Saturday, January 29, 2022
Home Tags Joe crowley

Tag: joe crowley

A Kennedy Challenges a Party Elder

The Story: Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of Sen. Robert Kennedy and the grandnephew of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, announced recently that he is a...

Sanders and AOC Propose Limits on Consumer Debt

The Story: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have jointly proposed a new federal law that would limit the interest rates that...

Politicians squabble over who is to blame for Amazon decision to ditch New York

(Feb. 14) AP Politicians on the left and right continued sniping Sunday over who is to blame for Amazon’s shocking decision last week to scuttle plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. “If Joe Crowley was still a congressman, it wouldn’t have happened,” King said in an interview that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York, according to The Hill. “It’s like putting a sign up that you can’t do business in New York,” King said. “I have no problem with fellow progressives criticizing a deal or wanting more from Amazon,” he said on the program. In addition to the jobs, the project was to generate $27 billion in tax revenue for the city and state. Amazon feared New York politicians might not sign off on some of the approvals needed for the project. On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez and Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, feuded on Twitter. Citing a Newsweek article, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “is that culture of ‘strict performance’ why Amazon workers have to urinate in bottles & work while on food stamps to meet ‘targets?’ ‘Performance’ shouldn’t come at the cost of dehumanizing conditions. That’s why we got rid of sweatshops.” Clark responded on Twitter, “these claims simply aren’t true. We are proud of our jobs with excellent pay ($15 min), benefits from day 1 & lots of other benefits like our Career Choice prepaid educational programs.” He invited the congresswoman to take a tour, adding “we’d love to have you!”

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

He controls the Empire State Development Corporation, which circumvented local zoning laws and a democratic, locally-controlled land use review process to try to hand off land in Queens to Amazon. For two terms, Cuomo was the most dominant governor since a literal Rockefeller, spearheading whatever legislation he wanted, dreaming up and killing transit projects, and, most importantly for him, pulling every last economic development string. There is no doubt Cuomo gets his Amazon campus if the Republicans weren’t washed out of power last year. Of course, the power games won’t relent. Cuomo has tried to turn the suburban Democrats against their more liberal city counterparts, hoping this would somehow save the Amazon deal. After State Senator Todd Kaminsky, a Nassau County Democrat, suggested Amazon could come to Long Island still, a Cuomo spokesperson accused Kaminsky of having “cowered when he should have shown courage,” blasting him and his colleagues for catering to “local socialists” and kicking Amazon out of the state. If they can unite, he loses serious power over them. In Cuomo’s two terms, the legislature lacked leverage because it was divided. Democrats need to be ready to override Cuomo vetoes and meet him on his own level. For executives like Cuomo who so successfully instilled fear in others to drive an agenda, they can be particularly bewildering.
Has Ocasio-Cortez expanded a rift within the Dem Party?

Has Ocasio-Cortez expanded a rift within the Dem Party?

How a growing number of progressive candidates is dividing the Democratic Party ahead of midterm elections; reaction on 'Outnumbered.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business…
Donna Brazile: McConnell Must Meet His Own Supreme Court Standard | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Donna Brazile: McConnell Must Meet His Own Supreme Court Standard | The Beat With...

Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile comments on the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over incumbent Rep. Joe. Crowley in a Democratic primary and discusses the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy as Democrats vow to fight Trump’s Supreme Court…
Ocasio-Cortez: When you know your community, it gives you an edge to win

Ocasio-Cortez: When you know your community, it gives you an edge to win

CNN's Erin Burnett sits down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democrat who ousted incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Incumbent Candidates Are Not 'Entitled' To Their Seats | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Incumbent Candidates Are Not ‘Entitled’ To Their Seats | MTP Daily |...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just defeated Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), joins MTP Daily to discuss her primary victory and whether she'll endorse Nancy Pelosi as speaker. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of…
Bernie Sanders Weighs In On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Bernie Sanders Weighs In On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

In a Democratic congressional primary in New York, 10-term incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year old political newcomer - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - a self-proclaimed democratic socialist and former organizer for Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Senator Bernie Sanders joins…
Newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Beats Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley In Primary | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Beats Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley In Primary | The 11th Hour...

Capitol Hill veteran Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) suffered a seismic defeat from his left by political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Steve Kornacki and Kasie Hunt join to break it all down. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier…