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Man Charged With Setting Up Bogus Websites to Scam Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke Donors

Federal prosecutors have charged an 80-year-old California man named John Pierre Dupont with bilking donors out of more than $250,000 by setting up fake websites and political action committees (PACs) falsely purporting to raise money for Texas politician Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Crime, California, Scams, Law Enforcement, Courts, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, John Pierre Dupont, Beto Orourke, Scam Bernie Sanders Beto O Rourke Donors


Trump Dismisses Democratic Push to Pack Supreme Court

President Trump on Tuesday rejected the idea that has gained traction among Democrats of adding seats to the Supreme Court, saying it will "never happen.""I wouldn’t entertain that," the president said Tuesday at a press conference at the White House. "If they can’t catch up through the ballot box winning an election, they want to try a different way.""We would have no interest in that whatsoever. It will never happen." he added."“It won’t happen, I guarantee you, for six years."With two conserv...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Iowa, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, El Paso, Antonin Scalia, HARRIS, Gillibrand


Voting Rights Primer: Ross Declines To Answer Key Questions About Census Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was grilled Thursday by the House Oversight Committee about his move to add a census citizenship question. Many of the explanations he gave about damning 2017 emails — emails that contradicted his official justification for adding the question — didn’t pass the smell test. He also refused to say whether he spoke to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions about adding the question, or to anyone else at the White House besides Steve Bannon. Ross was not the only admin...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Virginia, Georgia, Commerce, Aclu, Kansas, Republican, Justice Department, Ross, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed


Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, India, US, Barack Obama, Syria


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


Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.O’Rourke, 46, is a former US representative from Texas who narrowly lost a US Senate race against the Republican Ted Cruz la...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Gop, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican Party, St Patrick's Day, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Joe Biden Accidentally Announces He’s ‘Running’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running.” The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third run for the White House, despite repeatedly teasing the possib...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Ap, Carney, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, John Carney, DOVER Del, Matt Shuham, Beto O Rourke


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.”Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He was just a weirdo. That isn’t my word, it’s how his friends saw him. “You’re supposed to make friends with future secretaries of state, not weirdo musicians,” one O’Rourke pal, Adam Mortimer, told the N...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, NFL, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Normandy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Dallas


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 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 movementsBeto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but generated significant excitement among many others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, however, came anywhere near matching the candidate’s own.While the former Texas congressman laid out his vision for the future at a coffee shop in Iowa, wh...
Tags: Texas, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


AP Top Stories March 14 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, March 14th: US Senate rejects Trump's national emergency; Former Texas Congressman, Beto O’Rourke, announces his 2020 bid for the White House; UK Parliament votes to ask EU to delay Brexit; A scientific mission retrieves underwater drone from depths of Indian Ocean.            [Author: AP]
Tags: UK, Texas, News, White House, Eu, Ap, US Senate, Indian Ocean, Trump, 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


Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not viola...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Lee, Collins, Nea, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Rubio, Alexander, National Review


Beto O'Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke announced Thursday that he's running for president in 2020, pledging to win over voters from both major parties as he tries to translate his political celebrity into a formidable White House bid.
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Where Beto O’Rourke stands on the issues

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just joined the Democratic presidential race, gained an instant following last year when he came within 3 points of unseating Sen. Ted Cruz. But while he was able to stand out in his Senate campaign with a broadly liberal message and no signature policy issue, that broad message […]
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Nation, Sen Ted Cruz, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Beto O'Rourke


Making Beto seem like John Edwards....

Just remembered the last time a Conde Nast publication dressed a young Democratic hopeful in smart-casual workwear and posed them next to a dog and pickup truck in a cover story shot by Annie Leibovitz. pic.twitter.com/qvOzjdaUkw— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) March 13, 2019 Oh. My. God. pic.twitter.com/SFgITC1dlo— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) March 13, 2019 ADDED: The Beto photo is much bettah. Humanizing politicians with a dog is so tired. Both men have a truck — are they guys who...
Tags: Texas, Law, White House, Conde Nast, Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair, BETO, Edwards, John Edwards, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke


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


Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid.
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Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid.
Tags: Texas, White House, Beto O Rourke


Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

The Texas Democrat has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful messageBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.Ending months of speculation over his plans, O’Rourke threw his hat into a crowded primary field vying for the party’s blessing to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Texas Senate, Trump Administration, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020, messageBeto O'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 Tells Texas TV Station That He’s Running for President in 2020

The former Texas congressman will seek the Democratic presidential nomination
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime, Beto O'Rourke, Tells Texas


Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke will announce on Thursday that he is running for president in 2020, according to El Paso TV station KTSM-TV. O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who came close to defeating Ted Cruz in last year’s Senate race, confirmed his plans in a text message to the station. Speculation about his announcement has […]
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Senate, Ted Cruz, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, KTSM, El Paso TV


Goldwater a cautionary tale for Second Amendment Supporters

Barry Goldwater with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Second Amendment supporters must learn from Goldwater's mistakes in the 1964 election. (White House photo) Arizona/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 1968, Second Amendment supporters nearly found themselves in a deep hole. By a slim margin, they were able to keep a licensing and registration scheme that Johnson wanted out of the Gun Control Act of 1968. This greatly angered Lyndon Johnson, who denounced the “gun lobby” for the omission of the mean...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Australia, White House, Reagan, House, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, John F Kennedy, Silicon Valley, Johnson, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, McDonald


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


The Emerging Democratic Minority

The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day. Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates’ debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders. The process of atomizing society into smaller and smalle...
Tags: New York, Texas, Rachel Maddow, News, California, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Neil Kinnock, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Jeb Bush, Ohio, Fox News


Special Election For Iowa State Senate Suddenly Magnet For 2020 Hopefuls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election for Iowa state Senate. California Sen. Kamala Harris did the same the next day. And this month, Democratic White House hopefuls have descended on his district to s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Montana, Senate, White House, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rogers, HARRIS, Steve Bullock, Sen Bernie Sanders, University of Northern Iowa



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