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Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota


Beto O'Rourke raises $6 million in first 24 hours of campaign as Republicans crank up attacks

Word travels fast through the corn fields of Iowa - and the word among Democrats is that Beto O’Rourke could be the real thing. After launching his White House bid last week the Texan, light on policy but long on charm, has beguiled and dazzled voters at cafes, bars, and other small venues across the state, which is the first to vote in the 2020 primaries. "He's Obamaish," said Jenny Turner, 38, a Republican voter who stopped in at an O'Rourke event to see what all the fuss was about. "I...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Winston Churchill, Biden, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Brexit, Trump, El Paso


Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Chris Evans, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O'Dork: White House hopeful O'Rourke was a member of America's top hacking crew Cult of Dead Cow

Revealed: Dem golden boy's past as BBS-dwelling l33t teen Newly minted US presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most legendary hacking groups in cyber-history.…
Tags: White House, US, America, Software, BETO, Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed he was a member of a notorious decades-old hacking group. The former congressman was a member of the Texas-based hacker group, the Cult of the Dead Cow, known for inspiring early hacktivism in the internet age and building exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows. The group used the internet as a platform in the 1990s to protest real-world events, often to promote human rights and denouncing censorship. Among its many releases, the Cul...
Tags: Security, Startups, Texas, Microsoft, Government, White House, Articles, United States, Hacking, President, Computing, Hacker, Hacktivism, El Paso, Reuters, Rourke


A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movements Beto O’Rourke addresses supporters in Iowa. ‘I’ve never seen so much hand movement,’ said Donald Trump. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but it generated significant excitement among others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, howe...
Tags: Texas, News, Jimmy Fallon, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Dad, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Stephen Maturen, Beto O'Rourke


A Wave Of New Bills Would Ban Abortion Before Most Women Even Know They're Pregnant

While President Donald Trump is banking on the power of inflammatory anti-abortion rhethoric to help him win the White House again, conservative lawmakers in state legislatures across the country are laserfocused on taking the fight to the courts. The road to making abortion illegal in the U.S. again is paved with extreme regulations like so-called “hearbeat bills.”Since January, nearly a dozen states have introduced this type of legislation, which bans abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is ...
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O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.
Tags: News, White House, Ap, Rourke, BURLINGTON Iowa, Beto O Rourke


Abrams And Biden Meet Privately As Both Weigh 2020 Election Possibilities

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures. Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, is on the cusp of deciding whether he’ll make his third run for the presidency. Abrams, 45, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last November. She is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, House, New Jersey, Associated Press, Biden


O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.
Tags: White House, Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Trump Chaffs Beto’s ‘Hand Movement’: ‘Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?’

President Trump’s main worry when it comes to the firebrand, young liberal who just tossed his hat in the 2020 ring? He gesticulates too much. “Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement, I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy. “I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ I’ve never seen hand movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing, I assume it was some kind of a news...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary, Trump Chaffs Beto


Trump launches bizarre attack on 'crazy' Beto O'Rourke over his hand movements

Donald Trump has lambasted the latest Democrat to throw their name into a growing pool of 2020 White House hopefuls, questioning Beto O'Rourke's sanity and pointing out his hand gestures on Thursday. “Well I think he has got a lot of hand movements,” the president said during a White House meeting with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The president declined to comment on whether Mr O’Rourke was a stronger opponent than former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet launched a bid for the White ...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar


Beto O'Rourke joins 2020 presidential race

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, BETO, Rourke


Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Beto O'Rourke has officially joined the 2020 presidential race. The former Congressman from Texas made the official announcement on Thursday morning. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, BETO, Rourke


O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
Tags: Texas, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Guardian, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Oprah


Beto O'Rourke, Jussie Smollett case, Tesla unveils its Model Y SUV: 5 things to know Thursday

Beto O'Rourke is expected to announce a White House run, Jussie Smollett to appear at court hearing, Tesla unveils its Model Y SUV and more things to get your "Pi Day" started.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Tesla, Usa Today, BETO, Jussie Smollett, Rourke, Rourke Jussie Smollett


