Political movements

FILE - In this Feb.4, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting with mayors and local association members as part of the "national debate", in Evry-Courcouronnes, south of Paris. Macron is clawing back support as the French leader tries to quell yellow vest protest anger by putting himself at the forefront of a national political debate. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 06, 2019 - 8:20 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be clawing back support as he tries to quell the yellow vest protest movement with a national political debate. Recent polls by Ifop, BVA and Harris Interactive institutes show a gain in Macron's approval ratings from 23 to 31 percent in...
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President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger speaks during the PBS Executive Session at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2019 - 4:39 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ____ NO RELAXING PBS chief executive Paula Kerger isn't taking her funding for granted just because Democrats...
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February 02, 2019 - 11:51 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school. That's when he heard about the end of slavery during the Civil War followed by virtually nothing about race relations until the civil rights...
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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 - 1:38 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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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 - 9:28 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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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, speaks at a debate in Sacramento, Calif. Thurmond was elected as California's Superintendent of Public Instruction. 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 a number of key states. The incoming governors in California, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the rare step of putting a temporary halt on new charter schools. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 06, 2018 - 6:47 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state's attorney general,...
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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 - 4:38 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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Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., center, celebrates at a Democratic election night party after winning a Senate seat Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. A female political movement driven by backlash to President Donald Trump kicked off 2018 by hosting a women's march in Nevada and 11 months later, that activism helped women win key races across the state, including ousting an incumbent U.S. Senator, electing a female-majority federal delegation and a female-majority state Assembly. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 07, 2018 - 10:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A female political movement driven by backlash to President Donald Trump kicked off the year with a women's march in Nevada. Eleven months later, that activism helped women win key races across the state, including ousting an incumbent U.S. senator, electing a female-majority...
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October 05, 2018 - 10:20 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Amnesty International said the human rights movement is being mobilized globally by the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump. Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty's new secretary general, told The Associated Press in an interview that some of the Trump administration's more...
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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 - 2:00 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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