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    A federal judge denied bail on Tuesday to Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and confidante of multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, calling her a significant flight risk. CNN reported that U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan told defense attorneys that no pretrial release conditions would satisfy the concerns the court had about Maxwell's ability or willingness to stand trial. "The court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that no combination could reasonably assure her presence in court," said Nathan, adding: "The risks are simply too great." Maxwell was arrested in early July on charges that she recruited and groomed young girls to be sexually trafficked by Epstein, who died in federal custody last year while awaiting his own trial on sex trafficking charges. She was arrested after months in hiding following her discovery at a New Hampshire home. During Tuesday's hearing, her first court appearance since the July 2 arrest, Maxwell...
    Tucker Carlson responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., during his opening monologue Monday after she told viewers during a recent virtual town hall that a community without police would look "like a suburb," reaffirming her support of the "defund the police" movement. "Here’s something you probably didn’t know," Carlson said. "Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of the street, actually grew up in an idyllic town 45 miles north of New York City. It’s called Yorktown Heights. You never know it from listening to her recent race-baiting but the population of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez' home is over 90 percent white. AOC SUGGESTS NYC CRIME SURGE CAUSED BY RESIDENTS WHO NEED TO 'SHOPLIFT SOME BREAD' "It’s not Queens," Carlson went on. "It’s a nice place. Yorktown Heights is so affluent and so peaceful, in fact, it doesn’t need its own police department. Instead, it relies on the 59-man force that protects the larger town [Yorktown] around it. This is the hood that spawned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the country’s most privileged revolutionaries. Video"She called herself Sandy Cortez back then. She imagined...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled down Monday on her claim that record unemployment and economic woes caused by the coronavirus pandemic are fueling an increase in violent crime in New York City — a theory the White House mocked as “preposterous.” “I do think that even when you talk about violent crime, I don’t think that poverty and economic desperation are separate from that either,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a campaign-sponsored food distribution event for the needy event outside Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens. “When people do not have opportunities, I can tell you from my personal experience and what I saw growing up. When families don’t have money, a lot of times young people and teens that feel like they need to support their mom, sometimes they’ll turn to selling drugs, which can then lead to an escalated level of trouble, to what police label as gang activity,”...
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed a majority of her Republican counterparts are against stripping law enforcement of funding because they grew up in privileged families of wealth and opportunity. Tweeting on Monday, the Democrat said Republicans are unable to empathize with the "movement" to defund police departments throughout the United States because "most" have never experienced the poverty she witnessed growing up in New York City. "Republicans are all upset that I’m connecting the dots between poverty and crime," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I know most of them haven’t experienced or seen these issues first hand, but I have. This may be hard for them to admit, but poverty and crime are highly linked, both violent & nonviolent alike." Republicans are all upset that I’m connecting the dots between poverty and crime.I know most of them haven’t experienced or seen these issues first hand, but I have.This may be hard for...
    REPRESENTATIVE Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes a recent surge in New York City crime is because people are “stealing bread to feed their kids.” The Democratic freshman rep from New York made the remarks during a virtual town hall on Facebook last Thursday. 5 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes a recent surge in New York City crime is because people are 'stealing bread to feed their kids' amid the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Twitter "Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don't have money,” she said on an increase in crime. “They feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry." The 30-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Queens and Bronx boroughs of the city, blamed the spike on the economic decline from the coronavirus...
