Tag Archives: Beto O’Rourke

Trump: “Dummy Beto” Has Hurt Gun Control Deal

The Texas Tribune reports: President Donald Trump added Beto O’Rourke to his list of nicknamed politicians, referring to the Democratic presidential candidate as “Dummy Beto” in a tweet on Wednesday morning. O’Rourke first called for mandatory buybacks of assault weapons last month following the deadly shooting in his hometown of El Paso. But the proposal got its widest audience yet …

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O’Rourke Calls FBI After Death Threat From GOP Rep

Newsweek reports: A Texas Republican lawmaker has been reported to the FBI for a tweet in which he appeared to threaten presidential contender Beto O’Rourke after he had made an impassioned plea for tougher gun restrictions. Rep. Briscoe Cain was reacting to O’Rourke’s statement that he would push for a ban on the possession of certain military-style rifles used in …

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Beto At Debate: Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15

USA Today reports: A month after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, killing 22 and injuring more, Beto O’Rourke stood onstage in Houston and was asked about his proposal to buy back military-style assault weapons. The question, during the third debate among Democratic presidential candidates, came after several of his competitors had praised …

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Beto O’Rourke Shuts Down Senate Chatter [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the first time since the shooting that left at least 22 dead and dozens of victims injured earlier this month. His return to campaigning comes amid calls for him to drop out of …

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Trump Mocks Beto’s “Phony Hispanic” Nickname

Axios reports: President Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s Hispanic nickname in a late-night tweet ahead of his visit to the former congressman’s hometown of El Paso Wednesday to honor victims of the city’s mass shooting. Trump’s Twitter attack is in direct opposition to the conciliatory tone he struck when he condemned racism following Saturday’s massacre, saying “Now is …

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Tonight: Beto Reboots Campaign With CNN Town Hall

Politico reports: No candidate entered the presidential race with loftier expectations than Beto O’Rourke — or fell back so quickly afterward. Stalled at about 5 percent in national polls, Beto O’Rourke acknowledged recently that he needs to “do a better job” reaching a national audience. When he landed in Iowa this week for his fourth visit to the state, he …

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Beto To Relaunch Campaign After Initial Buzz Fizzles

The Associated Press reports: Beto O’Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-March campaign launch, the buzz surrounding the former congressman has evaporated. Competing in a massive …

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Beto: I’d Put Stacey Abrams In Charge Of Voter Rights

Axios reports: Beto O’Rourke told supporters at a Fort Worth rally on Friday that he would put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of voting rights initiatives if he were elected president. O’Rourke said at the rally he spoke with Abrams on the phone “to thank her for all the work that she’s doing on voting rights.” When …

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rourke Comes To Mayor Pete’s Defense After Christian Hecklers Disrupt Fundraiser [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was heckled by protesters at an event in Texas Friday night, but one of his fellow Democratic challengers was happy to immediately come to his defense. The protesters yelled, “Marriage is between a man and a woman,” and, “Repent,” according to CNN reporter DJ Judd, who was in the audience. Judd also filmed …

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Tucker Carlson Mocks Media Hype For Mayor Pete: They Want To “Consume Every Last Drop Of Buttigieg, Yum”

“Imagine how it must feel to be to be Beto O’Rourke right now. If you’re O’Rourke, you’re out there running for president really hard, or at least running for vice president. You are running anyway. You are giving speech after speech every day: ‘Children are our future. Today the first day of the rest of your life.’ Inspiring stuff like …

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Beto O’Rourke Bashes “Racist” Netanyahu [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic White House hopeful, has weighed in on Israel’s election, describing the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as a racist and obstacle to peace in the Middle East. “The US-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet,” O’Rourke said on a campaign stop at the University of …

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Beto O’Rourke: Trump’s Rhetoric Echoes Nazi Germany

Newsweek reports: The El Paso Democrat recalled meeting a Mexican-American second or third grader who asked why the president didn’t like her, as he ended a speech in front of a crowd at Morningside College, simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. “I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself and what she is able to …

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Beto O’Rourke Raises $9.4 Million In First Quarter

The Dallas News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his campaign, his team announced Wednesday. The haul came from 218,000 contributions and the average donation size was $43, according to his campaign. Candidates are required to file reports detailing how much they raised in the first-quarter of the year to the …

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Bannon: Harris/Beto Ticket Is Best Shot Against Trump

CNBC reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday claimed a Kamala Harris-Beto O’Rourke ticket has the “best shot” against President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections, but he also contended that the president will likely win reelection. “I think the best they’re going to have, and I don’t think these people will defeat him, I think a …

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Beto Breaks Bernie’s One-Day Fundraising Record

NBC News reports: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to his campaign, surpassing Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed their figures. O’Rourke’s campaign announced Monday that he had taken in $6,136,763 in online contributions in the day after declaring his candidacy Thursday morning. Sanders beat expectations and …

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Fox Host After New Zealand: Stock Up On AR-15s

This afternoon Fox News ran a clip in which Beto O’Rourke responded to the massacre in New Zealand by calling for a moratorium on sales of the AR-15 assault rifle. Fox host Pete Hegseth then responded in predictable fashion. Media Matters has the transcript: BETO O’ROURKE: We allow people in this country to buy weapons that were designed, engineered, and …

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GOP Ridicules Beto: “On This St. Paddy’s Day, A Special Message From Noted Irishman Robert Francis O’Rourke”

Politico reports: The Republican Party took aim at former Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Sunday by resurfacing the 2020 presidential candidate’s drinking record. The tweet included a doctored version of O’Rourke’s decades-old mugshot showing him wearing a cartoon leprechaun hat with the words “Please Drink Responsibly” on the placard. O’Rourke has been open about his DWI arrest more than 20 years …

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke: I Was A Teenage Hacker

An interesting profile from Reuters: While a teenager, Beto O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows. It’s also known …

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Trump Implies Beto O’Rourke Is Mentally Ill: “I’ve Never Seen So Much Hand Movement, Is He Crazy?” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump offered his first reaction to Beto O’Rourke‘s 2020 presidential campaign by invoking O’Rourke’s hand gestures and, apparently, questioning his mental condition. “He has a lot of hand movement. Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?” Trump asked. “I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I watched him a little while this …

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Beto O’Rourke Launches 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is running for president, hoping to build on the momentum the Democrat generated in a Senate contest last year. In a video released in the early hours of Thursday morning, with his wife Amy by his side, O’Rourke announced, “This is a defining moment of truth for this country,” adding what appears will …

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