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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,...

Wendy Davis Still Mulling Future Plans

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- State Sen. Wendy Davis, whose filibuster against Texas abortion restrictions gained her national fame, insists Democrats will be comp...

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.

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...

Luke Johnson

Wendy Davis Gets Big Boost From Progressives | 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 | 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...

The Daily Szep -- Caricature of Senator Wendy Davis

Paul Szep | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


Texas Rises As Conservative Battleground

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson and Ryan Grim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

While national political observers talk about shifting demographics and political dynamics that are slowly pushing Texas closer to tossup territory, R...

What Wendy Taught Us: 5 Takeaways From Her Texas Standoff

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Wendy Davis was doing more than her job as an elected official, she was stepping into political and social history to deliver some powerful lessons that all women can benefit from grasping.

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 | 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...

The Power of Social: We, the Reporter

Lauren Wong | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Lauren Wong

In the early hours of June 26, as the media seemed to sleep, thousands of people propped their laptops up on their pajama pants and did the job for them. SB5 is dead, but the power of social media is more alive than ever.

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.

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...

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 ...

GOP Lawmakers Suspend Abortion Rights Filibuster

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

BY JIM VERTUNO AND CHRIS TOMLINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' lieutenant governor late Tuesday suspended a senator's filibuster...

Team Obama Offers Support For Dem Literally Standing Up For Abortion Rights

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's official Twitter account expressed support Tuesday for Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat aiming to filibuster a GOP-backed abor...

Laura Bassett

This Texas Democrat Is Speaking For 13 Hours Straight To Kill An Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

A Democratic state senator in Texas plans to speak for 13 straight hours without a bathroom break on Tuesday in order to kill a bill that would dramat...