    (CNN) — Desde su fundación en la década de 1930, Goya Foods se ha esforzado para que los estadounidenses tengan auténtica cocina latinoamericana de alta calidad y a bajo costo. Pero su reputación se vio afectada esta semana cuando el presidente ejecutivo Robert Unanue dijo que el país estaba “verdaderamente bendecido” de tener un líder como el presidente Donald Trump. Su visita a la Casa Blanca fue suficiente para convencer a innumerables consumidores de toda la vida a boicotear a Goya. MIRA: Piden boicot a Goya Foods después de que su presidente ejecutivo elogiara a Trump La congresista Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, cuya familia es puertorriqueña, tuiteó sobre la búsqueda de alternativas a un condimento Goya característico cuando el video apareció en línea. Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020 “Oh, mira, es como si yo buscara en...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) took to Twitter on Thursday evening to mock complaints about “cancel culture,” one of the left’s most potent weapons in the ongoing American culture war. The term refers to the practice of forcing people out of their jobs, or otherwise ostracizing them, because of their political opinions — usually conservative ones. President Donald Trump took on the “cancel culture” directly in his speech at Mount Rushmore last week: Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values,...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a virtual town hall Thursday that defunding the police will require “experimentation” with public safety. “We can disagree about the details of it, but we can’t go back,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “As much as we want policy to be ‘I’m gonna propose it. I’m gonna have all of the answers and put a neat little bow and we’re gonna pass this one law once, and everything is gonna be fixed.’ That’s how we wish all of this stuff works.” Ocasio-Cortez added that defunding the police will require lawmakers to pass legislation in the “spirit” of experimentation. (RELATED: Will Defunding The Police Work? Here’s What History Tells Us) Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walks through a House corridor following an impeachment proceeding announcement, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., Sept. 24, 2019. (REUTERS/Tom Brenner)“What is it really is going to take...
    (CNN)Since its founding in the 1930s, Goya Foods has endeared itself to Americans for its high-quality, low-cost and authentic Latin American cuisine. But its reputation took a hit this week when CEO Robert Unanue said the country was "truly blessed" to have a leader like President Donald Trump. His visit to the White House was enough to convince countless longtime consumers to boycott Goya for good. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose family is Puerto Rican, tweeted about searching for alternatives to a signature Goya seasoning when the video surfaced online. Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling "how to make your own Adobo" https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020 "Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" the congresswoman wrote on Twitter, referencing the brand's savory Adobo seasoning. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro acknowledged Goya's "staple" status in Latino households,...
    The topic of cancel culture has re-emerged as a front-and-center issue following President Donald Trump's Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore, where he declared that "cancel culture" is a "political weapon" used in the "left-wing cultural revolution." Earlier this week, 150 writers, academics, and activists signed an open letter condemning cancel culture that was published in Vanity Fair. J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Gloria Steinem, Garry Kasparov, and Malcolm Gladwell signed the letter denouncing "a vogue for public shaming and ostracism" that leads to "disproportionate punishments." Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has inserted herself into the conversation by insinuating that cancel culture does not exist. "People who are actually 'cancelled' don't get their thoughts published and amplified in major outlets," AOC tweeted on Thursday night. "The term 'cancel culture' comes from entitlement – as though the person complaining has the right to a...
    Alex Henderson June 28, 2020 4:30PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Screwups in the right-wing media give the watchdog outlet Media Matters a lot to talk about. In one particularly glaring example of the sloppy standards of many prominent conservatives, it unmasked the kerfuffle stemming from a bogus tweet supposedly written by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Radio host Rush Limbaugh and other far-right media figures, according to Media Matters, were quick to attack the New York City congresswoman this week for the tweet and didn't even bother to verify its authenticity. Media Matters Eric Kleefeld reports: "Right-wing social media accounts are now circulating a counterfeit tweet that was supposedly posted and then deleted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), allegedly calling for an extension of business closures — not from the coronavirus pandemic, but in order to defeat President Donald Trump in the November election." : Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated former...
    Screwups in the right-wing media give the watchdog outlet Media Matters a lot to talk about. In one particularly glaring example of the sloppy standards of many prominent conservatives, it unmasked the kerfuffle stemming from a bogus tweet supposedly written by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Radio host Rush Limbaugh and other far-right media figures, according to Media Matters, were quick to attack the New York City congresswoman this week for the tweet and didn’t even bother to verify its authenticity. Media Matters Eric Kleefeld reports: “Right-wing social media accounts are now circulating a counterfeit tweet that was supposedly posted and then deleted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), allegedly calling for an extension of business closures — not from the coronavirus pandemic, but in order to defeat President Donald Trump in the November election.” Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in a Democratic congressional primary in her Bronx/Queens district on...
