Liberalism

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, in San Antonio. Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 22, 2019 - 2:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn't enough for some of his party's most...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, joined from left by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks to reporters as he prepares to introduce new legislation that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs, especially brand-name drugs deemed "excessively priced," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 10, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower costs in other countries. The Democratic bills stand little chance of becoming law...
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In this Jan. 3, 2019, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the 116th Congress begins. Senate Republicans’ first bill of the new Congress aims to insert the legislative branch into President Donald Trump’s Middle East policy — but also tries to drive a wedge between centrist and liberal Democrats over attitudes toward Israel. The bipartisan package backed by McConnell, had initially drawn widespread support ahead of Tuesday’s vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2019 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' first bill of the new Congress aims to insert the legislative branch into President Donald Trump's Middle East policy — but also tries to drive a wedge between centrist and liberal Democrats over attitudes toward Israel. The bipartisan package backed by Senate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2005 file photo, Bosnia's top international administrator Paddy Ashdown speaks during a news conference in Sarajevo. Britain’s Liberal Democrat party has announced the death of former leader Paddy Ashdown after a short illness it was announced on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 . He was 77. The popular, articulate Ashdown was for decades a prominent figure in Britain and continental Europe. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
December 22, 2018 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Liberal Democrat party has announced the death of former leader Paddy Ashdown after a short illness. He was 77. The popular, articulate Ashdown was for decades a prominent figure in Britain and continental Europe. He was known for his intellect, outspoken nature and wit...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday. The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone surgery to remove two malignant growths from her left lung. It is Ginsburg’s third bout with cancer since joining the court in 1993. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 22, 2018 - 7:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting in a New York hospital following surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the third time the Supreme Court's oldest justice has been treated for cancer and her second stay in a hospital in two months. Worries over Ginsburg's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. During the Texas Senate race, some Democrats grumbled that O'Rourke wasn't softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as the one-time punk rocker mulls a 2020 White House run, some activists are suggesting he's not liberal enough. O’Rourke says he rejects party labels, but he may not be able to avoid being confined to an ideological lane forever. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — During this year's Texas Senate race, some home-state Democrats grumbled that Beto O'Rourke wasn't softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as the outgoing congressman mulls a 2020 White House run, a small but vocal segment of activists is...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate late Tuesday would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The sweeping bill addresses...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a...
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U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles after her victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 13, 2018 - 3:32 am
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate...
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U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota poses for a photo with North Dakota State University student Alaina Beckert of Bismarck, N.D., during a campaign event with the school's Young Democrats in Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Heitkamp attended several events during the campaign season in the Fargo area, where she won by a large margin in 2012 to upset Republican Rick Berg. Heitkamp is running against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer this time. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
November 03, 2018 - 12:29 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was choosing her campaign headquarters, Fargo was the obvious choice. She grew up in the area, it's nearly twice as large as any other North Dakota city and it's the biggest potential source of liberal-minded voters in the strongly conservative state. The...
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