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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the bipartisan group of lawmakers who negotiated an infrastructure deal. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the group reached a deal. The New York lawmaker called out the group for its lack of diversity. The senators who led the infrastructure negotiations with Biden include five Republicans and five Democrats. "This is why a bipartisan [package] alone isn't acceptable," Ocasio-Cortez went on to say.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Joe Biden, Biden, Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy of, Susan Collins of, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, Montana, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of Organizations: New, Service, New York, GOP, Sens, DC Locations: Alexandria, New York, Sens, Utah, Ohio, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska, West Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Arizona
Twitter released a list of the 10 most talked about gaming personalities in 2021 so far. Two creators, Corpse Husband and Dream, haven't revealed their faces to fans. The Minecraft server "Dream SMP" is at the center of the gaming world conversation. This week, Twitter released a list of the 10 most tweeted about gaming personalities of the first half of 2021. Corpse Husband also made a guest appearance on the "Dream SMP" in December.
Persons: haven't, Twitter, Colon, Kiyo, El, Alexandria Ocasio, Husband, Minecraft Organizations: Twitter, YouTube Locations: Colon, Alexandria, Cortez
When Does the Actual Governing Start?
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Karl Rove | ) + 0.58   time to read: +1 min
Have you ever felt you’re about to witness a gigantic pileup and there’s nothing you can do to stop it? Some items on the list are wanna-do’s: ideas to expand government, spend money and jack up taxes. The Democrats’ list of wanna-do’s is growing rapidly and regularly. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a $6 trillion spending package with an even more elastic definition of infrastructure. Meanwhile, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a cadre of Democrats to demand more climate provisions be included in any infrastructure bill.
Persons: Biden, There’s, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, , Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer doesn’t, corralled Organizations: , New York Rep Locations: ,, Alexandria
Republicans used the filibuster to block progress of Democrats' major voting rights bill. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the rule, saying it gives a small group of senators too much power. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized filibuster rules after Senate Republicans blocked the a bill proposed by Democrats to expand voting rights. "Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people," she said on Twitter on Tuesday. Republicans used the filibuster to block debate on the bill.
Persons: Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio, Kamala Harris Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Twitter, Democratic Senators Locations: Alexandria
In a major upset, India Walton defeated Byron Brown to become Buffalo's next mayor, per the AP. Walton will become the first socialist mayor of a large US city in decades. While most eyes were on the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, there was a political awakening taking place in Buffalo, the Empire State's second-largest city. India Walton, a self-proclaimed socialist and political newcomer, defeated four-term Mayor Byron Brown in the Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press. Brown chose not to debate Walton during the primary campaign and ran a more low-key campaign.
Persons: India Walton, Byron Brown, Walton, Andrew Cuomo, Frank Zeidler, Brown, Read, it's, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Democratic, New York, New York City Democratic, Associated Press, Gov, Walton, The Buffalo News, Buffalo Police Department, COVID, Trust Locations: India, Buffalo's, New York City, Buffalo, American, Milwaukee, Alexandria, Cortez of New York
Mayoral Race Live Updates: Eric Adams in the Lead After Winning Over Black and Latino Voters Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia trailed Adams as Andrew Yang, a former front-runner, conceded. Tuesday’s vote shows Adams won over Black and Latino voters. More than any other candidate, Mr. Adams built his coalition on a foundation of Black and Latino voters, and the strong support of labor unions. And while Kathryn Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner, dominated in much of Manhattan, Mr. Adams won in large swaths of Harlem. The same system was used for all city elections, including for seats in the New York City Council and the offices of the borough presidents, the public advocate and the New York City comptroller.
