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AOC laughs off Trump claim she’s ‘fuming’ that Tlaib, Omar now get more attention

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brushed off a tweet from President Trump on Friday claiming she envied the media attention fellow “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have received over their recent controversy with Israel.

“Like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party,” the president wrote. “Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!”

TRUMP SUGGESTS ‘SETUP’ AFTER TLAIB REJECTS ISRAEL’S INVITE: ‘ISRAEL ACTED APPROPRIATELY!’

But the New York Democrat apparently wasn’t buying it. She simply added a laughing emoji to a retweet of Trump’s tweet.

Trump’s comment came amid a string of tweets Friday responding to Tlaib’s announcement that she would not travel to Israel to visit her grandmother despite having been granted permission to enter the country from Israeli officials.

“Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her ‘grandmother,'” Trump wrote. “As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded & loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup? Israel acted appropriately!”

Israeli officials initially denied entry to Tlaib and Omar, pointing to the pair’s itinerary which stated they planned to visit “Palestine” and not “Israel.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered the phrasing evidence that the two U.S. congresswomen intended to use their trip to promote a boycott of the Jewish state.

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When Tlaib initially requested the visit to her grandmother, she pledged not to “promote any boycotts against Israel.”  She subsequently tweeted that visiting her grandmother under those conditions would go against her beliefs.

That prompted criticism from Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who tweeted that Tlaib apparently hated Israel more than she loved her grandmother.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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AOC: Trump’s coalition includes ‘racists’ and those who ‘could be susceptible’ to racism

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in on President Trump’s supporters Thursday, saying a “core part” of the president’s base is composed of “racists” and “people who could be susceptible to racist views.”

She also said many discussions on racism devolve into defenseness because “we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism.”

The far-left freshman congresswoman made the remarks during an appearance on the podcast “Pod Save America,” hosted by former Obama administration staffer Jon Favreau.

At one point, Favreau asserted that “there’s racism there” when crowds gather for Trump rallies. But Ocasio-Cortez said it’s more important to discuss the broader term “racism” than whether an individual or group is “racist.”

AOC CLAIMS TRUMP IS ‘RADICALIZING STADIUMS OF PEOPLE’

“It’s not about asking whether Trump voters are racist,” she said. “We need to talk about racism, not racists. Racists, it’s a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist? Yes or no, and then you debate it. … We need to talk about racism, its contours, its history, where it manifests, how it’s used.”

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She continued, “Like all winning political phenomena, whether they’re good or bad in your opinion, they rely on coalition building. So Trump relied on a coalition and a core part of that coalition were racists building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racists views if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good it not being a racist thing.”

“And so there are a lot of people who support that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism and because we do not do that, it just allows itself to just … get caught up in this debate of ‘Is something racist? And then a person uses their defensiveness and they say, ‘Well it’s not racist because I’m not racist and I believe in this thing because it’s economic in nature.'”

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John Delaney: Fellow 2020 Dems risking ‘political suicide’ by failing to offer ‘real solutions’

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Many of the Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning on initiatives and promises that could hurt them in a general election, according to former Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.

During an interview on “The Story” Tuesday, Delaney claimed President Trump can only be defeated by a Democrat who appeals to the political center and doesn’t offer very liberal ideas many voters would find distasteful.”

“To beat the president, we have to put up someone who is actually running on real solutions — someone who can actually capture the center,” Delaney told host Martha MacCallum. “A bunch of the leading candidates for president are running on things that not even a majority of the Democrats in Congress would vote for. This is political suicide, what some of these folks are talking about.”

JOHN DELANEY REPEATEDLY QUESTIONED OVER REFUSAL TO LABEL TRUMP A ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ AT IOWA STATE FAIR

Delaney also dismissed a demand from progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to “sashay away,” and bow out of the presidential race.

“The Democratic Party is going to come around to it,” the former lawmaker claimed.

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“To me, the only poll that matters is the Iowa caucuses.”

On Friday, Delaney was confronted by several people at the Iowa State Fair who questioned why he has not labeled Trump a white supremacist like some of his fellow 2020 contenders.

“Why do you stop short of calling him [Trump] a white supremacist?” Delaney was asked.

Delaney’s questioner went on to ask what the difference was between saying Trump supported white supremacists and using that label to describe the president.

