Tag: O’Rourke, Beto

Money Gap Among Democrats Grows as Inslee, Castro and Gillibrand Report Small Hauls

The gap between the rich and the poor in the Democratic presidential primary is big — and growing. Some of the second-tier candidates began announcing their fund-raising hauls for the second quarter of 2019 on Monday afternoon as the filing deadline of midnight approached. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington ($3 million), former housing secretary Julian […]

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Here’s One List Where Kirsten Gillibrand Is Winning and Kamala Harris Is Tied With Marianne Williamson

Amid the relentless focus on Washington and presidential politics, a liberal political action committee has ranked the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on something much lower on the political food chain — what they are doing to help Democrats win state legislative seats. The idea is that rebuilding the party nationally depends on the hard work […]

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Is Campaign-Trail Spanish Really What Latino Voters Want to Hear?

MIAMI — In his months on the campaign trail, Beto O’Rourke has wanted to make one thing explicitly clear: He is not a pendejo. Never mind whether anyone in the audience understands the Spanish slang for idiot, it is now a standard part of his stump speech: “We don’t want our kids looking back at […]

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Democrats Veer Left on Immigration at Debates, Pleasing Base (and Trump)

For an issue as thorny and vexing as immigration policy, a question during the Democratic debate on Thursday was remarkably clear. “Raise your hand if you think it should be a civil offense rather than a crime to cross the border without documentation?” José Díaz-Balart, one of the moderators, asked. Eight candidates raised their hands, […]

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Judge Orders Swift Action to Improve Conditions for Migrant Children in Texas

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has ordered a mediator to move swiftly to improve health and sanitation at Border Patrol facilities in Texas, where observers reported migrant children were subject to filthy conditions that imperiled their health. Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California asked late on Friday that an independent […]

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The Democratic Debates

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. [For an […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe stage being set up for the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The candidates on stage tonight: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and John Delaney. Who needs the biggest boost? […]

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Mayor Pete’s Ties, Kamala’s Pearls, Biden’s Aviators: It’s All Up for Debate

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We Put the 2020 Democrats on the Spot: Here Are 7 Takeaways

We spent hours interviewing the enormous Democratic presidential field on subjects ranging from climate change and border control to fast food and personal humiliation. And while many Democrats agree on a broad set of political ideas, there were some telling differences and disclosures that emerged from our conversations. Here are a few of our takeaways. […]

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We Put 21 Democrats on the Spot: Here Are 7 Takeaways

We spent hours interviewing the enormous Democratic presidential field on subjects ranging from climate change and border control to fast food and personal humiliation. And while many Democrats agree on a broad set of political ideas, there were some telling differences and disclosures that emerged from our conversations. Here are a few of our takeaways. […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise to Close Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Four top Democratic presidential candidates promised black voters Saturday that, if elected, their administrations would help close the wealth gap between black and white Americans, continuing the growing trend of Democratic candidates and officials talking more explicitly about racial inequalities. The candidates, former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Senator Cory Booker of […]

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The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own

CULT OF THE DEAD COW How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the WorldBy Joseph Menn Our story begins at the end, at a fund-raiser for Beto O’Rourke. The attendees are drawn from the Bay Area start-up and tech security world and the host is Adam O’Donnell, an early member of the “original hacking […]

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes Immigration Overhaul That Would Undo Trump Policies

Beto O’Rourke released a broad immigration plan on Wednesday, pledging that as president he would immediately end several Trump administration border policies through executive action, offer protection from deportation to thousands of immigrants whose status in the United States is in limbo, and pass legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 […]

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In the Democratic Primary, the Media Hits Are the Message

You can’t miss the peak of Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Texas Senate campaign in HBO’s “Running with Beto.” Maybe you’ve already seen it, on your phone or in a Facebook post: Mr. O’Rourke responding passionately to a question about N.F.L. players taking a knee to protest racism and police brutality. When the former congressman begins his […]

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