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Beto O'Rourke: American politician
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is an American politician who represented Texas's 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. O'Rourke also sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

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2020 Democrats entering period of high stakes and tough decisions

Beto O'Rourke bowed out of the presidential race Friday, surprising staffers and supporters in Iowa, where he was scheduled to speak at a Democratic party event. The Democratic candidates are entering..
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Beto O'Rourke to supporters a week after ending campaign: 'Get behind the nominee from this party'

"All of us have to commit to get behind the nominee ... so that she or he is successful against Donald Trump," O'Rourke said after ending his run.
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"He doesn't like guns, religion or oil": Trump takes swipe at Beto [Video]"He doesn't like guns, religion or oil": Trump takes swipe at Beto

President Trump went off script and mocked Texas native and former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke at a White House event Wednesday.

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How And Why Beto O'Rourke's Campaign Cratered [Video]How And Why Beto O'Rourke's Campaign Cratered

A year ago, Beto O'Rourke was the hottest thing since sliced bread on the political scene. In the first day of his campaign, he raised a staggering $6.1 million. And according to Politico, there's no..

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Pathetic 'poor bastard': Trump reacts to O'Rourke leaving race [Video]Pathetic 'poor bastard': Trump reacts to O'Rourke leaving race

Beto O'Rourke has ended his 2020 election campaign. At a rally in Mississippi on Friday, President Trump belittled his former opponent and the "sick" media coverage of congressional Democrats'..

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Beto Heckled [Video]Beto Heckled

On Wednesday, Beto O'Rourke visited Newtown, CT, the site of one of America's worst shootings. O'Rourke wanted to discuss gun prevention. But some in Newtown weren't having it. According to Fox 61,..

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Did Beto O'Rourke Lie About Gun Confiscation? [Video]Did Beto O'Rourke Lie About Gun Confiscation?

Beto O'Rourke may have just lied about his stance on gun confiscation. For the last two months, Beto has pushed the idea of mandatory buy-backs of AR-15s. When asked if he was going to take them from..

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Beto Caves On Gun Ban [Video]Beto Caves On Gun Ban

Former congressman Beto O'Rourke famously declared he would "take" AR-15s and AK-47s. Fox News reports he confronted by a student in Iowa on Friday who described himself as a "hunter" who uses an..

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Is Beto A Viable Candidate? [Video]Is Beto A Viable Candidate?

Is Beto O'Rourke is viable Presidential candidate? Not if you look at his poll numbers. A new Quinnipiac poll shows him languishing at 1% among Democratic voters. That hasn't stopped Beto from trying..

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Beto Sinks In New Poll [Video]Beto Sinks In New Poll

A new Quinnipiac poll was released Thursday. The poll is bad news for Bet O'Rourke. He needs 3% to qualify the November debates. If he doesn't get into the debates on Thursday it will be very hard for..

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How Much Lower Can Beto O'Rourke Sink? [Video]How Much Lower Can Beto O'Rourke Sink?

Beto O'Rourke's campaign is sinking. The former Texas congressman is fighting a losing battle to become the Democratic nominee. A new poll from SurveyUSA shows he is polling at 0% with key..

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Media Says Beto Is Worthless [Video]Media Says Beto Is Worthless

Beto O'Rourke's Presidential campaign is on life support and everyone knows it. On the trail, the Presidential candidate reeks of desperation to become President. Politico reports that in March he..

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Beto Hammered In Debate [Video]Beto Hammered In Debate

Yesterday's Democratic primary debate was the last shot for former Texas congressman, Beto O'Rourke. While O'Rourke has made headlines in recent months over gun control. Business Insider polling shows..

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Democrats Think Beto Is Helping Trump Get Re-Elected [Video]Democrats Think Beto Is Helping Trump Get Re-Elected

America’s churchgoers are now mad as hell at Beto O'Rourke's spontaneous political decisions. On Thursday night, he said he'd revoke tax exempt status for anti-gay marriage churches. Democrats are..

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Beto Becomes Human Straw Man [Video]Beto Becomes Human Straw Man

Why is Beto O'Rourke still in the Presidential race? His poll numbers are abysmal. His fundraising is sluggish, to put it mildly. Yet, here he is is, plugging away. To anyone paying attention, his goal..

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Beto Fundraising Takes Nosedive [Video]Beto Fundraising Takes Nosedive

Beto O'Rourke raised $6-million dollars in the first 24-hours of his Presidential campaign. Oh, how times have changed. Just a few months later, In the third quarter of 2019, O'Rourke is struggling to..

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Dems Slam O'Rourke [Video]Dems Slam O'Rourke

On Thursday night, Beto O’Rourke vowed to revoke the tax exempt status of churches that oppose same-sex marriage. ---So as president ... we are going to stop those who are infringing on the rights of..

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Beto Says He Will Go After Intolerant Religions [Video]Beto Says He Will Go After Intolerant Religions

On Thursday night, Beto O’Rourke vowed to revoke the tax exempt status of churches that oppose same-sex marriage. The former El Paso congressman made the comments during a CNN town hall devoted to..

