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AOC, Ilhan Omar denounce Border Patrol whipping at Haitian migrants as a 'stain on our country' and 'human rights abuses'

A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tried to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on September 19. Paul Ratje/Getty Images Video footage showed Border Patrol whipping their reins at Haitian migrants near the US-Mexico border. Migrants have tried to enter the US as Haiti faces endemic poverty, violence, and political turmoil. Haiti's president was assassinated in July...
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AOC, Ilhan Omar denounce Border Patrol whipping Haitian migrants as a 'stain on our country' and 'human rights abuses'

A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tried to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on September 19. Paul Ratje/Getty Images Video footage showed Border Patrol cracking whips at Haitian migrants near the US-Mexico border. Migrants have tried to enter the US as Haiti faces endemic poverty, violence, and political turmoil. Haiti's president was assassinated in July, and ...
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10 Things in Politics: Trump's NJ neighbors dish on living in his shadow

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Happening this morning: Tropical Storm Nicholas is hitting the Gulf Coast after making landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane.Here's what we're talking about:Trump's neighbors on living in shadow of ex-president next doorApple wants you to u...
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AOC used her first Met Gala appearance to send a message: 'Tax the Rich'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Mike Coppola/John Shearer/Getty Images/Insider Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her first Met Gala appearance on Monday. She used the opportunity to send a political message. The back of her white, strapless gown had "Tax the Rich" written in red. See more stories on Insider's business page. In her firs...
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Joe Manchin says AOC is not entitled to her 'own facts' after she said he's beholden to big energy companies

In this Aug. 5, 2021 photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., prepares to chair a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Manchin is trying to garner bipartisan support for a restoration of the Voting Rights Act AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said AOC was wrong to say he has weekly meetings with energy companies. "I keep my door open for everybody. That's totally false," Manchin told CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday. Manchin has urged Democrats to...
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Biden is holding together the Democratic Party in Washington -- for now

Almost a year before Joe Biden was elected president, fellow Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remarked in a New York Magazine profile that "in any other country," she and Biden "would not be in the same party."
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Progressive lawmakers, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, have largely stayed quiet as Afghanistan descends into chaos

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks with a reporter as she protests the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol on August 3, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Since the Taliban captured Kabul, Democrats and Republicans have attacked the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. But prominent progressive lawmakers avoided criticizing President Joe Biden this week. The crisis in Afghanistan could pose a test for the Democratic party in the 2022 midterm...
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Florida Democrat dings AOC for blaming Cuban unrest on USA: They're 'demanding freedom' from Communism

A former Florida congresswoman responded to fellow Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – after the latter claimed the U.S. trade...
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AOC calls out Biden for defending 'absurdly cruel' embargo on Cuba while expressing support for Cuban protestors

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during an event outside Union Station June 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Ocasio-Cortez, joined by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), called for increased federal funding for high-speed rail in the infrastructure package being discussed on Capitol Hill. Win McNamee/Getty Images AOC ripped into the US embargo on Cuba and the Biden administration's ongoing support for it. "The embargo is absurdly cruel and ... the cruelt...
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Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to GOP group that climate change is 'bullsh--' just weeks before deadly heat wave

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Ron Johnson mouthed to a GOP luncheon that climate change is "bullsh--," CNN reported. His comments came weeks before a fatal heat wave in the Pacific Northwest that scientists attributed to climate change. Johnson has a long record of rejecting facts or making comments at odds with science on climate change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called climate change "bu...
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AOC responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene saying that she isn't an American: 'First of all, I'm taller than her'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool AOC responded to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene saying that she didn't "embrace our American ways." "First of all, I'm taller than her," the Democratic congresswoman wrote on Twitter. Greene was a featured speaker at former President Trump's Ohio rally on Saturday. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia ...
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Meet India Walton, the socialist who upset Buffalo's longterm mayor in a stunning primary victory

India Walton. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario In a major upset, India Walton defeated Byron Brown to become Buffalo's next mayor, per the AP. Walton will become the first socialist mayor of a large US city in decades. Her win reflects the growing progressive tilt among many Democratic primary voters. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. While most eyes were on the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, there was a political awakening taking place in Buffalo, the Empire St...
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Kevin McCarthy won't let go of the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar, but Democrats have moved on

Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has already signaled Democrats want to move on from recent misleading criticism of Omar. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar's removal from...
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McConnell previews potential Supreme Court opposition

