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Perry’s comment about Wendy Davis’ past draws criticism from Joe Straus

In case you hadn't heard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is really good at running his mouth. At a National Right to Life conference held in Dallas yesterday, Perry said Fort…

Texas governor calls second special session to address abortion

Just when you thought it was over, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called another special session of the state legislature to begin on July 1 to address abortion restrictions. …

Wendy Davis throws herself, her cause into national spotlight

All eyes were on Fort Worth's Wendy Davis (D) throughout the day yesterday, as she and hundreds of supporters successfully stalled a vote that would have closed all but five…

Updated: Supreme Court overturns DOMA, punts on Prop 8

By Jessica Huseman and Andrew Scoggin @polinclined In separate 5-4 decisions released Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, but declined…

SB5 does not pass in Texas Senate

After intense confusion and some tricky date changes, the Texas Senate has ruled that the final vote on SB5 was taken at 12:03 a.m., making the vote invalid as it…

Even Texas Senate doesn’t know if SB5 passed

If you are confused about what's going on in the Texas Legislature right now, don't worry — everyone is. After Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis (D) failed to filibuster through the…

SCOTUS sends affirmative action case back to lower court

The Supreme Court has decided not to rule on affirmative action, sending the case back to a federal appeals court for review by a 7-1 vote. …

Immigrants may be ‘more fertile,’ but that misses the point

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush gave one of immigration reform’s more unusual defenses when he suggested last Friday that “immigrants are more fertile” than their native-born counterparts. Leaving aside his poor…

Obama’s popularity down dramatically among young voters after NSA scandals

President Obama's popularity among voters under age 30 has dropped 17 points over the past month in the midst of revelations over the administration's most recent scandals involving the National…

Is the Obama Administration losing at the Supreme Court?

Many big issue cases in the Supreme Court lately and several are expected to be decided within the next few days. Some, however, are looking at the Supreme Court more…

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