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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primary

Bernie Sanders appears to be the favorite to secure Ocasio-Cortez’s prized endorsement in the Democratic presidential primaryAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman and social media sensation, has said she would be “hard pressed” to endorse the frontrunner, Joe Biden, in the Democratic presidential primary.The statement is the latest sign of the left’s apathy towards the former vice-president, who has surged ahead of the Senator Bernie Sanders and other rivals in recent polls....
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Ocasio-Cortez responds to Pelosi's impeachment approach

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing pressure from within her own party to take a more aggressive strategy toward impeaching President Donald Trump.
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AOC renews Trump impeachment calls after McGahn ignores subpoena: 'We have to move forward'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ramping up pressure on her fellow Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, saying that she and her colleagues have “a duty” to hold the president accountable."We have to move forward on impeachment," Ms Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday during an interview with CNN.She continued, paying respect to speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who has so far pushed back on impeachment calls.“I trust the speaker's taking a measured approach to ensure that w...
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AOC & Elizabeth Warren Had Some Thoughts About That Game Of Thrones Ending

Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images. Our watch has ended, but that doesn't mean we're anywhere near done dissecting the Game of Thrones series finale. After nearly a decade, the hit HBO fantasy show came to a close leaving the entire fandom divided. One of the main reasons? GoT 's treatment of women, particularly in its last season. As Refinery29's Ariana Romero argues, the show was always destined to fail its female characters — which has made fans Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Eliza...
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"This could be the start of what’s known in Econ as a 'natural experiment.' Follow these students & compare their life choices [with] their peers over the next 10-15 years."

Tweeted Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after a billionaire,  Robert F. Smith, announced he would pay off the student loans of all the graduating seniors at Morehouse College. (Am I the only one whose first thoughts were about the parents of students who'd sacrificed to pay the expenses of their kids and keep them free of debt?)I'm reading the AOC quote because it's in email from the NYT (by David Leonhardt). This doesn't seem to be published in the newspaper. It's just email. I quote:I...
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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...
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Democrat 2020 hopefuls eye coveted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsement

She is the great young hope of America’s Left-wing, an articulate and impassioned progressive whose policies have gained traction and Twitter feed is followed by four million.  Now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old first-time congressman from New York, is seeing her newfound political clout manifest in a new way – a race for her endorsement.  With two dozen Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination, the support of Ms Ocasio-Cortez is being seen as a way to win over the youn...
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Ocasio-Cortez: GOP Doesn’t Care About Brown, Black Or Poor Babies

“If they were truthful about their motives, they’d be consistent in their principles."
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DCCC Wants to Save a Pro-Life Dem. Dems Ask: at What Cost?

Tom WilliamsThe day after Alabama lawmakers passed a law to ban nearly all abortions in the state, House Democrats confronted some tricky optics: a Chicago Business report revealed that the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was scheduled to headline a June fundraiser for the most staunchly pro-life Democrat left in Congress.The move raised howls of protest from progressives, who have sought to make that Democrat, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), the next moderate to be unseated b...
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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


Ocasio-Cortez Challenges The Religious Right On Some Specific Bible Passages

Freshman lawmaker from New York says if they want to follow the Bible, they can start by backing her newest bill.
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Ocasio-Cortez shares strong moment with mother of Charlottesville victim

Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, explains the distinction of being anti-racist and non-racist during a House Oversight hearing 'Confronting White Supremacy.'
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Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Down What ‘Horrifying’ Abortion Bans Are Really All About

"Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies," the lawmaker tweeted.
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Tell her to 'look at my record': Biden responds to Ocasio-Cortez's criticism on climate

"I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment," Biden said. "Tell her to check the statements that I made and look at my record."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
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Ocasio-Cortez takes a shot at Joe Biden

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a veiled shot at former Vice President Joe Biden's stance on climate change while giving a speech on the Green New Deal. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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Ocasio-Cortez takes a veiled shot at Joe Biden

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a veiled shot at former Vice President Joe Biden's stance on climate change while giving a speech on the Green New Deal. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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Ocasio-Cortez takes veiled shot at Biden

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a veiled shot at former Vice President Joe Biden's stance on climate change while giving a speech on the Green New Deal. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been middle of the road'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
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Ocasio-Cortez ramps up attacks on Biden's reported 'middle ground' climate change policy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
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'No middle ground:' Ocasio-Cortez and activists take aim at Biden at Green New Deal rally

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday made the case for radical action to combat climate change -- and took a shot at former Vice President Joe Biden, questioning his commitment to the issue.
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No ‘Middle Ground’ on Fighting Climate Change, Says Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders

Sanders called for an end to all tax breaks and subsidies for the oil and gas industry
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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 ...
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Ocasio-Cortez Exposes Just How Easily Lobbyists Manipulate Policymakers

The freshman lawmaker reveals how industry insiders “schmooze" lawmakers and staffers to get them on-message.
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Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

In another first for rookie congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal Democrat from New York on Friday became the youngest woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez

In another first for rookie congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal Democrat from New York on Friday became the youngest woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives. Sitting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's chair as part of a routine rotation of House members, Ocasio-Cortez took her turn with the gavel and ran the chamber for about an hour. The duty is shared day-to-day by members of the House majority, currently the Democrats.
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Ocasio-Cortez Mocks ‘No Ideas’ GOP With ‘Game Of Thrones’-Themed Space Plan

"They constantly hate, but have 0 real solutions for income inequality, healthcare, climate crisis, racial injustice."
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Was U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez ‘Scared’ by Her Garbage Disposal?

A New York City environmental office once estimated "less than 1 percent of households" in the city had such disposals.
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