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  1. texas school shooting
    Beto O’Rourke Confronts Greg Abbott Over Shooting: ‘This Is on You!’The Democratic candidate for governor interrupted a press conference about the elementary-school shooting before he was pulled away by security.
  2. socialism
    Beto, Stop ThisYou can’t convince Texans that Governor Greg Abbott is a socialist.
  3. politics
    Matthew McConaughey’s Next Role Won’t Be Texas GovernorThe actor announced that he will not be running for governor of his home state after all.
  4. 2022 midterms
    Beto O’Rourke Is Running for Governor in TexasThe former Democratic phenom must overcome past questions to challenge a strong but vulnerable Republican incumbent in a red state turning purple.
  5. vision 2020
    Will 2020 Be Jimmy Carter’s Revenge?The Democratic South is rising again, but this time it’s multiracial and progressive.
  6. politics
    Another QAnon Sympathizer Knocks Off GOP Congressman in Colorado PrimaryDespite a Trump endorsement, Scott Tipton was no match for the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill who defied public-health orders.
  7. vision 2020
    Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Beto Endorse Biden in DallasThree former candidates endorsed Biden on Monday, as the former veep consolidates the support of moderate Democrats before Super Tuesday.
  8. intelligencer chats
    Where Did Beto Go Wrong?Intelligencer staffers discuss what derailed the Texan’s once-promising campaign.
  9. politics
    Beto Drops OutThe former congressman from Texas had failed to find much footing in the primary race.
  10. vision 2020
    December Democratic Debate May Winnow Some More CandidatesThe polling threshold for making the stage will rise again, endangering several well-known candidates.
  11. politics
    How Close Is the U.S. to Civil War? About Two-Thirds of the Way, Americans SayThe country is divided and people think it’s headed to a bad place.
  12. vision 2020
    How Many Candidates Can Survive a Bad Showing in Iowa?There are traditionally “three tickets out of Iowa,” but there may be four this time around.
  13. democratic primaries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Chicago Fundraiser Debacle Won’t Help Him With Black VotersHe needs black support for his new strategy: capturing Biden supporters if the former vice-president falters.
  14. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke 2020 Has Been Worse Than UselessHe could have been a contender (in Texas). Instead, he’s run a dumb, needlessly divisive campaign.
  15. democratic debates
    Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke Spar on Assault-Weapon BuybacksAfter the candidates argued over the efficacy of O’Rourke’s proposal, Julián Castro added a strong closer: “Police violence is also gun violence.”
  16. democratic debates
    Will Warren Have a Bull’s-eye on Her Back in the Ohio Debate?Various rivals have reasons to hope the new co-front-runner stumbles. But are any of them willing to risk being the one to give her a push?
  17. politics
    Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Know Much About the ConstitutionAs tempting as it might be to punish anti-gay churches, O’Rourke’s proposal goes too far.
  18. impeachment
    Are We Already Near the Impeachment Endgame?It’s possible Trump’s obstruction will mean House Democrats have to cut to the chase instead of holding thorough impeachment hearings.
  19. vision 2020
    Biden Planning One-on-One Showdown With WarrenBiden’s plan for a Super Tuesday “firewall” in case he loses early isn’t novel. But for previous presidential candidates, it meant defeat.
  20. vision 2020
    DNC Again Toughens Debate Qualifications for NovemberThe new thresholds are only marginally higher, but they’ll probably be tight enough to ensure a one-night debate.
  21. vision 2020
    The 4 ‘Dark Horse’ 2020 Democrats With the Most PotentialSome of the lower-tier Democrats are in rough shape, but a few are still popular enough to threaten Biden, Sanders, and Warren.
  22. vision 2020
    A to F+: Grading the Presidential Candidates on Their Labor PlansUnions and worker rights are shaping up to be more important in this election than they’ve been for a generation. Who has the best ideas?
  23. gun control
    Trump, and Some Democrats, Blame Beto for Making Gun Legislation Less LikelyAny excuse not to act.
  24. vision 2020
    Debate Poll Says Warren Won and Castro Lost – But the Race Didn’t ChangeThose who watched the debate didn’t move much in their views on the candidates, and those who didn’t watch barely budged.
  25. vision 2020
    The Big Three Are Still Dominant in the Democratic Race After the Third DebateMultiple candidates had their moments, but Biden, Warren, and Sanders continue to ride high.
