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The Squad Doubled Its Ranks. Now What?

Jamaal Bowman attends a news conference on Capitol Hill on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly via ZUMA Press Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Cori Bush wanted to make something clear when I spoke with her…

Cardi B Calls for an AOC Presidency, AOC Responds with a New Meaning for WAP

Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly via ZUMA Press For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.After Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” took over the internet—its video has nearly 95 million views on YouTube a week after its release—and conservatives lost their minds freaking out over the songs lyrics of…

Donald Trump, Who Bragged About Passing a Cognitive Test, Is Attacking AOC’s Intelligence

Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.President Donald Trump was back at it with the racism and sexism Thursday morning, lobbing insults at prominent women of color during an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show. After referring to Sen. Kamala Harris as a “mad…

Jamaal Bowman Declares Victory Over 16-Term Rep. Eliot Engel

Jamaal Bowman, Democratic candidate for NY-16, addresses supporters at a stop in Hastings-on-Hudson during his ”Bowmentum World Tour” the weekend before Election Day.Gina M Randazzo/ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Another year, another congressional heavyweight from New York City who is on the verge of falling…

AOC: Trump Is “Going to Cost Lives” If He Doesn’t Use the Defense Production Act

Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sharply criticized President Trump on Sunday for not using his authority to force manufacturers to make medical supplies and other protective equipment that healthcare workers are using to fight the coronavirus. “We cannot wait until people start really dying in large numbers to start production, especially of more…