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More Bad News For Beto [Video]More Bad News For Beto

The news keeps getting worse for beleaguered Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. O'Rourke is struggling in the polls. He went from being one of the top candidates to an also-ran in the bottom of the..

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Did Beto Save The NRA? [Video]Did Beto Save The NRA?

The National Rifle Association was in trouble earlier this year. Membership was down, donations were down, and infighting consumed the group. But then, bungling Beto O'Rourke told voters he was going..

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What Is Beto's Strategy? [Video]What Is Beto's Strategy?

Beto O'Rourke doesn't seem to have a plan to become the Democratic nominee. He started off well. In the beginning he raised over $6 million in 24-hours. However, as Americans got to know him his they..

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November Debate Spells Death For Beto Campaign [Video]November Debate Spells Death For Beto Campaign

The DNC increased the threshold for the November Presidential debate. The Washington Examiner reports that failed Senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke will not make the cut. O'Rourke hit the donor..

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2020 Dems want impeachment inquiry to continue [Video]2020 Dems want impeachment inquiry to continue

Democratic presidential hopefuls Beto O'Rourke, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and Senator Amy Klobuchar on Saturday said the impeachment investigation of President Trump must continue. Steyer said he..

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Beto Is Getting Desperate [Video]Beto Is Getting Desperate

Beto O'Rourke has the stink of desperation on him and everyone knows it. The former Texas congressman is sinking in the polls. Nationally and in state-by-state polling, O'Rourke does not get above..

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Struggling Beto To Host Arizona Town Hall [Video]Struggling Beto To Host Arizona Town Hall

K.O.L.D. News 13 reports that Beto O'Rourke is coming to Arizona. The candidate will hold a town hall in Tucson, Arizona this weekend near the University of Arizona campus. O’Rourke’s town hall is..

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Beto Languishes At Bottom Of Pack [Video]Beto Languishes At Bottom Of Pack

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden are the top three candidates of the 2020 Democratic race. Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, however, has languished in obscurity for months. According to..

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O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse [Video]O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse

Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign has been struggling for months. He has polled between 1% and 0%, nationally and in state-by-state polling. He doesn't even poll in the top 8 in his own home state..

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Texas Congressmen find common ground along a 1600 mile road trip

When a pre-spring blizzard shut down air travel on the east coast last week, two Texas Congressmen-- one Democrat and one Republican-- booked a rental car and hit the road together. Thirty-six hours..
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Trump attacks impeachment inquiry, mocks O'Rourke

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the US House's impeachment inquiry against him. (Nov. 2)  
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The End of Betomania

Beto O’Rourke’s meme-ready instincts and hope-and-change flourishes seemed like a credible bet to counter President Trump. Until they didn’t.
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2020 Trail Markers: Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential race

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke ended his presidential campaign on Friday. The news broke just hours before O'Rourke was expected to speak with the rest of the Democratic candidates at a dinner in..
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Beto O’Rourke Ends His Campaign

Speaking to supporters in Des Moines, former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas pledged to support the Democratic nominee in 2020 “with everything that I’ve got.”
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Harris shuts down field offices in New Hampshire

Harris also cut her entire field team in the state — over half the New Hampshire staff is being laid off. And Beto O'Rourke announced he's ending his presidential bid late Friday afternoon
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Beto O'Rourke ends his bid for the presidency

Beto O'Rourke ends his bid for the presidency
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Beto O’Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare, but failed to build significant support.
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As more Dems join the packed 2020 field, Biden teases his entry

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports on the official addition of Beto O'Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand to the Democratic field, and Joe Biden's tease of running.
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Beto O'Rourke says migrant families "pose no threat or danger" to U.S.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke joins Margaret Brennan in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, to discuss his campaign and current immigration policies.
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," May 26

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan traveled to El Paso to sit down with 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke. Plus, Rep. Will Hurd, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson and Sen...
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Beto O'Rourke on troops to MidEast

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke joins Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump's order to deploy 1,500 more troops to the Middle East.
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Can Beto O'Rourke bounce back in the race for 2020?

Ed O'Keefe, Joel Payne and Molly Ball join Margaret Brennan to discuss the 2020 Democratic contenders and whether Beto O'Rourke can reboot his campaign.
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Face The Nation: O’Rourke, Graham, Seawright

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the democratic debates.
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Beto O'Rourke says Trump's rhetoric "has a lot to do" with El Paso shooting

Beto O'Rourke, the former member of Congress from El Paso, Texas, joins Major Garrett to discuss the latest on the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left at least 20 dead and more than two dozen..
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Beto O'Rourke says he won't run for president in 2020

"60 Minutes" asks Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke whether they might face off again in 2020 — in a race for the White House.
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Ted Cruz on Beto O'Rourke voters: "They'll crawl over broken glass to show up"

Ted Cruz thinks Beto O'Rourke's supporters have a powerful motivation for voting in the Texas Senate race: anger over President Trump. Hear from both candidates Sunday on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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How Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke could predict America's political future

Few political races say more about the current state of American politics than the tight race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. Jon Wertheim reports
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Do Democrats like Beto O'Rourke for 2020?

