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Beto O'Rourke: U.S. 'Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars' Reason.com

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Beto O’Rourke: U.S. ‘Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars’

Beto O'Rourke: U.S. `Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars'

Beto O'Rourke's criticisms of U.S. foreign policy don't get as much attention as those of his fellow Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. But in a recent interview with The Nation, the former Texas congressman makes a point of listing several U.S. interventions that didn't go well. "Look at [the 1953 CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Mohammad] Mosaddegh in Iran," O'Rourke says. "Coming on 19 years in Afghanistan. Twenty-seven years in Iraq, [five] successive presidential administrations. Tell me that any of those wars or covert actions or interventions have made those countries, the world, or our foreign-policy prospects any better. They haven't."

Twenty-seven years isn't the right year count for America's presence in Iraq--more on that here--but the underlying point is valid. O'Rourke's ...

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Bill Barr 'Disagreed' with Some of Mueller's 'Legal Theories' on Obstruction

Bill Barr 'Disagreed' with Some of Mueller's 'Legal Theories' on Obstruction

reason.com     1+ day ago

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election details 10 episodes involving possible attempts by President Donald Trump to obstruct justice, Atto...

'NSFW Advertising' Banned From Reddit

'NSFW Advertising' Banned From Reddit

reason.com     2+ day ago

An update quietly posted to the Reddit ad forum yesterday details a huge shift in rules for those wishing to advertise on the site. As of this week, Reddit is no longer allowing "a...

Could This California Environmental Law Be the Cannabis Industry's 'Silent Killer'?

Could This California Environmental Law Be the Cannabis Industry's 'Silent Killer'?

reason.com     1+ day ago

Given how often California's regulatory state ensnares mundane things like plastic straws and apartment buildings, it should come as no surprise that the state's now-legal recreati...

GAO: Current Federal Fiscal Situation Is 'Unsustainable'

GAO: Current Federal Fiscal Situation Is 'Unsustainable'

reason.com     6+ day ago

GAO: Current Federal Fiscal Situation Is `Unsustainable' Just hours after Congress postponed a budget vote because lawmakers wanted even more spending, the Government Accountabili...

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Activist Students Who Shut Down His Talk: 'The Heckler's Veto Has No Place' Here

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Activist Students Who Shut Down His Talk: 'The Heckler's Veto Has No Place' Here

reason.com     6+ day ago

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Activist Students Who Shut Down His Talk: `The Heckler's Veto Has No Place' Here Last week, activist students at Harvard University rushed the ...

The Media s Love Affair With Beto O?Rourke Is Irresponsible

thefederalist.com     6+ mon ago

October 16, 2018 Despite my best efforts, I know exactly what Texas Senate candidate Beto O Rourke s post-punk indie band from the mid- 90s sounds...

Steve Bannon's 'Economic Nationalism' vs. Libertarian Globalism Is the Battleground of 21st Century Politics

reason.com     6+ day ago

Steve Bannon's `Economic Nationalism' vs. Libertarian Globalism Is the Battleground of 21st Century Politics Nick Gillespie...

Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying 'Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction'

Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying 'Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction'

reason.com     6+ day ago

Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying `Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction' The CDC's advice has been widely interpreted as requiring invol...

New Federal Immigration Guidance Says Stoners Lack 'Good Moral Character'

New Federal Immigration Guidance Says Stoners Lack 'Good Moral Character'

reason.com     9+ hour, 48+ min ago

A policy alert from the USCIS agency clarifies that smoking weed, even in states that've legalized it, can still be grounds for denying citizenship applications. Today the U.S. Ci...

Prison Guards Are '#FeelingCute' About Threatening To Assault Inmates for No Reason

Prison Guards Are '#FeelingCute' About Threatening To Assault Inmates for No Reason

reason.com     2+ day ago

Regular Reason readers know that we're regular critics of police activity on social media. It's not that we want to censor them, it's just that their attempts to be witty or brag a...


