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Texas Lawmakers Returning For Big Fight

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and JIM VERTUNO | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — State troopers lined the halls of the Texas Capitol, and 5,000 protesters rallied outside against proposed abortion legislation,...

Jason Cherkis

Wendy Davis Reflects On Filibuster And The Coming Special Session Abortion Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

After Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' 11-hour filibuster helped defeat a controversial anti-abortion bill aimed at severely cutting access to abortion s...

When Things Go Wrong With Mr. Right: How Texas Women Can Mend Fences With Gov. Rick Perry

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy
Christina Pesoli

I am still shocked at your embarrassing display of unladylike conduct at the Texas Capitol the other night. Governor Perry was trying his best to spare you from pesky decisions regarding your lady parts, and rather than thanking him for Senate Bill 5, you got all hysterical.

Wendy Davis: Abortion Rights Supporters Will Not Back Down In Texas

Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is calling a second special session of his state's legislature to pass a controversial bill limiting abortion rights in the ...

Can Wendy Davis Win?

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Even for a white-hot prospect like Wendy Davis, charting a path into the governor's mansion is an exercise in hope that optimistic assumptions hold up, Republicans fumble immigration, and Gov. Rick Perry, who has yet to announce his re-election plans, gives Democrats one last chance to beat him.

For Rick Perry, Health Has Always Been Personal

Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Meredith Melnick

More has been written about Davis than could be read aloud during a month of filibusters, but if we're to truly know what she, Leticia Van de Putte and the women of Texas are up against, look no further than Perry's clueless comments.

Wendy Davis' Filibuster Shoes Provoke Passionate Amazon Reviews

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

Who knew a filibuster is actually a great form of product placement? The Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 running shoe, worn by Texas state Sen. Wend...

Rick Perry Taking on Wendy Davis Is the Best Case Scenario for Texas Democrats

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

What Rick Perry doesn't understand is that in attempting to win the battle for SB 5, he's starting what will be a war for Texas -- and demographics indicate that his side doesn't have the numbers in the long term.

Luke Johnson

Wendy Davis Gets Big Boost From Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), who became an overnight sensation Tuesday when she filibustered a restrictive abortion bill...

WATCH: Here's How Wendy Davis And A Raucous Crowd Shut That Whole Thing Down

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

In a week packed with momentous events, Wendy Davis stood out. Texas Republicans attempted to use a special session on Tuesday to pass a bill that...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry's Attack On Wendy Davis Has Striking Parallel In Texas Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) used his speech Thursday afternoon at the National Right to Life Convention to attack Texas state Sen. Wendy D...

Laura Bassett

Texas Sen: GOP Should Be Investigated For Changing Timestamp On Abortion Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte (D), one of the lawmakers who stood up and defended Sen. Wendy Davis (D) after Davis' 11-hour filibuster of an a...

This Probably Isn't From Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Some guy (who we're going to guess was not Rick Perry) was so impressed with Sen. Wendy Davis' historical 13-hour filibuster on the Texas Senate floo...

The Daily Szep -- Caricature of Senator Wendy Davis

Paul Szep | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep

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No Words: A Firsthand Account of the Wendy Davis Texas Filibuster

Rachel Farris | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rachel Farris

I have been asked if it was planned. The truth is this: when you have no words left, when every word spoken has fallen on deaf ears, when the representative you have chosen to speak is no longer allowed to do so, sometimes all there is left to do is scream.

Laura Bassett

Perry Takes Shocking Hit At Wendy Davis

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

While many have called Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) a hero for standing on her feet for 11 hours to filibuster an anti-abortion bill, Gov. Rick Pe...

Wendy Davis: Rick Perry Has 'Made A Mockery' Of Rules

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Less than 24 hours after an epic abortion bill filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) went directly af...

31 Democratic Senators Agree: Wendy Davis Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) drew nationwide attention on Tuesday for her 12-hour filibuster against a restrictive, GOP-backed anti-abortion bill....

Who Is Wendy Davis?

AP | JIM VERTUNO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-...

Perry Calls Another Special Session Pass Harsh Abortion Law

AP | WILL WEISSERT, CHRIS TOMLINSON and JIM VERTUNO | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — After a one-woman filibuster and a raucous crowd helped derail a GOP-led effort to restrict Texas abortions, Gov. Rick Perry ann...

Why Teens Should #StandWithWendy

Kimberly Tan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Regardless of gender, geography, and views on abortion, there should be little doubt in people's mind that Davis achieved something remarkable last night, singlehandedly changing the lives of thousands of women and inspiring thousands more.

'We Had Terrorists In The Texas State Senate'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Republican Bill Zedler, who serves in the Texas state senate, had some harsh words for protesters who rocked the capitol building over Senate Bill 5, ...

Our New Hero

Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

While Wendy Davis's fortitude and conviction won the day for women in Texas, she received a huge assist from fellow Democrat Leticia Van De Putte, our...

Dem Lawmaker Burns Male Colleagues During Abortion Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As Republican lawmakers suspended Texas state senator Wendy Davis' marathon filibuster of a contentious abortion bill late Tuesday night, a Democratic...

Protesters Stage Sit-In At Texas Capitol Rotunda To Support Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Democrat Wendy Davis, a state senator from Texas, made waves Tuesday when she spent nearly 11 hours attempting a filibuster to block a GOP-led effort ...