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  • Dan Bongino: Hey, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, show us how it's done and donate 70% of your income to the gov

    01/17/2019 7:45:51 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Dan Bongino | Fox News
    New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez relies on a lot of economic ignorance to get you to believe what's not true could be true. The reason she prefers to use a marginal tax rate as a talking point is because she believes it wouldn't affect the overwhelming majority of Americans and that she can get public support for it. She assumes that most Americans will say, “Hey, it's not gonna affect me -- it's just going to screw people who make $10 million or more.” The problem is, (and I'll give you some numbers in just a moment) her entire...
  • Julian Castro warns Trump he wouldn’t pardon him if elected in 2020 entertaining Nixon-like scenario

    01/16/2019 10:47:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    The White House hopeful, at his first campaign stop in New Hampshire since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that if he’s elected, Trump shouldn’t expect a pardon for any possible misdeeds that could come to light in coming months. "I think that the next president is going to … make a decision like this about the president because one of those investigations, whether it's the Mueller investigation or it's in the Southern District of New York, is going to present the issue of punishment. That's what I believe," Castro said Tuesday night at a jam-packed tea...
  • Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector

    01/15/2019 6:52:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2019 | Sylvan Lane, Scott Wong
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is slated to join the committee leading the House's oversight of U.S banks, lenders and financial markets. Ocasio-Cortez has been recommended by Democratic leaders for a spot on the House Financial Services Committee, a Democratic source told The Hill on Tuesday. The full roster of Democrats joining the committee is expected to be released as soon as Tuesday night. Ocasio-Cortez told Hill.TV in November that she has expressed interest in the Financial Services panel to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which doles out seats on House committees. Politico reported last week that Ocasio-Cortez was "poised...
  • Question for Democrats: What is a 'Green New Deal'? (they don't have a clue)

    01/12/2019 7:47:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/12/19 | ZACK COLMAN
    Democrats are rallying to turn the “Green New Deal” into a centerpiece of their Capitol Hill agenda and the party’s 2020 platform — as soon as they decide what exactly it is. The term has become a potent brand name for a slate of ideas for transforming the economy and fighting climate change, championed by progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and embraced, at least cautiously, by potential presidential nominees including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Beto O’Rourke. But not all Democrats have signed onto the full agenda that Ocasio-Cortez and her activist allies have rolled...
  • Ocasio-Cortez quotes from 'Watchmen' in response to Dem criticism

    01/12/2019 4:34:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 1/11/19 | John Bowden
    **SNIP** Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at her critics among fellow Democrats on Friday after a number of lawmakers voiced concerns about her governing style. Linking to an article featuring the Democrats' worries, the New York Democrat shrugged off the criticism with a line from Alan Moore's "Watchmen" comics, and the 2009 movie based off the graphic novels. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @AOC To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.”
  • More AOC: Facts Don’t Matter When You’re “Morally Right”

    01/07/2019 11:04:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Scoff at this all you want, but on this point Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounds more mainstream — and bipartisan — than most would admit. During his 60 Minutes interview with the new House member, Anderson Cooper confronted Ocasio-Cortez with a whopper about Pentagon spending that earned her four Pinocchios at the Washington Post. Ocasio-Cortez replied that being “morally right” means never having to account for facts:
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical

    01/06/2019 4:46:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/06/19 | Mark Moore
    Rookie Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back at critics who say her progressive agenda is too radical and expensive, saying there’s nothing revolutionary about providing people with good jobs, healthcare and an education. “When you can’t provide for your kids working a full-time job, working two full-time jobs. When you can’t have healthcare. That is not dignified,” Ocasio-Cortez told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. The 29-year-old newly minted House member is entering office with an ambitious agenda — including Medicare-for-all, tuition-free public college, and sweeping environmental protections. “How are you going to pay for all that?” CBS’...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro: Rashida Tlaib, this is my message for you -- Do what you were elected to do

    01/06/2019 10:28:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 6, 2019 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    This week newly elected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, just hours after the honor of being sworn in to the United States Congress had this to say: “When your son looks at you and says, "Mama, look you won. Bullies don't win," and I said, "Baby, they don't. Because we are going to go in there and we're going to impeach the [expletive deleted]." Rashida, so our country allows your family to come here, start a new life in America with all its advantages, protections and privileges -- unlike anything they experienced in Palestine -- and your first act after being allowed...

    01/04/2019 10:01:54 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 01/04/2019 | Nick Givas
    Former NFL player Burgess Owens said socialism and Marxism are pushing an “anti-white” and “anti-American” agenda that’s hurting the black community. Burgess was discussing the NFL’s ratings boost as national anthem protests begin to fade and said America is fighting for its soul. ... “The biggest takeaway from the last two years — we are in the fight for the heart and soul of our nation,” Burgess said Friday on “Fox & Friends.” “We are fighting for our American, Judeo-Christian values and we’re fighting against a very evil force of socialism and Marxism that destroy everything they come close to....
  • Ocasio-Cortez won’t say if she’s taking a salary during shutdown

    01/01/2019 4:10:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/31/18 | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON — When parts of the government shut down nearly two weeks ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged members of Congress to have some “integrity” and not accept their salaries while federal workers were being stiffed. But she’s not ready to say whether she practices what she preaches. Ocasio-Cortez first urged that lawmakers work for free on Dec. 22, the first day of the shutdown. “It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision,” the incoming New York Democrat wrote.
  • Ocasio-Cortez slams Dems for deeming climate goals 'too controversial'