Beto O   Rourke: U.S.    Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars

Beto O Rourke: U.S. Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars

reason.com     4+ day ago

Beto O'Rourke: U.S. `Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars' Beto O'Rourke's criticisms of U.S. foreign policy don't get...

Beto O'Rourke adopts Trump insult, branding GOP opponent 'Lyin' Ted'

washingtonpost.com     6+ mon ago

Why were liberals so desperate to believe that Mueller would save democracy? In just the third season of Coach Chris Beard, the Red Raiders (30-6) will head for Minneapolis, where either Duke or Mich...

Trump Calls Beto O'Rourke A 'Total Lightweight' Compared To Cruz

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

Beto O'Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Tex...

Trump Hypes Cruz, Calls Beto O'Rourke A 'Flake' Who Would 'Blow It All'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

Watched the debate last night & Beto O'Rourke, who wants higher taxes and far more regulations, is not in the same league with Ted Cruz & what the great people of Texas stand for & want. Ted is strong...

Beto O'Rourke To Supporters: 'I'm So F**king Proud Of You Guys!'

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

General Manager & General Counsel: ...

Martin O'Malley: I'm Not Running In 2020, 'But I Hope Beto O?Rourke Does'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ mon ago

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wrote in the Des Moines Register Thursday that he will not run for president in 2020, but that he hopes outgoing Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) does. He ended his op-ed...

GOP Posts 'Irishman' O'Rourke's Mug Shot On St. Paddy's: 'Please Drink Responsibly'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

Former Texas congressman and current Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1998. General Manager & General Counsel: ...

Beto O'Rourke Officially Announces 2020 Run

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

He released an announcement video from El Paso, in which he sits on a couch and addresses the camera, linking arms with his wife, Amy. "The challenges that we face right now in the interconnected cri...

O'Rourke On Trump: 'I Do Think There's Enough There For Impeachment'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman giving up his seat to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, had previously suggested that he'd support impeaching the president over alleged collusion with Russia and ob...

True O'Rourke-mentum?

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

I don't know how many of you saw it. But over the weekend Beto O'Rourke got asked about his first day fundraising haul and said something to effect that he declined to give exact numbers. That certain...

Ted Cruz Barely Leads Beto O'Rourke In New Poll

talkingpointsmemo.com     7+ mon ago

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group August 22, 2018 5:27 pm Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has just a four-point lead against ...

Former CIA Chief And Ex-Texan John Brennan Endorses Beto O'Rourke

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

November 2, 2018 9:38 am As a former resident of Texas and a proud UT-Austin alumnus, I believe Beto O Rourke is the type of individual Texans need in...

Collins: 'I Think' Judge's O'Care Decision 'Will Be Overturned On Appeal'

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ mon ago

December 16, 2018 9:37 am A federal judge in Texas on Friday said Obamacare was invalid. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she believ...

Trump Backs Off: 'Not Looking' To Declare National Emergency 'So Fast'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ mon ago

President Donald Trump said Friday that he does not intend to declare a national emergency "so fast," despite his evident recent delight in threatening to do so. "I'm not going to do it so fast," Tru...

Trump: Iran's 'Corrupt Dictatorship' Allows Its Leaders To Spread 'Mayhem'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

John Moore/Getty Images North America By MATTHEW LEE September 25, 2018 4:00 pm ...

Putin Claims US Has 'Certain Responsibility' For Khashoggi

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been accused and globally condemned for alleged politically motivated poisonings, claimed the U.S. has a "certain responsibility" regarding the disappearance ...

Beto O'Rourke No Longer Rules Out Potential 2020 Presidential Run

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ mon ago

Asked about one at a Monday town hall in his native El Paso, the three-term Democratic congressman described vacationing last week with his family, something he said he wasn't able to do for the past ...

