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Croatian President elect Zoran Milanovic pauses as he addresses dignitaries after taking the oath in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Zoran Milanovic has been sworn in as the fifth President of Croatia at a low-key ceremony at the president's office. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia's new, leftist president inaugurated

Feb. 18, 2020 8:06 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s new, leftist president on Tuesday formally took office at an inauguration ceremony, urging more tolerance and equality for all in the country, which is the European Union's newest member state. Zoran Milanovic took an oath of office at a small event attended by top...

New Hampshire Primary voters wait for their voting precinct to open outside Parker-Varney Elementary School, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP VoteCast: Democrats still seeking candidate to unite them

Feb. 13, 2020 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are still searching for a presidential front-runner. No single candidate following the Iowa and New Hampshire contests has demonstrated undeniable strength, suggesting the race remains fluid with loyalties in flux, according to AP VoteCast. The polling indicates voters are...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Feb. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in...

Gina Hammett, of Hinsdale, N.H., leaves the Millstream Community Center, in Hinsdale, after casting her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

Feb. 12, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative voters, with Amy Klobuchar close behind. The New...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Analysis: Sanders win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

Feb. 12, 2020 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday, he won the state’s primary by less than 2...

Liberal watchdog group hires Amnesty director as new CEO

Feb. 3, 2020 3:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The executive director of Amnesty International USA will take over as chief executive of the liberal watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to steady itself after months of turmoil that included the firing of its founder. Margaret Huang, who has led Amnesty...

In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Costa is running for re-election to his seat in California's 16th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Some House challengers eager to push California further left

Feb. 1, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Costa is something of an outlier in liberal-minded California — a centrist Democrat who supported the Keystone XL pipeline and was one of the last holdouts to line up behind President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Costa has survived tough campaigns...

This photo taken with reflections in windows at the visitors tribune, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers his speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Israeli president: Germany must win anti-Semitism fight

Jan. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lamenting rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel's president said Germany “must not fail” in fighting it as he addressed German lawmakers Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz death camp's liberation. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's address to parliament...

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Q&A: What is happening with Wisconsin's voter purge?

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ongoing fight over whether 209,000 people in Wisconsin should be removed from voter registration rolls has pit liberals against conservatives in the closely divided battleground state. President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 and it is expected to be one of a handful...

FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by Rudicil Photography shows Laura Belin in Windsor Heights, Iowa. The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to Belin, a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate informed Belin, who operates the Bleeding Heartland blog, that her applications for access during the session that began Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. have been rejected. (Betsy Rudicil/Rudicil Photography via AP, File)

Iowa Legislature denying access to blogger despite protests

Jan. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate...