Political movements

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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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini blows a kiss to a supporter as he arrives at the Brothers of Italy political meeting in Rome, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy. The ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a forum in Rome organized by a small far-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Williams, a fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hopes that those critics can understand his perspective. He told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday, Sept. 2, he felt his sermon was appropriate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 02, 2018 - 4:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he...
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A protestor holds a poster with a photo of Angela Merkel referring reading she is guilty of incitement in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 01, 2018 - 12:48 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — The Latest on anti-migrant protests in Germany after the fatal stabbing of a German citizen (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Police in eastern Germany say they have asked the organizers of an anti-migrant march to end their protest for the day due to safety concerns and the...
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