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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, popularly known as 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.


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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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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Videos for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sanders Talks About Compromising Medicare For All [Video]Sanders Talks About Compromising Medicare For All

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said what the worst thing could be with Sen. Bernie Sanders in the White House. She said the worst-case scenario would be a compromise on health care with a public option...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sides With 'The View' Over Bernie Bros [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sides With 'The View' Over Bernie Bros

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2019. Sanders has recently come under fire for the violent rhetoric of his supports, often called "Bernie Bros." In a recent appearance on..

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Sanders And AOC Split On 'Medicare For All' [Video]Sanders And AOC Split On 'Medicare For All'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently softened her once hardlined stance on 'Medicare for All.' She said it wouldn't be the end of the world if there was a compromise on the issue. Bernie Sanders says it..

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AOC Makes Startling Admission About Medicare For All [Video]AOC Makes Startling Admission About Medicare For All

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an outspoken advocate for Medicare for All. However, she recently made a starting admission. In an interview with the Huffington Post she conceded that Medicare for All may..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Congratulates Andrew Yang For A Campaign 'Focused On The Future' [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Congratulates Andrew Yang For A Campaign 'Focused On The Future'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez congratulated Andre Yang for running “a great race.” She said: "Your campaign focused on the future, and looked like you were having a lot of fun doing it.”..

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Donuts, beers and rock & roll: Democrats make final push in New Hampshire [Video]Donuts, beers and rock & roll: Democrats make final push in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg look to seize on their momentum as New Hampshire Democrats go to the polls on Tuesday in a heavily contested primary that could further unsettle the party’s..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Big Blunder [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Big Blunder

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York confused the names of two famous economists on Friday. In fact, she inadvertently called out an infamous UK town. In her Instagram story the congresswoman set..

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Trump Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Would Beat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer [Video]Trump Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Would Beat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

President Donald Trump predicted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would challenge Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. According to Business Insider, he said the young representative would beat Schumer..

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AOC Slammed For "Animal Abuse" [Video]AOC Slammed For "Animal Abuse"

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being slammed by PETA. PETA blasted AOC for apparently buying a purebred French bulldog instead of adopting a homeless dog from a shelter. “The dog is pretty clearly..

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Is AOC A Hypocrite? [Video]Is AOC A Hypocrite?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hates billionaire. Except, when they give her money. According to Money and Markets, AOC likes to bash others for taking campaign contributions from wealthy donors. However,..

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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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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,..
CBS News - Published

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’..
CBS News - Published

N.Y. district attorney candidate backed by Ocasio-Cortez looks to decriminalize sex work

Tiffany Cabán is receiving national attention for her campaign to be district attorney for Queens County, New York. She joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss her endorsements from Washington lawmakers..
CBS News - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses primary challenger of Texas Democrat

Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Jessica Cisneros, who is running against Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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,..
CBS News - Published

AOC endorsement is "very significant," Sanders 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, Sanders..
CBS News - Published

'The halls of Congress are no joke': AOC reflects on Congress as she endorses Sanders

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the pressure she'd felt in Congress led her to "appreciate the enormous, consistent, and non-stop advocacy" of Bernie Sanders.
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U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong

A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook to..
Reuters - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Bernie Sanders about her endorsement while he was still in the hospital

Bernie Sanders got the news that he would be receiving Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement while he was lying in his hospital bed.
USATODAY.com - Published

White House hopeful Sanders gets endorsements from star progressives

High-profile progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar threw their support behind Bernie Sanders' campaign for president as the U.S. Senator held his own on Tuesday during a three-hour..
Reuters - Published

Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for 2020 Democratic nomination

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, long a standard bearer for progressive causes, has secured the endorsement of the newest star on the leftist stage, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to be the..
Reuters - Published

AOC to endorse Bernie Sanders in 2020 Democratic presidential primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and appear with him at an event this weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump, AOC and McConnell: the personalities that could determine who wins the Senate in 2020

Democrats need four seats to retake the Senate. It's possible, depending on who the presidential nominee is and how impeachment plays out.
USATODAY.com - Published

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