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Beto O'Rourke's influence on the 2020 race and the Democratic party's lack..
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Report: Officers say Beto O'Rourke tried to leave the scene of 1998 DWI crash

Former Texas Congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke has denied reports that he tried to leave the scene of a 1998 DWI crash. Texas Tribune investigative reporter Jay Root..
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New documentary gives inside look at Beto O'Rourke's failed Senate bid in Texas

Beto O'Rourke is trying to break through a crowded field of 2020 Democratic campaign, less than one year after his failed Senate campaign in Texas. The new HBO documentary "Running With Beto"..
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John Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. This comes the same day former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke rolled out a revamped..
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Beto O'Rourke 'open to the idea' of letting people use AR-15s, AK-47s at hunting clubs, gun ranges

Beto O'Rourke on Friday left the door open for allowing some people to keep assault-style weapons like AR-15s and AK-47s at gun ranges and hunting clubs.
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Beto O'Rourke speaks to CBS News about gun buybacks and more

Democratic pesidential candidate Beto O'Rourke spoke with CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Tim Perry in a wide-ranging interview Thursday night. O'Rourke talked about his proposal to help Americans with..
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Beto O'Rourke says he expects Americans to surrender guns

Beto O'Rourke dismissed criticisms of his sweeping gun control proposal, telling CBS News in an interview that he expects gun owners will go along with his plan to institute a "mandatory buyback" of..
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Beto O'Rourke unveils plan to stem opioid abuse

On Thursday, O'Rourke released his proposal to end the opioid epidemic
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Hell, yes, Beto O'Rourke: Today's Toon

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Yes, Beto, your open-border immigration ideas are slap in the face to Angel Moms like me

My son was killed by an illegal immigrant who was helped by the same open-borders philosophy Beto O'Rourke is pushing. That makes my blood boil.
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"I don't believe anymore that they love our country": Trump takes aim at Democrats at Texas rally

President Trump hit his usual talking points at a Dallas rally on Thursday, although he zeroed in on religion and gun for the Texas crowd. He also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and his 2020..
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President Trump, Beto O'Rourke hold dueling rallies in Texas 

President Trump spent Thursday in Texas. Gromer Jeffers, a political writer for the Dallas Morning News, joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the state Democrats say could become a battleground ahead of..
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O'Rourke doubles down on gun buyback plan after Buttigieg criticism

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas spoke more at Tuesday's debate than at previous debates, although part of his time was spent in a testy exchange with Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on gun..
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O'Rourke and Buttigieg spar over gun buy-back proposal

"I don't need lessons from you on courage — political or personal," Buttigieg told O'Rourke during a heated exchange
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Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg Battle Over Confiscating Assault Weapons

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.
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Beto O'Rourke's campaign manager talks Trump impeachment and candidate's debate prep

Jen O'Malley Dillon, campaign manager for former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, spoke to CBSN's Caitlin Huey-Burns ahead of Tuesday's debate in Ohio. The two..
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Beto O'Rourke defends plan to confiscate assault-style weapons

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Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal is ‘Punitive,’ O’Rourke Says

Beto O’Rourke took aim at Elizabeth Warren over a proposal that is at the center of her presidential campaign: an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.
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O’Rourke Says Warren Is Being ‘Punitive’ With Wealth Tax Proposal

Beto O’Rourke took aim at Elizabeth Warren over a proposal that is at the center of her presidential campaign: an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.
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Beto O'Rourke criticized by conservatives for comment about tax-exempt status and LGBTQ rights

O'Rourke was the target of pushback after he said that religious organizations opposed to same-sex marriage should not have tax-exempt status.
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Beto O'Rourke's debate comments could complicate new gun proposals

Just days after calling for new restrictions on e-cigarettes, the president is spending the weekend at the White House considering an even more contentious issue: gun control. His administration could..
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Beto O'Rourke talks evolution on guns

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he came to support a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons after speaking to mass shooting survivors in El Paso. (Oct. 2)
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U.S. Soldier Who Discussed Bomb Plot Is Arrested in Kansas, Authorities Say

The soldier, based in Fort Riley, Kan., discussed plans to attack a major news network and suggested targeting Beto O’Rourke, the authorities said.
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Beto O’Rourke Wants to Talk Guns With Anyone Who Will Listen

Oh, and he’s running for president too.
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Chuck Schumer said Democrats don't agree with Beto O'Rourke on gun buybacks. Some do.

Chuck Schumer said "I don't know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O'Rourke." Some 2020 Dems do support mandatory gun buybacks.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: O'Rourke adresses homelessness crisis in Los Angeles

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke visited Los Angeles Tuesday to learn about the city's homelessness crisis. CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Tim Perry joins CBSN to discuss O'Rourke's focus on the..
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