — two nights in a row. On Wednesday evening, Ingraham spoke at length about how “impressive” Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) was and prai...
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Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media.Here's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get a message that the site isn't being updated regularly because of the federal government shutdown, so this might not be the latest on Harry Truman):One of the results of this system is that it gives the Pr...
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"If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks" — instructs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

... in her lesson to Congresspeople on how to do Twitter. Oh! Was that failing to talk like the generic "older woman" while being the specific older woman I readily admit I am?Goodness gracious! I ought to withdraw from the fray and make toast and tea.To be fair to AOC, she also said, "Don’t try to be anybody who you’re not" and "The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it’s you talking." I agree with that advice, but I observe that i...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s First House Speech Broke a C-SPAN Record. Here’s What She Said

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech from the House floor has set a minor record with C-SPAN. Ocasio-Cortez slammed the Trump Administration over the partial government shutdown in her remarks. A C-SPAN tweet of her nearly four-minute speech garnered 1.16 million views in a little more than 12 hours, setting a record for the most-watched Twitter…
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Laura Ingraham Rants About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Her ‘Minority Privilege’

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying that little trick on Tucker Carlson and me."
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As Shutdown Drags On, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has One Simple Question

It is the 27th day of President Trump's temper tantrum government shutdown. TSA agents forced to work without pay are quitting their jobs, the national parks are a mess, and many federal workers are selling their stuff and living off crowdfunding.And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking for Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose priority, rather than reopening the government, is an anti-abortion bill that would disproportionately affect lower-income women. At least it's on-b...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing records

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech on the floor of Congress broke digital viewing records for C-SPAN, Capitol Hill’s public affairs network, garnering over a million views on Twitter in roughly 12 hours. The progressive freshman Gouse member took to the floor on Wednesday to decry Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding to be included in the next federal spending bill — a battle that has spurred the longest government shutdown in American history. “The truth of this shutdown is tha...
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