By Clare Foran | CNN Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that if his party regains the majority in 2022 it’s “highly unlikely” he would let President Joe Biden confirm a Supreme Court vacancy if one opened up in 2024, and was non-committal when asked about an opening at the end of 2023. “I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time a vacancy was filled. So I ...
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AOC says she is 'inclined to say yes' as to whether Justice Breyer should retire

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "inclined to say yes" as to whether Justice Stephen Breyer should retire from the Supreme Court in the coming weeks so President Joe Biden can nominate a liberal jurist to replace him.
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AOC rips into fellow Democrats for taking Ilhan Omar's comments on the US and Israel's potential war crimes out of context

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. J. Scott Applewhite/AP AOC slammed fellow Democrats for misconstruing Ilhan Omar's comments about war crimes inquiries. "Pretty sick & tired of t...
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VP Kamala Harris seeks cooperation with Mexico on complexities of migration

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday that the United States and Mexico are “embarking on a new era” during her first in-person meeting with the leader, as she seeks to foster greater cooperation with Mexico on immigration to the U.S. Speaking at the start of their bilateral meeting at the Mexican national palace, Harris emphasized the longstanding “interdependence and interconnection” of the...
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10 Things in Politics: Hill staffers are venting about unlivable pay

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Capitol Hill pay is so low, staffers work side-hustlesBiden reportedly signaled he'd compromise on corporate tax hikesA coming US report on UFOs isn't expected to draw a conclusion on aliensWith Jordan Erb Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell followed by his staff. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via ...
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who compared mask rules to the Holocaust, once said AOC 'should be shamed' for comparing migrant detention centers to concentration camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia Jose Luis Magana/AP; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene once said invoking Nazi history is "insulting." Greene made the comments in a since-deleted 2019 Facebook live reported by CNN's KFile. Greene attacked AOC at the time for comparing migrant detention facilities to concentration camps. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has been denounced ...
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'Beyond reprehensible': GOP Rep. Peter Meijer slams Marjorie Taylor Greene's comparison of mask mandates to the Holocaust

Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Meijer rebuked Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments comparing a mask policy to the Holocaust. "Any comparisons to the Holocaust - it's beyond reprehensible," he said. While all House Democrats have been vaccinated, just 45% of GOP members have reported receiving shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan on Sunday slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green...
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Nancy Pelosi calls out AIPAC over 'deeply cynical' and 'inflammatory' ad attacking Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on March 08, 2019. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Pelosi and Hoyer defended Omar against an ad attacking her over criticism of Israel. "It's very disappointing to see deeply cynical and inflammatory ads twisting her words," Pelosi said. There's a growing rift in the Democratic party over US-Israeli relations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top Democratic leaders in Congress, including H...
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10 Things in Politics: Lawmakers are sick of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Tax Day.Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to bgriffiths[email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene became the Voldemort of CongressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fireThe demise of 'thoughts and prayers'One thing to lo...
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Since-deleted 2019 video shows Greene yelling into mail slot at AOC's office

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
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Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing AOC's office during 2019 Hill visit

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
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Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
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Biden's old-school stance on Israel is putting him at odds with members of his own party

Then-Vice President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November 2010. Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Biden's stance on Israel is increasingly putting him at odds with other Democrats. Top progressives have called out his defense of Israel amid a mounting death toll, mainly in Gaza. A number of Democrats are pushing for the US to condition or limit aid to Israel. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden entered the White Hou...
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Biden says Israel's airstrikes on Gaza aren't a 'significant overreaction'

Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Abdel Kareem Hana/Associated Press Biden said he hasn't seen a "significant overreaction" in Israel's Gaza offensive. Israel has been pummeling Gaza with airstrikes, leveling buildings and killing dozens. Biden has touted Israel's right to self-defense amid rocket attacks from Hamas, which have killed seven. See more stories on Insi...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene confronts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside House chamber

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, the latest of several confrontations Greene has had with her Democratic colleagues.
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Pelosi says Marjorie Taylor Greene targeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with 'abuse' and 'verbal assault' in the Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Nancy Pelosi suggested Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should be investigated by the House Ethics Committee for confronting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi described Greene yelling at Ocasio-Cortez and pursuing her down a hallway as "abuse" and "verbal assault." The Washington Post first reported on Greene's behavior, which occurred as the two lawmakers exited the H...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene confronts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Washington Post reports

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, according to an account from The Washington Post.
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