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  • AOC blames NYC crime spike on parents shoplifting food for their hungry families

    07/12/2020 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 7/12/20 | Dave Goldiner
    Crime spike? What crime spike? Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off New York City’s frightening rise in crime, suggesting that tough times are forcing parents into committing petty theft to feed their kids. “They feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) said last week on a virtual town hall for constituents that was broadcast on her official Facebook page. **SNIP** The city recorded 43 shootings in the last week, up more than 300% from the same time period in 2019. Ten people were shot over a bloody July 4 weekend The progressive lawmaker counterintuitively...
  • AOC urges authorities to avoid Epstein failures and ensure Ghislaine Maxwell’s safety in prison

    07/03/2020 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Independent via MSN ^ | 7/03/20 | Louise Hall
    US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that police ensure the safety of Ghislaine Maxwell in light of the suicide of Jeffery Epstein last year. **SNIP** “Maxwell’s arrest is a significant development,” AOC tweeted. “I hope the SDNY and all relevant parties have conducted an extensive review of the failures of Epstein’s custody to ensure Maxwell’s safety as this case bears out.” **SNIP** With Ms Maxwell being charged just over a month from the anniversary of Epstein’s 10 August death, Rep Ocasio-Cortez urged police not to make the same mistakes this time around and protect her from harm to ensure that...
  • Watch: AOC Proclaims ‘Latinos Are Black’ and I’m Dead (could get the boot tomorrow)

    06/22/2020 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/22/20 | Bonchie
    I’m not a big fan of accusing people of cultural appropriation. If you want to eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo, have fun. If you like orange chicken, by all means, let’s do this thing. But there’s a difference between casual partaking of other cultures, which is one of the awesome things about America, and trying to appropriate the lived struggles of oppressed people for political and personal gain. That’s what makes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so insidious. Over and over, usually through the “people of color” canard, she’s tried to equalize her upper crust, pampered upbringing with those who...
  • Crowded field of challengers hopes to take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

    06/22/2020 2:10:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/21/20 | Clare Foran
    A former television news anchor. A retired New York City police officer and high school civics teacher. An attorney who runs a mediation practice and serves as a volunteer minister. These are just a few of the candidates -- Democrats and Republicans -- who have lined up to challenge three of the most high-profile freshman House Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. It's not easy to unseat a sitting member of Congress, and the three members of the progressive "squad" have a number of built-in advantages as they run for reelection. **SNIP** But they have become high-profile targets...
  • Wall Street giants including the CEOs of Goldman and Blackstone are pouring money into the campaign to defeat AOC in a June primary

    06/18/2020 1:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | Saloni Sardana
    Some of Wall Street's most prominent names have donated thousands of dollars to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary in New York, data from the FEC shows. Federal Election Commission data shows that donors including Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon, Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, and hedge fund behemoth Paul Tudor Jones have given to the campaign of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter, is going up against Ocasio-Cortez to secure the Democratic nomination for New York's 14th congressional district on June 23. **SNIP** Caruso-Cabrera has raised just over $2 million so far, while Ocasio-Cortez's campaign has received more...
  • Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez faces 3 challengers in NY 14th Congressional District Democratic Primary (could get the boot June 23)

    06/16/2020 2:31:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Bronx News 12 ^ | 6/15/20
    New York's primary election is just over a week away and eyes are on the state's 14th Congressional District. Two years ago a relatively unknown candidate, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, pulled off a stunning upset, and she now represents the Bronx and Queens. The first term congresswoman says she has used her spotlight to work on environmental justice through the Green New Deal, to fully fund NYCHA and fight for more health care provisions. "All of these have been profound priorities, in addition to fighting for our immigrant neighbors here that are so wonderful in their contributions as community members," Ocasio-Cortez says....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘If You Are Radical You Get to the Root of Problems’ (Free Crap Caucus overjoyed)

    06/14/2020 1:36:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/11/20
    ( - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) said in a video conversation she had online on June 5 that she embraces the term “radical” and that what it “really means” is that “you get to the root of problems.” “That word has just kind of been coopted as though you are just kind of some - I don’t know--loony-tune out here,” she said. “But what it really means is if you are radical you get to the root of problems,” she said. “Which is why I have never been offended and I embrace that term because it means that we believe...
  • New York launches early voting for primary elections (Cortez could get booted on the 23rd)

    06/14/2020 6:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WPTZ via MSN ^ | 6/14/20
    New York on Saturday launched early voting for the first time ever in a primary in the state. Early voting runs through June 21, before taking a day off ahead of the June 23 primary. New Yorkers can cast ballots at select polling locations under a law that passed last year, when the state joined 38 others with some form of early voting.
  • AOC plans to skip in-person debate with Democratic primary challenger (incumbency privilege?)

    06/13/2020 4:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/20 | Mary Kay Linge
    AOC is going AWOL for the city’s only in-person debate ahead of next week’s Democratic Party primary. First-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) plans to skip out on a face-to-face showdown with three challengers Wednesday, her office told The Post. Ironically, the Parkchester Times-sponsored debate is the same one the previous incumbent, 10-term Rep. Joseph Crowley, shirked in 2018. It was seen as a backhanded diss of his upstart opponent — and helped AOC unseat him in a shocking primary result one week later. “Ocasio-Cortez is claiming her incumbency privilege,” Parkchester Times publisher Sheikh Musa Drammeh told The Post. “But if...
  • AOC allegedly on hook for unpaid seven-year-old tax bill: report

    05/18/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 5/18/20 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As the Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes...