Persons: N.Y.C, Eric Adams, Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia, Adams, Andrew Yang, , , We’re, , Sarah Blesener, The New York Times Eric Adams, Adams’s, Bill de Blasio, Wiley, Garcia, “ Adams, Bruce Gyory, Ms, Christina Greer, Greer, Patricia Linen, Linen, “ We’d, Desiree Rios, Yorkers, we’re, Gabriela Bhaskar, New York Times Andrew Yang, Yang, Evelyn, galvanize, Mr, Victor J, ” Susan Lerner, Alvin Bragg, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Dave Sanders, Donald J, Trump, Thomas Kenniff, Bragg, Farhadian Weinstein, ethicists, Aboushi, Williams, Lander, Jumaane Williams, Hilary Swift, Brad Lander, Corey Johnson, Johnson, Vanessa Gibson, Member Antonio Reynoso, Mark Levine, Brad Hoylman, Donovan Richards, Elizabeth Crowley, Crowley, Vito Fossella, Steven Matteo, Mark Murphy, Precious Fondren, Curtis Sliwa, The New York Times Curtis Sliwa, ” Mr, Sliwa, Eric, I’m, Andrew Seng, Scott M, Stringer, Alison Gendar, bode, Jenny Sedlis, George Floyd, Tiffany Cabán, Marjorie Velázquez, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Sandy Nurse, Alexa Avilés, Monica Klein, Alexandria Ocasio, Byron Brown, Andrew M, Cuomo, Walton, Mihir Zaveri, Michael Gold, James Estrin, New York Times Maya Wiley, The New York Times Andrew Yang, New York Times Scott M, The New York Times Alvin Bragg, The New York Times Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Andrew Yang — Organizations: New York, Mayoral, New, Yorker, Credit, The New York Times, Democratic, Fordham University, Episcopal Church, Springfield Gardens, Voters, Yorkers, Associated, New York Times, New York City, , New York City Council, Manhattan, Republican, Trump, Harvard, Harvard Law, Yale, Yale Law, City Council, Council, Member, ., WABC, Guardian, New York Police Department, United Federation of Teachers, Academy, PAC, Democratic Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Working Families Party, Working, Party, Democratic Socialist, Gov Locations: New, Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Astoria, Long Island City, Queens, Black, Upper Manhattan, Bronx, Tremont, University Heights, East New York, Canarsie, Cambria Heights, Springfield, Harlem, Washington Heights, Manhattan ., York, , New York, York City, Iraq, Upper, Inwood, Washington, Staten, Bronx , Brooklyn, Staten Island, , Cortez, Buffalo, India, American
But the race is tight and the ranked-choice process makes it especially unpredictable. Here's five things to watch for in the New York City mayoral race on primary day:Ranked-choice votingThis will be the city's first time using ranked-choice voting, which has added a new layer of volatility to the race and opportunities for backroom deal-making. Voters overwhelmingly approved a 2019 ballot measure to implement ranked-choice voting, which allows them to list their preferences in order for up to five candidates. About 192,000 people already cast their ballot during the early voting window that ended Sunday, according to the New York Board of Elections, and turnout tends to be low in New York City primaries. Turnout in the last contested Democratic mayoral primary in 2013 was just 20 percent.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Eric Adams —, Bill de Blasio, Yang, Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer —, , Ray McGuire, Curtis Sliwa, Fernando Mateo, , Garcia, Wiley, Stringer, , New York powerbroker Bradley Tusk, Michael Bloomberg, McGuire, Jay, LL, Nas, Sean, Diddy, Combs, Mary J, Blige, Steve Martin, Donna Karan, Naomi Campbell, spender Adams, De Blasio, Joe Biden's, Terry McCaulliffe’s, Alexandria Ocasio, Julian Castro, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Jamaal Bowman, Eliot Engel Organizations: York City, Democrat, New York Police Department, Citigroup, Republican, New York City, New York Board, Democratic, African, NYPD, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Sanitation Department, city’s Housing Authority, Asian, Democrats, City Hall, Progressives, House Foreign Services, White House Locations: America, Brooklyn, New York City, African American, New York, Hudson, Fort Lee , New Jersey, city’s, American, Alexandria, Cortez, Washington
New York City voters are selecting Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor. New York is using ranked-choice voting for the first time, so the winner may not be known for weeks. In the mayoral, borough president, and city council races, voters have the option to rank up to five candidates in order of their preference after New York City voters approved a ballot initiative to enact ranked-choice voting in 2019. June 29: Board of Elections runs the first round of ranked-choice voting, also without full absentee and provisional results. Board of Elections runs the first round of ranked-choice voting, also without full absentee and provisional results.
