Liberalism

June 18, 2018 - 3:17 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he's coming to Maryland to lend a liberal boost to Ben Jealous' campaign for governor. The senator known for his reluctance to endorse politicians is scheduled to attend an early voting rally with the...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City in Little Rock. Democrats typically aren’t embracing their most liberal options in House districts that’ll determine which party controls Congress after the November midterms, but candidates will test how liberal the party can go and still win among GOP-leaning voters. (Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 2:13 pm
A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, with five more states voting Tuesday, Democrats' midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 11, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, filed papers Tuesday, June 5, 2018, to run for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, also the vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, filed just hours ahead of a deadline. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 05, 2018 - 3:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday, saying he wanted to join the legal fight against President Donald Trump. A sixth-term lawmaker...
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June 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area church recently distributed flyers advertising a series of weekly seminars it plans to host condemning "dangerous isms" like Judaism, Islamism and liberalism. Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson says in the flyers that the Wednesday seminars,...
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In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., shakes hands with band members while attending the 34th Annual Farmworker Student Recognition Ceremony in Homestead, Fla. In a district stretching from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down the Florida Keys to eccentric Key West, 70 percent of Curbelo’s constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign born. Those are among the highest percentages in the nation, giving many a first-hand stake in Congress’ immigration fight. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 02, 2018 - 2:19 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is "a decent man, a family man." He lauds the South Florida Republican for defiantly pushing his party to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation. Founder of a nonprofit that helps farm workers, Garza happily hosted Curbelo...
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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:51 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats in the deep red state that could flip in November. The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs saw liberal...
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Gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, in red, greets Kayren Moore and her neighbors Wade Hyde, center in purple, and Tim Thobe outside a polling place at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The only statewide runoff features little-known Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Ex-Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez against Houston businessman Andrew White. Neither is expected to seriously challenge well-funded Abbott. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 10:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...
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Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are set to pick a Democratic nominee Tuesday who will challenge U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., after the congressman claimed the seat from Democrats two years ago. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 16, 2018 - 7:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of...
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Howard Sherman, husband of famed actress Sela Ward, and candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Roger Wicker, arrives at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience Center in Meridian, Miss., for the Grand Opening Gala, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 6:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Howard Sherman is one of six Democrats in the June 5 primary. He is married to actress Sela Ward, and they have a home near...
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