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Recent articles by Will:

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on President Donald Trump& → Read More

O'Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people for being in the country illegally. The former Texas congressman resumed campaigning Friday after suspending his White House bid for nearly two weeks and staying in his hometown of El… → Read More

Beto O'Rourke restarts White House bid after El Paso shooting, says it's battle against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday nearly two weeks after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, using a speech in his grieving city to try to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term. → Read More

O'Rourke restarting White House bid as battle against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday following a nearly two-week pause - using a speech in his Texas hometown where a mass shooting killed 22 people to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term. The former congressman spoke at a park close to his home, saying what happened in El Paso, on… → Read More

O'Rourke restarting White House bid as battle against Trump

Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday following a nearly two-week pause — using a speech in his Texas hometown where a mass shooting killed 22 people to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term. Beto O'Rourke speaking in El Paso on Thurs. Aug. 15, 2019. The former congressman spoke at a park close to his… → Read More

O'Rourke resuming presidential run with 'major' Texas speech

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beto O'Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a "major address to the nation" from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell, reports say

Millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was indicted on sex trafficking charges, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, according to multiple news outlets. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell, reports say

Millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was indicted on sex trafficking charges, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, according to multiple news outlets. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell, reports say

Millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was indicted on sex trafficking charges, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, according to multiple news outlets. → Read More

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump

The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. → Read More

Marine kidnapped as baby reunites with rescuer 22 years later

A reunion outside the Knoxville FBI headquarters was the second time Stewart Rembert and Troy Sowers have met. → Read More

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump

The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. → Read More

Pressure mounts on Hickenlooper, but Senate is no sure bet

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - As his campaign cash dwindles and he continues to scrape the bottom in polls, pressure is mounting on former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to trade in his faltering presidential bid for a U.S. Senate run in his home state. But the decision will not be an easy one for the 67-year-old. Hickenlooper was generally uninterested in the ins-and-outs of legislative… → Read More

O'Rourke cancels prison tour, heads to Texas after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke cancelled a visit to California's San Quentin State Prison and abruptly flew to his native El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico, in the wake of a mass shooting there. → Read More

O'Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope with a mass shooting that killed 22 people. O'Rourke's campaign said Wednesday that he won't attend the Iowa State Fair as planned on Friday or visit an Indian powwow or a multi-candidate… → Read More

O'Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope with a mass shooting that killed 22 people. → Read More

El Paso shooting offers O'Rourke a real-time political test

WASHINGTON (AP) - His once-soaring presidential prospects in swift decline, Beto O'Rourke returned to El Paso, Texas, to try to help cope with the shooting that killed 20 people. He no longer has the platform of a public office, but he still has his voice. The former congressman was a persistent presence on his hometown's streets and on news shows Sunday. He tried to offer comfort to his… → Read More

O'Rourke cancels prison tour, heads to Texas after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke cancelled a visit to California's San Quentin State Prison and abruptly flew to his native El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico, in the wake of a mass shooting there. → Read More

O'Rourke cancels prison tour, heads to Texas after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke cancelled a visit to California's San Quentin State Prison and abruptly flew to his native El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico, in the wake of a mass shooting there. → Read More

O'Rourke cancels prison tour, heads to Texas after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke cancelled a visit to California's San Quentin State Prison and abruptly flew to his native El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico, in the wake of a mass shooting there. → Read More