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Political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality

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Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty, consent of the governed and equality before the law. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support free markets, free trade, limited government, individual rights, capitalism, democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion. Yellow is the political colour most commonly associated with liberalism.

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An abortion rights ruling leads to a new focus for Senate races: This is your morning tip sheet.
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Liberal groups warn Biden: Do more on policing reform or risk losing black support

More than 50 liberal groups have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms.
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Biden’s Brain Trust on the Economy: Liberal and Sworn to Silence

The presumptive Democratic nominee relies on veteran advisers with Washington roots and has begun sounding out other economists on the ideological left, but his campaign will not say who really has his..
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Months before election, liberal groups press Biden on picks for economic posts

Liberal groups are pushing Joe Biden to pick tough watchdogs for U.S. economic posts ahead of the Nov. 3 election to generate broader support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
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Vote by Mail in Wisconsin Helped a Liberal Candidate, Upending Old Theories

A large shift from in-person to mail voting, as happened in the state because of the coronavirus, had been thought to create little advantage for either party. A Times analysis found otherwise.
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In upset for Republicans, liberal ousts Trump-backed judge for Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Liberal challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, beating a conservative incumbent in state elections marred by court challenges and worries about..
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Liberal beats Trump-endorsed conservative for Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Liberal challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, beating a conservative incumbent in state elections marred by court challenges and worries about..
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Liberal projected to win hotly contested Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Liberal challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, beating a conservative incumbent in state elections marred by court challenges and worries about..
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Ex-Senator Feingold Joins Fight Over Courts as Liberals Try to Counter Trump

The former lawmaker, known for campaign finance overhaul, has been chosen to lead a progressive advocacy group active on judges and the legal system.
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The Liberal Economists Behind the Wealth Tax Debate

Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez have crashed the Democratic primary with their idea — and angered some economists.
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Romania's president asks outgoing PM Orban to form government

Romania's president on Thursday asked outgoing Prime Minister Ludovic Orban to form a new government around the premier's centrist Liberal party, moving a step closer to an early parliamentary election..
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Wisconsin Elections Leaders in Contempt; Told to Purge 200,000 Voters from Rolls

A conservative group says removing names is merely following existing rules. Liberals say the move is aimed at dropping Democrats before the 2020 election.
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Justice Ginsburg in hospital, but expected to be released soon

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in a Maryland hospital after suffering from chills and a fever, but is expected to be released on Sunday, the Supreme Court said on Saturday.
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U.S. Justice Ginsburg misses oral arguments with illness

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has faced various health scares over the past year, missed oral arguments in court on Wednesday due to illness.
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In a Liberal State, Ambivalence About Lifting a Ban on Affirmative Action

Gary Locke, a former governor of Washington, is trying to persuade fellow Asian-Americans to support a measure on Tuesday’s ballot.
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How to Get Trump Voters and Liberals to Talk: Don’t Make Anyone Sit in a Circle

Classes, apps and message boards are trying to bridge the divide between the left and the right, one conversation at a time.
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Belgium to have first female PM as Michel takes EU top job: papers

Liberal politician Sophie Wilmes is set to become the first female prime minister of Belgium, local newspapers reported on Saturday.
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Raising voter fears helped Trudeau to victory in Canada: sources

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled off a second consecutive election win on Monday with a late change in tactics designed to scare progressive voters who showed signs of abandoning Liberal..
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Tuesday, after a tight election reduced his Liberal government to a minority, a result that will likely push his agenda to the left while..
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau retained power in an election on Monday, but his Liberals were reduced to a minority, making governing with the rival New Democrats and other left-leaning parties..
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Canada's opposition Conservatives pledge to balance budget with no public job cuts

Canada's opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge..
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Liberal, socialist MEPs want 'European Way of Life' title ditched

Liberal and socialist lawmakers at the European Parliament called on Thursday for a new title of European Commission Vice President for Protecting our European Way of Life to be scrapped because of its..
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Canada's Trudeau resumes campaign as polls show damage from blackface photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returned to the campaign trail on Sunday in his bid for re-election in October as polls showed his ruling Liberals starting to suffer with voters after photos..
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List of scandals and missteps involving Canada's Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberals are in deep political trouble after the emergence of a photo of him in brown face, has experienced a number of scandals and missteps since taking..
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Canada's ruling Liberals to target wireless bills in election: sources

Canada's ruling Liberals will promise to help cut cell phone and internet bills in an upcoming election campaign amid widespread complaints about the cost of wireless communications, party sources..
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Norway's Liberals accept PM's ultimatum, preventing government's collapse

Norway's Liberal Party, a junior member of Norway's four-party government, will accept the prime minister's ultimatum on transport policy, preventing the cabinet's fall, Liberal leader Trine Skei..
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U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.
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EU liberal lawmakers to back von der Leyen as next EU commission head: chairman

Liberal lawmakers at the European Parliament will support German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission president, the leader of the group said on Tuesday.
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