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New AOC Businessweek cover: "Read my lips: Yes, new taxes"

Jan. 21 cover of Bloomberg Businessweek

Rising Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is featured on this week's issue of Bloomberg's Businessweek. The magazine writes: "What Ocasio-Cortez understands is that getting an idea talked about, even unfavorably, is a necessary, if insufficient, step on the path to adoption."

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More Democrats are supporting public insurance programs

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

State and local Democrats are embracing a bigger role for public insurance programs — or at least, they want to be seen as embracing a bigger role for public insurance programs.

Driving the news: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio put together an extensive media rollout yesterday for what he billed as a revolutionary plan to “guarantee health care for every New Yorker,” through a locally run public option.

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