Persons: Eric Adams, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Here's, we'll, Yang, Adams, Garcia, Wiley, Alexandria Ocasio, Scott Stringer, Stringer, he's Organizations: Democratic, York, Military, New York, THE CITY, New York Times, Board, Zoom, Nonprofit, Jewish, Stuyvesant, Rep Locations: York City, New York, Brooklyn Borough, York, New York City, Maine, New Jersey, Bedford, Alexandria, Cortez
ET Eric Adams, in Midtown, promises to accept election results. “You’re cutting off a lot of people when you don’t have this in place.” Read moreJune 22, 2021, 12:14 p.m. Mr. Torres suggested afterward in an interview that Mr. Yang’s biggest nemesis wasn’t Mr. Adams, but the press. Maya Wiley — joined by Jumaane Williams, the New York City public advocate — posed with passers-by outside of P.S. When the New York City mayoral race began, two issues dominated: the pandemic and the police.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Gabriela Bhaskar, Eric Adams, James Estrin, New York Times Eric Adams, , Kathryn Garcia, , Adams, Yang, Garcia, ” Mr, Cindy Schreibman, Mr, Schreibman, ” Read, Dana Rubinstein, De Blasio, Bill de Blasio, Jeenah, de Blasio, , de, Tahirah Moore, Scott Stringer, selfies, Scott M, Stringer, Elise, Andrew Seng, “ It’s Scott Stringer, Guess, haven’t, we’ve, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Desiree Rios, Jacob A, Simpson, Riis, Ms, Curtis Sliwa, Frank, “ Curtis, Sliwa, Fernando Mateo, “ I’m, “ Curtis Sliwa, Nancy Regula, Sliwa grinned, Shih, Steven Cooperman, Sliwa’s, Cooperman, Ritchie Torres, Torres, who’s, Yang’s, wasn’t Mr, Read, Tony Cenicola, “ Hamilton, King ”, Sarah Blesener, Corey Johnson, ’ Corey Johnson, Dave Sanders, Adams’s, Johnson, Gay, it’s, Wiley, ” Wiley’s, Julia Savel, D9fXOqSWxR, ’ Eric Adams, Percy Sutton, Eric, ” Eric Adams, Eric Adams —, topsy, “ Eric, York’s, TlBpvEXaMB — Anne Barnard, didn’t, Maya Wiley —, Jumaane Williams, Evelyn, Michael Barbaro, Yumi Mannarelli, Misako Shimada Organizations: Mayor Thirteen, City Council, Manhattan ., New York Times, High School of Art, Midtown, New Yorker, Reuters, Brooklyn Public Library, Mayor, Democratic, Brooklyn Borough, Council, The New York Times, , St, York, Settlement, Queensbridge, , New York, Republican, Frank McCourt High School, ., Democrat, Guardian Angels, , Frank McCourt High, Guardian, Bronx Democrat, Credit, Broadway, Brooklyn Museum, Yorkers, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Twitter, Workers, Google, . Credit, Ebbets Field Middle School, selfies, Black, New, Upper, New York City, Police Department Locations: Manhattan, Midtown, Manhattan ., Midtown East, Brooklyn, , Washington, New, Hunan, , Queens, New York, New York City, Chelsea, Bronx, Torres’s, Greenwich Village, City of New York, American, Bedford, Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Adams’s, Crown, P.S, Ebbets, Crown Heights , Brooklyn, Siders, York
"In the event that there are competitive NYC Council races in the general election, Common Sense NYC may be involved. The New York City Council is the legislative body responsible for creating and voting on proposed New York City laws. A group like Common Sense can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money on the City Council races they deem important. Common Sense NYC has spent over $95,000 to oppose Jaslin Kaur, who running for District 23's City Council spot. Common Sense NYC spent just over $26,000 on two mailers against Kaur that were distributed on Monday.
