Latest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

Aug. 22, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our entire nation" to the dangers of a warming planet. "Climate change is a...

Israel bars US congresswomen - with a nudge from Trump

Aug. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump's domestic fight against political rivals at home. The U.S. president is essentially...

Sentries, not 'squad': Moderate Dems ones to watch for 2020

Aug. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the freshman Democrat from Virginia fielded a dozen questions during a recent town hall in Culpeper, she never once took on President Donald Trump directly...

Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate leader takes on role of wingman

Aug. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not quite "Trump-McConnell 2020," but it might as well be. As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from a behind-the-scenes player into a prominent if...

Ohio man charged with making online threat to Ocasio-Cortez

Aug. 9, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been charged in federal court for a Facebook post saying U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "should be shot." The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland says 41-year-old Timothy Ireland, of Toledo, was charged Friday with making interstate threats. An arrest...

Fearing the next AOC, House Democrats hoard campaign cash

Aug. 8, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House Democrats who face potential 2020...

Changing the channel on the bad rerun of shooting coverage

Aug. 6, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend's twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it's all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered the stirrings of a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. "It's time for journalists to...

Cabán calls it quits in contested Queens DA race

Aug. 6, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A local Democratic primary for Queens district attorney that gained national attention finally reached its end Tuesday, with public defender Tiffany Cabán conceding to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz after a judicial review of disputed ballots didn't significantly alter Katz's...

Barack Obama, Beyonce, others react to Toni Morrison's death

Aug. 6, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died. Highlights of reaction to her death: ___ "Toni Morrison was a national treasure. Her writing was not just beautiful but meaningful — a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy. She was as good...

Gun shop billboard targeting congresswomen replaced

Aug. 5, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina gun shop that drew nationwide attention with a billboard targeting four minority congresswomen replaced it Monday with a sign praising the First Amendment, its owner said. A billboard sponsored by Cherokee Guns in Murphy had shown the congresswomen with the apocalyptic...