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Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis Celebrates 1-Year Filibuster Anniversary | 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 06.18.2014 | 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.

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis Blurs Abortion Position, But Hangs Onto Abortion-Rights Backers | 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: My Views On Abortion Mean 'I Am Pro-Life'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), best known for her 11-hour filibuster against a controversial bill aimed at severely cutting access to ab...

Abortion Clinics Stay Open After Perry Blocked

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court weighed whether to grant an emergency motion Tuesday allowing some new Texas abor...

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Three major civil liberties and women's groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the new Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously delay...

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...

Rick Perry Surrogate Dismisses Wendy Davis' Chances For Higher Office

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) is dismissing Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) as a serious contender for higher office. Delivering a speech to R...

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.

Laura Bassett

Rick Perry Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Following weeks of heated protests at the state capitol, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law on Thursday a package of abortion restrictions that...

Amanda Terkel

Wendy Davis Coming To Washington | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) will be in the nation's capital next week, raising money with Democratic U.S. senators. Davis will ...

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...

Perry Defends Contentious Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Governor Rick Perry on Sunday defended a measure passed by the Texas legislature to ban most abortions after 20 week...

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"...

Abortion Battle To Resume In Texas

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, July 8 (Reuters) - The political battle in Texas over proposed restrictions on abortion resumes on ...

Jason Cherkis

Texas Dems Tout Wendy Davis Filibuster To Register New Voters | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While thousands of orange-clad demonstrators showed up at the south steps of the Texas state capitol in Austin Monday to renew their fig...

Filibuster Has Big Effect For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) has seen her name recognition soar, according to the first Texas poll taken since her 11-hour filibuster against ...

Perry Slams 'Occupy Wall Street Tactics' Of Wendy Davis Supporters

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) criticized those who supported state Sen. Wendy Davis’ fight against a bill that threatened to close nearly all of the abo...

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 | 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.