Tag: Texas

Beto O’Rourke Joined ‘Cult of the Dead Cow’ Hacking Group

Presidential candidate Robert “Beto’:O’Rourke has confirmed he participated in the controversial hacker group “Cult of the Dead Cow,” at least while he was a teen. “His background in hacking circles has repeatedly informed his strategy as he explored and subverted established procedures in technology, the media and government,” according to Joseph Menn, who interviewed the […]

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It’s Official: Beto O’Rourke Is Running for President in 2020

Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) On Thursday, Beto O’Rourke stopped the late night texts with America and made it official by announcing that he’s running for president in 2020 and joining an overly crowded field of Democrats all wanting to be the one to take down the evil Trump empire. “This is a defining moment […]

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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 […]

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Beto O’Rourke Moves Toward a 2020 Race He Could Upend, Ready or Not

Beto O’Rourke has driven alone across the plains, straining to find his emotional bearings — or at least a Pancake House in Liberal, Kan. He has collected an “El Pasoan of the Year” award, before a modest audience, and smiled coyly through an interview with Oprah Winfrey, before a bigger […]

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Beto O’Rourke Says He Has ‘Made a Decision’ on a Presidential Run

Beto O’Rourke, who has turned his consideration of a presidential campaign into an online version of reality television, inviting Americans to follow along through journal dispatches as he travels the country in search of personal clarity, said Wednesday that he had made his decision. What is it? He’ll tell you […]

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WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Named ‘Honorary President’ of U.S.-Mexico Border Region

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was named the “honorary president” of the Rio Grande River which separates Mexico from the United States. During a press conference and ceremony blasting President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the southern border, Pelosi received the honor from Laredo, Texas, Mayor Pete Saenz. “While the Republic was short-lived, ten […]

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Apple will reportedly close 2 stores to avoid an infamous Texas patent court

With over 500 retail stores worldwide, Apple’s opening or closing plans for individual stores typically aren’t noteworthy, but the company appears to have an unusual motive behind the closure of two locations in eastern Texas: It’s reportedly attempting to sever business contacts near a court that is often preferred by […]

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Why Trump’s Emergency Mess Means Danger for the Courts

It didn’t take long for a group of Texas landowners to challenge President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in court. More suits have followed — 16 states, including New York and California, have sued to stop Mr. Trump’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall — and the […]

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Another Migrant With an Illness Has Died in Border Patrol Custody

A 45-year-old Mexican migrant died on Monday in the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, an event that was sure to intensify pressure on an agency overwhelmed by record numbers of migrant families crossing the border, while its health and safety standards have come under harsh public scrutiny. […]

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Remaining GM Workers on Edge as Layoffs End: We’re ‘Nervous and Afraid’

The remaining American workers at General Motors (GM) say they are on edge as layoffs of thousands of longtime U.S. employees have somewhat concluded at a number of the automakers’ plants. At the beginning of the month, GM executives began laying off 14,700 workers in the United States and Canada, with the majority of the […]

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Report: Mitch McConnell Told Trump No ‘Land Mines’ in Spending Bill, a ‘Win’ over Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly gave President Donald Trump false information about legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown, claiming the bill possesses no “hidden provisions” or “landmines.” The Kentucky Republican also is said to have told the president that signing the bill into law would be a “win” over House Speaker Nancy […]

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When Judges Defy the Supreme Court

No, I wasn’t surprised last week, as most people apparently were, when Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding fifth vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana for at least a little while longer. In fact, I had predicted it (and I have witnesses). Why? Not because I think […]

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Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke: El Paso Is ‘Safe Not Because of Walls, But in Spite of Walls’

Failed Senate Candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke headlined a protest Monday night across the street from President Trump’s rally in El Paso, Texas, where he claimed that El Paso was one of the safest cities in America “in spite of walls.” El Paso is “one of the safest cities in the United States of America. Safe […]

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