Persons: Stephen Ross, Ross, Ronald Lauder, Estée Lauder, Lauder, Donald Trump, Trump's, Jeff Leb, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Hank Sheinkopf, Sheinkopf, there's, Michael Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth, mailer, Cynthia Nixon, Jaslin Kaur, Kaur, Alexandria Ocasio, John Choe, Alex Aviles Organizations: Companies, Hudson, Midtown, PAC, New, New York City Council, Forbes, Miami Dolphins, Hamptons, Related Companies, Trump, CNBC, New York City Campaign, City Council, City, CNBC they're, NYC Council, Wall Street, New York's, Brooklyn Borough, Longtime New York Democratic, Leb, Capitol Consulting, City & State, Brooklyn's, Gotham Gazette, New York, Democratic Socialists of America, Rep, The City, New York City's Locations: Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, Brooklyn, City, York, District, New, Queens, Alexandria, Cortez, The, Ocasio
A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami ChappellWASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 residential eviction moratorium set to expire June 30 is expected to be extended by another month, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. The national ban on residential evictions was first implemented last September and was extended in March until June 30. The CDC imposed the ban to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic. The landlords said property owners "have been losing over $13 billion every month under the moratorium."
Persons: Tami Chappell WASHINGTON, Biden, Ayanna Pressley, Jimmy Gomez, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Carolyn B, Maloney Organizations: U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, REUTERS, Disease Control, Reuters, House, CDC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, Alexandria, COVID
The FBI document doesn't say whether the FBI's review of social media posts was conducted before or after Jan. 6. Asked whether the FBI monitors social media as part of its efforts to combat violent extremism, Wray spoke in general terms. "We have very specific policies that have been at the [Justice] Department for a long time that govern our ability to use social media," he said. But what we can't do…without proper predication and an authorized purpose, [is] just monitor 'just in case' on social media." It's an open question what relevant information about a possible attack on the Capitol the FBI possessed before Jan. 6.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Trump, Joseph Biden, Patricia Norden, Norden, Thomas Webster, Webster, Christopher Wray, Wray, Ro Khanna, Alexandria Ocasio, Ryan Goodman, Andrew Weissmann, Goodman, Weissmann, haven't, They're, Cortez, Biden, Richard Blumenthal, we've, Carolyn Maloney Organizations: FBI, Trump, Capitol, NYPD, Capitol Police, Justice, Department, Defense Department, NBC, Department of Homeland Security, Senate, Justice Department, DHS, United States Congress, New York Democrat Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Washington, Norfolk, Va, Connecticut
Many up-and-coming politicos probably covet the unique spot Ginsburg holds in liberal hearts and chotskies. A woman carries an RGB tote bag with a pin that reads, "Facts Matter" in New York City on Dec. 20, 21017. “It's a sign of understanding the emotional value of what Americans are thinking about.”The “notorious RBG” phenomenon was a mystery to Ginsburg during her lifetime. Political sidelines are typically a small portion of bookstores’ revenue, but during the Trump era, everyone got into the “resistance” game with “covfefe” mugs and “nasty woman” necklaces. But that boom may be headed for a bust since no one wants Trump's tweets on their t-shirts and toiletpaper anymore.
Persons: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump, Trump, Ginsburg, , Gavin Inverso, Leah Kenyon, Hillary Clinton’s, Kamala, Harris, Shahrzad, , Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Biden, Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama, Rep, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Stacey Abrams, Sonia Sotomayor, Cassie Swank, Erick Sanchez, Anthony Fauci, Mike Draper, RAYGUN, Draper, Bernie Sanders, Emily Brodowic, Jonathan Van Ness, Naomi Osaka, Biden, John Mutter, Mutter, We're, Janie Velencia Organizations: NBC, The National Republican Senatorial, Trump, Supreme, , Democratic, Bureau Locations: WASHINGTON, Boston, Austin, Portland , Oregon, Portland , Maine, Washington, New York City, Alaska, Alexandria, Georgia, BookPeople, Texas, Iowa, Powell’s, Portland, Brooklyn, Trudi Bartow
Live Updates: Democrats Plan Debate on Voting Rights Bill
  + stars: | 2021-06-21 | by ( Catie Edmondson | ) + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Live Live Updates: Democrats Plan Debate on Voting Rights Bill Republicans are united in their opposition, and Democrats are not fully united behind the major overhaul. The Senate is set to debate this week Democrats’ expansive voting rights bill. “Democrats will bring forward legislation to protect voting rights and safeguard our democracy,” Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, said in a floor speech last week announcing the debate. Everyone.” The formal Senate debate will come as Republican legislatures and governors across the country have sought to clamp down on voting rules. But as long as 10 Republicans are needed to break a filibuster, Mr. Manchin’s version of the bill would have no chance of passage.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Hilary Swift, Joe Manchin, Stefani Reynolds, Joe Manchin III, Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, , Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Ron Wyden, they’ve, Wyden, Biden’s, Steve Cohen, Biden, sidestep Organizations: Rights, Republican, The New York, Democratic, The New York Times, Democrats ’, Infrastructure, Credit, , Trump, Democrat, White Locations: New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Vermont, Cortez of New York, Oregon, Tennessee
Over the weekend, in an unusual show of unity against Adams, Yang and Garcia campaigned together to enhance their chances under the ranked-choice system. People protest in the street outside a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 30, 2020. "They just endorsed me to be the next mayor of New York City. Adams, for his part, has faced scrutiny over whether he lives in New York City at all. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio waves as he gives the State of the City address at La Guardia Community College on February 10, 2014 in the Long Island City section of the Queens borough of New York City.
