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From College To Congress, Here’s What We Know About AOC’s Longtime Boyfriend

Whether you like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) or not, there’s one thing you cannot deny: her place in US government is historic. Since beating out the mighty 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, the 29-year-old has become the youngest woman to serve in Congress. Rocking gold hoop earrings, dancing around the Capitol building and refusing to stay quiet about the issues that are important to her, the young Bronx Boricua has brought an unapologetic Latina presence to the House that is new and refreshing.

With so much excitement around AOC, people want to know as much as they can about the rising politician — including her love life. Since conservatives wrongfully accused the freshman of hiring her partner Riley Roberts as a congressional staffer, a claim she quickly stated was untrue, people have been curious about the man behind the name. While Ocasio-Cortez has rightfully not disclosed much about Roberts, there are a few things we know about her redheaded beau.

Here, everything we know about the man that makes our girl AOC’s heart go pitter-patter.

They met in college.

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According to a Vogue profile on Ocasio-Cortez from October, the pair met when they were students at Boston University, where the congressional freshman graduated in 2011 with a degree in economics. Heavy reports that Riley, who once did a TEDxBU talk titled “To Epiphany & Beyond,” received a dual-degree in sociology and finance. Ocasio-Cortez said they met “in true nerdy fashion” at a Friday conversation hosted by the dean of students at BU. But things did get serious. After graduation, AOC’s Boyfriend, who is from Arizona, moved to New York to be with Ocasio-Cortez. Together, they lived in a one-bedroom apartment in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

AOC’s Boyfriend works in tech.

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Despite conservatives’ assertions, AOC’s Boyfriend does not work for AOC. He’s actually the head of marketing at HomeBinder.com, according to LinkedIn. The company helps people manage the maintenance on their homes. When he’s not working his full-time gig, he offers consultations to help tech startups grow revenue using marketing and development. His bio reads in part, “In the last 6 years, I’ve helped over 60 startups like yours improve their landing pages, digital marketing, and user experience design. Since 2013, I’ve focused my consulting efforts on subscription startups, because it’s where I’ve found I can deliver the highest value results for my clients.”

He’s very supportive.

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When AOC was an unknown candidate in the primaries, Roberts was putting in the work to support his girl on the campaign trail. AOC’s Boyfriend took to the streets to collect signatures to put her on the ballot and also recorded her trip to the Board of Elections to hand them in. According to the New York Post, he has provided $1,750 work of “in-kind contributions” for her campaign website. He remains supportive now that AOC is in the spotlight. When the congresswoman had her historic swearing-in back in January, Roberts was standing alongside AOC’s siblings with a giant grin. He told the Post of the ceremony: “A really incredible day, really special.”

Their families love each other.

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In media interviews, both AOC’s mom and Robert’s mom shared that they were excited about their children’s significant others — and really wanted them to get married already. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Blanca Ocasio-Cortez said: “I love him. He is the most loving, supporting person I’ve seen. He helped her tremendously during the election. They’ve been together for four years now, after they reconnected from a college breakup. I know they love children, and they do very well with children from the family. Then, sounding like all of our mamis, she added, “I hope they get married soon, although they haven’t told me anything about their plans.” As for Roberts’ mom Constance, she gifted AOC the pearl-drop necklace she wore on the campaign trail and told the Post an engagement is “everything grandmothers want to have.”

AOC is pretty private about the relationship.

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While the world speculates about AOC’s boyfriend, the pair is rather low-key about their relationship. He appeared in the background of one photo on Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram and she once mentioned her “boyfriend” in a Tweet about how media were trying to pay his family for stories about her. Gah! That is reason alone to keep their romance under wraps.

She has no problem roasting him.

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“The Internet roasted Riley into getting a haircut/glowup after #KnockDownTheHouse,” AOC captioned in her Instagram story where she proudly showed off Roberts’ new look. In his shy fashion, AOC’s Boyfriend blushes and tells AOC to stop filming. We wouldn’t expect anything less than a lovable troll from AOC. Que viva el amor.

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Here Are The Executive Actions That President Biden Is Signing His First Day In Office

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Here Are The Executive Actions That President Biden Is Signing His First Day In Office

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President Joe Biden has a lot of work ahead of him and he is hitting the ground running. On his first day in office, President Biden has a series of executive actions he is signing to reverse a lot of the damage created by the Trump administration. Here are some of the things President Biden will do with these actions.

The border wall on the southern border is done, y’all.

President Biden is saving the taxpayers billions of dollars by halting the construction of President Trump’s border wall. The border wall is one of former President Trump’s several unfulfilled promises at the expense of the taxpayers.

