Latest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News

Oregon Democrats rally behind cap-and-trade emissions plan

Jun. 17, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. The House approved the plan 36-24 Monday after nearly six hours of debate, with supporters...

Debating impeachment, Democrats have 2020 on their minds

Jun. 17, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond. Some lawmakers worry impeachment will benefit the president, energizing...

Man arrested for trespassing at Ocasio-Cortez's office

Jun. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say set off a fire extinguisher while at a building where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of her district offices. The New York Police Department says officers responded to a call of a trespasser shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday at the building...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Additional parts of a taped interview with President Donald Trump; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. ___ CBS'...

Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is...

Progressives out to oust '20 House Dems try to focus fervor

Jun. 10, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists hoping to defeat House Democrats in next year's primary elections with more progressive and diverse challengers are assessing how to cope with unintended consequences of their 2018 success, even as they hunt for their next Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . Ocasio-Cortez, of...

Did Biden go green enough? Green New Deal advocates split

Jun. 7, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The climate change activists who vaulted the Green New Deal to prominence in the 2020 presidential campaign got what they wanted this week: a Democratic front-runner moving straight in their direction. Now they have to figure out what's next. In less than a half-year, the Green New Deal...

Ugly Virginia primaries could hint at election trend in 2020

Jun. 6, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just as Virginia's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that an anti-Trump blue wave was headed for the 2018 U.S. midterms, this year's legislative elections could offer strong clues about national trends in 2020. So far, ugly infighting seems to be the norm. Primary elections...

Ugly Virginia primaries could hint at election trend in 2020

Jun. 6, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that an anti-Trump blue wave was headed for the 2018 U.S. midterms. This year's legislative elections could offer strong clues about national trends in 2020. Primary elections are a few weeks away and both Republicans and Democrats...

Ugly Virginia primaries could hint at election trend in 2020

Jun. 6, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that an anti-Trump blue wave was headed for the 2018 U.S. midterms. This year's legislative elections could offer strong clues about national trends in 2020. Primary elections are a few weeks away and both Republicans and Democrats...