Persons: Tayfun, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang Getty, de Blasio, Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Yang, Scott Stringer, Lev Radin, LightRocket, Dianne Morales, Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan, Barack Obama, Fernando Mateo, Curtis Sliwa, McGuire, Garcia, Wiley, frisk, Carlo Allegri, Eric, Alexandria Ocasio, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Erik McGregor, Morales, Stringer, Donovan, Brown, Eduardo Munoz, Covid, Blasio, Gothamist, Jean Kim, Bill de, John Moore Organizations: Anadolu Agency, Getty, New York, Republicans, Democratic, WNBC, Telemundo, Politico, City, Bellevue South, Citigroup, Housing, Urban Development, Republican, Guardian Angels, New York Police Department, Wiley, Hall Autonomous, Reuters, Endowment Association, LightRocket, NYPD, Mayor, Asian, National Action Network, Progress, The New York Times, La Guardia Community College Locations: New York, New York City, United States, Brooklyn, Bellevue, Bellevue South Park, Hall, Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Alexandria, Cortez, Minneapolis, New, Brooklyn , New York, Bedford, Stuyvesant, Fort Lee , New Jersey, Brooklyn . New York City, Long, Queens
Progressive groups are coalescing behind candidate Maya Wiley in the final stretch before New York City’s mayoral primary, in an effort to block the moderate Democrat Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s borough president, who is leading in recent polls. Our Revolution, the political action group that morphed out of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, also supports Ms. Wiley. The Working Families Party announced it bumped up Ms. Wiley to its top choice after pulling its support for the other two. A recent poll by PIX-11, NewsNation and Emerson College found that 23% of voters would choose Mr. Adams, followed by 18% for Ms. Wiley. That is a significant surge from the 9% Ms. Wiley scored in a May 25 poll by the same pollsters.
Persons: Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen, Bernie Sanders’s, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales —, Ms, Morales, Adams, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: Democratic, Families Party, PIX, Emerson College Locations: New York, Brooklyn’s, Alexandria, Vermont
With Billions of Dollars at Stake, a Critical Race Vies for Attention
  + stars: | 2021-06-19 | by ( Jeffery C. Mays | ) sentiment -0.92   time to read: +1 min
As New York emerges from the pandemic, the role of comptroller is especially crucial. Also at stake is the management of roughly $250 billion in pension fund money that covers 620,000 people. A recent debate had to compete with a hastily scheduled mayoral debate, all but guaranteeing a limited audience. The second and final debate was taped this week and will air at a less-than-ideal time: Sunday morning. “No one will be watching.”Mr. Johnson, the City Council speaker and a late entrant in the comptroller’s race, is the current front-runner, according to available polling.
Persons: Scott M, Stringer, , , Brian Benjamin, Mr, Johnson, Lander, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Michelle Caruso, Cabrera, Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: City Council, CNBC Locations: York, Harlem, Brooklyn
Chico Basin Ranch is emphatically not a dude ranch, but rather one of a small number of working ranches in the U.S. that invite a few paying guests to join the workdays. An avid equestrian, she came to Chico Basin on a solo vacation, a gift from her husband. Tom Shandley, a former apprentice at Chico Basin Ranch, works on an electric fence line. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Would you vacation on a working ranch? Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colo.See main story.
