Debates Could Help Boost Beto O’Rourke From Low Polling

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who jumped into the presidential race in the aftermath of his powerhouse 2018 U.S. Senate campaign, has struggled in his transition to the national political stage and slipped in recent polls. But the Democratic debates, the first round being held in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday, could help elevate candidates who exceed expectations.

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Presidential Candidates Address Poverty at ‘Poor People’s’ Forum

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spearheaded the Poor People’s Campaign to demand economic justice and an end to systemic racism, activists reviving that effort grilled Democratic presidential candidates at a forum in the nation’s capital Monday on their strategies to provide relief for the millions of Americans who currently live in poverty.  

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O’Rourke Pledges Reversal of Trump-Era LGBTQ Policies

Promising to undo what he calls an assault on LGBTQ rights under the Trump administration, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke rolled out a new plan Wednesday to strengthen federal protections for gay and transgender people in the United States that calls for the reversal of several Trump policies, including the transgender troop ban.

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Case Opened: Democrats Begin Public Airing of Mueller Report

House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel’s report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative “path” — in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that some of them hope leads to impeachment of the president.

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