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Beto O’Rourke’s ancestors were slaveholders, records reveal

Exclusive: ORourke addresses family history and admits that he and his children are beneficiaries of slaveholding Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke recently delivered an impassioned speech while meeting with the Gullah-Geechee Nation, an organization of African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved on plantations from Florida to South Carolina. The speech in Beaufort followed one attendees question about whether ORourke supports Confederacy. In his writings and media interviews, however, ORourke has dealt only with kin who lived too late to have fought for the south in the American civil war, or…

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Democrats must just bring down Trump for the sake of the world | Robert Reich

We do not need 20 candidates having confusing fights over healthcare. We need urgent action to defeat a would-be tyrant Imagine an opposition political party in a land being taken over by an oligarchy, headed by a would-be tyrant. The tyrant and the oligarchy have convinced many voters the reason they feel powerless and economically insecure isnt because the oligarchy has taken most of the economic gains and overwhelmed the government with its money. Its because the country has been taken over by undocumented migrants, Latinos, African Americans and a…

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Beto O’Rourke is campaigning on that CNN poll in which he pummels President Trump by 10 points

As Twitchy reported earlier this week, CNN unveiled its latest poll in which Beto O’Rourke destroys President Donald Trump by a margin of 10 points in a hypothetical matchup. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, both who have been leading in the polls, also defeat Trump, but only by 6 points each. Trump also loses to Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg in CNN’s poll, but he does manage to beat Elizabeth Warren by 1 point. Obviously, O’Rourke is going to run with that poll — the Monmouth University poll released the week…

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‘The children are displeased’: Beto O’Rourke’s already taking heat for dragging his feet on saving the planet

As Twitchy told you, Beto O’Rourke has unveiled his brave new plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. His foot-dragging when it comes to reversing climate change probably won’t sit well with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It certainly isn’t sitting well with AOC’s fellow Green New Deal warriors at Sunrise Movement: Sunrise Movement Statement in Response to @BetoORourke‘s Climate Plan: Thread: pic.twitter.com/VzN9Uz6pz5 — Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) April 29, 2019 .@BetoORourke: this is not what the “latest science demands” and a 2050 net-zero emissions goal is not in line with the #GreenNewDeal.…

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