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U.S. Representative from New York

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Representative from New York
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to by her initials, AOC, is an American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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George Takei says yes, there are U.S. "concentration camps"

Takei is backing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's description of immigrant detention centers as "concentration camps"
CBS News - Published

Congressman's former intern hopes to defeat him in primary

Immigration lawyer Jessica Cisneros is looking to replicate the primary upset pulled off by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but this time in a border district
CBS News - Published

Videos for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers 'Concentration Camps' [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers 'Concentration Camps'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently argued that President Donald Trump is running “concentration camps.” According to Business Insider, she also called the administration “fascist.”..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Comments On Joe Biden's Accusations [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Comments On Joe Biden's Accusations

Vice President Joe Biden recently made comments about women and girls that offended many feminists. Yet Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t said anything against the Democratic presidential..

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Cruz Offers To Work With AOC On Birth Control [Video]Cruz Offers To Work With AOC On Birth Control

There is an old saying: Politics makes strange bedfellows. On Wednesday, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to work with him. Cruz wants to make birth control available..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes For Congressional Pay Raise [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes For Congressional Pay Raise

According to a report by Business Insider, despite bipartisan agreement from both Democratic and Republican leadership that Congress should get a raise, some lawmakers are trying to stop the pay hike..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accused Democrats Of Being Indecisive About Impeaching Trump [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accused Democrats Of Being Indecisive About Impeaching Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Democrats of being indecisive about impeaching President Donald Trump. According to Business Insider, Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats are “sitting on their hands”..

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Ted Cruz And AOC To Work On Lobbying Bill [Video]Ted Cruz And AOC To Work On Lobbying Bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz have formed an unlikely alliance. Business Insider reports the two will push against former members of congress working as lobbyists. Ocasio-Cortez..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Solitary Confinement [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Solitary Confinement

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has been sentenced to solitary confinement at Rikers Island in NYC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy with the sentence. The..

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Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Delaney [Video]Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Delaney

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won't say who she's supporting for president in 2020, but she's been increasingly outspoken about which Democrats she won't get behind. On Sunday, the congresswoman..

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Trump Lambastes London Mayor As He Lands In England [Video]Trump Lambastes London Mayor As He Lands In England

A THOUGHT BUBBLE … Sen. TED CRUZ (R-Texas) and Rep. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-N.Y.) had a moment on Twitter last week, in which they agreed to work together to craft a bill to ban former members of..

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Ocasio-Cortez Returns To Bartending To Promote 'Wage Act' [Video]Ocasio-Cortez Returns To Bartending To Promote 'Wage Act'

According to Reuters, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other..

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Ocasio-Cortez Bartends Promoting Fair Wages [Video]Ocasio-Cortez Bartends Promoting Fair Wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bartended At Queens Restaurant To Promote Minimum Wage Law [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bartended At Queens Restaurant To Promote Minimum Wage Law

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York took up bartending again, for a day at restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens. The 29-year-old former bartender poured a few drinks and waited on a..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz Want To Work Together On A Bill [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz Want To Work Together On A Bill

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz are teaming up. Business Insider reports the two said Thursday that they are open to working together on a bill to ban former..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Bartend For A Day To Promote Higher Minimum Wage [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Bartend For A Day To Promote Higher Minimum Wage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is taking up bartending again — this time to promote minimum wage increases. The 29-year-old former bartender will pour a few drinks at a restaurant in her..

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Why AOC Gardens [Video]Why AOC Gardens

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is utilizing her social media celebrity to promote small-scale environmentalism and food justice through her attempt at rooftop gardening. Business Insider reports the..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Dems On Impeachment [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Dems On Impeachment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called out fellow Democrats, says Business Insider. She said they're afraid of the political consequences of moving toward with impeaching Trump. Democratic..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Turns Into Superhero In Cartoon [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Turns Into Superhero In Cartoon

DC Comics sent a cease-and-desist letter to comic maker Devil’s Due and New York comic shop Collector Cave. According to Business Insider, they released limited editions of a cartoon about Rep...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says The Bible Supports Her Credit Card Interest Rate Cap [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says The Bible Supports Her Credit Card Interest Rate Cap

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the plan to cap credit-card interest rates. According to Business Insider, a recent INSIDER poll shows 70% of both democrats and republicans support..

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Bill Nye Gets Explicit About Global Warming [Video]Bill Nye Gets Explicit About Global Warming

Bill Nye wants to remind you of the seriousness of global warming and he's not mincing words. The well-known science commentator appeared on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on Sunday. He was..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams The Economist [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams The Economist

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed The Economist for suggesting that millennials are having less sex because of female empowerment. Earlier this month, The Economist published an article titled "No..

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Sanders And Ocasio-Cortez Pitch Credit Debt Relief [Video]Sanders And Ocasio-Cortez Pitch Credit Debt Relief

On Thursday both Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revelead ambitious new legislatio that would impose a federal cap of 15% on credit card interest rates. Business Insider reports the..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Officially Backs Elizabeth Warren's Plan For Breaking Up Big Tech [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Officially Backs Elizabeth Warren's Plan For Breaking Up Big Tech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Officially Backs Elizabeth Warren's Plan For Breaking Up Big Tech

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How Republicans Plan To Handle The Green New Deal [Video]How Republicans Plan To Handle The Green New Deal

According to Politico, the GOP is seizing on the "Green New Deal" to demonize vulnerable Democrats in 2020. In past elections, Republicans have avoided addressing climate change, but now it's a key..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says It's 'Morally Wrong' That Housing Departments In NYC Are Underfunded [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says It's 'Morally Wrong' That Housing Departments In NYC Are Underfunded

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that New York City's housing authority is owed $32 billion in funding, and used a case study to explain what impact this has on the community. She..

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O'Rourke lays out $5 trillion climate plan [Video]O'Rourke lays out $5 trillion climate plan

U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has laid out one of the most detailed climate policies so far in the crowded Democratic field. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,’ Eliciting Backlash

Republicans, especially Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, excoriated Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she demeaned the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims U.S. running concentration camps

AOC worries Americans could lose the U.S. "to an authoritarian and fascist presidency"
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Bronx Principal to Challenge Eliot Engel, Powerful House Democrat, From the Left

Jamaal Bowman will take on Mr. Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with help from a group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last year.
NYTimes.com - Published

Amazon fires back at Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that it pays workers ‘starvation wages’

Amazon committed to pay a $15 minimum wage to all of its employees, starting in 2018.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ex-Sears CEO fires back at Elizabeth Warren and AOC, says severance has already been paid

Former Sears Chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert released a letter Thursday saying that all employees laid off in the company's bankruptcy have been paid.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ted Cruz agrees with Ocasio-Cortez: Birth control should be available without a prescription

Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz has found another issue on which he wants to team up with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Birth control.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Trump administration on census citizenship question

The Trump administration is using executive privilege to prevent Congress from getting ahold of crucial documents on a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Democratic New York..
CBS News - Published

I'm a libertarian and I agree with AOC on over-the-counter birth control

You might think that Republicans are the ones keeping birth control from being over-the-counter. You would be wrong.
USATODAY.com - Published

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