Lacking magic of Senate run, O’Rourke drops presidential bid

2020 Campaign 11/02/19, 02:17

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the decision "reluctantly" and vowed to stay active in the fight to ...

Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats for refusing to impeach President Trump

Politics 09/23/19, 04:03

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Democrats for not moving forward on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, claiming that their unwillingness to oust the president is more scandalous than his behavior. "At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior—it is the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for ...

AP FACT CHECK: Off notes from Dems on climate, economy

Politics 07/30/19, 22:16

Democratic presidential contenders struck off notes on the science of global warming and the state of the economy in their Detroit debate Tuesday night. As much as scientists see the need for action on climate change, they don't lay out a looming point of no return, as Pete Buttigieg and Beto ...

Booker offers plan to ‘virtually eliminate immigrant detention on day one of his presidency’

2020 Campaign 07/02/19, 06:24

Cory Booker has unveiled an immigration agenda "on day one of his presidency", composed of changes without relying on Congress, to "virtually eliminate immigrant detention" and expand protections for illegal immigrants through executive order. Booker's immigration plan, unveiled Tuesday, sets a different tone from former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's immigration agenda ...

Castro impresses in Democratic debate; can he capitalize?

U.S. 06/27/19, 13:32

Julián Castro had a second chance at a first impression in the Democratic presidential debate. Now he has to figure out what to do with it. Castro, once seen as a rising figure in Democratic politics, was chosen as the keynote speaker at the party convention in 2012 and then as ...

O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

U.S. 06/15/19, 02:26

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took an unconventional approach to reaching out to African-American voters Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina. He strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries. In ...

Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Politics 06/13/19, 20:36

Some younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden, is too entrenched in the past to lead the country. Both former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, 46, and Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, have stepped up questions this ...

Beto O’Rourke stumps with his wife amid struggles with women

U.S. 06/06/19, 23:32

Beto O'Rourke stumbled with women from the start, featuring his wife sitting silently in his presidential campaign launch video and joking repeatedly about being a part-time parent.But with his campaign at risk of stalling, O'Rourke is attempting to improve his standing with female voters. His wife, Amy, will begin a ...

Mike Pence pledges to rebuild after Oklahoma flood damage

U.S. 06/04/19, 19:33

Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to rebuild parts of Oklahoma damaged by flooding. Pence, his wife and federal agency heads on Tuesday visited a food bank and toured Tulsa-area neighborhoods swamped after the swollen Arkansas River left its banks. Damage extends downstream into Arkansas following heavy spring rains. The Arkansas River ...

Beto O’Rourke heading to Oklahoma to tour flood damage

U.S. 06/01/19, 19:19

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is heading to northeast Oklahoma to tour communities hit with historic flooding.The former Texas congressman spoke at the Democratic state convention in California on Saturday and had been scheduled to fly home to El Paso, but decided he wanted to see first-hand the damage along ...

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