Coming for your AR-15? O’Rourke scrambles dems’ gun message

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s “hell yes” moment at the democrats’ presidential debate is scrambling his party’s message on guns. The democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens’ firearms. But on Friday, they struggled to square that message with their presidential contender’s […]

O’Rourke makes utterly racist comment that white Americans don’t know full story of slavery, hasn’t answered whether unborn babies should receive reparations for government-sanctioned murder

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP and The Golden Hammer) — Beto O’Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year’s Southern presidential primaries.O’Rourke has […]

Precinct 3 Constable Gable’s team arrests child predator O’Rourke

The Woodlands and Willis, March 28 – Investigators from Montgomery County Constable Precinct 3 Ryan Gable’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) division found Defendant Alexander Michael O’Rourke, age 23, online soliciting for sex with 13 year old girls. During the undercover operation, the defendant offered to meet to have sex with the undercover investigator that he believed to be […]

O’Rourke: Being white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Iowa, March 17 (AP) – Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he’d spoken before about his gender and race, O’Rourke had largely dodged campaign-trail […]

O’Rourke apologizes for teen writings, rhetoric toward wife

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young. During a taping of the “Political Party Live” podcast in Cedar Rapids, he […]

O’Rourke won’t rule out being vice presidential candidate

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he’ll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate’s running mate, the Democratic former Texas […]

Beto O’Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz grows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O’Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies. The three-term Democratic congressman murmured “No decision. No decision on that,” when pressed by an attendee during a town hall Friday in his native El Paso who […]

Democrats speeding up their 2020 campaign launches

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate […]

Texas’ O’Rourke tells national audience he’d impeach Trump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Robert Francis O’Rourke, the Irishman from El Paso, told a national television audience Thursday night that he’d vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal positions that may be […]