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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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07/23/2024 --chicagotribune
Comments Donald Trump’s running mate JD Vance made in 2021 questioning Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership because she did not have biological children have resurfaced.
07/23/2024 --nbcnews
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll do whatever he can to help Kamala Harris defeat Donald Trump but he isn't ready to endorse her presidential campaign just yet.
07/23/2024 --axios
A large, raucous pro-Palestinian protest Tuesday at a U.S. House office building is spiking lawmakers' concerns about security around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech.Why it matters: The protests spilled over from a common area to several individual lawmakers' offices, with one office calling the police on demonstrators.Rep. Dan Kildee's (D-Mich.) office "had to call U.S. Capitol Police for assistance" after "hundreds of protesters outside the office became disruptive," Kildee's chief of staff Mitchell Rivard said in a statement.Rivard said protesters were "violently beating on the office doors, shouting loudly, and attempting to force entry into the office."Spokespeople for Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow, the groups that organized the protest, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.State of play: The protest, in which hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in the Cannon House Office Building, prompted Capitol Police to make scores of arrests for demonstrating in a restricted area.It may just be a taste of what's to come when Netanyahu arrives on Wednesday. The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights has said "tens of thousands" of people will gather at the Capitol.Capitol security officials and law enforcement are already taking precautions, erecting a fence, restricting entrances to the complex and encouraging staffers to move through the building's tunnel system.House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Tuesday that additional police officers will be posted outside the Capitol and inside the House chamber.What they're saying: Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) told Axios that protesters were camped outside his office, prompting the Capitol Police to instruct his staff to remain inside."It crosses the line ... when it makes it impossible for people within the Capitol – not just people who work here but others who are visiting their representatives – to even get around," Schneider said.Kildee told Axios the protest is escalating safety concerns for Wednesday, saying "obviously, we're going to take extra precautions going forward.""I'm concerned about my safety," said Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio), who told Axios he isn't wearing his member pin because "I don't want to be a target."What to watch: Some Democrats have told Axios that, in addition to sitting out the speech, they may avoid Capitol Hill altogether tomorrow afternoon to avoid the protests.Democrats got a briefing on security around the speech during their closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday morning, according to multiple lawmakers present.The other side: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who said she may leave Capitol Hill after votes on Wednesday out of concern for her personal safety, defended the protest on Tuesday.JVP and IfNotNow "have a history of powerful, peaceful, non-violent protests at the Capitol, and I think that their actions are inspiring," she told Axios.The bottom line: "I think the new normal is that everyone is always concerned about safety since January 6," said Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vt.).Go deeper: Democrats' chaos makes Netanyahu speech an "afterthought"
07/23/2024 --kfor
President Biden's decision to drop his reelection bid and Vice President Harris's emergence as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination has vulnerable Senate Democrats scrambling to fend off new GOP attacks on her record. Biden's biggest vulnerability was his age and doubts about his fitness for office, but the silver lining for Democrats was that [...]
07/23/2024 --huffpost
As racist and sexist remarks proliferate on social media, congressional Republicans are walking back certain attacks on Harris.
07/23/2024 --nbcnews
Senate and House Democratic leaders Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer will endorse Kamala Harris for president.
07/23/2024 --westernjournal
With just a single day of congressional grilling in the books — and more on the docket — it appears Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has had enough. The embattled [...]The post Breaking: Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Is Out a Day After Disastrous House Hearing appeared first on The Western Journal.
07/19/2024 --nypost
On Thursday night, from the convention in Milwaukee, President Trump held the attention of the world.
07/19/2024 --salon
The top House Democrat, who privately told Biden he needed to leave the race, now publicly backs his candidacy
07/19/2024 --salon
In an hour-long chat, Ocasio-Cortez argued Democrats should publicly dissent if they oppose Biden's candidacy
07/19/2024 --nbcnews
Eight congressional Democrats called on President Joe Biden to step aside as the party’s nominee for the 2024 election on Friday.
07/19/2024 --axios
President Biden is facing a barrage of new statements from House and Senate Democrats on Friday urging him to bow out of the 2024 presidential race.Why it matters: Democratic lawmakers tell Axios the calls will likely continue apace until Biden drops out – which even some of the president's allies think is increasingly likely."I know of more that are coming," one House Democrat told Axios.Another House Democrat said they planned to release a statement on Friday, but had not yet done so as of noon.Top Democrats believe Biden will make a decision on whether to stay in the race as soon as this weekend, Axios reported on Thursday.Driving the news: Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) said in a statement that it is "in the best interests of our country for [Biden] to step aside," becoming the third senator to call on the president to withdraw.Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) wrote in a Chicago Tribune op-ed: "It is with a heavy heart and much personal reflection that I am ... calling on Joe Biden to pass the torch to a new generation."Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Chuy García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) said in a joint statement that "widespread public concerns" about Biden's age are "jeopardizing what should be a winning campaign."What they're saying: "This is not easy. All of us would prefer not to do this publicly. We would much rather give the President space and grace to get there on his own," Huffman told Axios.But, he added, "we've tried that and we're running out of time. The mixed messages from the White House unfortunately make it necessary for more of us to keep coming out.""Hopefully the President will make a major announcement soon, and we can pivot to thanking him for doing the right thing," Huffman added.Between the lines: The join statement appeared particularly calibrated to show that Biden's strongest bases of support on Capitol Hill are far from unified.Huffman, García and Pocan are all Congressional Progressive Caucus members. Pocan is a former chair of the group.García is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, whose political arm, BOLD PAC, endorsed Biden on Friday.Veasey is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which has been Biden's most solid congressional faction since the debate.Yes, but: Biden and his campaign have repeatedly maintained he will not drop out of the race, and he is still enjoying public pronouncements of support from key Democrats in Congress.House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who reportedly warned about Biden's impact on Democrats further down the ballot, said Friday that Biden "is our nominee" and can "make a case to the American people that will result in us being successful in November."Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in an Instagram Live on Thursday night that she has "not seen the plan" for how Democrats would transition from Biden to another candidate.
07/19/2024 --huffpost
A number of "elites" think Kamala Harris isn't the one who should replace President Joe Biden if he ends his reelection bid, the New York Democrat said.
11/02/2023 --politico
Bruce Reed had seen the pitfalls of letting Big Tech run roughshod over government. He is determined not to make the same mistakes on AI.
11/02/2023 --mercurynews
Earlier this year, the House stripped Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's the other Muslim member of Congress, from her committee assignment on Foreign Affairs for her rhetoric about Israel. And in 2021, Democrats in the majority punished Greene, holding a vote that stripped her of all of her committee assignments for spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories.
10/31/2023 --rollcall
The Biden administration is taking steps to attack antisemitism on college campuses amid rising reports of anti-Jewish incidents, including threats against Jewish students at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. On Tuesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that a “person of interest” connected with the Cornell threats was in New York State Police custody for […] The post Congress, White House weigh in on campus threats tied to Israel-Hamas war appeared first on Roll Call.