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Only as good as your name? You Beto believe it! 

When it comes to evaluating people we don’t know much about, typically the first thing we judge them by is their name. Fair or not, somebody’s name causes us to make certain assumptions about their age, gender, where they come from or even what their religion might be — as there generally aren’t too many Millie’s under the age of 80, women named Bob, or Mormons named Muhammad. The cues in a name can lead us to positive reactions, or make us skeptical and suspicious. This is human nature, and no ...
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Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
Tags: Texas, Science, Indonesia, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Ted Cruz, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air

Sponsor of the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act" sues Twitter cow-account for $250 million

Devin Nunes (previously) is a Trump-loyalist whose scandals have ranged from secretly moving his family farm to make it easier to hire undocumented workers to a bizarre obsession with the Steele Dossier; and like a lot of far-right types, he's big on "preventing frivolous lawsuits" (which is to say, he wants to make it harder for the public to sue companies that harm them, which is why he cosponsored last year's Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act. Another trait Nunes shares with a lot of f...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Streisand Effect, Putin, Congress, California, Censorship, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Kremlin, Central Valley, Trumpism, Trump, Frivolous Lawsuits

Could the Twitter Primary Cost Democrats the Oval Office?

In my lifetime, I’ve never seen more presidential candidates advocate breaking more American constitutional, economic, and policy norms than I’ve seen from the Democratic field so far in 2019. When you assemble their proposals, it’s breathtaking.End the Electoral College? Elizabeth Warren is for it, and Beto O’Rourke says there’s “a lot of wisdom” in her proposal.Pack the Supreme Court?  Warren, Beto, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand are open to the idea.End the legislative filibuster? Harr...
Tags: Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Elizabeth Warren, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Warren, Fox News, Kirsten Gillibrand, BETO, Democratic, Bernie, HARRIS, Oval Office, Electoral College

Handy Man

Art by A.F. Branco Beto O'Rourke USA –-( Handy Man. Robert O’Rourke, aka Beto, has no accomplishments other than losing an election to Ted Cruz, A DUI, Hacking computers, being in a punk rock band, and flailing his arms around a lot. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA)...
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2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke rakes in record $6.1 mn on Day 1

Democrat Beto O'Rourke pulled in a record $6.1 million in the 24 hours after announcing his US presidential run, outraising the crowded field of challengers to Donald Trump in 2020. The former congressman from Texas, who rose to national prominence last year with an inspirational but ultimately unsuccessful effort to unseat Senator Ted Cruz, jumped into the presidential race last Thursday in a closely-watched kick-off. The 46-year-old Texan impressively eclipsed the $5.9 million opening-day ha...
Tags: Texas, News, US, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Beto O Rourke

Beto Campaign Raises $6.1 Million on First Day, Beating Dem. Rivals

Former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke's brand new presidential campaign said Monday that it pulled in a hefty $6.1 million during its first 24 hours, besting the first-day totals for every other Democratic presidential candidate."In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the peop...
Tags: Texas, News, House, Ted Cruz, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, El Paso Democrat

True O’Rourke-mentum?

I don’t know how many of you saw it. But over the weekend Beto O’Rourke got asked about his first day fundraising haul and said something to effect that he declined to give exact numbers. That certainly made it sound like he’d come up significantly short. Hard to see how this wasn’t a clever way to lower expectations ahead of today’s eye-popping announcement. He raised more than any other Democratic presidential candidate on their first day, which is certainly impressive. O’Rourke was ahead Sa...
Tags: Texas, News, Ted Cruz, BETO, Sanders, Josh Marshall, Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Editor’s Blog

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...
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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

O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?

Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him.  By that measure, his tour across eastern Iowa last week was largely a success. O'Rourke, a former three-term U.S. congressman from Texas, became a celebrity last year when his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz drew national attention and a torrent of money. O'Rourke, 46, is a wealthy, white man from a conservative-leaning state who is more moderate on several key issues than many of his competitors.
Tags: Texas, News, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Rourke

A Facebook board member denied claims he met the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower 2 years before the scandal exploded

Andreessen Horowitz investor and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen has denied claims he met the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie in 2016. The Observer reported that Andreessen hosted a meeting to determine how Cambridge Analytica might be misusing people's data. If true, the meeting suggests Facebook understood the extent of Cambridge Analytica's data harvesting almost two years before the scandal broke publicly. But Andreessen says he's never met Wylie, and Facebook said it h...
Tags: Facebook, Russia, Trends, Andreessen, Ted Cruz, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Donald Trump, Marc Andreessen, Business Insider, Wylie, Kogan, Cambridge Analytica, Christopher Wylie, Global Science Research

FEC fines Ted Cruz's Senate campaign for failing to properly disclose $1 million in loans

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is paying a $35,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission for failing to accurately report more than $1 million in loans that helped underwrite his first Senate bid.
Tags: Texas, Senate, Cnn, Ted Cruz, FEC, Federal Election Commission

