April 12, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is once again calling out Fox News for its obsessive coverage of her, and this time, she's brought the math.

The progressive organization Media Matters for America on Friday reported that in 42 days, from February 25 through April 7, Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned on Fox News and Fox Business 3,181 times. Her name was mentioned on the network at least once every single day for those six weeks, though not all of the mentions came from segments devoted entirely to her, as Media Matters notes she's often brought up in seemingly unrelated discussions.

Ocasio-Cortez herself quickly responded on Twitter Friday:

Ocasio-Cortez has previous taken issue with Fox's frequent coverage of her. In March, she criticized what she called "Fox News lunacy" and asked, "why are so many grown men just obsessed with this 29-year-old?” One Lou Dobbs segment Media Matters documented as part of this project may offer an answer, with Dobbs saying in a surprisingly meta moment, "We have an AOC segment every single day, almost every single hour. She's good for our ratings." Brendan Morrow

March 19, 2019

President Trump on Tuesday attacked late Senator John McCain for the fourth time in as many days, this time during a meeting with the president of Brazil.

While speaking to reporters in the Oval Office alongside Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, Trump yet again criticized the Republican senator who died in 2018 following a battle with cancer. When asked why he has been going after McCain, Trump said that he is "very unhappy" that McCain didn't vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017. "I think that's disgraceful," said Trump. "Plus, there are other things."

"I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be," Trump added. Per CNN's Manu Raju, the president did not take a follow-up question about whether his attacks on the late senator are "beneath the dignity of the office."

Trump repeatedly went after McCain on Twitter over the weekend, attacking him for his ObamaCare vote and falsely accusing him of leaking the Russia dossier written by Christopher Steele to the media before the 2016 election and of being last in his class. Trump also retweeted a supporter who wrote that "we hated McCain."

McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, responded to Trump's attacks on Monday by saying that the president will "never be a great man" and that he leads a "pathetic life." Brendan Morrow

September 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the Atlantic, and could be a major hurricane by Wednesday, threatening areas like the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, which are already reeling from Hurricane Irma. "It would be no surprise if Maria got significantly stronger than currently forecast," the National Hurricane Center said. Here are the wind speed projections for the storm:

Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose continued to linger off the southeast coast of the United States on Saturday, but forecasters worry it could take aim at the East Coast later in the week. With sustained winds of 80 mph, the storm was a Category 1 hurricane. Coastal residents from North Carolina through New England are being advised to keep an eye on Jose through Monday. Jessica Hullinger

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