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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's low income constituents are demanding answers after she attended the $30,000 Met Gala in NYC on Monday night.

The progressive congresswoman wore a $1,000 white gown with the political slogan "Tax the Rich" in red lettering on the back.

She attended the well-heeled event with her stylist, fashion designer Aurora James.

AOC wanted to make a bold statement about the 1% in America, but she ended up making a hypocrite of herself for mingling with the same people she criticizes.

Tickets for the Met Gala ranged from $30,000 - $50,000, with tables reportedly going between $300,000 - $500,000.

Twitter users mocked AOC for being a hypocrite.

Others complained that AOC went maskless for the high society event, while Americans - vaxxed and unvaxxed - are urged to wear masks (Rules for thee, but not for me).

Twitter users mocked the congresswoman by writing their own slogans on her dress. One Twitter user compared her gown to a Chick-fil-A bag.

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Three federal pandemic aid programs, including extended unemployment benefits, expired on Labor Day for millions of Americans.

On Sept. 6, an estimated 8.9 million people lost all unemployment benefits. Those Americans who have gone a year-and-a-half without a steady paycheck will be hardest hit.

A federal eviction moratorium already expired last month.

Gig worker benefits and self-employed benefits have also expired on Labor Day. Progressives are pushing the Biden administration to extend unemployment benefits beyond Sept. 6.

"We need to extend the expanded UI for millions of unemployed workers because this crisis isn't over," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat, in a statement to Newsweek.

"We're still in a pandemic, and the latest jobs numbers prove that. Doing our part to support Americans right now includes extending expanded [unemployment insurance benefits] and passing the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package to invest in our people and economy."

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Unemployment benefits were previously extended by Congress in March. But the Biden administration has indicated they will not extend unemployment again.

All 50 Senate Democrats have said they won't extend unemployment benefits past Labor Day.

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Social experts believe the end of federal benefits will put a stop to violence in the nation's airports and on budget airlines.
 
READ ALSO: Biden appoints commission to study why Black people brawl in airports
 
According to a recent study, the increase in fights at airports were directly related to excess government benefits. Unemployment and stimulus checks allows more freedom for people who would normally stay home and fight.

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Democrats and some Republicans celebrated a "historic" bill requiring the inclusion of women in the U.S. military draft.

All women over 18 are now required to register for the military draft.

The bill was approved in a 35-24 vote by House and Senate committees as part of the bill funding the military on Sept 1.

Previously, only males ages 18-25 were required to register for the Selective Service System, but House and Senate committees have approved the bill expanding the draft to women.

The bill didn't sit well with Republicans, including Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas), who went on a rant on Twitter.com, telling both parties to "go straight to hell."

"I do not trust you to do anything at all, much less say you will draft my daughter to 'non combat' roles," he tweeted.

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Former Army Ranger Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) insisted, "America's daughters should not be drafted against their will."

And Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said:

"I feel confident that in an emergency that the women of this country would step up and volunteer as needed... We don't need to draft women to have equality in this nation."

On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units.

Currently, about 17 percent of enlisted service members are women.

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Dr. Christina Parks, a Ph.D in cellular and molecular biology, gave testimony in support of Michigan's House Bill 4471 earlier this month.

The HB4472 bill prohibits certain vaccinations, such as Covid-19 mRNA, from being mandated as a condition of employment in Michigan.

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Dr. Parks explained that the vaccines should not be mandated because vaccinated employees can spread the virus the same as unvaccinated employees.

"We can not mandate something that does not prevent transmission," she said.

"Vaccine requirements and mandates are based on the faulty assumption that the vaccines in question prevent transmission of the pathogen. They were never designed to do that. They only attenuate symptoms...

"Recent studies have shown that the vaccinated -- especially with the delta variant -- and the unvaccinated have similar amounts of virus in their nose and throat."

She cited a recent study by the CDC that tracked a Covid outbreak of 469 cases in Massachusetts.

"74% of the cases occurred in fully vaccinated people and four out of five of those hospitalized were vaccinated."

She added:

"My main complaint is with our health agencies and the CDC who basically know better and are misleading the public."

Watch Dr. Parks' testimony below.
 

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Pres. Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure includes a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax that will charge American car owners for every mile driven.

The massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill was passed by the U.S. Senate in a Tuesday morning vote. It will go on to the House or Representatives for a final vote.

The bill includes $125 million for states and local governments to come up with a working pilot program to charge drivers for every mile driven.

Both everyday drivers and commercial freight drivers from all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico will have to enroll in the program.

All cars, SUVs and trucks will be fitted with a device to track every mile driven and report the data to state and local entities.

Mileage to be taxed includes driving to and from work, vacation trips by car, and trucks delivering food to grocery stores.

The added tax on freight drivers is expected to drive up the price of food and other retail goods.

Electric car drivers will also pay the VMT tax.

The VMT tax is the brainchild of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who will award grants to private entities "to carry out pilot projects" to collect the VMT tax from drivers.

The news was met with a mix of anger and frustration on social media and website forums.

One Dailymail.com user wrote:

"This will hit the working poor and middle class the hardest. Very unfair. Of course [Buttigieg] is in favor of sticking it to the average person."

Another commenter wrote:

"Are these evil politicians going to be charged by the mile, as they are chauffeured around in their limos and jetting around the globe!"

