- Capitol Hill Buzz: Senator refers to 'idiot inner-city kids' Updated: Jul-23-15 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, in criticizing liberals on school choice, referred to "idiot inner-city kids."
- Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams Updated: Jul-22-15 8:56 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States - widening a rift that risks further alienating American Jews at a time of growing U.S.-Israel estrangement.
- AP-GfK Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama Updated: Jul-17-15 9:13 am
WASHINGTON - Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called "Obama coalition" of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies.
- UK's battered Liberal Democrats elect new leader: Tim Farron Updated: Jul-16-15 2:21 pm
LONDON - Britain's centrist Liberal Democrat party on Thursday elected Tim Farron - one of eight Lib Dem lawmakers remaining after an electoral drubbing in May - as the party's new leader.
- Too liberal, divisive to win Senate seat? Grayson says no Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson entered the race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday with some points he wants to make for the people who think he's an inflammatory, Republican-hating liberal who's too divisive to win a statewide election.
- Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature Updated: Jul-08-15 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
- Oregon session empowered Democratic Party's liberal wing Updated: Jul-07-15 9:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon will be the first state to automatically register drivers to vote and to give women access to 12 months of birth control at a time. Workers will get up to a week of paid sick leave. A controversial new global-warming initiative aims to reduce carbon pollution.
- Cohen named dean of UM College of Liberal Arts Updated: Jul-04-15 11:04 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - The University of Mississippi has hired Lee Cohen as the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
- Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am
CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
- In Wisconsin, Sanders appeals to like-minded liberals Updated: Jul-01-15 10:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's backyard.