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Florida Senate resolution denounces democratic socialism

Jan. 27, 2021 11:46 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate committee approved a resolution denouncing democratic socialism Wednesday, a move Democrats see as a political maneuver to attack liberal policies. The non-binding resolution denounces democratic socialism “in favor of the true American values of individual...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden's choice on econ aid: Deal with GOP or go for it all

Jan. 22, 2021 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president's relationship with Congress and force a crucial choice between his policy vision and a desire for bipartisan unity. Biden became president this week with the pandemic having...

Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

Jan. 19, 2021 2:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed cautious about siding with oil and gas companies in a case involving global warming. The case the court was hearing is not about whether the companies can be held responsible for harms resulting from global warming. Instead, it’s an important...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden, right, campaigns for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, not pictured, in Atlanta. Sen.-elect Warnock shares more than a party with Biden: Both Democrats made faith a central part of their political identity on the campaign trail — and their victories are emboldening religious liberals. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals

Jan. 8, 2021 12:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. and Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock shares more than a party with President-elect Joe Biden: Both Democrats made faith a central part of their political identity on the campaign trail — and their victories are emboldening religious liberals. Warnock, who leads the Atlanta...

Opposition members of parliament hold leaflets showing prime minister-designate Florin Citu, reading

Romania's parliament approves new government

Dec. 23, 2020 12:14 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new liberal government and prime minister, keeping out of power a left-leaning populist party that won most votes at a parliamentary election earlier this month. Some 260 lawmakers in Romania’s 465-seat, two-chamber...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden tells Georgia he needs a Democratic Senate to govern

Dec. 15, 2020 6:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden told Georgia voters on Tuesday they must deliver two Democratic Senate runoffs victories in January so his administration can forcefully confront the coronavirus pandemic and other national challenges. Fresh off the Electoral College affirming his victory, Biden...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 file photo, Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and head of the ruling National Liberal party adjusts his mask after exit polls in the country's parliamentary elections were announced, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s center-right prime minister Ludovic Orban resigned Monday Dec. 7, 2020, after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning, populist opposition party. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)

Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election

Dec. 7, 2020 3:45 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s center-right prime minister resigned Monday after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning, populist opposition party. With 95% of votes counted in Sunday’s election, Ludovic Orban’s National Liberals (PNL)...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

Nov. 30, 2020 9:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen,...