INCUMBENT Republican Ted Cruz will beat Democrat Beto O'Rourke in the Texas senate race, it has been projected. US broadcasters have ruled Texas a safe win for Cruz after a tense race with the Democrat snapping on the Republican's heels. Both ABC and CBS have projected a win for Cruz, as he held onto the conservative Texan areas. In a speech celebrating his win from Houston, Cruz lauded Texans for turning out "to defend Texas" and a "common sense agenda". He said: "Tonight is a victory for all the men and women across this state that poured your hearts, your passion, your energy to rising to defend Texas. He claimed at pre-election rallies across the state, "former Democrats" would turnout for the Republican candidate.The southern battleground has been a Republican stronghold, apart from Democrat President Jimmy Carter's marginal win in the state over Republican candidate Gerald Ford in 1976. Early exit polls showed that O'Rourke leading Cruz by 50-48 per cent in a huge early lead. But … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz projected to beat Beto O’Rourke as Republican fights off ‘blue wave’ with rural vote
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AFTER a near-win at the US midterm elections, Beto O'Rourke has been a hot contender for the 2020 presidential election, although he's denied wanting the White House's top spot. Here's what you need to know about the Democratic congressman's plans for the future - and whether running for President in 2020 is on his to-do list. How old is Beto O'Rourke? Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is 46 years old. The dad-of-three was born on September 26, 1972, to El Paso County Judge Pat O'Rourke and Melissa Martha. His step-grandfather Fred Korth was the Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy. He obtained the Spanish nickname Beto from loved ones, who were keen to distinguish him from his grandad who shared the same name.He is married to Amy Hoover Sanders, 35, and they have three children, Ulysses, Henry and Molly. O'Rourke's father was killed in July 2001 at 58-years-old, as he was struck by a passing car while riding his bike. How did he perform in the US midterm … [Read more...] about How old is Beto O’Rourke and will the Democrat run for US President in 2020?
Candidates in Wednesday debate as you see them from left to right Bill de Blasio - New York mayorTim Ryan - Ohio CongressmanJulian Castro - former HUD secretaryCory Booker - New Jersey senator Elizabeth Warren - Massachusetts senatorBeto O'Rourke - former-Texas CongressmanAmy Klobuchar - Minnesota senatorTulsi Gabbard - Hawaii CongresswomanJay Inslee - Washington governor John Delaney - former Maryland Congressman Ten candidates, five moderators, 120 minutes of air time and 60 seconds to answer the question - the first Democratic debate of the 2020 primary campaign airs Wednesday night, giving the field of 20 contenders the chance to introduce themselves to a national audience. Ten candidates will be in the spotlight Wednesday with the remaining 10 taking the stage Thursday. WHO'S RUNNING THIS DEBATE NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie and Nightly News Saturday host Jose Diaz-Balart will lead the first hour of coverage, … [Read more...] about Fight night! Ten Democrats will debate in primetime tonight in first of two debates with NBC promising moderators Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie WILL close down candidates led by Elizabeth Warren if they talk too much
Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for the deaths of a Salvadoran father and daughter who were found drowned this week along the bank of the Rio Grande River after they tried to illegally cross into the United States. 'That's like I've been saying. If they fixed the laws, you wouldn't have that,' Trump told reporters at the White House before he left for the G20 meeting in Japan. 'They want to have open borders and open borders mean crime, and open borders mean people drowning in the rivers. And it's a very dangerous thing,' he charged. Donald Trump blamed Democrats for the deaths of a Salvadoran father and daughter Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramierz with daughter Valeria; the two died trying to cross the Rio Grande to illegally enter the United States The president said he 'hated' the photo of the deceased migrants, which has gone viral across the internet. 'I hate it, and I know it could stop immediately if the Democrats change the law,' he said. 'And then that father, … [Read more...] about Trump blames DEMOCRATS for drowning deaths of Salvadoran father and child during Rio Grande crossing saying ‘open borders mean people drowning’
The New York Times was forced to change its front-page headline for Tuesday’s newspaper amid an intense backlash over its portrayal of Donald Trump’s statement on the twin mass shootings that left 31 people dead. The original headline read “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS RACISM”. Many people complained that the wording fed Trump’s claims that those who criticised his persistent anti-immigrant rhetoric – some of which was parroted in the El Paso gunman’s alleged manifesto – were playing politics. The headline first gained widespread attention when it was tweeted by the prominent statistician Nate Silver: As Silver’s tweet was being shared thousands of times, the New York Times changed the headline for the second print edition to “ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS”. A Times spokesperson acknowledged to the Washington Post: “The headline was bad and has been changed for the second edition.” But it seemed the damage had already … [Read more...] about New York Times changes front-page Trump headline after backlash