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Saying He's In A 'Funk,' Beto O'Rourke Hits The Road Amid 2020 Speculation

Beto O'Rourke is on the road again. Facing calls to run for president after his closer-than-expected loss to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke has embarked on a trip outside Texas, the first stops of which he detailed in a Medium post Wednesday . O'Rourke, a Democrat, indicated he was traveling along U.S. Route 54 from his El Paso hometown, through New Mexico, across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and into Kansas.

How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting Texas

As the government shutdown approached its fifth week and Washington Democrats and President Donald Trump showed no signs of coming to an agreement, more and more services are being affected. On the brighter side, some organizations are offering free services for furloughed federal workers.

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Think with Krys Boyd

Why America Still Needs The Rest Of The World

Foreign Affairs magazine editor Gideon Rsoe joins Krys Boyd to talk about how America's relationships with other countries has changed since the Cold War. He writes about it in his essay, "The Fourth Founding: The United States and the Liberal Order."

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