Liberalism

FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 21, 2018 - 11:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, Russian celebrity TV host Ksenia Sobchak, who wants to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 18 presidential election, speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. The daughter of Putin's patron in the 1990s, the late reformist mayor of St. Petersburg, she has assailed the Kremlin's policies but avoided personal criticism of Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 08, 2018 - 7:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's election officials have registered eight candidates for the March 18 presidential election, including President Vladimir Putin. With his approval ratings topping 80 percent and rivals trailing far behind, Putin is set to easily win a fourth term. Putin's most vocal critic,...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters after she staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 08, 2018 - 2:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, walk to the chamber after collaborating on an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 07, 2018 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters after she staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 07, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, for a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 12:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, shakes hands with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 17, 2018 - 8:24 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president held talks with political parties Wednesday to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling party forced the resignation of their prime minister less than seven months after he took office. President Klaus Iohannis first met with the...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup plan: a stopgap funding bill to stave off the threat of an election-year...
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January 04, 2018 - 9:58 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal mayor of Wisconsin's capital who is preparing a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker is defending giving a key to the city to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Walker is making the 1975 decision by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin an early flashpoint in his re-...
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