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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces 'self-care' break before congressional session even starts

    12/17/2018 9:07:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12-17-18 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs a break. The Bronx-bred democratic socialist heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives announced Monday she’s taking some time off to take care of herself before she officially starts her new job — and she’s taking her supporters along for the ride.
  • Iowa Democrats don’t know what they want but they know it’s not Hillary

    12/17/2018 6:17:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/15/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Since it’s never too early to start the 2020 election cycle, CNN got out ahead of the pack this week and put a poll in the field in Iowa, the first caucus state for the presidential election. They were looking to see who the hot prospects for the nomination are. The results aren’t all that much different from some national polls we’ve already looked it, but there were a few juicy bits of goodness in there. At the top of the pack (as usual) were Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The only real shocker was to see Beto O’Rourke moving...
  • ‘Savage as ever!’ Camille Paglia’s take on 2020 Dem presidential field is not to be missed

    12/16/2018 7:17:07 PM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/5/2018 | Sarah D.
    Camille Paglia is a rare bird: A liberal who’s not afraid to tell the truth about liberals. In a recent Q & A with Spectator USA, Paglia sounded off about a variety of topics, including the likely class of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. And let’s just say she didn’t mince words: "If the economy continues strong, Trump will be reelected. The Democrats (my party) have been in chaos since the 2016 election and have no coherent message except Trump hatred. Despite the vast pack of potential candidates, no one yet seems to have the edge. I had high hopes for...
  • Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Stuns Himself By Agreeing With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    11/14/2018 6:14:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 62 replies
    HuffPo ^ | November 14, 2018 | Lee Moran
    “Hate to admit it but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a very good point,” the Fox News host said of her criticism of Amazon.
  • Ocasio-Cortez meets with Chirlane McCray to discuss mental health issues

    12/14/2018 5:47:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/18 | Elizabeth Rosner, Nolan Hicks
    Democratic superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent an hour with First Lady Chirlane McCray on Friday discussing mental health issues. Cortez told reporters gathered outside of Gracie Mansion afterward that she and McCray spent much of the time talking about the First Lady’s mental health initiative. “It went really well, we were discussing the first lady’s mental health program throughout New York City and we are trying to figure out ways that we can really create conversations around mental health in communities,” the congresswoman-elect said.
  • 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...
  • More than 130 arrested at Pelosi's Capitol Hill office amid environmental-activist demonstration

    12/11/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | Frank Miles
    U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News 138 people were arrested Monday during demonstrations by Green New Deal supporters at the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 138 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the Cannon and Longworth House Office Buildings. All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” Eva Malecki, communications director of the United States Capitol Police, said.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 137 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez Is A Very Real Threat

    12/10/2018 6:47:34 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 113 replies
    Too many conservatives are having too much fun with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gaffes and more-than-apparent ignorance of economics, history and the U.S. Constitution. There is truly a lot of low-hanging fruit, and it hardly needs to be re-hashed. Just check your social media feed. But just deriding the woman belies two errors. One is thinking that she is a lightweight one-off to be mocked and ridiculed for sport and the other is to think there is no harm in doing so. On the first count, she is showing herself to be a much quicker study than one might expect considering her...
  • Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’

    12/09/2018 2:35:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday said he believes the Democratic Party could win in 2020 if they pick someone "unexpected" as their party's presidential nominee. Santorum, asked if there were any potential Democratic candidates he was afraid of, pointed to previous presidential contests, saying all of the Democratic candidates who won were "not the favorite" at the time. "When the Democrats win, they pick someone unexpected or someone who’s not the favorite," Santorum, a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "[Former Presidents] Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter," he listed. "When they pick [failed...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Sees Global Warming As A Way To Push ‘Social And Racial Justice’ Policies

    12/05/2018 11:24:58 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said the “Green New Deal” plan she supports would be used to achieve liberal “economic, social and racial justice” goals along with fighting global warming. “[W]e can use the transition to 100 percent energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Tuesday panel discussion alongside Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and environmental activist Bill McKibben. The soon-to-be New York representative has spent her time in Washington, D.C. promoting a “Green New Deal” to transition the U.S. to 100...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • Who on earth voted for Ocasio-Cortez? Here’s your answer

    12/08/2018 4:38:33 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 62 replies
    The question above is often asked rhetorically in response to Twitter posts by the embattled freshman congressman, who has become something of an ideological lightning rod since her emergence on the political scene. ... So how did this utterly unspectacular creature, who previously worked as a bartender and a waitress in a taqueria, win a seat in Congress at the tender age of 28? A lot can be construed from census data on New York’s 14th congressional district, which she clutched away from a veteran Democratic congressman.
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Is Borrowing from the Trump Playbook

    12/07/2018 2:54:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I'm sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton's most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president's enemies were twisted by hate for the man. During the George W. Bush administration, thanks in part to a phrase coined by my late friend Charles Krauthammer, conservatives deflected criticism of the president by claiming his foes suffered from "Bush derangement syndrome." The term caught on, and Obama...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to...

    12/07/2018 2:37:45 PM PST · by grundle · 84 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to use her Congressional power of subpoena against someone who criticized her According to this news article that was just published by CNN, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the following:I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!Ocasio-Cortez is threatening to use her power as a federal lawmaker to punish someone...
  • Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year

    12/07/2018 11:30:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/18 | Aris Folley
    Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) fired back at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president’s eldest son shared a meme implying that her democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs. “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. “Please, keep it coming Jr - it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.” “Have fun!” she added. Her tweet was in response to a two-paneled meme shared...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

    12/07/2018 3:29:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws. The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code. Rep. Joe Crawley, the top Democrat who was unseated by Ocasio-Cortez this year, was among the members of the committee. She is eyeing the exact same seat that is customarily reserved for New York City.
  • Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change

    12/07/2018 4:42:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Chuck Schumer
    Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill would have to include policies and funding that help transition our country to a clean-energy economy and mitigate the risks the United States already faces from climate change. For too long, Congress has failed to act in a meaningful way to combat the threat posed by climate change. It’s impossible to overstate the urgency with which America needs to confront...