Ocasio-Cortez explains democratic socialism to Colbert
01 July, 2018, 15:48 | Author: Sheila Harris
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party having beaten the incumbent congressman for his seat.
When Ocasio-Cortez was in college, her father unexpectedly passed away without a will, touching off a years-long probate battle during which "she witnessed firsthand how attorneys appointed by the court to administer an estate can enrich themselves at the expense of the families struggling to make sense of the bureaucracy", according to an account in The Intercept.
She launched a campaign against him, a grassroots effort that made history when she won.
"We're having an affordability crisis in New York City", Ocasio-Cortez toldNPR's Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition on Wednesday. She is an activist who identifies as a Democratic socialist.
Passing laws that support working families and work to lift Americans out of poverty is "absolutely possible", added Ocasio-Cortez, "but it takes the political courage to do it". Here, a graphic supporting her from the organization's New York City chapter. But many on social media thought too much media attention went to her opponent: a 56-year-old male deeply established in the Democratic party.
"I never really saw myself running on my own", she told NY magazine "I counted out that possibility because I felt that possibility had counted out me".
Critics of the Democratic establishment say this is precisely the strain of dismissiveness that has stoked disenchantment among the party's base.
He later played guitar with a band at the election night gathering, and dedicated the first song, Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run", to Ocasio-Cortez.
Are US oil prices set for a test of $76?
Although output growth is slowing, US crude production C-OUT-T-EIA is approaching 11 million barrels per day (bpd). Brent crude futures were at $76.60 per barrel at 0111 GMT, up 29 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close.
Up until now, it seemed like Democratic incumbents had been insulated from the anger and energy that has coursed through the political left during the Trump presidency.
A trio of young progressives are attempting to beat three longtime Democratic incumbents in NY on Tuesday, something no challenger has done so far this primary season.
That may have just changed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't think it's a good thing for Democrats.
Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and a onetime staffer for the late Sen.
Despite Crowley outraising Ocasio-Cortez by 10-to-1, her targeted campaign and aggressive ground-game were key.
Ocasio-Cortez wants a single payer health care system that would cover medicine, vision, dental, and mental health care.
Ocasio-Cortez ran on a left-wing platform that included a federal jobs guarantee program and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the border patrol enforcement agency created under President George W. Bush in 2003.
Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks her Bronx roots will be working in her favor. One national Democratic strategist told the Guardian that "the Crowley team did not raise red flags or ask allies for help with his primary".
This group made a claim on June 26 that it had obtained access to several bits of stolen information from the company's customers. The swiped data included the usernames and encrypted passwords of Adidas customers, as well as their contact information.
Hardiman and Thapar were among the group interviewed by Trump before he selected Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy past year . Wade is very much in question", said David Cole, national legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union.
It also isn't clear if families who are kept together will remain so or be separated after 20 days due to an existing court order. Martin Luther King, roused the crowd with by imploring the protesters: "Don't give up, don't give in - keep marching".
In an expletive-laden tweet, Wilder said: "You're not a true champion??" Shelly knew the WBA was calling me every day. Nothing makes sense here at all. "He sent us a bull**** offer thinking we'll never take it.and we took it".
Cavani was forced to leave the game in the 74th minute and limped off the field with the assistance of Cristiano Ronaldo . The matchup pits Group A victor Uruguay against Group B runner-up Portugal in a game star power might decide.
Last year, about 36% of GM's US sales were imported, or about 1.1 million vehicles, according to research firm LMC Automotive. In addition to Canada, the European Union and Mexico are among those that have announced tariffs on U.S. goods in response.
This is definitely the biggest indication that the 28-year-old is likely to stay with the Thunder next season. The first year after Durant left, Westbrook carried the team on his back and managed to win the league MVP.
Prince Harry , the Duke of Sussex, and his brother, Prince William , the Duke of Cambridge, were competing in the event. Though the queen had to skip the event due to ill health , her cousin the Duke of Kent stepped in in her absence.
The share prices of oil marketing companies ended sharply lower on Wednesday after crude oil prices jumped over $77 a barrel. Even though USA production is increasing, the ability to increase exports is being hindered by the lack of pipeline capacity.
Saudi ready to boost oil production, says Trump
The leader of OPEC said it plans to pump a record-high 11 million barrels of oil per day in July, according to reports. Iran had been pushing hard for oil producers to hold output steady as USA sanctions are expected to hit its exports.
Kawhi Leonard's birthday wish: A trade to the Lakers
There were reports of a "Godfather" offer from the Lakers that may have involved most, if not all of the assets I just mentioned. Recently, it's been suggested James would be willing to join the youthful Lakers without significant upgrades to their roster.