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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Representative from New York

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Representative from New York
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, is an American politician serving 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.


De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong" [Video]

De Blasio: AOC "Just Wrong"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary [Video]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has likely secured a second term after winning her Democratic primary. According to Business Insider, Ocasio-Cortez won the race by a significant margin on Tuesday. The..

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AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads [Video]

AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads

[NFA] The progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a centrist challenger in a Democratic Party primary contest, according to the New York Times. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results [Video]

Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leader in the Democratic Party's progressive movement, was far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a moderate and former television anchor, early results showed on..

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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TikTok users say they helped sabotage Trump rally [Video]

TikTok users say they helped sabotage Trump rally

TikTok users took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump's first political rally in months, held in Tulsa on Saturday. This report..

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'Not acceptable' for police to drive into a crowd: NYC Mayor [Video]

'Not acceptable' for police to drive into a crowd: NYC Mayor

After some criticism over his initial reaction to video of police driving into a crowd of protestors on Saturday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called the incident "not acceptable" and..

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New Poll Bad News For AOC [Video]

New Poll Bad News For AOC

A new poll is bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' senate chances. According to the Washington Examiner AOC's chances of ousting either of New York’s senators are miniscule. The new poll showing..

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AOC Hammered By Primary Opponent [Video]

AOC Hammered By Primary Opponent

Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is running a primary challenge to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Hill reports that during a recent debate she slammed AOC's response to the coronavirus,..

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AOC On The Hook For Unpaid Taxes [Video]

AOC On The Hook For Unpaid Taxes

Fox News reports that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. AOC founded Brook Avenue Press in 2012. It was a publishing house that..

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This is not 'Christmas': Dems pass $3 trillion relief bill [Video]

This is not 'Christmas': Dems pass $3 trillion relief bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill that would double the amount of aid approved by Congress to ease the human and economic toll of the coronavirus..

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AOC Criticizes Republicans Citing Federal Debt [Video]

AOC Criticizes Republicans Citing Federal Debt

Rep. Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez criticized Republicans, saying they are using the federal debt as an excuse. She said they want to restrain the government from giving out more aid to average Americans..

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AOC to co-head Biden climate change panel [Video]

AOC to co-head Biden climate change panel

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a climate change policy group for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, giving him a prominent liberal voice that could help..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Serve On Biden's Climate Policy Task Force [Video]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Serve On Biden's Climate Policy Task Force

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will serve as co-chair of Joe Biden's climate policy task force. The group was created by former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign and Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign...

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AOC Joins Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' [Video]

AOC Joins Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing'

According to Business Insider, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" is the new thing! Everyone is playing the hit Nintendo game— even Congress. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most recent..

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AOC: Biden Allegations "Not Clear Cut" [Video]

AOC: Biden Allegations "Not Clear Cut"

On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the sexual assault allegation faced by former Vice President Joe Biden. In an interview with NPR Ocasio-Cortez explained the allegations are not a..

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AOC's blowout win, last-minute voting in Kentucky and other key takeaways from Tuesday's primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats her primary challengers in New York. In Kentucky, injunction allows voting to be extended.
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A.O.C.’s Digital Juggernaut

The congresswoman is vastly outspending her fellow House members, and even most senators, online.
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Ocasio-Cortez faces first re-election test as progressives work to maintain their movement

The New York Democrat knows the primary process well, as her upset victory allowed her to gain a massive following the 2018 midterm election.
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K-pop stans, teens on TikTok may have inflated expected turnout to Trump's Tulsa rally

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the collective, telling Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale "you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok."
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Hillary Clinton Backs Eliot Engel, in Her First House Primary Endorsement of 2020

Mr. Engel, a longtime New York representative, is trying to fend off a serious challenge from his left by Jamaal Bowman, who has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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The Squad in the spotlight: AOC, progressive peers face primary challenges of their own

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over a member of the Democratic congressional leadership in 2018 made her a household name and inspired similar insurgent campaigns around the United States.
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For A.O.C., ‘Existential Crises’ as Her District Becomes the Coronavirus Epicenter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the toll of the virus in her district has made the case for more health care and less income inequity. But it has also exposed the vulnerabilities and isolation of her..
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AOC defends opposition to relief bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday she opposed the recent stimulus bill because it was 'unacceptable.' (May 1)  
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NYC lawmakers see inequality in pandemic's reach

The coronavirus pandemic has hit some poor, working class New York City neighborhoods especially hard. In interviews with the AP, Reps. Grace Meng and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, say their constituents..
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Democrat Ocasio-Cortez plans to back Biden but wants to see tougher stances

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of Congress's leading progressives, told Politico on Wednesday she wanted to see former Vice President Joe Biden refine his stances on issues including..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Never Spoken to Joe Biden. Here’s What She Would Say.

In an interview, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said she intended to support the presumptive Democratic nominee, but the “process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved.”
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Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez plans to endorse a slate of progressive challengers to Democratic candidates and incumbents, working to create a liberal counterweight to the party’s official campaign arm.
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AOC pressed over 'deeply misogynistic' Bernie supporters by Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain told AOC that Sanders "has a real problem, and I don't think he's doing enough to tamper it down."
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Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera becomes latest primary challenger to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

A dozen candidates have filed to run against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, including five primary challengers.
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'Truly nauseating': Rep. Ocasio-Cortez blasts giving Medal of Freedom to 'virulent racist' Limbaugh

"We're talking about putting someone on the same level as Rosa Parks, for example, in terms of their contributions to American progress," AOC said.
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With Senators Stuck in Washington, Surrogates Get Starring Role in Iowa

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. An Olympic curling coach. A host of ‘Queer Eye.’ At house parties and rallies, stand-ins for the candidates hit the trail in Iowa.
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Sanders returns to Iowa: ‘I am really delighted to be here.’