Despite his unrelenting campaign, Mexico never paid a dime to the wall. President Biden’s action to halt the border wall is a humanitarian and conservationist move that will save billions of tax dollars. According to estimates, there would be $3.3 billion in unused funds in the projects accounts.

The emotionally devastating Muslim ban will finally come to an end.

Former President Trump famously put an end to travel from predominantly Muslim countries. The order arbitrarily excluded a group of people based on their religion. The order that has kept families apart for years is finally coming to an end thanks to President Biden.

President Biden’s ation will bring families together and safeguards the rights of religious freedom. The ban has kept spouses separated, children apart from parents, and caused real damage. There is more to be done to make up for the stain on American history and the action is the first step.

The Keystone XL Pipeline is toast.

We all remember the terrifying scenes of Native people being brutalized by federal officials under Trump’s command. President Biden will make sure that the permit for the pipeline is revoked and put an end to a project that has been devastating the Native community. Activists have been fighting for years to get this done.

Undocumented people will have to be included in census counts.

President Biden is getting rid of the Trump administration’s terrible policy of ignoring undocumented people in the census. There have been several arguments by officials that the move would work to undermine certain states. The policy would take federal money away from states that did not support the former president and have high undocumented populations.

President Biden is going to preserve DACA.

More than 600,000 people benefit from the Obama-era program. Former President Trump waged a war against DACA and Dreamers for political points. Most Americans support DACA and a pathway to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries. With the new executive action, President Biden will instruct the federal government to restore the program to its fullest.

There is still a lawsuit the Biden administration will have to fight. The lawsuit challenging DACA’s legality was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

In total, President Biden will sign 17 executive actions that will roll back several issues created by the previous administration.

“Today, hours after taking the oath of office, President-elect Biden will take a historic number of actions to deliver immediate relief for families across America that are struggling in the face of converging crises. He will sign a combination of executive orders, memoranda, directives, and letters to take initial steps to address these crises, including by changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing economic relief, tackling climate change, and advancing racial equity,” reads a statement from the Biden-Harris Transition Team. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward. These actions are bold, begin the work of following through on President-elect Biden’s promises to the American people, and, importantly, fall within the constitutional role for the president.”

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President Joe Biden’s And Vice President Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Represented America

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President Joe Biden’s And Vice President Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Represented America

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as the 46th president and the 49th vice president of the United States of America. The new administration has been sworn in and the inauguration was a beautiful representation of America with people of color and women taking center stage.

Lady Gaga kicked off the 59th inauguration by singing the national anthem.

In 2017, Lady Gaga famously participated in the Women’s March the day after former President Trump’s inauguration. Four years later, the singer proudly took to the Capitol to usher in the beginning of the Biden/Harris administration. Dressed in custom Schiaparelli, Lady Gaga performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and left people speechless.

Vice President Kamala Devi Harris was sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

This was a special moment. The first Latina to ever serve on the Supreme Court was the one to swear in the first woman, first Black, and first South Asian vice president. It was a historical moment that will forever change the United States.

Justice Sotomayor has made a name for herself in American pop culture because of her blistering dissents. As the first Latina on the Supreme Court, Sotomayor opened possibilities for Latinas. We basically watched one icon swear in another icon and it is everything.

The most exciting moment of the inauguration might have been Jennifer Lopez and her remix of an American classic.

Lopez sang “This Land Is Your Land” but added a special twist. During the song, Lopez stops and says, “Una nacion, bajo de dios, indivisible con libertad y justicia para todos.” Translated, she said, “One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” That’s right. The Puerto Rican pop superstar used her moment at the nation’s Capitol building to give a shout out to all the Latinos who call the U.S. home.

Of course, the most iconic moment was J.Lo shouting “Let’s get loud.”

We all know that song. We are all singing it now after reading those three words. It was truly one of the most impactful moments of her performance. Only an icon could turn “This Land is Your Land” into a greatest hits medley. We are all better for having witnessed it.

However, it was 22-year-old Amanda Gorman that stole the entire show.

The Youth Poet Laureate was chosen to speak at the inauguration and she youngest inaugural poet of all time. She joins the impressive ranks of Maya Angelou, Richard Blanco, and Elizabeth Alexander. Her poem, written right after the Capitol riot. It was relevant, poignant, and moving.

“We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it,
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
And this effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
It can never be permanently defeated.”

And, of course, Joseph Robinette Biden became the 46th president of the United States of America.

“Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now. A once-in-a-century virus that silently stalks the country,” President Biden said. “It’s taken as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II. Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some four hundred years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.

“The cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.

“To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity, unity.”

Welcome to the White House President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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