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Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle

Dec. 06, 2021 12:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years...

Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the...

Romanian president swears in new coalition, says crisis over

Nov. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday swore in a new coalition government led by a Liberal former army general and declared an end to a months-long political crisis that had gripped the Eastern European nation. The vote in parliament...

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Nov. 23, 2021 20:19 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature. In addition to fossil fuel companies whose...

Romania's president designates new PM as crisis nears end

Nov. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Monday nominated a new prime minister to form an unlikely coalition comprised of the ruling National Liberal Party and its former Social Democrat Party rivals, as lawmakers hope to end a protracted political crisis. ...

5-year-old Liberal boy dies after vehicle hits him at school

Nov. 17, 2021 14:21 PM EST

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday after he was struck by a pickup truck in front of an elementary school in Liberal, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Nathaniel Garro Rivera was in a crosswalk in front of Prairie View Elementary School when the truck...

Dems disappointed with final Montana congressional districts

Nov. 09, 2021 17:17 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new map dividing Montana into two congressional districts for the first time in decades was finalized Tuesday, triggering disappointment from Democrats who hoped to craft a different western district that would give them a better chance of winning in an increasingly...

Biden hails infrastructure win as 'monumental step forward'

Nov. 06, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed Congress' passage of his $1 trillion infrastructure package as a “monumental step forward for the nation" after fractious fellow Democrats resolved a months-long standoff in their ranks to seal the deal. ...

Georgia state Senate map debate focuses on voting rights

Nov. 04, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats and liberal-leaning groups on Thursday attacked a Republican plan to redraw districts for the Georgia state Senate as violating the federal Voting Rights Act by unnecessarily dividing minority populations. It's a crucial discussion as the state...

Defund the police candidates stumble in liberal Seattle

Nov. 03, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's downtown business community celebrated Wednesday after the moderate candidates it backed took commanding leads in the races for mayor, city attorney and a key council race over liberals who had called to defund the police. “This election was a...