Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

A deepening sense of volatility is settling over the Democratic Party's presidential primary election on the eve of the sixth and final debate of 2019. The seven candidates who remain are being forced to grapple with unprecedented distraction from Washington.

Beto O'Rourke drops out of presidential race

O'Rourke had been struggling to break through a crowded Democratic field. He entered the race in March with buzz from his narrow 2018 Senate loss to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas.