Democrat Beto O’Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.
President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.
The cities were Keokuk, Fort Madison and Burlington, but they could have been Waco, Kerrville and Pearland.
The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O’Rourke’s entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change.
Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry said New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should not be castigated for pushing the Green New Deal.
Backing a resolution spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border.
The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.
Questions began last year about whether Beto O’Rourke, then a Democratic congressman from El Paso, would run for president. No matter that he was still in the midst of challenging Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
With his wife by his side, former Texas Congressman has released a video announcing that he’s running for president. He’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020.
By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is […]