A third user wrote:

"If you are rich and own an electric vehicle, then you are just trading the gas tax for the mileage tax. But if your middle class or poor, then you will pay BOTH the gas and mileage tax. Way to go Democrats! Your screwing the poor and not the rich. PAR FOR THE COURSE."

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Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday, one week after Attorney General Letitia James' investigation found he "sexually harassed multiple women".

Cuomo's resignation comes a day after the Democrat offered not to seek reelection if the NYS assembly dropped impeachment proceedings. His offer was declined.

READ ALSO: Andrew Cuomo: 'I never touched anyone inappropriately'

The AG released the findings of her months-long investigation into allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including his female staffers and a female state trooper.

Two more women came forward on Monday with allegations that Cuomo acted inappropriately toward them.

The results of the investigation were detailed in a public report released on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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The attorney general found that the governor "sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a sexually suggestive nature that created a hostile work environment for women."

Time's Up leader and attorney Roberta Kaplan also resigned in disgrace after she was exposed for her role in discrediting Cuomo's accusers.

Cuomo was heavily criticized for sending elderly Covid-19 patients to nursing homes where thousands of residents died during the pandemic in 2020.

Cuomo's brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, took a week-long unscheduled vacation amid reports that he advised his brother to deny any wrongdoing.

Chris Cuomo is host of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," a news program that regularly covers politics.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to step down after a New York attorney general's investigation determined he "sexually harassed multiple women".

New York Attorney General Letitia James and her team of attorneys interviewed dozens of women and completed their investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The results of the investigation were detailed in a public report released on Tuesday.

The attorney general found that the governor "sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a sexually suggestive nature that created a hostile work environment for women."

The 165-page report details the Governor's office retaliating against at least one of those women, according to NBC NY.

The AG's office reviewed tens of thousands of documents that corroborated reports of 11 women, including a state trooper assigned to the governor's protection detail.

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Black Americans expressed their frustration on social media after House Speaker agreed with Pres. Joe Biden saying "the Latino community is the future of America."

Pelosi made the statement during her weekly press conference on Thursday, July 22.

"Well, you want to talk politics? Yeah, obviously the Latino community is the future of America," Pelosi said. She then praised the congressional Hispanic caucus for going door-to-door to get out the vote for Biden in the presidential election.

Black Twitter was not happy.

One Twitter user wrote:

"Thank you to the Hispanic Caucus for proving to me that Latino issues take precedence over Black issues in America."

Another user tweeted:

"Damn. Talk about benign neglect. Shameful. Yet they depend on Blacks to get them in office. We are now relegated to 4th class citizenship."

And a third person wrote:

"They have to since Latinos don't blindly vote for them 90% every election. They have to work for they're votes so they are. Meanwhile they don't have to do anything for the Black vote."

 

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Joe Biden used the woke term "LatinX" while referring to every Latino and Hispanic American as immigrants.

boy gif The 46th U.S. president made the comment while discussing low vaccination rates among minority groups, including Blacks and Hispanics, during a speech in North Carolina on Thursday.

In addition to touring a mobile vaccination unit, Biden spoke to a mixed crowd of Blacks and Latinos at the Green Road Community Center.

Biden claimed Latinos and Hispanics didn't want to take the experimental spike protein injections because they feared being deported.

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Biden said:

"There's a reason why it was harder to get African Americans -- initially -- to get vaccinated, because they're used to being experimented on. Tuskegee airmen and others, people have long memories. It's awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated, Why? They're worried they'll be vaccinated and deported."

The response on social media was outrage, particularly among Hispanic and Latino Americans who object to being referred to as immigrants or "LatinX."

One Twitter user wrote:

"This is just an outrageous statement from President Biden. Latinos don't like to be called 'Latinx,' and you're racist to assume that they're all illegal immigrants."

Another user wrote:

"Joe Biden claiming Latinos don't want to get vaccinated because they’re worried about getting deported is about as racist as it gets. Par for the course for old racist Joe Biden."

A third user tweeted:

"Biden literally said getting Latinx vaccinated is difficult because they think they will be deported if they go in for the vaccine Seems pretty racist to me to imply all 'Latinx' are illegal immigrants. If Trump made that statement yall would be furious!"

And someone else tweeted:

"Now we know who the real racist president is Biden Goes Woke, Calls Latinos 'LatinX' and Assumes They Are All Illegal Aliens."

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Former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has officially entered Atlanta's mayoral race for a historic third term.

Reed, who left the mayor's office under suspicion of corruption in 2017, is running again after serving as mayor for eight years.

He is pictured with Atlanta's current Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in a photo dated October 4, 2017.

AJC.com reports Reed filed paperwork Tuesday night forming a committee that will allow him to begin accepting campaign donations for the 2021 mayor's race.

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Reed, who turns 52 on Thursday, will celebrate his birthday with a party that will double as a $1,000-per-guest fundraiser.

Speculation swirled that Reed would run for a third term after embattled Atlanta Mayor Bottoms announced she couldn't take the pressure anymore and would not run for reelection.

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Bottoms' announcement was historic -- the first time since Mayor Maynard Jackson that an incumbent mayor chose to not seek reelection.

Reed becomes the first mayor since Jackson to run for a third term.

Reed's second term was marred by a federal corruption investigation into several members of his administration, including bribery convictions against his chief procurement officer and a deputy chief of staff. Reed’s chief financial officer is currently under indictment for fraud and weapons charges.