  26. vision 2020
    Each Candidate’s Path to Winning the Presidential Debate in HoustonThis debate may not pose an existential crisis for the candidates who have already qualified for the October debates, but several need a big moment.
  27. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke Tries on Urgency for SizeThe Texas Democrat has had trouble connecting with voters. Will dire warnings about Trump and a lot more F-bombs bridge the gap?
  28. labor
    Ahead of 2020, Labor Is Seizing Its MomentBernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke become the latest candidates to release formal labor plans.
  29. vision 2020
    September Democratic Debates Should Feature Less Crowded StagesLooks like at least 11 will qualify for the third round of Democratic debates. That probably means two events with fewer participants than before.
  30. vision 2020
    John Hickenlooper Ends Presidential Bid, to Give ‘Serious Thought’ to Senate RunIn a video announcing the end of his candidacy, the former Colorado governor said he’ll give “serious thought” to a Senate run.
  31. vision 2020
    With Some Elbow Room, Amy Klobuchar Could Have a MomentThe Minnesotan could become the candidate of Bidenism Without Biden, but she needs a lot of breaks.
  32. vision 2020
    CNN Debate Lottery Reflects New Structure of 2020 Democratic RaceThe field will be divided into three drawings for debate night assignments, in hopes of breaking up front-runners Biden, Harris, Sanders, and Warren.
  33. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign Is FounderingAmid anemic poll and fundraising numbers, it’s hard to see how the Texas congressman can bounce back into the top tier of candidates.
  34. vision 2020
    How the Next Democratic Debates Are Shaping UpThere could be different participants and more drama in Detroit later this month.
  35. democratic debates
    Snap Judgments of All 7,000 Democratic CandidatesA two-hour debate is not enough time to develop nuanced opinions. But it’s plenty of time to develop totally unfair assessments of each candidate.
  36. vision 2020
    Black and Hispanic Voters Should Take a Closer Look at Julián CastroBiden leads among black and brown voters, but Castro has distinguished himself with the most specific proposals on policing and immigration.
  37. democratic debates
    Was Beto O’Rourke Really That Bad?Intelligencer staffers discuss who made an impression and who tanked at Wednesday night’s debate
  38. si se puede
    Mediocre Spanish Is the Surprise Star of the First Democratic DebateAfter Beto O’Rourke showed off his serviceable Spanish, Cory Booker gave it a shot, to a lesser effect.
  39. vision 2020
    Warren, Beto, Biden, and Bernie Get Center-Stage Positions at First DebatesO’Rourke, who hasn’t been polling that well, got lucky with his debate placement.
  40. vision 2020
    Warren and Buttigieg Are Gaining Ground in IowaThe gold-standard Iowa Poll by Ann Selzer shows support for Biden and Sanders weakening, and two clear tiers emerging below them.
  41. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Reviving an Old Populist TraditionBold proposals from 2020 candidates aimed at reforming how government works could change Democrats’ reputation as the party of government itself.
  42. vision 2020
    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
  43. vision 2020
    A Beto Reboot Is in the Works, As His Campaign SagsBeto O’Rourke’s poll numbers have fallen off a cliff, but he’s hoping to counter the slide with a “reintroduction.”
  44. vision 2020
    Democrats May Need a Big Presidential Win to Flip the Senate in 2020With a trend toward straight-ticket voting, the best strategy may be focusing on Trump in close states rather than recruiting ideal Senate candidates.
  45. vision 2020
    The ‘Biden Bounce’ and Warren Surge Are Challenges for Bernie SandersSanders is in danger of losing his co-front-runner status as Biden gains strength, while Warren moves up on the left.
  46. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Change Plan Is Blandly InoffensiveThe candidate has created a policy in his own image — likable, vague, and inadequate to the task it has set for itself.
  47. vision 2020
    Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 CandidatesBiden? Pete? Trump?! 
  48. vision 2020
    Is Beto Losing His Mojo? Did Mayor Pete Steal It From Him?The two candidates are pursuing opposite strategies, with O’Rourke focusing on early-voting states, and Buttigieg soaking up national media attention.
  49. vision 2020
    Biden’s Strategy for Winning the 2020 Nomination: No Early StumblesBiden can campaign as a unity candidate, or as the leader of a “moderate” faction. But he has no margin of error.
  50. vision 2020
    What Do Democrats Mean by ‘Electability’?Some think centrists are more electable, and some think it’s progressives, minority candidates, or those good at telling “narratives.”
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