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Beto O’Rourke drops out of 2020 race – POLITICO

The former congressman’s campaign said he would not run for Senate next year in Texas. DES MOINES — Beto O’Rourke, running out of money and flat-lining in public opinion polls, abandoned his presidential campaign on Friday, exiting the contest just as a crush of better-funded, higher-polling candidates arrived here for …

Trump’s enemies add up in the wrong state – POLITICO

“Nobody likes to hear their home country called a shithole,” said one Republican activist. MIAMI — He publicly doubted Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico and spread conspiracy theories about it. He reportedly called Haiti a “shithole.” He balked at the idea of allowing Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian …

Are some of these Democrats trying to lose? – The Washington Post

Watching Democratic presidential aspirants is like watching, a century ago, the 1919 World Series, when discerning spectators thought: Some of the White Sox are trying to lose. Michael Boskin, chairman of President George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and currently at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, pays the Democrats the injurious compliment of taking …

His Fourth of July Ego Boost Spent, Trump Gets Back to Telegraphing Fear of Biden | Vanity Fair

President Trump attacked Joe Biden as a “reclamation project” on Saturday, signaling renewed paranoia about his 2020 chances. Now that a rainy Fourth of July celebration has been largely drowned out by his “airports” gaffe, President Trump returned to one of his favorite ego-boosting pastimes—trashing former vice president Joe Biden. Trump tried to wrest the …