alexandria ocasio

WASHINGTON | Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Squire Patton Boggs announced Tuesday that Joseph Crowley has joined its global public policy practice. Crowley chaired the House Democratic Caucus and was once considered a possible successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors’ filings do not exonerate Trump

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is in denial when it comes to the Russia investigation and other scandals besieging him. The president insists he’s been fully vindicated by court filings released Friday that lay out the level of cooperation from two of his former top advisers, whom prosecutors have accused of lying to federal investigators or … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors’ filings do not exonerate Trump

WASHINGTON | Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

WASHINGTON — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark impact on politics in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

WASHINGTON — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious candidates: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (New York Democrat) At … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

ALBANY, N.Y. | Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

ALBANY, N.Y.— Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to 1, seldom mentioned Nixon by name during an … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

BOSTON | Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. “This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy,” Pressley said. That movement is reshaping a … Continue reading BOSTON | Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON  — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base … Continue reading BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent