Beto O’Rourke Launches Presidential Campaign in Texas

Senator Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) kicked off his presidential campaign on the historic South El Paso Street in El Paso, Texas this weekend, the candidate’s hometown. Emphasizing a pro-immigration message, O’Rourke spoke of welcoming immigrants at a time when the current president has done everything he can to discourage immigration, especially from Mexico and South America. He emphasized his hometown’s proximity […]

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Beto O'Rourke to crisscross home state of Texas for official campaign kickoff on Saturday

A little over two weeks after announcing a run for president, Beto O’Rourke is bringing the campaign trail home to Texas on Saturday, where the former congressman shot to stardom last year. O’Rourke, 46, is labeling the sprint through the Lone Star State as the official kick-off to his grassroots campaign — making stops in three cities in the span […]

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Beto O'Rourke greeted by friendly yet skeptical Iowa crowds as presidential campaign takes shape

As he had done after every campaign stop in Iowa since announcing his presidential campaign, Beto O’Rourke was shaking as many hands and taking as many selfies as his staff would allow when an attendee grabbed his attention. David Suarez leaned over the counter at the Mount Pleasant coffee shop where O’Rourke spoke Friday morning to ask the former congressman […]

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Beto, Biden, and the Electability Trap

Back in mid-December, before setting out on his vision-quest road trip, Beto O’Rourke held one last town hall as El Paso’s three-term congressman. By then, he had already seen himself rapidly become the Democratic establishment’s dream candidate for president after narrowly losing his U.S. Senate challenge to Ted Cruz — “He’s Barack Obama, but white,” one big donor gushed to […]

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 White House Bid

Austin, Texas (AP) — 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. Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. But […]

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Beto O’Rourke Enters the 2020 Presidential Campaign

[Sign up for our politics newsletter and join our conversation about the 2020 presidential race.] Beto O’Rourke, the 46-year-old former Texas congressman whose near-miss Senate run last year propelled him to Democratic stardom, announced his candidacy for president on Thursday, betting that voters will prize his message of national unity and generational change in a 2020 primary teeming with committed […]

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Watch live: Beto O’Rourke joins protest march past Trump’s border wall rally in El Paso

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke is joining a protest march past President Donald Trump’s border wall rally in El Paso on Monday evening. O’Rourke said he sees it as an opportunity for the city to take control of the narrative. “I think the president’s decision to focus on El Paso and his horrible demonization and vilification of immigrants, specifically Mexican immigrants, and his […]

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Beto O’Rourke Tells Oprah Winfrey He’s “Been Thinking About Running For President”

Because the field of Democrats set for or eyeing a 2020 White House run is so thin, Beto O’Rourkse (possibly) is here to help. The former U.S. congressman from Texas told Oprah Winfrey in a sit-down today, “I have been thinking about running for president.” In other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. But seriously, folks, O’Rourke said […]

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These are the most commonly mispronounced words of 2018

Every year, we learn new terms and names. And, every year, we have to sit through holiday meals where we hear family members butcher the pronunciation of those terms and names. And 2018 was no different.   Babbel, a language learning app, worked with the U.S. Captioning Company to identify the 10 most commonly mispronounced words and names in 2018.  The U.S. Captioning […]

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Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb on Live TV During Concession Speech

Beto O’Rourke was too proud to hold back an f-bomb on national television late Tuesday. Following a narrow defeat to Senator Ted Cruz in Texas, O’Rourke, the celebrity-backed Democrat and former punk rocker, told his supporters he was “so f—ing proud” of them at the end of his concession speech in El Paso. “Tonight’s loss does nothing to diminish the […]

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