The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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Democrats Struggle to Energize Their Base as Frustrations Mount

Even as President Biden achieves some significant victories, Democrats are warning that many of their most loyal supporters see inaction and broken campaign promises.

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A.O.C. on Why Democrats’ ‘Talking Points Are Not Enough’

The House progressive spoke about “demoralizing” congressional negotiations, how she was told to stay away from Virginia’s elections, and what it means to excite the Democratic base.

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Can Democrats Win in Rural America?

Readers discuss a news story analyzing the Virginia governor’s race and a column by David Brooks. Also: The censure of Rep. Paul Gosar; Covid strategies.

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House is Set to Censure Paul Gosar for Violent Video

The Democratic-led House is expected to formally rebuke the Arizona Republican, meting out a rarely used punishment for the first time in over a decade.

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Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Wavering. Are New Yorkers on Her Side?

By voting no on the infrastructure bill, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a fierce debate, including among city residents eager to see the subways improved.

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Why Wokeness Has So Many Opponents

Perhaps no other word of the moment is so under attack as “woke.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in Glasgow, Says She Will ‘Push’ on Climate Change

The New York Democrat arrived Tuesday in Glasgow with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to appear at the COP26 climate talks.

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In Infrastructure Votes, 19 Members Broke With Their Party

The defectors who crossed partisan lines in Congress include 13 Republicans who supported the bill and the six liberal members of “The Squad,” who opposed it.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Vote on Iron Dome Funding

In a letter to constituents, the New York congresswoman suggested she had changed her “no” vote because she had been subjected to “hateful targeting” for opposing the aid.

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Sept. 18 Was No Jan. 6.

Sept. 18 was no Jan. 6.

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Elizabeth Holmes, A.O.C., and the Art of Owning It

Drop the Identity Cloak when identity is not the issue. (And tax the rich!) 

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Why A.O.C.’s Met Gala Dress Made People Mad

While some championed the provocation, the congresswoman’s “Tax the Rich” gown drew sharp statements from across the political spectrum.

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$2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Gets Green Light from U.S.

The approval, a victory for Gov. Cuomo, comes over the objections of environmentalists and elected officials and clears way for construction.

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As Scott Stringer’s Campaign Reeled, the Media Was Confounded

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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An Accusation Blew Up a Campaign. The Media Didn’t Know What to Do.

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden’s Assurances

Moderate Republicans said they believed that the $1.2 trillion bill, which they suggested they could now begin drafting, would have enough G.O.P. support to pass the Senate.

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Wiley Wins the Progressives: 5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

With just two weeks to go before the primary, Maya Wiley is consolidating support from the left wing of the Democratic Party.

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AOC Endorses Maya Wiley for NYC Mayor

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement on Saturday may cement Ms. Wiley as the left-wing standard-bearer in the New York City mayor’s race.

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

The one-vote margin of passage reflected opposition on the right and left. The measure faces long odds in the Senate, where it is likely to face a filibuster.

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A.O.C. Had a Catchy Logo. Now Progressives Everywhere Are Copying It.

The slanted text in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s logo, and its break from the traditional red, white and blue color palette, has formed a new graphical language for progressivism. Imitators abound.

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Yang Walks Back Stance on Israel After Ocasio-Cortez Calls It ‘Shameful’

Mr. Yang said his initial statement in support of Israel, which drew criticism from progressives, “failed to acknowledge pain on both sides.”

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Why a $10,000 Tax Deduction Could Hold Up Trillions in Stimulus Funds

The fight over SALT is a case study in the age-old conflict between constituent politics and national policy.

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Progressive Lawmakers to Unveil Legislation on Energy and Public Housing

The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

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A.O.C. Endorses Brad Lander in N.Y.C. Comptroller’s Race

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement may help Mr. Lander solidify his support among the city’s progressive voters.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and America’s Most Liberal Generation

David Freedlander’s “The AOC Generation” offers a picture of a growing electorate that may be changing American politics forever.

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Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy

The president’s plan, worth up to $4 trillion, represents a fundamental shift in the way Democrats talk about tackling climate change: It’s no longer a side element.

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With Disruption and Trolling, Greene Reflects G.O.P.’s Shift

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said being booted from committees left more time for her to push her party to the right. She’s part of a new wave of lawmakers more interested in brand-building than lawmaking.

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House Tackles Biden’s Immigration Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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President Biden and Immigration: House Tackles Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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Nadler, Ocasio-Cortez and Others in Congress Call on Cuomo to Resign

At least nine Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation said Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has become engulfed by scandals, had lost the ability to govern.

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The D.C.C.C. Blacklist Is No More

Consultants who work with challengers are no longer barred from receiving Democratic campaign money.

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Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.

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Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

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Jamie Raskin and A.O.C. Reveal That Politicians Are Real People

Sometimes, they get emotional.

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Will A.O.C. Endorse? How She Could Shake Up the Mayor’s Race

Whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will use her platform to help influence the race to be New York City’s next mayor is a source of great speculation — and angst — in her hometown.

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How Biden United a Fractious Democratic Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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How Biden United a Fractious Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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‘The Pressure Is On’: Will Schumer Satisfy the Left?

As he prepares for an impeachment trial this week, Senator Chuck Schumer is at the height of his political power in Washington. At home in New York, he is taking steps to head off a primary challenge from the left.

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No, Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Make Up Her Capitol Riots Experience

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No, Ocasio-Cortez did not make up her experience during the Capitol riots.

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A Trump-Supporting Congresswoman in New York City Stands Her Ground

Representative Nicole Malliotakis represents Staten Island, where new Republican voters out-registered Democrats during the Trump administration.

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Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is a Sexual Assault Survivor

“I haven’t told many people that in my life,” the Democratic congresswoman said. “But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other.”

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Lawmakers Look at GameStop Furor and See a Populist Issue to Seize

Ted Cruz. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The rush by both parties to side with young traders disrupting the markets reflects the broad recognition of the impulses driving American politics.

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Man Threatened to Assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Officials Say

Garret Miller, who was among those who stormed the Capitol, also threatened the officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter, saying he would “hug his neck with a nice rope,” prosecutors said.

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Why Market Workers Are on Strike: They Want $1-an-Hour Raise

Six workers at Hunts Point Market died from Covid, and hundreds fell ill. They say they deserve higher wages after risking their health to supply the city with food.

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Queens Man Wanted ‘Execution’ of Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Says

Brendan Hunt, a fervent supporter of President Trump, is also accused of urging the killing of members of Congress before Inauguration Day.

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How New York’s Representatives Voted After the Capitol Riot

When the state’s representatives and senators in Washington returned, four voted to sustain objections to the presidential election.

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Democrats, Stay United

Even though significant compromises will be required in Congress and not every progressive idea will be embraced.

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Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?

It’s less about foreign policy than the culture wars.

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