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AOC grills pharma exec about why the HIV-prevention drug Prep costs $8 in Australia costs $1,780 in the USA

Gilead makes a drug called Truvada -- AKA Prep -- that was developed at US taxpayer expense, whose patents are held by the US government; Truvada is on track to eliminating the spread of HIV forever (people who are HIV positive but take Truvada are seemingly not infectious), but taking Truvada in the USA (where the patents haven't expired) is incredibly expensive, running $1,780/month, whereas in Australia, it's available as a generic for $8/month. If the widespread use of Prep eliminates t...
Tags: Post, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Aoc, Daniel O'day, Gilead, Guillotine Watch, Late Stage Capitalism, Looters, Pharma, Prep, Truvada

AOC asks pharma CEO why $2,000 HIV drug costs just $8 in Australia: 'People are dying for no reason'

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a simple question for the head of a major drug company: why should a $2,000 HIV treatment be available for just $8 in Australia? “You’re the CEO of Gilead. Is it true that Gilead made $3bn in profits from Truvada in 2018,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez asked Daniel O’Day, the CEO of California-based Gilead Sciences, during a hearing of the House committee on oversight and reform.Mr O’Day replied that the company had generated $3bn in revenues, not profits.R...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, US, United States, South Africa, House, Truvada, Aoc, Elijah Cummings, Gilead Sciences, Cummings, Gilead, O'Day

WARNING: Hard Left Turn Ahead

Art by Michael Ramirez AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hard left USA –-( WARNING: Hard Left Turn Ahead. With AOC firmly in control of the Democrat party, the 2020-election-show will be great entertainment for political junkies and easy pickings for America's President Trump. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organization...
Tags: Guns, America, Nra, Aoc, Michael Ramirez, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, USA Ammoland, Citizens Committee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Knock Down The House's Cori Bush Is Running Again In 2020 — Here's What She Learned In 2018

Before 2018, many of us thought that you had to be privileged, wealthy, or an established politician to run for office. Many say you should start at the bottom and work your way up, climb the ladder, and move through the ranks to position yourself as a viable candidate.In my own experience running for U.S. Congress last cycle, I was told to dress a certain way and look a certain way if I wanted to be taken seriously. People would tell me I shouldn't run for this seat because I'm an unmarried wo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Chicago, Missouri, House, Aoc, U S House, Cori Bush, Brand New Congress, Rachel Lears

AOC calls Alabama's abortion ban 'a brutal form of oppression'

“Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted. “They’re about controlling women’s sexuality. Owning women.”
Tags: News, Alabama, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

AOC calls Alabama’s abortion ban 'a brutal form of oppression'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has emerged as a leader amongprogressive Democrats, denounced Alabama’s abortion ban after it was signedinto law on Wednesday
Tags: News, Alabama, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

AOC hasn't endorsed a 2020 candidate but Bernie Sanders could get a boost by partnering with her

Bernie Sanders is courting young voters as he vies for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Teaming up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could help.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump says Green New Deal 'A hoax like the hoax I just went through,' disses wind energy technology

The guy sure has a knack for compounding the maximum number of lies into one line. President Donald Trump today, while speaking to Sempra Energy employees in Louisiana, referenced the Green New Deal advocated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). He seems to be obsessed and upset by it. “That's a hoax like the hoax I just went through,” said President Trump. “Under that deal, everybody in this room gets fired. All of the thousands of guys and women standing on these buildings gets fired....
Tags: Post, News, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Aoc, Cameron LNG, Sempra Energy, Charlie, Mueller, Seung Min Kim, Timothy Cama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal, GreenNewDeal

AOC comic book drops tomorrow

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Super Hero? This Comic Book Thinks So The representative from New York inspired a comic book anthology that arrives in stores on Wednesday. By George Gene Gustines A version of this article appears in print on May 14, 2019, on Page C2 of the New York edition with the headline: Yes: Truth, Justice and the American Way . The Alexandria Oca...
Tags: Comics, New York, Devil, Aoc, Truth Justice, Mike Rhode, GEORGE GENE GUSTINES, Tim Seeley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Josh Blaylock Devil

