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Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'

Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'Polling and pundits have repeatedly raised the question whether former Rep. Beto O'Rourke should drop out of the 2020 presidential race to run for Senate in Texas instead. Twice this week, O'Rourke said he will stay in the White House race.



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O'Rourke calls for mandatory gun buyback, licensing

O'Rourke calls for mandatory gun buyback, licensingIf enacted, anyone who failed to forfeit a banned assault weapon would be fined, O'Rourke saide.



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Beto O'Rourke: Trump talking about crowd sizes in El Paso shows 'how sick this guy is'

Beto O'Rourke: Trump talking about crowd sizes in El Paso shows 'how sick this guy is'Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke didn't mince words when asked about President Trump's recent visit to his community of El Paso, Texas.



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'He's a racist': Beto O'Rourke says President Trump is partly to blame for El Paso mass shooting

'He's a racist': Beto O'Rourke says President Trump is partly to blame for El Paso mass shootingBeto O'Rourke's comments came hours after a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart left 20 people dead and 26 injured.



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'El Paso Is the Strongest Place in the World.' Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Rush Home After Walmart Shooting

'El Paso Is the Strongest Place in the World.' Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Rush Home After Walmart Shooting“I’m incredibly saddened and it is very hard to think about this,” O’Rourke said as he fought back tears while speaking in Nevada. “"El Paso is the strongest place in the world. This community is going to come together. I'm going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown.”



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Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Nazi Nuremberg rally

Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Nazi Nuremberg rallyTwice in two days, Beto O'Rourke has compared a recent Trump rally to Nuremberg rallies in Nazi Germany. But the 2020 Democrat said he also believes that not everyone at Trump's recent North Carolina rally is a racist.



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O'Rourke and de Blasio spar over 'Medicare for All'

O'Rourke and de Blasio spar over 'Medicare for All'Health care policy has become a primary focus among the Democratic candidates ahead of the second set of debates July 30-31.



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Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'

Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.



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O'Rourke visits Mexico, meets turned away US asylum seekers

O'Rourke visits Mexico, meets turned away US asylum seekersDemocratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico on Sunday and listened to tearful immigrants say they fled Central American violence and turmoil to seek asylum in the U.S., but were turned away at the border. A fluent Spanish speaker, O’Rourke met around a table at a shelter with immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, some of whom wept as they told of being denied entry into the U.S. while their asylum claims are processed. “We hope, by sharing these stories, that the conscience of our country is awoken right now, and the need to change the policies that we have in place” becomes apparent, O’Rourke said via a livestream on his Facebook page.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker's Spanish is 'humorous'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker's Spanish is 'humorous'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described the Spanish being spoken on stage by presidential candidates including Cory Brooker and Beto O’Rourke at the first Democratic primary debate as “humorous”.The youngest ever congresswoman said there was “a lot of Spanglish in the building” as 10 presidential hopefuls sparred on policies and Donald Trump at the debate in Miami on Wednesday night.Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the debate, Ms Ocasio-Cortez, said:“I loved it, because, I represent the Bronx and there was a lot of Spanglish in the building.”“I thought it was humorous sometimes, at times. Especially because, sometimes, of the content of the question.”The Democratic congresswoman, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, added that she thought the candidates might start saying “I will not give you an answer to your question” in Spanish."But it was good,” she added. “I thought it was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country.” Ms Ocasio-Cortez also compared the candidates to unprepared "high school students". "I think sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom, and so there are some folks that, like, didn’t seem like they read the book, and then they got called on," she said.Asked who she think will make the next debate, Ms Ocasio-Cortez first praised Elizabeth Warren’s performance.“I think Elizabeth Warren really distinguished herself, I think Julian Castro really distinguished himself,” she said. “I think Cory Booker did a great job in talking about criminal justice. ”Looking ahead to the next debate on Thursday, the Democratic congresswoman warned that Joe Biden was not a “safe choice”.“I think it’s dangerous to assume that any candidate is a quote-unquote ‘safe choice,’” she said. “That you pick one candidate and that’s just going to deliver an election for you. But with respect to vice president Biden, it’s more about an overall electoral strategy.”I think there’s this idea that we have to sacrifice everything,” she continued. “That we can’t talk about working class issues, that we can’t talk about criminal justice issues, that we can’t talk about immigration because it isolates this very small sliver of Obama-to-Trump voters."Ms Ocasio-Cortez also highlighted concerns she had over the way climate change is being disused during the debates.The Bronx congresswoman, who introduced Green New Deal proposal supported by a number of Democratic presidential candidates, said: “‘Is Miami going to exist in 50 years?’ we need to say, ‘What are you going to do about this?’”



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