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  • Presidential candidates condemn gun violence after El Paso shooting: 'Truly heartbreaking'

    Beto O'Rourke reportedly said, "Keep that sh*t on the battlefield."

  • Ilhan Omar and Nancy Pelosi join forces in Africa after 'send her back' chants

    House Speaker Pelosi and Representative Ilhan Omar visited Ghana for the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves brought to America.

  • Exclusive: Beto O'Rourke Introduces Plan To Help Caregivers

    Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is unveiling a new proposal to strengthen the nation's Social Security program, with a special focus on offering credit to caregivers who leave the labor force in order to care for a child or other family member, Refinery29 is exclusively reporting."Americans shouldn’t be forced to sacrifice their retirement security when they take time off from work to raise children, care for an aging parent, or support a family member living with disabilities," O’Rourke said in a statement provided to Refinery29. "We must bring bold, innovative solutions to make our economy work for every single American and ensure that hardworking parents and caregivers can support their loved ones and have what they need when they retire."According to the Pew Research Center, 23% of Americans say they have taken time off work to care for a family member with a serious health condition. O'Rourke's plan is similar to legislation introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey and Sen. Chris Murphy in 2015. If elected president, the former Texas congressman would work to offer Americans who act as caregivers for children under 12 or family members with health conditions a credit "equal to 50% of the average earnings of a full-time, year-round worker." Beneficiaries, including those who take care of veterans and already receive a stipend through the VA Family Caregiver Program, would be able to collect credits for up to five years.O'Rourke's team said the proposal will particularly benefit women, who spend more than twice the time as men on caregiving. Women also earn less thanks to the gender wage gap and average 10 fewer years in the workforce. They are also often the primary caretakers in their households: Nearly 65% of women caregivers told the Pew Research Center "they provided more care for their sick family member than anyone else in the family." These factors often lead women to save less for retirement and obtain fewer Social Security benefits. The campaign said the caregiver credit aims to help close that gap.Other parts of O'Rourke's proposal include restoring a program allowing full-time students aged 22 or younger to collect a deceased parent’s Social Security benefits, and reforming the current survivor benefits structure to include same-sex couples and families with multiple breadwinners.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Ivanka Trump Was Silent After Her Dad's Attacks On Ilhan OmarMeet The Google News Initiative Fellows: Astrid KayembeMeet The Google News Initiative Fellows: Ashley Omoma

  • Tulsi Gabbard's sister slammed for complaining about Democratic debate: 'Put on your big girl pants'

    The little sister of Tulsi Gabbard defended the Hawaiian candidate after the Democratic debate.

  • Obama celebrates his Irish roots on St. Patrick's Day — but GOP's drunk-driving jab at Beto O'Rourke backfires

    A Republican congressman urged his party to "do better" after the GOP ran an image of O'Rourke's 1998 mugshot with a leprechaun hat.

  • Beto O'Rourke is running for president — and people can't get over his Vanity Fair cover

    The Texan's Vanity Fair cover has already been turned into a meme.

  • Beto O'Rourke shares video from dentist appointment to discuss the border: 'Boundaries, Beto, boundaries'

    The former Texas congressman continued his series about life at the border with his dental hygienist.

  • Neighbors who say 'relationships matter more than politics' stir up drama on Facebook

    Two neighbors in Texas are being attacked on Facebook for sharing a photo of them side by side, making the point that their relationship can transcend their personal politics. On Twitter, there was pushback: "Could you just laugh and agree to disagree with someone who believes you should be deported?" one critic wrote.

  • Ted Cruz's latest dig at Beto O'Rourke on Twitter might be his vilest yet

    Ted Cruz's social media team has reached a dark new low. Right before Senate hopeful Beta O'Rourke's debate with Cruz last night, where the sitting Senator skirted the question about whether police violence against African-Americans was a problem, Cruz released a seemingly innocuous video on Twitter featuring O'Rourke. In it, Beto denounces the murder of Botham Jean, who was mysteriously killed in his apartment by an off-duty police officer. SEE ALSO: Internet roasts Texas GOP for allegedly sharing this 'edgy' photo of Ted Cruz Botham Shem Jean, who is black, was unarmed at the time of his death. It's unclear why his neighbor, a white off-duty police officer, entered his apartment and proceeded to shoot him. The case is ongoing. Of all the videos Cruz could have shown of O'Rourke, he chose to share this one — in which the candidate denounces a seemingly cold-blooded murder, all while in a black church. What, Twitter wanted to know, was so bad about Beto's stand? Republicans like Ted Cruz get fake mad when anyone points out Republican politics is driven by appeals to race panic, and then pull unsubtle crap like this. https://t.co/P8J7y7uf5Y — Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 22, 2018 I know how badly we want this to be another Classic Ted Cruz Self Own, but consider the possibility that he knows exactly what he’s doing here. https://t.co/1QNg0JgrsY — Tyler HuckaKree (@TylerHuckabee) September 22, 2018 the fact that ted cruz thought this would make @RepBetoORourke look bad says more about ted than beto. https://t.co/bqnxJya1c6 — Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) September 22, 2018 I think @tedcruz means “look at all those black people!” https://t.co/mkIIlAim98 — Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) September 22, 2018 TED CRUZ’S OPPO GUY: Amazing news...I found an old video of Beto rushing into a burning building to save a puppy. Neighbors are cheering and crying and Beto looks very humbleCRUZ: This is why I pay you five million dollars per year — Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 22, 2018 Honestly, this tweet is far worse than the one Cruz liked about porn. Here's a video of O'Rourke playing the air drums to cleanse your moral palette: ICYMI: Beto O’Rourke went to Whataburger after the Ted Cruz debate last night and played the airdrums to Baba O’Riley pic.twitter.com/XimtqmikNj — Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) September 22, 2018 WATCH: Make your cooking a whole lot easier with this device

  • Will A Trump Rally Help Ted Cruz Beat Beto O'Rourke In Texas?

    While summer comes to a close, the country’s eyes are on Texas, where Senator Ted Cruz is feeling the heat from upstart Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, who has nearly outraised Cruz and is surging in the polls. The Texas Senate race between Cruz and O’Rourke got a shot of national attention after a video where O’Rourke defended NFL player protests went viral. O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, has mounted a decisively progressive campaign for Cruz’s Senate seat leading up to November’s midterm elections.