AP sources: O’Rourke to make multiple stops in leadoff Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke is planning a series of stops in Iowa beginning Thursday as he nears an announcement on a 2020 White House bid. Two people familiar with O’Rourke’s planning say the former Texas congressman is expected to visit working-class Burlington on the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. They […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Mississippi River, Burlington, Rourke, DES MOINES Iowa, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Beto O’Rourke plans first Iowa visit amid 2020 speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Austin Texas, Rourke, University of Northern Iowa, Beto O'Rourke


Trump, Beto Hold Dueling Rallies Across The Street From Each Other

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish the Wall” rally in El Paso went head-to-head Monday night against counterprogramming by Beto O’Rourke, a former...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Fbi, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Donald Trump, BETO, Walls, Trump, El Paso


Oprah Presses Beto On 2020: ‘By God, When Are You Going To Know The Answer?’

During an interview with Beto O’Rourke — whose energetic challenge against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the midterms sparked 2020 speculation — Oprah Winfrey pressed O’Rourke to end the suspense already. “If I can play some role in helping the country do that, by God, I’m going to do it,” O’Rourke said during the interview. “Okay, by God, when are you going to know the answer?” she shot back, a swipe met with applause and laughter. “The serious answer is, really soon,” he said, adding later that h...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, BETO, Sen Ted Cruz R TX, Rourke, Beto O Rourke, O Rourke, Nicole Lafond


Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge:Reading the links (in order):1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his number and want nothing more than to take his measure and knock him down.... The love bubble surrounding O'Rourke is leaking. To his would-be Democratic rivals, he's no longer the scrappy, truth-telling, uni...
Tags: Music, England, Texas, London, Law, Scotland, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Cnn, The Who, Yale, Jack Kerouac, The Washington Post, BETO, Ray


Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not

Obama in the Rose Garden with Crying Joe Biden U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If Democrats are optimistic as 2019 begins, it is understandable. Their victory on Nov. 6, adding 40 seats and taking control of the House of Representatives, was impressive. And with the party's total vote far exceeding the GOP total, in places it became a rout. In the six New England states, Republicans no longer hold a single House seat. Susan Collins of Maine is the last GOP senator. In California, Democrats took the ...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Guns, Obama, Republicans, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Playing The Waiting Game: Beto Is In No Rush To Decide His 2020 Move

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O’Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman’s team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he’d like to parlay a surprisingly close loss to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz into a White House try. People close to O’Rourke insist he hasn’t expanded staff or lined up consultants even as the interest in him intensifies. They say he’s...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, House, Iowa, New Jersey, Biden


Joe Biden tops key 2020 poll as he mulls whether he is too old to run for president

Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-president, has emerged as an early frontrunner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, who will be the first to state their preference next year. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds 32 per cent of likely caucusgoers saying they back Mr Biden as their first choice, ahead of 19 per cent for Bernie Sanders and 11 per cent for Beto O'Rourke, the telegenic campaigner who came close to an ag...
Tags: Texas, News, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Warren, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


Beto O’Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz grows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O’Rourke is still playing hard to get. The Democratic congressman murmured “No decision. No decision on that,” when pressed about launching a White House bid during a town hall Friday in his native El Paso. O’Rourke gave up his House seat and […]
Tags: News, White House, Austin, House, El Paso, Rourke, Texas AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Beto O'Rourke


As He Mulls Presidential Bid, Beto O’Rourke Speaks With Rev. Al Sharpton

Unsuccessful Texas Senate candidate and outgoing Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) spoke on the phone with Rev. Al Sharpton Friday as O’Rourke mulls a bid for the presidency in 2020, BuzzFeed News reported Monday. O’Rourke recently also met with former President Barack Obama. A spokesperson for Sharpton told BuzzFeed News: “They spoke and agreed to meet within the next couple of weeks and they had a great conversation.” [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Barack Obama, BuzzFeed News, Sharpton, Rourke, Rev Al Sharpton, Livewire, Matt Shuham, Beto O Rourke, Unsuccessful Texas Senate


Dems Charge Full Speed Ahead: First Primary Debate Could Occur As Early As May

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. And long-rumored White House hopefuls are already bowing out. Like it or not, the 2020 presidential season has arrived. For some pot...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Dnc, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton



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