    01/01/2019 6:39:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/18 | MIRANDA GREEN, OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ripping her fellow Democrats for failing to take up her proposed special climate change committee called the Green New Deal because it was deemed "too controversial." Ocasio-Cortez in a Twitter thread Monday blamed House leadership for rejecting the idea behind the Green New Deal, which aimed to create a plan to get the country on a 100 percent renewable energy electric grid. "A few weeks ago, I joined youth activists in a specific demand for a Green New Deal Committee. It had 3 simple elements: 1. No fossil fuel money on climate cmte 2. Offer solutions...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked for J.Lo reference in showing new office plaque

    12/28/2018 4:19:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/27/18 | Kerry Justich
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one step closer to beginning her new role as congresswoman. And she’s letting followers know that despite her political clout, she won’t forget where she came from. The 29-year-old took to social media on Thursday to celebrate a new office plaque that includes her soon-to-be official title of representative. However, not everyone was ready to celebrate the moment with the representative-elect and her reference to J.Lo. “Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still/I’m still Alex from the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez riffed on J.Lo’s lyrics from her song “Jenny From the Block.” But as for...
  • McCaskill on Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m a little confused why she’s the thing’

    12/26/2018 6:38:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Outgoing Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) says that she is “a little confused” by the rapid rise of incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) In an exit interview with CNN, McCaskill said she wishes Ocasio-Cortez well, but advised the rising Democratic star to walk the walk. "I'm a little confused why she's the thing,” McCaskill told CNN. “But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman."
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams House GOP On Border Wall Spending

    12/21/2018 3:21:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/20/18 | SCOTT MCDONALD
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t waste any time Thursday slamming her soon-to-be GOP counterparts in the House of Representatives for their passing a short-term spending bill that includes $5.7 billion that will fund President Donald Trump’s border wall. Ocasio-Cortez, the outspoken New Yorker who will be sworn-in to office next month, said border wall money could better be used for teacher pay, infrastructure and left-leaning distribution ideas like tuition, green jobs and prescription refills.
  • Is Canada Still a Country? How Canada's Identity Crisis Could Threaten the US

    12/19/2018 5:03:03 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 101 replies
    CBN News ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sale Hurd
    Is Canada Still a Country? How Canada's Identity Crisis Could Threaten the US When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is a "post-national state" and has "no core identity," no one should be surprised when some start asking if Canada is even a country. But the identity crisis facing Canada is not only multi-faceted, it's also serious, and could one day have a direct impact on the United States. A Civilizational Experiment in 'Diversity' Canada is in the midst of what one writer called a "civilizational experiment in which a western nation is being transformed into a post-western...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shared the Important Reason She's Taking a Week Off for Self-Care

    12/17/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Elle via Yahoo ^ | 12/17/18 | Madison Feller
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who's about to become the youngest Congresswoman ever this January, is taking some time for self-care. The Congresswoman-elect took to her Instagram stories on Monday to let her followers known she'd be starting a week of self-care, though she admitted she doesn't really know how to do that or what it entails. After describing some of the self-care tips she's heard in the past (drink wine and watch Netflix, go to Cancun), she showed a photo of Amnesty International's signs for burning out, writing, "Self-care is important for activists because without we WILL burn out and walk away."...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Is a Pain in Pelosi’s Agenda

    12/13/2018 10:32:15 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | David Catron
    The solipsistic socialist is twisting the dragon’s tail.Nancy Pelosi should be happier than she seems. The Democrats recently harvested enough votes to retake the House of Representatives, and she will again be elected Speaker of that body in January. But a lot has changed since 2011, when she last held the gavel. She isn’t accustomed to being ambushed on live television by the President about border security, or having newly minted members of her own caucus demand the creation of select committees while encouraging activists to besiege her office. Pelosi no doubt feels nostalgic about Barack Obama and Joe Crowley...
  • Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

    12/11/2018 11:12:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/18 | Michelle Romero, Van Jones
    (CNN) Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty. Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a "Green New Deal" -- comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate crisis. If Pelosi agrees, the congressional committee could develop a plan to improve...
  • 'GrinchCon'? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Hilarious Sober Alternative to SantaCon

    12/11/2018 4:31:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    People ^ | 12/08/18 | DAVE QUINN
    For those looking to an alternative to SantaCon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a perfect idea. The U.S. Representative-elect for New York’s 14th congressional district — who at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — tweeted a new option to anyone uninterested in participating in the annual holiday pub crawl featuring attendees dressed in Christmas costumes. Asked by New York Times reporter Liam Stack if she could “pass a law stopping santacon,” Ocasio-Cortez joked, “I’m not sure, but maybe we can look into establishing GrinchCon — a tea + coffee crawl where people can spread peace and quiet everywhere...
  • Dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky at 90

    12/07/2018 8:27:25 AM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    DW ^ | 12/7/2018
    Born on December 7, 1928, Noam Chomsky was raised by Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia. Though his father was a Hebrew scholar who studied medieval grammar, Chomsky lacked direction through school and university and only committed to the study of linguistics when he took up a post at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955. It wasn't long, however, before the young unknown scholar single-handedly revolutionized the field of linguists, his book Syntactic Structures (1957) kickstarting his concept of "transformational grammar" that argued — contrary to the behaviourist fad of the time — that our linguistic capacity is genetic...