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Beto O'Rourke reveals the value of political charisma: $US6.1 million
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Beto O'Rourke reveals the value of political charisma: $US6.1 million

Beto O'Rourke raised US$6 million in a day without having a notable policy idea, a substantial record of achievement or a compelling personal story.

  • by Matthew Knott

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Democrat O'Rourke's presidential bid draws $8.6m in first 24 hours
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Democrat O'Rourke's presidential bid draws $8.6m in first 24 hours

The former three-term Texas congressman's haul put him at the top of a Democratic pack of more than a dozen candidates so far.

  • by Ginger Gibson
Republicans links 'Irishman' Beto O'Rourke's heritage to drink driving

Republicans links 'Irishman' Beto O'Rourke's heritage to drink driving

Republicans have previously sought to focus attention on O'Rourke's drink driving arrest but now the RNC is raising the topic of his ancestry.

  • by Felicia Sonmez
Waiting for Biden: the Democratic favourite faces a backlash
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Waiting for Biden: the Democratic favourite faces a backlash

Former vice president Joe Biden is the frontrunner to win the Democratic Party nomination. But he is already facing resistance from the party's progressive left.

  • by Matthew Knott
After meteoric rise, Beto O'Rourke enters 2020 presidential race
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After meteoric rise, Beto O'Rourke enters 2020 presidential race

Until he unsuccessfully challenged Republican Senator Ted Cruz last year, O'Rourke was barely known. But the Spanish-speaking former punk rocker became a sensation during the campaign

  • by Will Weissert
Facebook deletes, and then restores, Warren's ads attacking platform
Elizabeth Warren

Facebook deletes, and then restores, Warren's ads attacking platform

The Massachusetts senator on March 8 issued a plan to curtail growing tech monopolies because she says they stifle innovation and hurt small businesses

  • by Mike Snider
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In Democrats' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees 2020 weapon
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In Democrats' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees 2020 weapon

"Medicare for All" has become a battlecry for many Democratic presidential candidates. Republicans are aiming to use it against them.

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Facebook, Google
Elizabeth Warren

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Facebook, Google

Senator Warren says she wants the government to work for people, not for the giant tech companies.

  • by Daniel Trotta
Democrats self-inflicted wounds over anti-Semitism a warning for 2020
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Democrats self-inflicted wounds over anti-Semitism a warning for 2020

Democrats keep committing unforced errors that showcase their internal divisions rather than Donald Trump's weaknesses. It could cost them the 2020 election.

  • by Matthew Knott
'I will not allow Trump to define the Party': a black female Republican speaks out
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'I will not allow Trump to define the Party': a black female Republican speaks out

Mia Love, the first black Republican woman ever elected to Congress, says the Democrats have a big shot at defeating Donald Trump. But they could blow it.

  • by Matthew Knott
The new Bernie Sanders: a shrewd strategist out to win the White House
Bernie Sanders

The new Bernie Sanders: a shrewd strategist out to win the White House

He's already raised $US10 million from diehard supporters, now Bernie Sanders is out to broaden his appeal to much a wider pool of voters in the race for 2020.

  • by Matthew Knott