O’Rourke calls America’s capitalist economy ‘racist’

O’Rourke calls America’s capitalist economy ‘racist’

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201903/689/1155968404_6014453209001_6014455221001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Beto O’Rourke said Friday that America’s capitalist economy is “racist,” while he praised a proposal to give infants so-called baby bonds to address systemic inequalities. Responding to a question at a meet-and-greet in Iowa about whether he is a socialist, O’Rourke reiterated that “I consider myself a capitalist” and…
Julián Castro’s plan to torpedo Beto backfires

Julián Castro’s plan to torpedo Beto backfires

Compared to other presidential contenders who have rolled out lengthy endorsement lists, Julián Castro’s roster is a little thin. | Mario Tama/Getty Images 2020 elections An attempted show of force against Beto O'Rourke by the former HUD secretary’s campaign wasn’t very forceful. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 03/15/2019 04:54 PM EDT Julián Castro welcomed home-state colleague…
Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. | Mark Baker/AP Photo CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white…
‘Democrats as a whole are not socialists’: Vulnerable Dems seek distance for 2020

‘Democrats as a whole are not socialists’: Vulnerable Dems seek distance for 2020

Two House freshmen, Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood (left) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (Va.), both dismissed concerns that their more vocal Democratic colleagues will complicated their reelection chances. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Elections The most endangered House Democrats in next year's election are wary of their more outspoken, liberal colleagues. By LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ 03/15/2019 05:00 AM…
Trump aides assure boss that Biden isn’t a threat

Trump aides assure boss that Biden isn’t a threat

Some of President Donald Trump’s advisers have compared Joe Biden to Jeb Bush, who entered the 2016 as the putative front-runner only to drop out before his home state primary. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 elections Trump has peppered aides for updates on Biden’ polling numbers, but his confidants are telling him the Democratic base…
What Jesse Taught Bernie About Running for President

What Jesse Taught Bernie About Running for President

Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. The night of April 19, 1988, in the tense, people-packed auditorium at Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders strode stern-faced into enemy territory. The city’s crotchety, socialist, obstinately independent mayor planted himself at the center of the stage at the Democratic Party’s caucus, an…
National emergency senate vote count: Here’s how senators voted

National emergency senate vote count: Here’s how senators voted

The Senate on Thursday voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, a harsh rebuke of the president’s attempt to go around Congress to fund a border wall. Twelve Republicans defected and joined all Democrats in approving the resolution, which now goes to the president’s desk. Trump has vowed to veto the…
Romney, Alexander to buck Trump on national emergency

Romney, Alexander to buck Trump on national emergency

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to stand with him ahead of the vote, tweeting “a vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!” | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images National Emergency The move sets up the first veto of Trump's presidency. By MARIANNE LEVINE 03/14/2019 11:18…
Trump may send volunteer force to border

Trump may send volunteer force to border

A razor-wire-covered border wall separates Nogalas, Mexico, at right, and Nogales, Ariz. at dusk on March 2. | AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Immigration The idea of sending an emergency response team to the border is in an exploratory phase. By TED HESSON 03/14/2019 05:16 PM EDT The Trump administration may send a volunteer emergency response team…
Why Trump didn’t stop a GOP revolt on his border emergency

Why Trump didn’t stop a GOP revolt on his border emergency

The Republican revolt on the Senate floor followed a haphazard and erratic persuasion effort from President Donald Trump. | Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a pointed missive ahead of the Senate’s vote to block his emergency declaration: “A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for…

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