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House Ethics Committee Is Investigating AOC

She didn't pay for Met Gala dress, services until after ethics review began

(Newser) - Almost 18 months after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared at the Met Gala , the "Tax the Rich" dress she wore is at the center of an ethics controversy. The House Ethics Committee says it has extended a review of the Democratic lawmaker over alleged impermissible gifts, NBC reports. According to...

Judge Gives Rioter Who Threatened AOC Prison Time

Garret Miller's expressions of remorse don't convince everyone

(Newser) - Garret Miller—a Capitol rioter who prosecutors say was wearing a T-shirt reading, " I was there , Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021" when he was arrested—was sentenced Wednesday to 38 months in prison. His lawyer had asked for a sentence of 30 months, which would essentially be covered...

'I Seem to Have Gotten Under a Certain Billionaire's Skin': AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elon Musk go at it over Twitter's proposed $8 fee for verification badge

(Newser) - Elon Musk has been getting his fair share of complaints since he took over Twitter, and he seems annoyed by his latest detractor. After announcing earlier this week that verified users of the social media platform will likely have to pay $8 a month to keep their blue-check icon, Rep....

In 2024, Democrats Should Replace Biden With AOC

'Democrats want a fighter, not a politician'

(Newser) - Polls show that most Democrats want somebody other than President Biden to be the party's nominee in 2024. Political strategist Michael Starr Hopkins argues that it should be somebody who hadn't been born when Biden launched his first presidential campaign in 1987. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is a...

17 House Democrats Arrested at Abortion RIghts Rally

They sat down in street in front of Supreme Court

(Newser) - Some 17 House Democrats—including Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, the fourth highest-ranked Democrat in the House—were arrested Tuesday afternoon at an abortion rights protest outside the Supreme Court. US Capitol Police said in a tweet that they made a total of 35 arrests, including 17 members of Congress, for...

Biden's Age Reemerges as an Issue
Biden's Age
as an Issue

Biden's Age Reemerges as an Issue

White House balks amid concerns about 'geriatric leadership'

(Newser) - The White House is brushing off concerns that the 79-year-old president's age could affect his reelection bid as "fallacious" and not worth listening to. Asked Monday whether President Biden could handle another presidential campaign, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told CNN , "That is not a question that we...

Ocasio-Cortez Is Engaged to Onetime Debate Foe

Riley Roberts and lawmaker haven't planned wedding yet

(Newser) - Reporters often ask officeholders to confirm or deny preliminary information, but this request wasn't about politics. Asked Thursday if she's engaged, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't hedge. "Yep! It's true," she told Insider . Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted the confirmation, after a Hill photo showed an addition...

Progressives: Clarence Thomas Must Go

AOC among those raising the possibility of impeachment

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas is back to his Supreme Court duties after a hospital stay , but if progressives have their way, his days on the court will be numbered. A number of lawmakers on the Democrats' left flank have raised the prospect of impeachment over the newly revealed texts of Ginni Thomas...

AOC Fires Back at 'Creep' Tucker Carlson

Fox host called Ocasio-Cortez an 'entitled white lady'

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile figures on the left and right are swinging at each other publicly. As the Hill reports, it involves Tucker Carlson of Fox News questioning the ethnic heritage of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and AOC firing back:
  • Carlson: He said it was "absurd" AOC is considered

A Week After Vacation, AOC Positive for COVID

NY rep was spotted maskless at crowded Florida bar

(Newser) - Add Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the long list of lawmakers hit by COVID-19 infections in recent weeks. The New York congresswoman, who is fully vaccinated and got her booster shot in the fall, is currently experiencing mild symptoms related to a breakthrough case of COVID, her office announced Sunday. Three other...

AOC: We Shouldn't 'Over-Promise and 'Under-Deliver'

She warns against infrastructure 'victory laps'

(Newser) - President Biden has signe d the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and a $1.9 trillion social spending bill has passed the House —but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns that her fellow Democrats should be careful about doing victory laps. The progressive Democrat says the base will be alienated and turnout at...

Gosar Becomes 24th House Member in History to Be Censured

Resolution passed 223-207, with 2 Republicans joining all Democrats

(Newser) - Update: The House of Representatives voted 223-207 Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for sharing an animated video that showed him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. Gosar—the 24th House member to be censured in the chamber's history, and the first since 2010—stood in...

AOC Slams 'Creepy' Gosar After Anime Video

GOP lawmaker depicts himself killing her, attacking Biden with swords

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Paul Gosar, a staunch ally of former President Trump, is no stranger to controversy . And the Arizona lawmaker is courting it anew with an anime video posted to Twitter and Instagram. Coverage:
  • The video: You can watch it here . The two most controversial parts depict him killing Alexandria

AOC's Met Gala Dress Has a Message

Congresswoman wore dress reading 'tax the rich' to Monday's high-society event

(Newser) - The Met Gala red carpet was dotted with political messages, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Attending her first high-society Met Gala, where tickets reportedly cost $35,000, the New York congresswoman wore a floor-length white gown with the words "tax the rich" emblazoned on the back in red. "...

Bezos' Nod to Amazon Workers Does Not Go Over Well

Space flight indulgence came as Amazon delivery drivers are without health insurance, critics say

(Newser) - After his quick trip to space on Tuesday, Jeff Bezos had some people to thank. "I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this," the world's richest man said at a news conference, per CBS News . That comment...

Sanders Tries to Hold Up Arms Sale to Israel

Senator wants a debate, at least, before the deal goes through

(Newser) - On the same day that a cease-fire was announced in the Middle East, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel. "At a moment when US-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Confronts AOC
the rundown

Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC

Ocasio-Cortez later asks congressional leaders to make sure Congress remains safe

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile members of the House—one on the left, the other on the right—are the focus of a flurry of news coverage on Thursday. The headlines came after GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia confronted New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the latter...

AOC, Jerry Nadler Join the Push: Cuomo's Got to Go
Cuomo Just Lost Support
of a Pivotal Group

Cuomo Just Lost Support of a Pivotal Group

House Democrats from New York, including AOC, call for him to resign, but he refuses

(Newser) - As the Democratic Party turned sharply against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he faces growing allegations of sexual harassment , he insisted Friday he wouldn’t resign and castigated politicians calling for him to quit as “reckless and dangerous” and engaging in “cancel culture," per the AP...

Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun, Mocks Mask Rules, AOC

Texas senator speaks at CPAC

(Newser) - Lots of people made jokes about Ted Cruz's ill-advised trip to Cancun , and on Friday, Cruz joined them. “I gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice,” Cruz said at the opening of his speech before the Conservative Political...

'AOClied' Claim Deemed False by Fact Check

Critics, supporters battle it out over Ocasio-Cortez's account of Capitol riot

(Newser) - Critics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started circulating the hashtag #AOClied in response to the congresswoman's harrowing account of the Jan. 6 mob attack on the US Capitol—but it has now been taken over by pictures of animals. AOC supporters are backing her by using the hashtag when posting photos...

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