If Joe Biden had a statue, the left would have to tear it down: Ron Hart

It is not known if there is a Joe Biden statue anywhere. All I could find is a building at the University of Delaware the school named after him for getting it funding. We know the building was an appropriate tribute to their alum because its elevator does not go all the way to the top. Rush Limbaugh made a telling and spot-on assertion recently. If there were a statue of Joe Biden, the new left would seek to tear it down. Biden is running an old-style Democrat campaign, closer to that of Jeffer...
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AOC, at Green New Deal rally, puts Joe Biden and other Democratic climate moderates on notice

Speaking at Howard University, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other proponents of the Green New Deal, affirmed their progressive ideals while striking out at both conservative Republicans and moderate Democrats who have, according to her and other critics, done too little about global warming for too long.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Aoc, Howard University Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

AOC and Bernie Sanders rally against mediocre climate change action

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered an impassioned speech about her Green New Deal to combat climate change, saying radical action, not a middle-of-the-road approach is needed.The New York congresswoman joined Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University in Washington on Monday, organized by activist group and big-time GND supporters the Sunrise Movement.Ocasio-Cortez slammed politicians for not acting on climate change in the past, in particular, for ...
Tags: New York, Science, Congress, Washington, Nasa, Cnn, United States, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc, Howard University, Beto O Rourke, GND, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal

AOC and Sanders' credit card interest rate cap would be disastrous

The consequences of a cap would be disastrous, removing access to credit cards for millions of low- and moderate-income households and forcing them to rely on family members, tighten their belts or worse, to seek higher-cost forms of credit, writes Diego Zuluaga, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.
Tags: Cnn, Sanders, Aoc, Diego Zuluaga

Bipartisan groups call on Congress to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment, which Gingrich killed in 1995

Back in 1995, Newt Gingrich defunded the Office of Technology Assessment, a low-cost, high-yield body that provided neutral, evidence-based assessments of technology to lawmakers so they could avoid making stupid blunders when it came to tech. The OTA needs a $6m appropriate to get running again. For perspective, each one of Trump's golf holidays at Mar-a-Lago cost the taxpayers $3.4m, so for the cost of less than two of Trump's fun weekend breaks, we could inform the entirety of Congress a...
Tags: Post, News, Newt Gingrich, Aoc, Office of Technology Assessment, la la la I can't hear you, Contract With America, Facts Matter, Ignorance By Design, Newt Fucking Gingrich

Sanders and AOC team up for an anti-loansharking bill that will replace payday lenders with post-office banking

Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jointly introduced The Loan Shark Prevention Act, which will cap credit card interest rates at 15% (and closes the loopholes that lets credit card issuers exceed their stated APRs with the use of hidden fees) and which re-establishes American post-office banking. Critics of the bill say that it will put the payday lending industry out of business and that this will harm poor people, who struggle to get credit elsewhere. It's...
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Bernie Sanders, AOC unveil legislation to cap credit card interest at 15%

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say legislation is needed to protect consumers from "greed" of credit card and banking industries.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Bernie Sanders, Aoc, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

New Space Plane – Airport Face Scanning: AS HEARD ON: WTAG: [05-07-19]

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HGTV stars get their own collectible covers, the New York Post obsesses about AOC, Conde Nast diversifies: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Cover stars: Chip and Joanna Gaines, who rose to fame through their hit HGTV home-renovation show “Fixer Upper,” have been making headlines lately as they’ve been plotting their post-HGTV empire; see “Discovery’s DIY Network to turn in to Chip and Joanna Gaines Channel” (subhead: “...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, New York Post, Advertising, US, New York Times, Conde Nast, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Mccarthy, Economist, Murdoch, Hgtv, Aoc, Jo, Jonathan Scott

How to operate a business jet to EBACE in Geneva

The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is Europe’s largest business aviation tradeshow. This year’s event will take place May 21-23, 2019 in Geneva. Due to ongoing GA congestion issues, it is recommended that operators attending the event, plan well in advance. Here’s what you need to know: 1. What is EBACE? EBACE is Europe’s equivalent to NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE, or often just called “NBAA”). Unlike NBAA, which alternates site...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Switzerland, Aviation, Geneva, Customs, Basel, Aviation Fuel, Aoc, Bern, FBO, Civil Aviation Authority CAA, PPR, NBAA, Airport Slots

‘Embarrassing’: AOC And Rick Scott Duke It Out In Fiery Twitter Exchange

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) quarreled Monday on the most predictable of platforms — Twitter. It started when Scott tagged her in his outraged response to Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) gun control proposal to require gun licenses nationwide. “What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives?” Scott tweeted. “Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal.” Ocasio-Cortez shot back: “That a sitting US Senator can say somethi...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, News, US, America, Tweets, Donald Trump, Aoc, Scott, Rick Scott, Cory Booker, Cristina Cabrera, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Rick Scott R FL, Rick Scott Duke