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“I think it’s a distinction without a difference,” Delaney said, “because enabling white supremacists, as I said earlier, what other conclusion can you come to than he supports it for some reason?”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Ohio man who posted that AOC ‘should be shot’ arrested on weapons charges

An Ohio man who posted to Facebook that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested Thursday on weapons charges, federal officials said.

Timothy James Ireland Jr, 41, of Toledo, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm and one count of making interstate threats, the Justice Department said in a statement Friday.

Authorities say that on July 23, someone sent the Capitol Police a screenshot of a Facebook post linked to Ireland that featured a news story about the New York Democrat with a caption that read: “She should be shot. Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun for me.”

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Timothy Ireland, 41, is charged with threatening  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over Facebook and weapons charges. (Lucas County Jail)

“There is absolutely no place in the marketplace of ideas for threats of violence against any person, especially those who are elected to represent the American people,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said in a statement. “Disagreement on political issues cannot lead to acts of violence, and if it does, we will seek federal prison time.”

When interviewed by investigators over the phone last week, Ireland said he was “very proud” of the post and noted that he carries concealed firearms, goes hunting and that he has guns for sport, according to a criminal complaint.

Ireland also said that “Everyone that he knows has guns,” the complaint said.

Capitol Police and agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Ireland’s home on Thursday, finding three rounds of .32-caliber ammunition and four rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.

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A background check revealed Ireland had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in a Sarasota, Fla. court on a charge of violating his probation and failing to appear in court for a marijuana possession charge in Cook, County Ga., authorities say. The complaint adds that in October 1996, Ireland was also convicted in Florida of four felony counts of dealing in stolen property.

Ocasio-Cortez has said she has been the target of numerous death threats since taking office. Last month, two Louisiana police officers were fired for suggesting on Facebook that she be shot.

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Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Friday that it was “scary” and “hurtful” how many people President Trump was able to “radicalize” in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks after being asked by ABC7NY about the president tweeting that she and other progressive congresswomen should go back to their home countries, and whether or not that was hurtful to her.

“What hurt was not the president and his actions and his words. It was the fact that he is radicalizing stadiums of people in the United States,” she said. “That is what is scary and hurtful.”

The New Yorker added that she knew “a lot of people” who feel like they lost a family member to Trump’s radicalization. “I have a fear that folks are giving into a blind loyalty and the allure of white supremacy,” she said.

AOC SAYS WHITE SUPREMACY’S ‘LIKE A VIRUS’ THAT LIES ‘DORMANT’ IN US

Ocasio-Cortez has been especially critical of the president and his administration’s treatment of immigrants. She previously claimed that at one of his rallies, Trump led the crowd on in a chant urging for him to send Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., back to her native country of Somalia.

“He absolutely did,” she said when asked about whether he led on the crowd. “He kind of presided over the situation, he relished it, he took it in.”

Trump eventually distanced himself from that chant but faced criticism for remaining silent immediately after it started. The president has denied leading on the crowd, claiming that he wasn’t “particularly happy with their chant.”

MARC THIESSEN: IF DEMOCRATS WANT TO PLAY POLITICS WITH MASS MURDER, IT WORKS BOTH WAYS

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were especially significant as she and others accused the president of promoting the type of white supremacy that fueled a mass shooting in Texas on Saturday. The shooter reportedly admitted he was targeting Mexicans and had expressed anti-immigrant sentiments in a manifesto posted before he killed more than 20 people at an El Paso Walmart.

In the days following the shooting, Democratic presidential candidates warned about the advent of white supremacist terrorism and tying the president to the El Paso shooter.

During a speech on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez tried reaching out to people she saw as radicalized, telling them that she and others would “love them back.”

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“There is a mother waiting for you, I know it.,” she said. “I know there’s a teacher waiting for you saying what happened to my kid? What happened to my friend? And we will always be here and hold space for you to come back. We will love you back.”

Trump responded to the shooting, in part, by denouncing white supremacy during a speech on Monday. “The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate.  In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” he said.

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AOC-backed candidate Tiffany Cabán concedes defeat in Queens DA race

Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded defeat Tuesday night — six weeks after the Democratic primary election that pitted her against the establishment-backed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

“We terrified the Democratic establishment,” Cabán told her supporters at a party in Astoria.

“We showed [that] you can run on a boldly decarceral platform,” she added referring to her criminal justice reforms. “You don’t have to play by the old rules.”

