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Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition

Dec. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion. The two nominees won seats on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers a wide...

GOP, Democrats push 1970's Equal Rights Amendment in SC

Dec. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative are joining together to revive the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 1970's proposal banning any discrimination based on sex is being revived in several state capitols across the U.S. It...

Soros attacks in impeachment saga spark anti-Semitism debate

Dec. 11, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.” Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives...

Liberals protest as conservative legislative group gathers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:23 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers gathering in Arizona Wednesday for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council were greeted with protests and a lawsuit. The council, known as ALEC, has faced growing scrutiny over the model legislation shared at its conferences, which critics...

Climate activists target Liberal Democrats in UK election

Dec. 4, 2019 7:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Extinction Rebellion says six of its activists have targeted the U.K. election campaign bus of the Liberal Democrats including one protester dressed as a bee who glued himself to the windshield. Pete McCall said Wednesday he used super glue to attach himself to the bus which was on a swing...

Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

Nov. 29, 2019 6:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divisive leader drove the opposition to extreme measures. The political climate was toxic — with little civil debate or middle ground. The clash ended in a high-risk political showdown that captured the nation’s attention and shaped the next election. This was the 2012...

Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks

Nov. 28, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn...

Capitol Watch: Bills-in-limbo test Cuomo’s liberal politics

Nov. 23, 2019 10:46 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s veto season in Albany. After an unusually busy year in the state legislature following a Democratic takeover of the Senate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign or veto 373 of the approximately 900 bills passed by lawmakers in 2019. Cuomo has vetoed just 26 bills so far this...

Liberal New Mexico lawmaker facing challenge from ex-aide

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, one of the most liberal lawmakers in New Mexico, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a former campaign worker. Edwina Cisneros announced she would seek to unseat Roybal Caballero from her southwest Albuquerque seat, and Cisneros is...

Liberal PAC files 3rd challenge to Michigan election laws

Nov. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has adopted laws and policies that overly restrict new voting rights included in a voter-passed constitutional amendment, a liberal group alleged in a lawsuit Friday. The suit, brought in state court, is the third filed by super PAC Priorities USA in battleground...