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Wendy Davis Filibuster

Why Wendy Davis Didn't Speak About Her Abortions Earlier

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Wendy Davis became a nationally recognized champion of women's rights when she spoke for 11 hours straight on the Texas Senate floor against an anti-a...

Leticia Van De Putte's Dad Set An Awesome Example For Dads Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, spoke with Texas Monthly about Democrats in Texas, her chances this Nov...

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis Celebrates 1-Year Filibuster Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Exactly one year ago, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) strapped on her now-famous pink sneakers and a back brace and stood on the Senate flo...

Texans Are Still Standing

Candice Russell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Candice Russell

It's been almost a year since the day Wendy Davis arrived on the senate floor in her now famous pink sneakers to bravely filibuster a bill that if passed would have huge implications on reproductive health care in the state of Texas.

That Time the Texas Republicans Fell into a Time Warp

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Sara Goldfarb

There simply isn't any way to explain how, in 2014, the Texas Republican Party legitimately believed its hot-off-the-presses policy platform should include "reparative therapy" for gays.

Samantha Lachman

Woman Running For Governor Of Texas Wants To Bring About 'New Day For GOP'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Lisa Fritsch has hosted her own radio talk show, written a book about the tea party and agitated for conservative causes. In the Texas gubernatorial p...

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis Blurs Abortion Position, But Hangs Onto Abortion-Rights Backers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) muddied her stance on abortion rights this week, telling the Dallas Morning News that she could support ...

Wendy Davis Reflects On Her Struggles As A Teen Mom

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

Wendy Davis became a household name in June 2013 when she staged a 11-hour filibuster to protect abortion rights in Texas. But in a new interview ...

My Story Proves the Personal Is Political

Nicole Stewart | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I wondered about each woman, each couple. I was the only person there whose pregnancy showed. I turned my eyes down, covered my belly and tried to slow my breathing. I was pissed: This was the first time I'd ever been pregnant, happily married and wanting a baby, yet here I was.

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

Quote Of The Day: Senator Wendy Davis On LGBT Rights In Texas

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis became a household name earlier this year after staging a historic filibuster to block a bill that would impose strict...

Wendy Davis Making Big Announcement

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Texas, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who staged a filibuster against sweeping abort...

Wendy Davis Will Make Big Announcement In Early October

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who catapulted to national attention in June for her marathon filibuster of an anti-abortion bill, plans to announce...

Davis Opens Up On Past 'Rebellion,' Big Confusion

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) gained national attention in June when she staged an 11-hour filibuster in order to kill a bill that would...

Texas Republican Thinks Wendy Davis Should Foot Bill For Special Sessions

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Though the abortion war in Texas may be on a break, there is a hefty bill from the special sessions that closed out the Legislature, and one Republica...

Ready or Not, It's Time for Wendy Davis to Run

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

For the first time since Ann Richards, Texas Democrats have a leader, a win under our belts and the will to fight.

Sasha Belenky

The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of, And Other Must-Read Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

1. The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of Edward Snowden's disclosures about the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs have fo...

Pelosi Speaks Out On Texas Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out on Texas' controversial abortion law, telling MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that measures like the o...

A Not-So-Cute Rick Perry Doll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas woman has a solution for any pro-choice activists who have ever fantasized about doing harm to the state's anti-abortion Gov. Rick Perry (R)....

From Protests to Political Power

Allison Fine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Allison Fine

We progressives have a bad habit of assuming that large numbers of people supporting our positions is the same as gaining political power.

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis: Pink Shoes and Common Sense

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Wendy Davis can certainly speak both eloquently and effectively. She brings a clear analysis and thoughtful energy to seemingly intractable political quagmires.

Davis Raises Nearly $1 Million After Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) raised nearly $1 million in the second half of June following her high-profile filibuster of a controversial abortion...

Wendy Davis Slams 'Draconian' Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Wendy Davis, the Democratic Texas state senator who staged a 13-hour filibuster against a GOP-backed abortion bill, called the legislation "draconian"...

Wendy Davis and Lean In -- Do Women Need Help to Lead?

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Sonya Hamlin

Wendy Davis stand up and deliver a 13-hour filibuster in a hostile environment, killing a bill to close women's clinics throughout Texas -- and doing it singlehandedly! It reminds us that leadership, courage, strength and a fighting spirit are all there -- all part of women's abilities.

Rick Perry Bails Out: Run Statewide, Wendy Davis!

Jackson Williams | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Striking while the iron is hot matters in life and politics. Ask Barack Obama. He went from unknown Illinois state senator to U.S. senator to president in less than five years. Wendy Davis is now hot iron.