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Trades Barbs With Rick Scott Over Sexism, Sarcasm

Scott slammed the Green New Deal and got defensive when AOC struck back.
Tags: News, Aoc, Scott, Rick Scott, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal

Sponsored: Ocasio-Cortez planted a garden. It’s good for the earth — and her

AOC's community garden plot may make her calmer and wiser as it produces food, provides habitats for animals and helps cool the city.
Tags: News, Explore, Aoc, NWhomes, Ocasio Cortez

AOC endorses Elizabeth Warren's Big Tech breakup plan

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech, a thoroughly excellent idea with many devils in the details: AOC backs her play: "Facebook as a basic communications platform while also selling ads and also being a surveillance platform. Those functions should be broken up, but how that gets levied and how that gets approached is what we need to take a fine-tooth comb at."
Tags: Facebook, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Elizabeth Warren, Democrats, Aoc, Big Tech, Monopolism, Trustbusting

The $7 Mascara Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps In Her Makeup Bag

There's no doubting the influence of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While she tackles important political issues, like the environment and the economic divide in America, she's built a strong social media presence, with over 3 million followers on Instagram. Her fans and constituents regularly tune into her Stories to get a look at the inner workings of the House and to watch AOC take on simple — yet relatable — tasks, like drinking wine while building Ikea furniture. But Ocasio-Cortez...
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The progressive myth that ‘the rich get richer, the poor get poorer’

Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.” That’s a lie. Yes, rich people got absurdly rich. Last year, says Oxfam, “the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased (by) $2.5 billion a day.” I say, so what? The poor did not get poorer. Bernie’s wrong about that. The poor are much better off. “As we’ve increased the number of billionaires around the world, extreme poverty has shrunk,” says former investment banker Carol Roth. She is right. Over th...
Tags: California, Opinion, New York City, Adele, America, Sport, Afghanistan, Harvard, Soccer, Bill De Blasio, Oxfam, Donald Trump, Berkeley, Bernie Sanders, Aoc, Bernie

Math and human behavior are the greatest foes of the Democrats

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” — P.J. O’Rourke  Beating all expectations, the U.S. economy continued to grow at an exceptional 3.2% rate in the first quarter of the year. Unemployment is at an historic low, consumer spending is up, and the stock markets hit new highs. Trump’s success drives limousine liberals nuts. As they spend lavishly for themselves on Rodeo Drive, they yell at their limo drivers that, “We must impeach Trump!” The f...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Venezuela, Goldman Sachs, John, Clinton, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Aoc

'Knock Down the House' puts AOC's stunning victory in larger context

'Knock Down the House' review: The hit Sundance documentary puts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory in larger context of the political movement behind it
Tags: Cnn, House, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes a Bona Fide Movie Star in Netflix’s ‘Knock Down the House’

NetflixKnock Down the House is at once an intimate portrait of four female candidates and a compelling look at the political big picture. The film, which is directed by Rachel Lears and set to premiere on Netflix on May 1, chronicles outsider candidates during the 2018 midterm elections. Near the opening of the doc, confessional-style videos of the film’s stars—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Paula Jean Swearengin and Cori Bush—flood the screen, only to be joined by more and more videos fr...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, West Virginia, Netflix, Missouri, House, Las Vegas, Mike Brown, Bronx, Trump, Crowley, Bush, Amy, Aoc

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway spar on Twitter over AOC's response to Sri Lanka attacks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sparred Sunday over the congresswoman's Twitter silence following the Easter Sunday church bombings in Sri Lanka, with Ocasio-Cortez saying Conway used the attention around her lack of tweets "as an excuse to stoke suspicion" about her faith.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Sri Lanka, Aoc, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Kellyanne Conway

What is an AVA and how does it affect the wine you drink?

I get this question more often than any other from readers and friends: just what the heck is an AVA anyway? Take a breath while I get on my high horse here. The term takes a little explaining, and I’ve got some complaining to do while I’m at it. Some people think it’s associated with quality. Not necessarily. An American Viticultural Area is a wine grape-growing region anywhere in the U.S. that can be defined as unique by evidence of geography, geology, weather and other factors. Its boundaries...
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