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No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...

Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday. The race will determine the ideological balance of the court. ...

German government seeks to ease rules for naturalization

Nov. 26, 2022 06:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's socially liberal government is moving ahead with plans to ease the rules for obtaining citizenship in the European Union's most populous country, a drive that is being assailed by the conservative opposition. Chancellor OIaf Scholz said in a video message...

Parade crash judge mulls Wisconsin Supreme Court run

Nov. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Judge Jennifer Dorow drew fan mail and gifts from people who admired her handling of the often disruptive actions of a man on trial for killing six people by driving through a Christmas parade. Now she’s the popular choice of some Republicans to...

Israeli liberals fear new government will undo gains

Nov. 15, 2022 08:05 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s outgoing coalition has been the most diverse in the country's history, bringing a slew of progressive policies on the environment, LGBTQ issues and funding for the country’s Arab minority. But now, even before it takes office, Israel's expected new...

Slovenia set to elect liberal lawyer as 1st female president

Nov. 12, 2022 02:23 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Liberal candidate Natasa Pirc Musar appears poised to win a presidential election runoff in Slovenia on Sunday, which would make her the small, central European country’s first female head of state. All opinion polls suggest that the 54-year-old human...

Colorado's Lauren Boebert locked in tough reelection bid

Nov. 09, 2022 21:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Republican Lauren Boebert was locked in a tight race with fewer than 100 votes separating her and her opponent Wednesday night in her bid for reelection to a U.S. House seat in Colorado against Democrat Adam Frisch, a businessman and former city councilman from the posh, mostly...

Billionaire, congresswoman in close match in LA mayoral race

Nov. 09, 2022 02:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Developer Rick Caruso and Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass were nearly tied in early returns Tuesday in their battle to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, as voters considered a stark choice between candidates with City Hall in turmoil. Caruso held a slim edge,...

Biden's alliance with the left has worked, but will it last?

Nov. 05, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wasn't progressives’ first choice for the White House in 2020. And he wasn’t their second or third, either. But defying expectations, liberal Democrats have emerged as the president's most loyal allies in Congress during his first two years in...

Wisconsin courts won't change rules for absentee ballots

Nov. 02, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court and a circuit judge this week shot down attempts backed by liberals seeking orders that local election clerks must accept absentee ballots that contain partial addresses of witnesses. The rulings come within days of Tuesday's election...