    REPRESENTATIVE Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a blowout win against her opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in a Democratic primary election. The freshman congresswoman defeated the longtime CNBC correspondent on Tuesday night in the race for New York's 14th Congressional District. 8 New York progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a second term in Congress on Tuesday nightCredit: Splash News 8 She defeated centrist journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to represent New York's 14th DistrictCredit: AP:Associated Press The district includes parts of the Bronx and Queens and is 75 percent people of color - it's also been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic in recent months, according to Business Insider. As votes were being counted, the prominent progressive from New York City slammed naysayers on Twitter and declared her win is proof that "the people's movement" is here to stay. "When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a "fluke." Our win was treated as an...
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez cruised by her Democratic challenger in her first primary as an incumbent. With all precincts reporting, the progressive congresswoman easily defeated former journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on Tuesday.  Ocasio-Cortez received almost 70% of votes in New York's 14th congressional district, according to the state's Board of Elections. During an online address to constituents, she called the victory "extremely important," adding that it validated many of her stances in her first term.   "When we won in 2018, we were called a fluke by politicians, by media, by so many people who that tend to be part of this powerful establishment," she said. "We're all here and we are all together as a movement to advance what's important. And to stand up for the right, even if standing up for the right thing is the hard thing to do." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Caruso-Cabrera, a...
    New York — AOC secured its second term with NY Contregional District 14. Photo:Stephanie Keith / . The progressive representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, overcame the challenge of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC contributor, to winning the Democratic primaries in the 14th district of New YorkThe Associated Press projected Tuesday. AOC thanked its followers for this result: Wall Street CEOs, from Goldman Sachs to Blackstone, poured in millions to defeat our grassroots campaign tonight. But their money couldn’t buy a movement. Thank you # NY14, and every person who pitched in for tonight’s victory. Here’s to speaking truth to power. pic.twitter.com/g9aRV3Cu1B – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 24, 2020 Ocasio-Cortez, who made history in 2018 when she was elected as the youngest woman to serve in Congress in the U.S., was expected. The United States will win in the primary elections,...
    Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily beat off her challenger in the New York primary Tuesday with more than 70 percent of the vote.  Ocasio-Cortez, the 30-year-old progressive firebrand better known as AOC, ran far ahead of former CNBC television anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, 53, in New York’s 14th District.   Caruso-Cabrera had campaigned as a more moderate replacement to the democratic socialist lawmaker.   Ocasio-Cortez used the win to hit out at those who claimed her 2018 defeat of former New York congressman Joe Crowley was an 'accident' or a 'fluke'.   Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pictured took an easy victory in New York's 14 district primary on Tuesday. She is now favored to be elected in November AOC's Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, 53, pictured, a former CNBC television anchor, campaigned as a moderate alternative to the freshman lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez took her success Tuesday as an opportunity to criticize those who had...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Results of Tuesday’s primary show U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won the Democratic nomination in New York’s District 14. This was her first defense of the seat she claimed in a shocking victory two years ago. Republican nominee John Cummings ran uncontested. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ELECTION RESULTS. Additionally, former vice president Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in New York. We are still awaiting results in several other races. Eleven House Democrats are facing primary challenges, including representatives Eliot Engel and Yvette Clarke, who are both facing challenges from their party’s left-wing. Voters are also picking who will represent their party in the race for House seats opening up due to the retirements of Republican Peter King and Democrats Nita Lowey and José Serrano. A special election that concludes Tuesday will pick the successor to U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, a...