Persons: Butters, Katrina Flynn, Erika Broyles, “ I’ve, , Duke Phillips III, Mr, Phillips, Duke Phillips IV, Tess Leach, Tom Shandley, Madeline Jorden, Chrissy McFarren, Ms, Leach, Erika, John, Avery Sass Clark, It’s, aren’t, Della Frederickson, Darwin, luxuriously, El, Cacachilas Organizations: Chico, Air Force, Ranchlands, Medano, Ranchlands Mercantile, Badger, Hull, Nature Conservancy, Sangre, wranglers, Locations: Chico Basin, Colorado Springs, Colo, West, Chico, U.S, Medano, Zapata, Louisiana, Colorado , Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Mosca , Colo, Mexico, Badger, Burwell, Neb, Durham, N.Y, Manhattan, Mosca, Fremont County, Rocky, Teton County, Baja California Sur, Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the Puerto Rico self-determination bill she is co-sponsoring with fellow New York Democrat, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, “does not oppose statehood” and does not impose independence on the U.S. territory. About 53 percent of Puerto Ricans who voted favored statehood while 47 percent rejected it, according to Puerto Rico's Elections Commission. Longstanding divisions stem, in large part, from the way in which local political parties are organized in Puerto Rico. Especially during the Cold War, Puerto Rico was of strategic importance to the U.S. and the nation's military. But González-Colón and the statehood bill advocates argue that details about a transition toward statehood should be worked out after statehood gets ratified in a federally sponsored referendum.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Nydia, , ” Ocasio, Darren Soto, Jenniffer, Puerto Ricans, Statehooders, Luis Gutierrez, Gutierrez, Annette Martinez, Puerto, , Rafael Cox Alomar, Brexit, Carmen Cabrera, Christina Ponsa, Kraus, José Organizations: New York Democrat, Puerto, The Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican, Republican, Puerto Ricans, Elections, Natural Resources, New Progressive Party, Popular Democratic Party, Puerto Rican Independence Party, U.S, Divisions, Ocasio, Democratic Rep, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Caribbean Institute of Human, University of, District of Columbia, D.C, United, European Union, Statehood, Faith Council, League of United Latin American Citizens, Columbia Law School, Assistance, University of Puerto, , Department of Justice, DOJ, Union, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Alexandria, Puerto Rico, The, Puerto, Luis Gutierrez of, Puerto Rican, Ocasio, District of Columbia Washington, U.S, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, United States
(Reuters) - The eight leading candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor exchanged jabs on Wednesday over public safety, housing and homelessness at the final televised debate before Tuesday’s primary election. Adams piled on, calling Yang’s plan “Monopoly money.”Much of the debate’s early clashes focused on public safety, which has been the No. 1 issue during the campaign thanks to a spike in violent crime around the city. Adams, Yang and former sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia, considered more moderate candidates, have proposed beefing up the police department in response. Adams, Wiley, Garcia and Yang are widely seen as the top four candidates, based on public polling.
Persons: Tuesday’s, Eric Adams, Adams, Andrew Yang, Yang, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia, – Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, Stringer –, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Garcia, Wiley Organizations: Reuters, Democratic, New York City, , MSNBC, Wiley, U.S, Representative Locations: Brooklyn
But that's not the case with Republican Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho. The four-term senator's campaign committee provided prospective donors a detailed list of pay-to-play deliverables at three price points, according to documents obtained by Insider. Crapo's Senate office and campaign committee did not respond to Insider's requests for comment. The money Crapo raises benefits both his reelection committee and the Freedom Fund, a leadership political action committee he operates, according to the documents. In the weeks before his 2016 reelection, for example, Crapo's committee sent $50,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and another $1,000 to a local Idaho GOP committee, federal records indicate.