This demon version of Beto O'Rourke is the best version

This demon version of Beto O'Rourke is the best version

mashable.com     1+ week ago

There's something about 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke that's just a little too wholesome. Somewhere underneath his sunny exterior, there has to be a tiny demon spirit, just waiting to...

Yost on Dozier and O'Hearn's hard contact: 'They're both smoking it'

foxsports.com     7+ mon ago

2018 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Use of this website (including any and all parts and components) constitutes your acceptance of these TERMS OF USE and PRIVAC...

GOP Rep Calls Trump's 'Horseface' Insult 'Unbecoming,' 'Embarrassing'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) expressed his disapproval Tuesday of President Donald Trump's most recent insulting nickname, "horseface," to refer to Stormy Daniels. General Manager & General Counsel: ...

Beto O'Rourke Says Term Limits Keep Lawmakers From Becoming ?A**holes?

talkingpointsmemo.com     8+ mon ago

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group Rep. Beto O Rourke (D-TX), the candidate challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in November, said in an interview published Thur...

Beto O'Rourke Raises $9.4M In First 18 Days As Presidential Candidate

talkingpointsmemo.com     2+ week ago

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) raised $9.4 million in his first 18 days in the presidential campaign, an impressive sum but a fundraising rate that may be hard to sustain going forward. That haul p...

Yost on Kennedy's return: 'He looked completely healthy'

foxsports.com     7+ mon ago

2018 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Use of this website (including any and all parts and components) constitutes your acceptance of these TERMS OF USE and PRIVAC...

Pence: 'Important We Don't Connect' 'Evil Acts' To 'Public Debate'

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

Vice President Mike Pence issued a veiled defense of President Donald Trump on Tuesday when asked about whether rhetoric should be toned down following the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the ...

WH: Nadler, Dems 'Harassing' Trump To 'Distract' From 'Socialist' Agenda, 'Killing Babies'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not mince her words in reaction to House Democrats onslaught of new probes into 81 different Trump associates, institutions and companies on Mond...

'Where Does It End?'

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ day ago

General Manager & General Counsel: ...

Flake: Trump Has Been 'Relentlessly Slandering' Sessions, It's A 'Travesty'

talkingpointsmemo.com     7+ mon ago

Alex Edelman/Getty Images North America By Associated Press September 13, 2018 7:07 am ...

Melania Slams 'Opportunists' Who 'Focus On Gossip' To 'Advance Themselves'

Melania Slams 'Opportunists' Who 'Focus On Gossip' To 'Advance Themselves'

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ mon ago

First lady Melania Trump said the most difficult part of being in the White House is dealing with the "opportunists," like journalists, comedians and book writers, who use "my name...

Jeffress: Kavanaugh Confirmation Is 'Battle' Between Kingdoms Of 'Darkness' And 'Light'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

Robert Jeffress, a pastor and prominent Trump-supporting presence on radio and cable news, said Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process is "a battle between good and e...

Iran's President Urges Iranians To 'Put Curse' On US For Its Plan To 'Dominate'

Iran's President Urges Iranians To 'Put Curse' On US For Its Plan To 'Dominate'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

President Hassan Rouhani's remarks were meant to deflect criticism of his administration's performance amid a spiraling economy after President Donald Trump last year pulled Americ...

Trump Clings To Barr's 'Spying' Comment: 'It's Absolutely True'

Trump Clings To Barr's 'Spying' Comment: 'It's Absolutely True'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ week ago

President Donald Trump predictably got behind Attorney General William Barr's characterization of intelligence agencies' activities as "spying" during the Trump campaign, saying Th...

McCarthy Perplexed At Beto's Popularity: 'I Can't Remember One Speech'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to spin former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's 2020 announcement into an attack on Democrats on Thursday by questioning how the rising political star became ...

