What does Beto O’Rourke believe?

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) launched his a long-awaited presidential campaign Thursday with a three-minute video shared on Twitter.

“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” said O’Rourke, seated next to his wife.

“The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy, and our climate have never been greater, and they will either consume us or they wi...

Beto O’Rourke: Medicare for All is “one of the possible paths” to fix health care

Former Texas congressman and Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is the latest Democrat to join the presidential race. He sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King for his first TV interview since announcing his campaign. In their wide-ranging conversation, they discuss why he decided to run, his plans to tackle health care, and why he thinks his limited government experience will not hurt his chances.

Illinois lawmaker introduces bill to punish doctors for providing health care to trans people

An Illinois bill filed by a Republican lawmaker, the Youth Health Protection Act, would punish doctors for providing transition-related health care to trans youth.

Rep. Tom Morrison’s bill, HB 3515, would prevent doctors from giving hormone prescriptions or providing transition-related surgeries for young trans people under the age of 18. If they do, it will be considered “unprofessional conduct” subject to discipline by a licensing entity or disciplinary review bo...

‘It’s my future’: Generation Z is going on strike to save the planet

Last October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that without dramatic change, global emissions are set to rise to a level that would usher in catastrophic consequences in just over a decade. Exactly one month later, the historic Camp Fire broke out in Paradise, California, claiming 85 lives and destroying more than 15,000 structures.

For many, these two events prompted an awakening on the urgency of dealing with climate change, triggering a realization that t...

Trump administration defended Medicaid work requirements in court and it didn’t go well

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration had a hard time defending one of its most consequential health policies in federal court on Thursday.

The administration faced a lot of difficult questions from District Judge Jeb Boasberg, an Obama appointee, about why the court shouldn’t strike down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, as it has in the past. Boasberg listened to two separate but related lawsuits, challenging the legality of the states’ w...