Political movements

Miranda Gov. Hector Rodriguez speaks during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Rodriguez says that for too long Hugo Chavez’s political movement - known as "Chavismo" - has neglected the middle class, alienated moderate opponents and failed to efficiently manage the oil-dependent economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 3:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid the political turmoil roiling Venezuela it's easy to overlook this milestone: the 20th anniversary on Saturday of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian revolution. On Feb. 2, 1999, Chavez took office with a fiery anti-imperialist rhetoric that would inspire leaders across Latin...
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Robert Driscoll, Maria Butina's attorney, leaves U.S. District Court in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Maria Butina, a Russian accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 13, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Maria Butina, accused by the United States of being an Russian secret agent (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says he's convinced that the Russian woman who's pleaded guilty to being a secret agent in the United States has done so under pressure...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2013 file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Prosecutors say they have “resolved” a case against Butina accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal. The information was included in a court filing Monday. (AP Photo/File)
December 13, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:37 am
With new Democrats set to take over the governor's mansion across the country, the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in several key states. The incoming governors elected in November in California, Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2004 file photo. George P. Bush, left, stands hands with his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush in New York prior to their remarks at a reception hosted by the Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. George H.W. Bush's political career spanned a generation and straddled the America before and after Jim Crow but also was a key figure in the GOP as reaching out to Latino voters. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 04, 2018 - 6:38 pm
George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin Powell as the first black chairman of the Joint...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southport High School, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2018 - 7:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is delivering a ringing endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is running in a close race against Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. Trump is praising Braun at a Friday night...
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October 27, 2018 - 2:18 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The former leader of Catalonia has launched a new political platform in hopes of maintaining his relevance in the region's secessionist movement from outside Spain, where he is wanted on rebellion charges. Carles Puigdemont intervened via video at Saturday's rally to mark...
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October 25, 2018 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral. Shepard's remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending. After years of dense education debates over teacher evaluations and the Common Core standards, analysts say the teachers’ complaints about outdated textbooks and teacher shortages are resonating. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her...
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Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans who tuned in to the Capitol Hill hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Raw fury, tears, sex, alcohol, power and partisanship — it...
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