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House Hearing Descends Into Verbal Brawl Between AOC, MTG
House Hearing
Descends Into
Verbal Brawl

House Hearing Descends Into Verbal Brawl Between AOC, MTG

GOP Chair James Comer struggled to maintain order during meeting meant to be about Merrick Garland

(Newser) - A House Oversight Committee hearing held Thursday was meant to concentrate on a resolution over Attorney General Merrick Garland. Instead, it disintegrated into a display of contempt for each other, "[prompting] nearly an hour of disorder in the committee, with lawmakers screaming over one another and hurling insults left...

AOC Slams Fetterman: 'I Stand Up to Bullies'

Congresswoman slams fellow Dem over his remarks on the previous day's fracas in the House

(Newser) - On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a verbal battle with colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene during a House Oversight Committee hearing, after MTG poked fun of Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett's "fake eyelashes" and suggested AOC lacked intelligence. On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez became mired in a new fight: this...

Ocasio-Cortez, Greene Agree on Prosecution of Assange

16 lawmakers call for administration to drop extradition efforts

(Newser) - Julian Assange has found bipartisan support in Congress, though his backers don't span their parties, the Hill reports. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and their frequent allies are among the 16 lawmakers, "as members of Congress deeply committed to the principles of free speech...

'The Squad' Gets Security Briefing Amid Increased Threats

Threats against progressive lawmakers are up, sources say

(Newser) - Since the Hamas attack on Israel, threats against some of the most progressive lawmakers have seen a "major uptick," according to the sources who spoke to Politico . Members of the House of Representatives' so-called "Squad" and other left-wing Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida...

Democrat Senators Stop Short of Saying Menendez Should Resign

But AOC does think he should step down

(Newser) - Add Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the list of politicians who think Sen. Bob Menendez needs to resign due to his indictment on corruption charges . The Democratic representative said the charges against Menendez, including allegations that he accepted bribes including a Mercedes-Benz, are "very serious," the Guardian reports. "Consistency...

Some Think It's High Time to Improve US Sunscreen

AOC is among those trying to nudge Congress and the FDA

(Newser) - Nearly a decade ago, Congress got interested in improving the quality of sunscreen in the US, which is generally considered sub-par when compared to products offered elsewhere in the world. The result in 2023: Not much has happened. Now the interest is percolating again, as evidenced in an Instagram video...

NYC Mayor, AOC at Odds Over Subway Killing
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing

DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing

Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...

AOC 'Not Planning to Primary Gillibrand'

Congresswoman's rep says she's not planning to run for Senate in 2024

(Newser) - As New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's reelection campaign nears, there has been so much speculation around the possibility of someone issuing a primary challenge from the left that, per Politico , some wondered whether the senator would even run in 2024 (she ended up announcing in January that she would)....

Ocasio-Cortez Urges Biden to Ignore Ruling on Abortion Pill

DOJ Appeals
Ruling on
Abortion Pill

DOJ Appeals Ruling on Abortion Pill

HHS secretary has said he wants Texas judge's decision overturned

(Newser) - On the first business day after a Texas judge blocked Federal Drug Administration approval of an abortion pill, the Justice Department lodged an appeal. The filing in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asks that Judge Matthew Kascmaryk's ruling not take effect while the appeal is being decided, the...

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...

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