As He Mulls Presidential Bid, Beto O'Rourke Speaks With Rev. Al Sharpton

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ mon ago

Unsuccessful Texas Senate candidate and outgoing Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) spoke on the phone with Rev. Al Sharpton Friday as O'Rourke mulls a bid for the presidency in 2020, BuzzFeed News reported Mo...

Sal Romano takes responsibility for 'unacceptable' outing

foxsports.com     8+ mon ago

2018 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Use of this website (including any and all parts and components) constitutes your acceptance of these TERMS OF USE and PRIVAC...

Burr: 'I Trust' That Mueller 'Has Conducted A Fair And Thorough Investigation'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ week ago

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that he trusts that "Special Counsel Mueller has conducted a fair and thorough investigation" and says he looks forward to...

Senate Dems Lament FBI's Kavanaugh Report As 'Incomplete' And 'Limited'

talkingpointsmemo.com     6+ mon ago

After the FBI sent a new report on its background investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Thursday morning, Democrats who reviewed the r...

Trump: Acosta Video 'Wasn't Doctored,' But It Was Not 'Overly' 'Horrible'

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

President Donald Trump disputed claims that the video that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared of an incident with CNN's Jim Acosta was doctored, saying it was just a "closeup." ...

Trump Claims His Admin Has Made O'Care 'Better,' Celebrates Court Fight Against It

Trump Claims His Admin Has Made O'Care 'Better,' Celebrates Court Fight Against It

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ week ago

President Donald Trump on Wednesday bragged about his administration's move to abandon Obamacare in federal court, telling reporters in the Oval Office that "If the Supreme Court r...

Trump Calls Out 'Cryin' Chuck' For 'Lie': 'I Politely Said Bye-Bye And Left, No Slamming!'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ mon ago

President Trump joined the ranks of Republicans who are suggesting that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mischaracterized his meeting with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmake...

Trump Chaffs Beto's 'Hand Movement': 'Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?'

Trump Chaffs Beto's 'Hand Movement': 'Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

"Well I think he's got a lot of hand movement, I've never seen so much hand movement," Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O'Rourke's candidac...

Trump Has New Term For 'Fake News': The 'Opposition Party'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ mon ago

The news media who cover President Trump are no longer just the "fake news" or the "enemy of the people." Trump, in a pair of tweets on Saturday, coined a new term for the reporters who don't slather...

Trump Describes 'Lost' Syria As 'Sand And Death'

talkingpointsmemo.com     3+ mon ago

President Donald Trump used unusual descriptions to capture the land of Syria in his lengthy and meandering Cabinet meeting on Wednesday: "sand and death." "Syria was lost long ago. It was lost long ...

New Quinnipiac Poll: O'Rourke Gains 4 Points, Narrows Cruz's Lead

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) has gained ground in the newest poll from Quinnipiac University. He's now down 5 points (51-46) from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as opposed to his 9-point deficit (54-45) just three...

Cruz Contains O'Rourke, Wins Second Senate Term

talkingpointsmemo.com     5+ mon ago

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has held off a spirited challenge from Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) to hang onto his seat for another term. Cruz led O'Rourke 51 percent to 48 percent with 80 percent of precincts re...

'Fox And Friends' Host 'Forced To Watch CNN' At Airport Calls Don Lemon A 'Moron'

'Fox And Friends' Host 'Forced To Watch CNN' At Airport Calls Don Lemon A 'Moron'

talkingpointsmemo.com     4+ mon ago

"Fox and Friends" weekend co-host Pete Hegseth vented about being "forced" to watch CNN while he was at the airport on Tuesday evening and raged against CNN host Don Lemon in a twe...

GOP Rep: 'Extraordinarily Unlikely' Kim Wasn't Aware Of Otto's 'Torture And Murder'

GOP Rep: 'Extraordinarily Unlikely' Kim Wasn't Aware Of Otto's 'Torture And Murder'

talkingpointsmemo.com     1+ mon ago

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) put substantial distance between himself and President Trump on Friday regarding the President's recent comment on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's kno...

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