    Getty Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not tweet that she felt businesses should remain closed until after the 2020 presidential election. The now-viral fake tweet read: It’s vital that Governors maintain restrictions on businesses until after the November Elections because economic recovery will help Trump be re-elected. A few business closures or job losses is a small price to pay to be free from his presidency. #KeepUsClosed Facebook/Theresa Ivancik The most prevalent version of the fake tweet claimed that it had been shared more than 20,000 times. That version was a screenshot of the fake tweet that was posted on Facebook by a man named Scott D Cheney who shared into a group named REOPEN NJ. The timestamp on the tweet is given as May 20, 2020. As pointed out in Snopes’ fact-checking article on the tweet, there is no evidence of the original...
    Washington (CNN)Freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has become a national progressive icon in her first-term in office, will defend her congressional seat in a New York Democratic primary election on Tuesday.Former longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has emerged as the most high-profile challenger to the congresswoman in a race that has featured substantial fundraising and tense clashes between the candidates. New York's 14th congressional district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens, is heavily Democratic and considered to be a reliably blue seat. It was formerly held for years by veteran Democrat Joe Crowley, who Ocasio-Cortez defeated in a major upset in the 2018 midterm elections.Ocasio-Cortez's victory in 2018 -- and her unapologetic support of progressive political positions -- sent shockwaves through Washington. It has also made her a target for criticism and controversy, and she has become a frequent focus of attacks from both President...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the Trump campaign after the attendance at what she called the "white supremacist" Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally Saturday evening had a lower-than-expected attendance. The New York Democrat said teenagers used the social media platform TikTok to inflate the numbers of people who claimed to be attending in response to a tweet from Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale that blamed “radical protesters” for scaring supporters away. “Radical protestors, fueled by a week of apocalyptic media coverage, interfered with @realDonaldTrump supporters at the rally. They even blocked access to the metal detectors, preventing people from entering,” Parscale tweeted. “Thanks to the 1,000s who made it anyway!” he added. Radical protestors, fueled by a week of apocalyptic media coverage, interfered with @realDonaldTrump supporters at the rally.They even blocked access to the metal detectors, preventing people from entering.Thanks to the 1,000s who made it anyway!https://t.co/eM2nohMEy6— Brad Parscale (@parscale)...
    Washington (CNN)A former television news anchor. A retired New York City police officer and high school civics teacher. An attorney who runs a mediation practice and serves as a volunteer minister.These are just a few of the candidates -- Democrats and Republicans -- who have lined up to challenge three of the most high-profile freshman House Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.It's not easy to unseat a sitting member of Congress, and the three members of the so-called progressive "squad" have a number of built-in advantages as they run for reelection. All three have unusually high name recognition for freshmen members of Congress and devoted national followings. They have the ability to raise significant amounts of money with Ocasio-Cortez and Omar ranking among the top fundraisers in Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And all three represent heavily Democratic, reliably blue congressional districts. But they have...
    Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking to expand her “squad” in the House, putting her considerable firepower behind a slew of progressive primary challengers in New York Tuesday — but insiders say she’s been pulling her punches. Friends and allies of AOC as well as Democratic insiders say lawmakers who have gone the extra mile to work with her on the Hill have been spared the rod — even if their records and philosophies don’t align with her progressive values. “If she’s got a personal relationship with you then she is less likely to support political opposition to you. Significantly less likely. A lot of her political decisions are based on personal feelings and relationships,” one person familiar with her thinking told The Post. “The price of admission to the squad has less to do with politics than with personality.” Eliot EngelGetty Images In open seats for retiring Reps. Nita...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended calls to abolish police departments across the U.S., saying activists should not change the slogan to “make it palatable” for white, suburban swing voters. “Our job as policymakers is to take the public’s mandate and find + create pockets to advance as much progress as possible. Progress takes a team of different roles. You don’t criticize a pitcher for not being a catcher,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday. “And by the way, the fact that ppl are scrambling to repackage this whole conversation to make it palatable for largely affluent, white suburban ‘swing’ voters again points to how much more electoral & structural power these communities have relative to others.” Our job as policymakers is to take the public’s mandate and find + create pockets to advance as much progress as possible. Progress takes a team of different roles. You don’t criticize a pitcher for...