If You Pirated a Copy of Photoshop, You’re as Much a ‘Hacker’ as Beto O’Rourke 

Beto O’Rourke, former senate candidate and current dad with a skateboard, has lost much of his shine since losing to Ted Cruz in November. When you’re not running against a brazen ghoul who cosplays as the Penguin 24/7, name-checking bands like Minor Threat and Metallica as a middle-aged man does a lot less to cover…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ted Cruz, Metallica, Penguin, Hack The Planet, Beto O'Rourke, Warez

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

Don’t Break Up Big Tech

The worst ideas in Washington are often bipartisan. Big Tech is about to learn this lesson, if it hasn’t already.Elizabeth Warren is out with a headline-grabbing proposal to break up Big Tech companies, the sort of overly ambitious government plan that once would have engendered knee-jerk Republican opposition. Not anymore. Who says we all can’t get along?When the senator tweeted her (understandable) objection that Facebook had taken down her ads attacking Facebook and other tech companies, Ted ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Ted Cruz, Warren, Silicon Valley, General Electric, Kroger, Big Tech, Whole Foods Amazon

A Bad Day for Beto

This was Beto O’Rourke’s big day. But I think it went pretty badly for him, though perhaps not in ways that will be immediately obvious. This may sound odd since he got some good press, got the ritual insult from the President and landed a number of endorsements right out of the gate. But it’s the endorsements themselves that suggest a problem. Right out of the gate O’Rourke won the endorsement Kathleen Rice, the Long Island Rep most recently notable for leading the Moultonite faction which tri...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Long Island, BETO, Sanders, Democratic, Josh Marshall, Democratic Party, Bernie, Rourke, Pelosi, Kathleen Rice, Sean Patrick Maloney

This Beto O’Rourke “Attack Ad” Totally Slams His Skater Cred

Former Texas congressman and certified punk rock hottie Beto O’Rourke is the latest politician to announce that he’s throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential election. During last year’s senate race, the Texas GOP Twitter account posted a series of tweets trying to attack O’Rourke for everything from skateboarding and the fact he was in a punk band, to dredging up an old mugshot from his youth - which he had already addressed and apologized for. Maybe Beto can’t debate ...
Tags: Texas, Ted Cruz, Humor, Jesus, Gracie Hughes, BETO, Tom Coates, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Jon Millstein

Beto O’Rourke policies: Empty vessel or policy hound? Where Texas Democrat stands on the big issues

Beto O'Rourke captured the attention of the Democratic Party nationwide during his long shot senatorial campaign in Texas against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, breaking fundraising records and establishing himself as a uniquely progressive lawmaker in the deeply red Lone Star state.
Tags: Texas, News, Ted Cruz, Democratic Party, Lone Star, Beto O'Rourke

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

In the Woke War against Beto, Root for Beto

Earlier this morning, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president, and there are two things I believe with equal intensity. First, I don’t want Beto to be president. He’s a culturally left economic progressive who may be the serious candidate closest to an actual open-borders position on immigration. Second, I don’t want to see the Democratic party become so radical — and so obsessed with matters of race and privilege — that even Beto is too “moderate” to win.So, in the woke...
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Beto O'Rourke Is Already Getting The Rockstar Treatment

Although Beto O'Rourke officially kicked off his presidential campaign on Thursday morning with a video, what everyone will truly remember from his announcement is the dreamy, Americana-infused, Annie Leibovitz-shot Vanity Fair cover story published the day before, in which O'Rourke, who spent his youth as a freewheeling musician, talks in poetry: "Man, I’m just born to be in it."O'Rourke's rise to national superstardom happened when he came closer than anyone expected to beating the loathed Te...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Nbc, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, House, Ted Cruz, Annie Leibovitz, Customs, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, BETO, Bernie Sanders

GOP Senators Interrupt Trump’s Family Dinner To Change His Mind On Emergency

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) busted in on President Donald Trump’s family dinner in his private residence Wednesday night to craft a last-minute out for Trump as a bicameral rebuke on his national emergency declaration becomes more and more likely. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, they pushed an 11th hour proposal to give senators a way to vote for the emergency declaration and also take a stand on what is being perceived as presidential ove...
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Beto O’Rourke Launches Presidential Bid

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas Congressman who rose to prominence during a high-profile Senate loss to Ted Cruz in November, announced Thursday that he will enter the crowded Democratic 2020 presidential primary field.“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” O'Rourke said in a video announcing his candidacy. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater....
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Who is 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke? – video profile

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Republican Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms, has announced he is running for president in 2020. The former congressman gained a national following with his run for Senate last year, outperforming expectations for any Democrat in the deeply conservative state of Texas Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Senate, Democrats, US politics, Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020

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...
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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

Boeing asks all 737 Max 8s grounded

Shortly after the US became nearly the last country in the world to ground its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, Boeing itself issued a statement saying it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet. Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said in the statement, “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the acc...
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