Latest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News

2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

Jan. 15, 2022 09:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his eighth day as New York City's mayor, Eric Adams stood before reporters to announce federal money for a pandemic-beleaguered hospital system — and take questions about some provocative hires in his nascent administration. Within hours, he was before the news...

NY Rep. Ocasio-Cortez recovering after positive COVID test

Jan. 09, 2022 20:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19 and “is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” her office said in a statement Sunday evening. The Democratic congresswoman’s office said Ocasio-Cortez received a booster shot...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 22, 2021 10:36 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 20 The Wall Street Journal on Sen. Joe Manchin rescuing the Democrats: Joe Manchin’s decision on Sunday to oppose the Build Back Better Act is a service to the country, sparing it...

House responds to GOP's Boebert with Islamophobia bill

Dec. 15, 2021 02:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert cracked a racist, Islamophobic joke about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, it wasn’t the first time she mocked the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota. Boebert had derided Omar during a House floor debate last month, taunting the...

House responds to GOP's Boebert with Islamophobia bill

Dec. 14, 2021 23:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert cracked a racist, Islamophobic joke about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, it wasn’t the first time she mocked the Muslim congresswoman. Boebert had derided Omar during a House floor debate last month, taunting the Somali-born,...

Progressive Democrats pressure Pelosi to discipline Boebert

Dec. 08, 2021 18:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of progressive Democrats on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to punish firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, whose recent comments likening a Muslim member of Congress to a bomb-carrying terrorist they decried as a “bigoted”...

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

Dec. 06, 2021 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. ...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s troubled jail system is facing more turmoil: the suspension of hundreds of corrections officers for failing to meet a Tuesday night deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The city’s Department of Correction reported 77% of its...

Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...