The Vermont senator returned to the campaign trail, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michael Moore in tow.
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Stuck in Washington, 2020 Democratic senators send family, Ocasio-Cortez to barnstorm Iowa

Bernie Sanders scrapped Iowa campaign appearances, Amy Klobuchar sent campaign representatives to "hot dish" dinners and Elizabeth Warren planned a remote video speech as the Democratic U.S. senators..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party'

When asked how she would fit into Congress during a potential Joe Biden presidency, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replied with a groan, "Oh, God."
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Donald Trump is afraid of 'strong women, of Latino women'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Donald Trump Trump "has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and … his administration is corrupt."
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Republican women launch 'Conservative Squad' to take on AOC, progressives in D.C.

Four Republican women running for Congress have launched the Conservative Squad, aimed at taking on progressives in D.C.  
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AOC calls Tucker Carlson a 'white supremacist sympathizer'

AOC blasted Carlson following a segment on his show about her district where a guest claimed it was "gross" because of the number of non-citizens living there.
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Ocasio-Cortez 'thrilled to see women taking the reins everywhere from film to Congress'

Joining the cast at the world premiere of "Little Women," U.S. politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says "change is happening" everywhere from film to Congress. (Dec. 12)  
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It may not be HQ2 but AOC declares victory and trolls Amazon over New York expansion

"Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway," even without $3 billion in tax breaks, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
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Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right.
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Taylor Swift's fight with Big Machine is getting support from Elizabeth Warren and AOC

Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Justin Bieber and more are reacting to Taylor Swift's battle with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun.
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Green New Deal: AOC, Bernie Sanders team up on bill to modernize public housing

The bill's prospects appear dim given that the Senate is controlled by Republicans and most House Democrats have yet to sign on to the Green New Deal.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on why she's supporting Bernie Sanders for president

Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting a major boost to his presidential campaign after his heart attack nearly three weeks ago. The left-wing congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, endorsed him in front of..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts the "authoritarianism" of President Trump

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew a standing ovation at a Bernie Sanders campaign event in Iowa after telling supporters: "If your friends are concerned with authoritarianism, they should be..
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Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Star in Their Own Iowa Buddy Movie

He’s 78. She’s 30. For two days they traveled through Iowa bringing their progressive message to the heartland.
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Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run

Bernie Sanders, AOC reacted with laughter at report that Amazon's Jeff Bezos asked Mike Bloomberg if he'd run for president.
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Sanders Rebukes Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going to Buy This Election’

Appearing in Iowa with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders pushed his populist message and drew a contrast between his grass-roots support and Mr. Bloomberg’s billions.
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Ayanna Pressley breaks with "Squad" to endorse Elizabeth Warren

Fellow House progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have chosen to endorse Bernie Sanders
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Sanders "absolutely outraged" by Trump's "behavior in Helsinki"

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as they campaigned in Kansas.
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Web Extra: who is the leader of the Democratic party?

Democratic socialists Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York congressional candidate, discuss who voters look to as the leader of the Democratic party.
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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on their progressive push in deep-red states

One a longtime figure and the other a rising star in Democratic politics, they're trying to make waves in unlikely places.
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," July 22, 2018

This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sens. Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, Former Secretary of..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizes to man who sued her for blocking him on Twitter

"Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The "60 Minutes" interview

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress tells "60 Minutes" she thinks President Trump is racist and responds to criticisms she could be pushing the Democratic Party too far to the left. Anderson..
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How social media is increasingly influencing how politicians do their jobs

She may be the youngest member of the House, but Democrats are turning to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to learn how to master social media. However, she's not the only politician with a knack..
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Inside the Green New Deal

Two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, unveiled their framework for an ambitious Green New Deal policy Thursday. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Cornell..
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How Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns paved the way for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A new book is tracing the political history of the American left that brought us into the age of debates over Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief of the Intercept,..
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New documentary follows four progressive women candidates during 2018 midterms

A historic number of women ran for office last year. A record of 529 appeared on the ballot for Congress. The new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” explores four of those candidates’..
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From unknown to US Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says sudden fame is like 'a tattoo on your face'

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the Democratic Party's most recognizable faces since her 2018 election.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses primary challenger of Texas Democrat

Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Jessica Cisneros, who is running against Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar
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Bernie Sanders says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will work in his administration if he's president

Bernie Sanders was asked in a joint interview if he would consider Ocasio-Cortez to be his running mate. The congresswoman answered for him: "I think I'm too young for that."
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Could AOC be Bernie Sanders' running mate? "I think I'm too young for that," she says

Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting a major boost to his presidential campaign after his heart attack nearly three weeks ago. The left-wing congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, endorsed him in front of..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders at massive campaign rally

In his first campaign rally since suffering a heart attack, Senator Bernie Sanders won the prized endorsement of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The two talked to CBS News' Nikole Killion..
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AOC says endorsing Bernie Sanders was an "authentic decision"

In an interview with CBS News' Nikole Killion, Ocasio-Cortez explained why she is supporting Sanders in the primary
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Sanders endorsement is "most authentic decision to let people know how I feel," AOC says

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez formally endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with CBS News political correspondent Nikole Killion,..
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