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AOC keeps her cool as Rep. Greene blasts Green New Deal as ‘communists manifesto’

AOC keeps her cool as Rep. Greene blasts Green New Deal as ‘communists manifesto’

AOC doesn’t seem to want any part of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s demand for a knockdown, drag-out debate over the Green New Deal. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) didn’t respond after the far right-wing Georgia Republican approached her on the floor of the House of Representatives and made an unconfirmed claim that AOC had accepted a challenge to a debate. Advertisement “I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal. After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I’ll schedule time,” Greene tweeted late Wednesday. On Thursday, Greene added that...

April 22, 2021
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AOC accuses Chicago prosecutor of ‘lying’ about police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

AOC accuses Chicago prosecutor of ‘lying’ about police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused a Chicago prosecutor of lying to a judge about the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The firebrand progressive lawmaker said it was much more than an unintentional “error” when the prosecutor falsely claimed that Toledo had a gun in his hand when a police officer shot him dead on a Chicago street. Advertisement “The prosecutor did not ‘make an error.’ He lied,” AOC tweeted late Thursday night. “He lied about the police killing a child.” Ocasio-Cortez said the prosecutor’s actions illustrate the need for far-reaching reforms to the...

April 16, 2021
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Cindy McCain eyed for plum ambassador gig in Biden administration

Cindy McCain eyed for plum ambassador gig in Biden administration

President Biden is getting ready to unveil the names of U.S. ambassadors to key embassy postings, and Cindy McCain is on the list. The widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is in line to be named envoy to the World Food Program, a post that is based in Rome, Advertisement Cindy McCain, 66, is reportedly undergoing a background check for the post and will likely be named along with several other appointees this month. McCain, a lifelong Republican, famously broke party lines in 2020 by endorsing Democrat Biden for president in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the...

April 12, 2021
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Sens. Hirono, Duckworth drop threat to block Biden nominees after White House agrees to appoint AAPI liaison

Sens. Hirono, Duckworth drop threat to block Biden nominees after White House agrees to appoint AAPI liaison

Two Democratic senators who threatened to block President Biden’s cabinet nominees over lack of Asian representation backed off their ultimatum after the White House agreed to appoint a senior liaison to address the lack of diversity. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) wrote on Twitter late Tuesday that she would continue voting to confirm Biden’s “historic and highly-qualified nominees” after having a private conversation with the president. Advertisement “I welcome the appointment of a senior level White House liaison to the AAPI community to further strengthen our voice. I had a productive...

March 24, 2021
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N.J. Gov. Murphy warns of fast-spreading COVID variant infection rates

N.J. Gov. Murphy warns of fast-spreading COVID variant infection rates

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) ruled out any immediate new moves to remove coronavirus restrictions in the Garden State as more-contagious COVID variants have caused infection rates to turn sharply higher. Blaming the new strains, Murphy even grimly compared the danger to what the tri-state area faced last winter when the pandemic first slammed the region. Advertisement “We clearly have these variants in our state as we see in New York City,” Murphy said on CNN. “It’s a little reminiscent of what happened last spring we’re the densest state and region in the nation.” Murphy said the...

March 22, 2021
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Pro-Trump Rep. Lauren Boebert includes gunshot sound in attack ad against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pro-Trump Rep. Lauren Boebert includes gunshot sound in attack ad against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

A pro-Trump congresswoman is getting online blowback for including the sound of a gunshot in an attack ad against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) mocking Pelosi over Capitol security measures, and ended the one-minute clip with the sound of a weapon being cocked and reloaded. Advertisement “Madam Speaker, tear down this wall,” Boebert snaps in the ad as she walks by fences that were erected around the building after the Jan. 6 riot. Boebert, dubbing the fence-ringed Capitol “Fort Pelosi,” accuses Democrats of sparing no expense to protect themselves. Advertisement...

March 10, 2021
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tries again to stall passage of ‘massive woke progressive’ COVID stimulus package

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tries again to stall passage of ‘massive woke progressive’ COVID stimulus package

She’s stalling again! Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Wednesday mounted a last-ditch procedural effort to delay passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus package, which she denounced as a “massive woke progressive Democrat wish list.” Advertisement The QAnon conspiracy-supporting congresswoman moved to adjourn the House of Representatives and demanded a roll-call vote. The delaying tactic was expected to push back consideration of the bill for 30 minutes or more. Advertisement “The GOP has messaged against this ridiculous bill,” Greene tweeted. “We should do everything to stop it.”...

March 10, 2021
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Mike Pence repeats claims of election fraud in op-ed against voting rights bill

Mike Pence repeats claims of election fraud in op-ed against voting rights bill

Former Vice President Mike Pence broke his silence Wednesday by spouting the same fraud claims about the 2020 election — even though those claims almost got him killed at the Capitol. Pence repeated theories about widespread irregularities and voter fraud that were the cornerstone of former President Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the election results. Advertisement “I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the 2020 election,” Pence framed his arguments as a broadside against the Democrats’ effort to pass the so-called For the People Act, also known as HR 1,...

March 3, 2021
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Trump refuses to meet with Nikki Haley after 2024 hopeful criticized him

Trump refuses to meet with Nikki Haley after 2024 hopeful criticized him

Donald is so over Nikki. Ex-President Trump reportedly turned down onetime favorite Nikki Haley’s request for a meeting Wednesday, a couple of weeks after she criticized him over his role in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Advertisement Haley, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, said she believes Trump, who was impeached following the Jan. 6 insurrection, “won’t be in the picture” for the 2024 race in an interview with last week. The snub came as Haley apparently sought to mend fences with her ex-boss over the anti-Trump statement, which...

February 18, 2021
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Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday to ease pain at pump

Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday to ease pain at pump

President Biden on Wednesday called for a three-month suspension of federal gas taxes in hopes of easing drivers’ pain at the pump, but the move was greeted with widespread skepticism. The beleaguered president, who is under fire over raging inflation, also called for states to nix their own gas taxes and reiterated his attacks on Big Oil for profiteering amidst the war in Ukraine. “I’m doing my part,” Biden said. “I want Congress, states and industry to do their part as well.” Biden’s call would slash the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas and the 24.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on...

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