Latest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Markey as Kennedy mulls Senate run

Sep. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bringing her political star power to races for Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday endorsed Democratic Sen. Ed Markey for re-election in Massachusetts as he faces a potential primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Ocasio-Cortez said in a video released by Markey's...

Democrats slam decision to end immigrant medical relief

Sep. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers criticized federal immigration officials Wednesday for refusing to explain their decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships. Officials with two agencies — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

Competing with football, marathon House election nears end

Sep. 9, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday's special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year's presidential and congressional races. But for the two candidates, the race is less glamour than grind. Democrat...

N. Carolina election tests Trump clout, suburbs' GOP flight

Sep. 6, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 House election losses. The House district flows eastward from the...

Democrats propose spending trillions fighting climate change

Sep. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democratic presidential candidates in the span of 24 hours have released sweeping plans to address climate change, ahead of a series of town halls devoted to the issue. On Wednesday, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg each unveiled their...

GOP shifts focus to House Dem 'squad' in campaign attacks

Aug. 31, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with a...

Issa moves toward challenging indicted US Rep Duncan Hunter

Aug. 29, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat, a campaign that would bring his strong name recognition, deep pockets and reputation as one of President Barack Obama's chief antagonists to a race that has...

Sanders urges coastal SC to act 'boldly' on climate change

Aug. 29, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to South Carolina Thursday for a conversation on climate change in a popular tourist destination along the coast of the critical early-voting state. More than 900 people attended the gathering held in Myrtle Beach, a focal...

Reality check: Dem attitudes on impeachment vary widely

Aug. 28, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeach Trump? For Democrats, the answer is complicated. While more than 130 House Democrats — more than half the caucus — have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a tally by The Associated Press, those numbers don't reflect...