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The B-Team: are Beto, Biden and Bernie the best Democrats can offer?

The party is diverse but it has a problem – beating Trump – and it may be that a straight white man is best placed to helpIt was the kind of welcome of which some presidential candidates, campaigning for months, might have been jealous. Related: Who anointed Beto O'Rourke to be our political saviour? He did | Moira Donegan Continue reading...
Tags: US elections 2020, Democrats, Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, US politics, US news, Gender, Race


Oh, come on, don't go crazy. If you love "normal," as you say, you'd better observe the "served"/"fed" distinction.

I'm reading "Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?" by Michael Walther (in The Week). There's this:Meanwhile, there is Beto. I don't particularly care that in 1988 the young Robert Francis O'Rourke posted some erotic verses about cows ("Oh, Milky wonder, sing for us once more, / Live your life, everlusting [sic] joy" is one of the only bits I can quote on this family website) online. I didn't even know until yesterday that there was such a thing as "online" in 1988. Nor am I going to get all worked u...
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Beto O'Rourke pops up in Texas crop circle

Beto O'Rourke has made an unexpected appearance ... in a hayfield in Texas.
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Beto O’Rourke Addresses Whether He’ll Reunite Mars Volta If He Becomes President

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke loves to remind us that he loves music. Throughout his campaign against Ted Cruz for a Senate seat last fall (he lost), he brought out Willie Nelson and Margo Price and Spoon and Travis Scott at his rallies. And in interviews, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Senate, Ted Cruz, Willie Nelson, Travis Scott, Margo Price, The Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler Zavala, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O’Rourke Promises To Reunite The Mars Volta If He Becomes President

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke loves to remind us that he loves music. Throughout his campaign against Ted Cruz for a Senate seat last fall (he lost), he brought out Willie Nelson and Margo Price and Spoon and Travis Scott at his rallies. And in interviews, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Senate, Ted Cruz, Willie Nelson, Travis Scott, Margo Price, The Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler Zavala, Beto O'Rourke


Presidential Hopeful Beto O'Rourke Was Once A Hacker With Cult Of The Dead Cow

As a teenager, Beto O'Rourke belonged to one of the best known hacking groups in the country: The Cult of the Dead Cow.
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Bridget McCain issues rare response to Trump's criticism of her father: 'You are a child' – live

John McCain’s daughter scarcely speaks in public but tweeted in response to the US president’s most recent criticisms of her fatherSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.06pm GMT Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is already on the wrong side of the law.The former Texas congressman hasn’t committed any campaign finance violations nor are there any intimations that he colluded with foreign powers. He did park illegally in New Hampshire though and earned a $50 ticket from ...
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Beto O’Rourke Went to Iowa. So What Do Iowans Think?

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, has joined a crowded presidential field. We followed him as he tested his frenetic campaign style in Iowa, where the first caucus votes will be cast in February 2020.
Tags: Texas, News, Iowa, BETO, Trump, Donald J, Primaries and Caucuses, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O’Rourke Supported The Death Penalty As Recently As 2 Years Ago

The former Texas congressman who's running for president says he now opposes capital punishment.
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Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


Beto O'Rourke Would Love To Have THE MARS VOLTA Play His Inauguration If He Became President

Well, he's got my vote. The post Beto O'Rourke Would Love To Have THE MARS VOLTA Play His Inauguration If He Became President appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Politics, The Mars Volta, Beto O'Rourke


Centrist or moderate? Beto O’Rourke drives in both lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he would need to climb a stepladder to address the crowd. “I need my lane,” the staffer bellowed as he moved through the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Dubuque Iowa, Nation & World Politics, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O’Rourke Dials Back Medicare-For-All Talk

From Forbes "In his response, O’Rourke indicated it’s going to take time and require bipartisan support to expand Medicare." https://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceja.../#58c32c3d2427 Translation: He is not serious about real reform. He is backpedalling because he anticipates a democratic victory in 2020 and the last thing a democrat wants is to win an election and have to fulfill an empty campaign promise. So he is moderating his tone well ahead of a win.
Tags: Medicare, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Forbes, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O'Rourke reportedly asks voters to shape him into the candidate they want him to be

The Democrat candidate kicks off his presidential campaign focusing on sentiment over specifics.
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2020 election: Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke jump in new poll, but Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tie as frontrunners

A new poll has revealed early gains for Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke in the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates — but they’re still far from being the frontrunners at this stage in the game. Joe Biden, the former vice president who has yet to formally announce his candidacy, has been leading the pack in a slate of polls putting him ahead of his lesser known potential opponents. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is now tied with Mr Biden at 26 per cent of total support from...
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O’Rourke’s early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

CLAREMONT, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former Texas congressman said the average contribution was $47. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised about $6 million during the first 24 […]
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Beto O’Rourke’s Record Fundraising Haul Came From 128,000 Contributors

The Texas Democrat said his average donation was $47.
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Beto O'Rourke says he averaged $47 per donation in massive first-day haul

Beto O'Rourke says he averaged $47 per donation in his record-breaking $6.1 million fundraising haul on the first day of his presidential campaign.
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Trump heads to Ohio as critics condemn his attack on McCain – live

Trump to visit America’s last remaining tank plant in CantonPresident continues feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husbandSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 2.07pm GMT Andrew Gillum, the losing Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida in 2018, will announce a new voter registration effort today.Politico reports that Gillum, the former Mayor of Tallahassee, will outline effort to register sufficient new voters in Florida to ensure that Democrats win the key swing state in 2...
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State Democrats are defying the will of California voters

There’s long been a somewhat competitive relationship between the power of governors and legislators to make law and the ability of voters to overturn what the politicians wrought and/or make law themselves via the initiative process. However in recent years that relationship has evolved from merely competitive to something approaching hostility. Having achieved total domination of the Capitol, Democratic politicians clearly resent sharing lawmaking authority with voters. We have seen numerous a...
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Elizabeth Warren Is A Policy Heavyweight. The Media Is More Interested In Rockstars.

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions are rooted in her clear-eyed understanding of how capitalism in its current form benefits some, but not all Americans. During her appearance at a CNN town hall Monday, her first major introduction to the national stage this election cycle, the Massachusetts senator embraced this ethos by speaking about her family...
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Is Betomania Real or Phony?

The advent of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy has Democrats arguing ferociously among themselves.
Tags: News, BETO, Sean, McElwee, United States Politics and Government, O'Rourke, Hispanic-Americans, Race and Ethnicity, Presidential Election of 2020, Polls and Public Opinion, Beto O'Rourke


O’Rourke Seeks End Of ‘Racist’ Voter ID Laws, Expanding Same-Day Registration

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as “racist voter ID laws” during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the voting system. He says, “We have kept too many people out for too long.” Republicans have pursued voter ID laws aimed at preventing in-person voter fraud, including ...
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