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'We need more': Democrats frustrated as agenda faces hurdles

Jun. 15, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They have spent much of the past year fighting for Democrats in this working-class corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, knocking on thousands of doors, giving their evenings to phone banks and devoting weekends to voter registration drives. But...

NRA's gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles

Jun. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals have cheered the highly public legal and financial jeopardy ensnaring the National Rifle Association, seeing the gun lobby's potential demise as the path to stricter firearms laws. But, it turns out, the NRA's message has become so solidified...

NY lawmakers mull criminal justice bills as session wraps

Jun. 07, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Liberal groups are calling on New York lawmakers to use the last days of the legislative session to pass bills related to the criminal justice system, despite concern over rising gun violence that could make reform more politically risky. ...

Japan LGBTQ activists push for equality law before Olympics

Jun. 04, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese sexual minority groups and their supporters, in a last-ditch effort to get long-sought equality legislation passed before the Tokyo Olympics, submitted requests on Friday to the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose conservative members have stalled the bill. ...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justice Thomas remembers 'rapid' RBG

May. 20, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her last years on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. She was always the last justice to exit the courtroom, with Justice Clarence Thomas helping her down the steps from the Supreme Court bench. But Ginsburg, who died in September at age 87, was...

Liberal mayor wants to run against Hungarian prime minister

May. 15, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The liberal mayor of Hungary's capital announced Saturday that he will enter an upcoming primary race that will choose a candidate to face nationalist Prime Minster Viktor Orban in closely watched elections next year. In a video posted to...

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,...