Ocasio-Cortez, at SXSW, blasts FDR, Reagan and capitalism, says political moderates are ‘meh’

Freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed political moderates at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, calling their views “misplaced” as she defended her progressive politics in front of a live audience of mostly supporters.

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Dem frosh turn tables on anti-Semitism rebuke, shift spotlight to Islamophobia and AIPAC power

The passage Thursday of a broad anti-bigotry resolution that exposed chasms in the Democratic caucus regarding Israel marked a coup of sorts for a tight-knit band of House freshmen who – in a matter of hours – were able to shift the spotlight away from embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar’s allegedly anti-Semitic remarks and refocus on issues like Islamophobia and pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

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