Liberalism

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 03, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade. If Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote almost certainly controls the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, cheers with the lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, at the launch of the party's election headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept 28, 2017. A surge of popularity for a freshly minted opposition party in Japan is making Prime Minister Abe’s decision to call a snap election look riskier than initially thought. Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, setting the stage for an Oct. 22 vote. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 7:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japan's prime minister dissolving parliament to call elections (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken to the streets, telling voters that his Liberal Democratic Party is the only one that can protect the people from the growing threat of...
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August 31, 2017 - 2:55 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harvey's devastation is testing two Texas leaders whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics. Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner is a former state lawmaker who made a career of impassioned defenses of usually doomed liberal legislation. Republican Gov. Greg...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, a crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, in Washington. The resistance movement that flourished with Donald Trump’s ascendance to the White House isn’t necessarily itching to see his presidency undone by the investigation into Russia’s election meddling or even impeachment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 12, 2017 - 2:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they'd rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, a crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, in Washington. The resistance movement that flourished with Donald Trump’s ascendance to the White House isn’t necessarily itching to see his presidency undone by the investigation into Russia’s election meddling or even impeachment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 11, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The resistance movement that flourished with Donald Trump's ascendance to the White House isn't necessarily itching to see his presidency undone by the investigation into Russia's election meddling or even impeachment. They'd rather beat Trump and other Republicans at the ballot box...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper applauds members of the audience as he delivers his annual State of the State address inside the state legislature, in Denver. Dissatisfied with Democratic fortunes in the era of President Donald Trump, a group of prominent Democrats is forming an organization outside the formal party structure with the goal of winning again in Republican-dominated middle America. Calling itself “New Democracy,” the group includes sitting and former governors, former Cabinet members, mayors and lawmakers from Congress to statehouses. Among the affiliated politicians: Hickenlooper, considered a possible future presidential candidate; former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, also a former Iowa governor; and Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, current head of the nonpartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
August 08, 2017 - 10:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dissatisfied with Democratic fortunes in the era of President Donald Trump, a group of prominent Democrats is forming an organization outside the formal party structure with the goal of winning again in Republican-dominated middle America. Calling itself "New Democracy," the group...
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August 07, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of conservative and liberal health policy experts is pressing the Trump administration and Congress to take steps to quickly shore up coverage under the Obama health care law, an idea that's been anathema to President Donald Trump and many congressional Republicans. The...
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From left, marriage equality advocates Alex Greenwich, Anna Brown and Teirnan Brady address the media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. They say their group The Equality Campaign would seek a High Court injunction to prevent any postal plebiscite on gay marriage proposed by the government. (AP Photo/ Rod McGuirk)
August 06, 2017 - 11:24 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday aimed at containing a rift that threatens the prime minister's leadership. Finding policy agreement on the issue is a test of prime Minister...
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August 06, 2017 - 10:39 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday aimed at containing a rift that threatens the prime minister's leadership. Finding policy agreement on the issue is a test of prime Minister...
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August 03, 2017 - 10:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Young people have gathered for a major annual music festival in Poland that celebrates diversity and tolerance — and which has faced pressure recently from the conservative government. The "Woodstock Festival Poland," whose name itself reflects its liberal youthful spirit, has...
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