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Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times

Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 timesDemocrat receives 3,181 mentions on Fox News and Fox BusinessFigures suggest media obsession with congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to have replaced Hillary Clinton as conservatives’ bete noire. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters Fox channels have mentioned the US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 consecutive days, a study has found. The 29-year-old liberal star received at least 3,181 mentions in six weeks from Fox News or its sister Fox Business, according to research by Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit media watchdog. The finding will reinforce perceptions that Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is obsessed by Ocasio-Cortez, portraying her as a radical socialist who threatens the American way of life. Sign up for the US morning briefing She tweeted in response on Friday: “Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.* That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it. Too bad for them, cause we don’t flinch. #ForThePeople.” Ocasio-Cortez, who has promoted ambitious leftist policies such as a Green New Deal , has supplanted Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi as the favoured target of many conservatives. Courtney Hagle, a researcher at Media Matters for America, said: “Ocasio-Cortez is brought up constantly, even if the topic has nothing to do with her, as with the recent terror attacks in New Zealand. Hosts and guests smear and misrepresent Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda, caricaturing it while painting it as radical, dangerous, far-left socialism.” Hagle added: “Fox figures go on extended, aggressively angry rants about her. They’ve repeatedly attacked her intelligence, used her age to discredit her, and dismissed her as a ‘little girl’.” After only three months in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has attracted outsized coverage in general, including a Time magazine cover and a huge social media presence. She has nearly 4 million followers on Twitter. Media Matters searched Grabien transcripts for “AOC” and “Ocasio” between 25 February and 7 April.



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Twitter CEO reveals secret to running two companies: daily meditation and eating just one meal a day

Twitter CEO reveals secret to running two companies: daily meditation and eating just one meal a dayTwitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey has revealed he takes daily ice baths and eats only one meal a day in an in-depth interview about his extreme fitness routine. Appearing on a fitness podcast, the billionaire said the "biggest impact" on his mental health has been meditation but said he also does weekend-long fasts to give him the focus and energy to run two companies.  The 42-year-old has been meditating for 20 years and spends an hour each morning and evening on the spiritual practice, he told the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast.  He has came under fire last year for attending a 10-day meditation retreat in Burma with Twitter users accusing him of ignoring the country's human rights abuses. He later said he needed to "learn more". Mr Dorsey, who co-founded the platform Twitter and mobile payments company Square, said his daily routine includes fasting for 22 hours a day and walking the five mile commute to his office. I did my meditation at Dhamma Mahimã in Pyin Oo Lwin. This is my room. Basic. During the 10 days: no devices, reading, writing, physical excercise, music, intoxicants, meat, talking, or even eye contact with others. It’s free: everything is given to meditators by charity. pic.twitter.com/OhJqXKInD3— jack (@jack) December 9, 2018 The daily walk allows him to spend time thinking or listening to podcasts. “I might look a little bit more like I’m jogging than I’m walking… I try to get as much sunlight as possible and then I begin the day 9," he said.  The tech chief said skipping breakfast and lunch frees up his day and makes him more productive. His dinner usually consists of meat or fish accompanied with a salad or green vegetables, followed by some fruit or dark chocolate.  “During the day, I feel so much more focused… the time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is,” he said, adding that it allows him to sleep better. Mr Dorsey said he thought he was hallucinating when he first began fasting Credit: Reuters  Mr Dorsey also said he uses a sauna and ice bath for "mental clarity" every evening. He sits in a barrel sauna set at 220F degrees (104C) for 15 minutes followed by three minutes in an ice bath set at 37F degrees (2C). Rather than easing up on himself on weekends, Mr Dorsey said he has trialled 48-hour fasts from Friday to Sunday evening during which he only drinks water.  “The first time I did it, like day three, I felt like I was hallucinating. It was a weird state to be in. But as I did it the next two times, it just became so apparent to me how much of our days are centered around meals and how – the experience I had was when I was fasting for much longer, how time really slowed down,” he said. Profile | Jack Dorsey Earlier this week it also emerged that Mr Dorsey was received a total salary of just $ 1.40 from Twitter last year, a nod to its former 140-character per tweet limit. "As a testament to his commitment to and belief in Twitter’s long-term value creation potential, our CEO, Jack Dorsey, declined all compensation and benefits for 2015, 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 he declined all compensation and benefits other than a salary of $ 1.40," a section of the company's filing stated. However, Mr Dorsey owns 2.3 per cent of the company's stock. He also made an estimated $ 80 million (£61 million) after taxes from selling 1.7 million shares in his second company Square, according to Forbes.



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Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President

Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President“I tell people, I thought that I should think about it,” Dimon said Thursday, drawing laughs from the audience at a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York. CNBC reported earlier in the day that Dimon spent much of 2018 mulling a possible run for president.



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Joe Biden Is Facing a Political Crisis — And He's Not Even Running (Yet)

Joe Biden Is Facing a Political Crisis — And He's Not Even Running (Yet)As women claim Joe Biden touched them in inappropriate ways, questions about gender will linger ahead of his potential 2020 race.



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Man convicted of killing woman out running in NYC park

Man convicted of killing woman out running in NYC parkNEW YORK (AP) — A man was convicted Monday of killing a woman out running near her New York City home in a case that stirred urban fears, helped change the state's DNA-investigation rules and raised questions about race and police procedures.



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Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guide

Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guideThe 2020 field has become crowded in recent weeks. Here's a look at who has announced their candidacy or opened an exploratory committee in the hunt for the presidency.



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Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guide

Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guideThe 2020 field has become crowded in recent weeks. Here's a look at who has announced their candidacy or opened an exploratory committee in the hunt for the presidency.



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Joe Biden (almost) announces he is running for president

Joe Biden (almost) announces he is running for presidentThe vice president indicated he was "running" before correcting himself and saying, "I didn't mean it!"



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Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over children

Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over childrenPresidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he was a part of a hacking group while he was campaigning in Iowa Friday, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.



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Beto O'Rourke Announces He's Running for President

Beto O'Rourke Announces He's Running for PresidentThe 46-year-old served three terms in the House of Representatives after defeating eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reye in the 2012 primary.



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