Persons: Crapo, that's, Republican Sen, Mike Crapo, , Republican Sens, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Ro Khanna, Craig Holman, Meredith McGehee, McGehee, Donald Trump — Organizations: Republican, Senate Finance, Republicans, Idaho, Diageo, Greenbrier, Freedom Fund, Democratic Reps, Public Citizen, Democratic, Commission, Republican Party, Republican Party firmament, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Idaho GOP Locations: Idaho, Washington ,, Sun Valley , Idaho, Washington, Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs , West Virginia, Solomons Island , Maryland, Bradenton , Florida
The four-term senator's campaign committee provided prospective donors a detailed list of pay-to-play deliverables at three price points, according to documents obtained by Insider. Crapo's Senate office and campaign committee did not respond to Insider's requests for comment. The money Crapo raises benefits both his reelection committee and the Freedom Fund, a leadership political action committee he operates, according to the documents. But few are as specific as Crapo in how he guarantees his donors exclusive access to him. In the weeks before his 2016 reelection, for example, Crapo's committee sent $50,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and another $1,000 to a local Idaho GOP committee, federal records indicate.
Persons: Crapo, that's, Republican Sen, Mike Crapo, , Republican Sens, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Ro Khanna, Craig Holman, Meredith McGehee, McGehee, Donald Trump — Organizations: Republican, Senate Finance, Republicans, Idaho, Diageo, Greenbrier, Freedom Fund, Democratic Reps, Public Citizen, Democratic, Commission, Republican Party, Republican Party firmament, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Idaho GOP Locations: Idaho, Washington ,, Sun Valley , Idaho, Washington, Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs , West Virginia, Solomons Island , Maryland, Bradenton , Florida
Why New York Progressives Are Pinning Their Hopes on the City Council
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Michael Gold | ) sentiment -0.70   time to read: +2 min
In District 7 in Upper Manhattan, a group of progressive candidates bonded together, urging residents to wield the ranked-choice voting system to push for real change. Only three Republicans serve on the City Council — two from Staten Island and one from Queens. Despite that strong left-leaning base, city voters have tended to be more centrist when choosing a mayor; when Bill de Blasio won in 2013, he was the first Democrat to do so in 24 years. In this year’s election, the more moderate candidates, Eric Adams and Kathryn Garcia, are leading in recent polls. The city’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has not made an endorsement in the mayor’s race, instead focusing its support on six City Council candidates.
Persons: — Marti Allen, Cummings, Dan Cohen, Stacy Lynch, Maria Ordoñez, Corey Ortega —, Shaun Abreu, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Julia Salazar, Buckner, they’re, Organizations: Democratic, City Council, , Democratic Socialists of Locations: Upper Manhattan, New York, Staten Island, Queens, upstarts, Democratic Socialists of America
As a Catholic feminist, I usually expect bad news from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As they opened their annual meeting Wednesday, they began to debate whether to refuse to give communion to pro-choice politicians such as President Joe Biden. Not only are Catholics shamed before their fellow worshippers; they are also denied access to the divine. To deny a practicing Catholic communion is a serious weapon, which makes the bishops even stronger soldiers in the culture wars. Whatever the vote's outcome, the attack on pro-choice Catholic politicians alone could have a significant political effect on more stringent adherents.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, it's, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio, Tim Kaine, Virginia, Kirsten Gillibrand, haven't, Pope John Paul II, — Tony Blair, Pope Benedict XVI, Pelosi, Robert McElroy, McElroy, Joseph Naumann, he's, Naumann, Donald Trump, Kathleen Sprows Cummings Organizations: U.S . Conference of Catholic, Catholic Democrats, New, Vatican, Catholic, Associated Press, Democrats, University of Notre, U.S . Catholic Church Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, New York, United Kingdom, Rome, San Diego, United States, Kansas City , Kansas, Michigan , Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
, forRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a video backing NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Wednesday. Ranked choice voting is new to this year's race, and early voting is underway. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a video on Wednesday detailing her endorsement of Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. With less than a week to go before the city's Democratic primary, early voting is already underway, and the crowded field is further complicated by the city's debut of ranked choice voting. Ocasio-Cortez appeared with Wiley at a campaign rally outside City Hall in Manhattan last week to announce that Wiley would be her first choice of candidates in the city's new ranked-choice electoral system.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Wiley, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Yang, pollsters, Scott Stringer's, Stringer Organizations: Rep, Wiley, Democratic New York, Democratic, Brooklyn Borough, Democrat, City, New, — Marist College, Siena College, Quinnipiac University —, Marist, WNBC, Telemundo, Politico, New York Locations: Alexandria, Democratic New York City, Brooklyn, City Hall, Manhattan, New, Ocasio
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