    05/15/2020 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/15/20 | Ewan Palmer
    New York lawmakers have some to the defense of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez following a report which claims that her fellow democrats are avoiding her while they plan to combat the coronavirus. The report from the New York Post claims that Cortez's peers are ignoring her over fears she will overshadow the work they are doing to combat the virus in an area with one of the highest infection rates in the entire world. The report, based on unnamed sources, claims that Ocasio-Cortez "simply rubs many of her fellow New York Democrats the wrong way." Ocasio-Cortez has become one the most...
  • Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Jonah Goldberg: 'Totally get it if you've never bothered to read the legislation'

    05/14/2020 3:03:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) defended her Green New Deal initiative after The Dispatch editor Jonah Goldberg called the legislation a “fantasy.” “Totally get it if you’ve never bothered to read the legislation you’re commenting so authoritatively on,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. Jonah Goldberg Tweet: "Man this is so dumb and dishonest. You could confiscate every penny held by every billionaire and multimillionaire in America and it wouldn't cover a fraction of your Green New Deal fantasy. " Goldberg, a former National Review columnist, responded to a different tweet from the congresswoman suggesting higher taxes for the rich could have...
  • Montezuma County disputes Colorado state’s Coronavirus death count: Man With Staggering .55 Blood-Alcohol Content Dies; Officials Call It A COVID-19 Death

    05/14/2020 12:54:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | 05/14/2020 | By Jim Mimiaga
    The Montezuma County Coroner’s Office is disputing the state’s claim of a third fatal case of the coronavirus in Cortez, saying the person died of alcohol poisoning. County Coroner George Deavers said the person tested positive for COVID-19, but an investigation by him and the pathologist determined the cause of death was ethanol toxicity. The person’s blood-alcohol content was 0.55, or almost seven times the legal driving limit of 0.08 in Colorado, Deavers said. A BAC of 0.3 is considered lethal. “COVID was not listed on the death certificate as the cause of death. I disagree with the state for...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force (only 10.69 years left)

    05/13/2020 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Ryan Nobles, Gregory Krieg, Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month. "I'm working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we've made some changes. We've listened to Bernie supporters...
  • AOC criticizes JetBlue for NYC flyover to honor coronavirus health workers, first responders

    05/07/2020 11:05:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., condemned the use of three JetBlue aircraft that flew over New York City Thursday as a tribute to the medical community and first responders working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. JetBlue used three planes donned with New York City themes for a one-hour flyover over all five boroughs. The planes -- "I love NY," NYPD and FDNY -- were a tribute to first responders and "hometown health care heroes," the airline said. “Nothing like a corporate PR campaign that burns jet fuel at low altitudes over vulnerable communities dying from a respiratory virus...
  • Ocasio-Cortez blasts New York elections board for canceling presidential primary

    04/27/2020 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/20 | Rebecca Kla
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday blasted the New York Board of Elections for canceling this year's Democratic presidential primary. Ocasio-Cortez challenged the notion that the decision was made with public health in mind, noting that the state is still holding down ballot elections the same day. “It is completely wrong for the BOE to cancel New York’s Presidential Primary,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “This decision is not informed by public health: the state is still holding elections for every other seat that day, & so far the only way your ballot will 100% be counted in NY is to vote in...
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Americans Should "Just Say No" To Going Back To Work After Reopening Society

    04/23/2020 2:30:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/22/20 | Ian Schwartz
    In an interview with VICE's Anand Giridharadas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said people should just say "no" to going back to work when the President speaks about reopening the economy and society. "When we talk about this idea of 'reopening society' you know, only in America, does the President, when the President tweets about liberation, does he mean go back to work," the Congresswoman said. "When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say 'no,' we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just...
  • US Clean Energy Sector May Lose 500,000 Jobs By June Without Federal Aid (only 10.75 years left)

    04/20/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    IB Times ^ | 4/20/20 | Palash Ghosh
    The coronavirus crisis is cutting a savage swath through the U.S. clean energy industry – some 106,000 jobs in the sector vanished in the month of March alone as demand evaporated amid nationwide stay-at-home orders Moreover, that one-month job loss was greater than what the industry gained in jobs in all of 2019. By June of this year, the clean energy sector may lose up to 500,000 jobs – or 15% of the country’s entire clean energy workforce -- according to a study by clean energy advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy,...
  • Schumer says he's focused on job when asked about possible Ocasio-Cortez primary challenge

    04/19/2020 12:39:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 | Rebecca Klar
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday when asked about a potential primary challenge from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that he’s focused on his job. “Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week did not rule out a possible 2022 primary run against you,” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Schumer on "State of the Union," referencing the representative’s interview with Politico Playbook last week. “Are you confident you could beat her?” “Look, throughout my career, I have done my job. I'm totally focused on this COVID. We are the epicenter,” Schumer responded, referring to his home state. **SNIP** Asked by Politico if...
  • Justin Haskins: Coronavirus and socialism - AOC and friends peddling false cure for what ails US

    04/12/2020 3:29:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12/20 | Justin Haskins
    Many times, when Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar talk, it’s their lips that move but the voice of Karl Marx that comes pouring out. In videos posted Thursday night by The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Omar, D-Minn., suggested a radical transformation of significant parts of the American economy that are essential for fighting the effects of the coronavirus. After complaining that America’s “systemic priorities” are all wrong, AOC said, “We have to start demanding and organizing from the bottom up - from grassroots movements, from nurses to warehouse workers to grocery store employees to the halls of Congress, demanding...