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Leader of new group, another Democrat to leave Kansas House

May. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas City-area Democrats plan to resign from the Kansas House later this year, with one announcing his decision Tuesday after helping launch a liberal nonprofit group. State Rep. Brett Parker, of Overland Park, said he will spend more time with...

Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case

May. 03, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet, with Justice Clarence Thomas alone arguing that the court should have heard her case. The woman, who attended the U.S. Military Academy from 2008...

Biden and Carter, longtime allies, reconnect in Georgia

Apr. 30, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden was a first-term Delaware senator in 1976 when he endorsed an upstart former Southern governor for the presidency over the party’s Northern establishment players. Biden came full circle Thursday, visiting Jimmy Carter and his...

After COVID relief bill, progressives look for next big win

Apr. 24, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Activist Jan Rivers stood surrounded by “JOBS NOW” signs as she tried to round up support for a massive infrastructure and climate proposal backed by progressives. It was a straightforward assignment, yet Rivers’ recent day on the Atlanta Beltline,...

After COVID relief bill, progressives look for next big win

Apr. 23, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Activist Jan Rivers stood surrounded by “JOBS NOW” signs as she tried to round up support for a massive infrastructure and climate proposal backed by progressives. It was a straightforward assignment, yet Rivers’ recent day on the Atlanta Beltline,...

Hungary's government spars with mayor over homeless hospital

Apr. 21, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government and the liberal leadership of the country's capital city are absorbed in a conflict over a hospital for the homeless that may soon be forced to close its doors. The hospital provides medical care, social services...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 20, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 19, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden on Wednesday...

Idaho lawmakers hear pitch to absorb three-fourths of Oregon

Apr. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers appeared intrigued but skeptical on Monday when pitched a plan to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon and add it to Idaho to create what would become the nation’s third-largest state geographically. Representatives of a group...