GOV. CUOMO WARNS LOW TURNOUT ALLOWS AOC’S CHOSEN CANDIDATE TO WIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY RACE

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In this June 26 file photo, Democratic primary candidate for Queens district attorney Tiffany Cabán responds to questions during an interview in the Queens borough of New York. Cabán told supporters Tuesday, Aug. 6 that she is calling it quits in her race for Queens district attorney that gained national attention. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

In a back-and-forth race that saw both candidates declare victory, the insurgent lawyer fought to the very end challenging dozens of invalidated affidavit ballots in court that she said were improperly excluded.

But after several attempts to claw back — including at a judicial hearing earlier Tuesday — she bowed out after it became clear she’d be unable to erase the 60-vote gap separating her and Katz.

“There’s still so, so much work to be done here in Queens — and you better believe I’m going to keep fighting,” Cabán said.

The Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-backed candidate shocked the city on June 25 when she appeared to beat Katz, a veteran Queens politician, by 1,100 votes on primary night. But the tables flipped when the Board of Elections tallied the absentee ballots and many of the provisionally cast ballots, giving Katz the lead.

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Last Monday, the Board of Elections declared Katz the victor. The certified results showed Katz winning 34,920 votes, a razor-thin edge over Cabán’s 34,860. Katz now becomes the heavy favorite to win the job in the November general election in the increasingly left-leaning borough.

This report was originally published in the New York Post. 

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Hemingway: New York Times’ Trump headline change ‘scary’ instance of bullying by online ‘mob’

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Blowback against the New York Times over a headline about President Trump’s response to recent mass shootings is a frightening precedent, according to Mollie Hemingway.

The fact several media and political figures were able to convince the paper to change its headline after the first edition exposes the collective outrage as a “mob,” Hemingway claimed Tuesday on “Special Report.”

“Clearly, the first headline was more factual and less opinion-y than the second headline — which was not a very well constructed headline,” the Federalist senior editor said.

NEW YORK TIMES HEADLINE OF TRUMP’S REMARKS ON MASS SHOOTINGS IGNITES BACKLASH

A headline about Trump’s remarks on the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton drew condemnation online — including from some Democratic presidential candidates — and was subsequently changed late Monday. The newspaper summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” on the front page of its first edition.

In response, several Democrats blasted the newspaper.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called the headline a: “reminder of how white supremacy is aided by — and often relies upon — the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”

Democratic presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, called it, “unbelievable,” and fellow contender Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., demanded the Times “do better.”

NEW YORK TIMES NEEDS TO ‘LOOK IN THE MIRROR’ IF IT THINKS MSNBC, CNN ARE TOO PARTISAN, CRITICS SAY

“Lives literally depend on you doing better. Please do,” the former Newark, N.J. mayor tweeted.

The paper’s home-state Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is also running for the 2020 Democratic nomination, claimed the headline was inaccurate: “that’s not what happened.”

On “Special Report,” Hemingway appeared to disagree.

“You hear a lot of people asserting things about Donald Trump without actually showing their work or showing evidence in support of it,” she said.

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“The New York Times was bullied and pressured by an online mob — consisting of a lot of journalists — to take that factual headline and change it to something else to fit a narrative that has been promoted by a lot of people.

“It can be kind of scary to watch media companies or corporations like the New York Times fall prey to these kinds of online mobs.”

After the backlash, the Manhattan-based paper changed the top story’s headline to, “Assailing hate but not guns.”

Fox News’ Gerren Keith Gaynor contributed to this report.

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AOC slams McConnell after photo of young men in ‘Team Mitch’ T-shirts ‘groping’ cutout surfaces

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday over a picture of men – wearing “team Mitch” T-shirts – appeared “groping and choking” a cardboard cutout of her.

The New York Democrat took to Twitter to slam the picture after it surfaced on social media. There’s no additional information about when the picture taken or whether or not the men are affiliated with McConnell’s campaign.

MITCH MCCONNELL CAMPAIGN CRITICIZED FOR PHOTOS OF TOMBSTONES WITH DEM NAMES

“Hey @senatemajldr – these young men look like they work for you,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll,” she asked, “or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?”

The photograph was first surfaced by a Twitter user named @emrazz and the initial caption read, “Break me off a piece of that.”

The freshman congresswoman has pressured McConnell for declining to bring a Senate vote on a gun control bill in the wake of shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

MCCONNELL WILLING TO CONSIDER ‘BIPARTISAN’ GUN VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS, OPPOSES ‘INFRINGING’ ON RIGHTS

“The House passed HR8, a Bipartisan Background Checks Act, *5 months ago* and the Senate has yet to vote on it,” she tweeted. “It was one of our 1st major priorities after ending the gov shutdown. You’ve been sitting on it since February giving bogus excuses. Care to explain the people why?”

