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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wipes away tears at protest to defund US border agency: ‘They don't deserve a dime’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wipes away tears at protest to defund US border agency: ‘They don't deserve a dime’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen wiping tears from her face after using the death of a seven-year-old migrant child to demand an end to funding for the nation’s border agency. At the event on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the New York congresswoman said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did “not deserve a dime”, until it showed it cared about human rights. “Not only will we not agree to fund [ICE], but we are here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime,” she said.



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Pelosi turns nose up at Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green dream or whatever’ carbon-neutral economy plan

Pelosi turns nose up at Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green dream or whatever’ carbon-neutral economy planNancy Pelosi appeared to poke fun at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious proposal to create a carbon neutral economy within ten years, referring to the plan as “the green dream or whatever they call it”. The New York congresswoman and senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, unveiled a proposal termed the Green New Deal, they say will tackle climate change, transform the economy, and create large numbers of jobs in renewable energy. “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez told NPR, ahead of the plan’s unveiling.



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Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Idea Isn’t Very Radical

Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Idea Isn’t Very RadicalThis tax, Ocasio-Cortez declared, would fund her so-called Green New Deal, a still-developing plan to eliminate fossil-fuel energy by 2030 and lower inequality. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan would thus be a return to the 20th century norm — in fact, not even that, because the cutoffs for those very high tax brackets were often much lower than $ 10 million, even after adjusting for inflation.



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Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortez’s lightning in a bottle

Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortez’s lightning in a bottleBoston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who is running for Congress,  on July 28 near Boston. SOMERVILLE, Mass. — On a sweltering July Saturday in this city a few miles west of Boston, Ayanna Pressley is making a pitch for change. Pressley, a member of the Boston City Council, is attempting to unseat Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent who previously served as mayor of Somerville, in the congressional primary for Massachusetts’s Seventh District.



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Bernie Sanders weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez’s victory

Bernie Sanders weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez’s victoryIn a Democratic congressional primary in New York, Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year old political newcomer – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – a self-proclaimed democratic socialist and former organizer for Bernie Sanders’ campaign.



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