Her call to bring the vote also was in response to McConnell’s tweet offering condolences to the families.

“The entire nation is horrified by today’s senseless violence,” tweeted the top Senate Republican. “Elaine’s and my prayers go out to the victims of this terrible violence, their families and friends, and the brave first responders who charged into harm’s way.”

Other prominent Democrats such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also reportedly called for the bill passed by House Democrats to be brought to a vote.

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McConnell said Monday that he’s willing to consider “bipartisan” solutions in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, but made clear his opposition to gun control policies that infringe “on Americans’ constitutional rights.”

“Today, the president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicameral way to address the recent mass murders which have shaken our nation,” McConnell said in a statement. “Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part.”

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Ocasio-Cortez demands McConnell stop ‘giving bogus excuses’ and pass gun background check bill

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In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for failing to call a vote on a gun reform bill that the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed in February.

McConnell tweeted on Saturday that he and the country were “horrified” by the “senseless violence” in El Paso, where a lone gunman opened fire inside a Walmart and left at least 20 people dead and dozens more wounded. Following McConnell’s tweet, another gunman attacked a popular nightlife district in Dayton in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez called out McConnell in a tweet on Sunday for “giving bogus excuses” as to why the Senate hasn’t taken up the measure passed in the House that would tighten background checks for people seeking to purchase a firearm.

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“The House passed HR8, a Bipartisan Background Checks Act, *5 months ago* and the Senate has yet to vote on it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to McConnell’s own tweet. “It was one of our 1st major priorities after ending the gov shutdown. You’ve been sitting on it since February giving bogus excuses. Care to explain the people why?”

The measure, HR 8, was passed back in February with overwhelming support from the newly elected Democratic majority and some Republican support.

Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t the only lawmaker to call on McConnell to bring the resolution to a vote in the Senate.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a leading candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, also demanded that McConnell call the Senate back into session and take up a vote of the resolution.

“Mitch McConnell should bring the Senate back into session immediately to pass HR 8, the gun safety bill that has already passed the House,” Sanders tweeted. “That’s a first step to addressing our serious gun violence epidemic.”

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AOC aide faces Fed investigation amid resignation: report

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The controversial chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who resigned on Friday is currently being investigated by federal officials, a new report says.

Saikat Chakrabarti faced a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission in March for alleged violations having to do with illegal fundraising. An investigation is currently underway, sources told the New York Post. According to the FEC, complaints only lead to investigations if there is enough evidence for them to believe there may have been a violation.

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“Upon finding reason to believe that a violation has occurred or is about to occur, the Commission may authorize an investigation,” an FEC enforcement guidebook says.

The investigation is reportedly related to Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, two PACs Chakrabarti started to back progressive candidates. The March complaint alleged that the groups funneled more than $885,000 to the similarly named Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies controlled by Chakrabarti that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”

Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez were hit with another complaint in April over accusations that they used Brand New Congress LLC to illegally provide in-kind political contributions by offering consulting services for cheap rates, operating at a loss by only charging candidates a portion of the costs.

Ocasio-Cortez has denied any wrongdoing, telling reporters in April: “It’s conservative interest groups just filing bogus proposals.”

Federal officials are also looking into Chakrabarti’s salary from Ocasio-Cortez, the Post reported. The independently wealthy aide earned $80,000, as opposed to the average of $146,830. This not only allowed junior staff members to get a pay bump, it let Chakrabarti avoid requirements to reveal outside income, which only kick in for those earning at least $126,000.

The FEC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, and Chakrabarti could not be reached. A statement from Ocasio-Cortez’s office announcing Chakrabarti’s departure said he was leaving in order to take a new role at the non-profit group New Consensus to help with work on a Green New Deal.

Earlier this summer, Chakrabarti put himself at the center of a rift in the Democratic Party, with Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib on one side, and the party’s establishment led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the other.

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In June, he criticized Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, for her votes on issues to do with the migrant crisis at the border.

“I don’t think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats. I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system,” he tweeted.

The caucus Twitter account reacted by saying, “Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?” an apparent reference to how Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of singling out women of color by making comments about her and the other progressive freshman congresswomen.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Adam Shaw, Gregg Re and Andrew Keiper contributed to this report.

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