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  • Wendy Davis' 13-hour Texas filibuster: Five similar movies

    Wendy Davis' 13-hour Texas filibuster: Five similar movies
    Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Texas Legislature may be stranger than them all.  On Tuesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis attempted a herculean 13-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill seeking to ban, among other things, abortion...
  • After Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' abortion filibuster, governor steps in

    After Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' abortion filibuster, governor steps in
    Wendy Davis beat the clock, but she hasn't beaten the calendar. On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session for the state's Legislature to pass strict abortion restrictions that state Sen. Davis and her Democratic...
  • Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won

    Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won
    In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis’s Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.” In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old...
  • Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'

    Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'
    Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses. Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights. While many thought...
  • Bob Perry dies at 80; Houston real estate magnate who supported GOP candidates

    Bob Perry dies at 80; Houston real estate magnate who supported GOP candidates
    Bob Perry, a Houston real estate magnate who shunned the limelight while generously bankrolling Republican Party candidates and becoming a force in a new era of lavish spending in American politics, has died. He was 80. Perry died in his sleep...
  • Campaign music: Politicians are playing their song

     
    Barack Obama channel's Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together.' Mitt Romney leans on K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag.' If there's a politician, there's a song ready to blare. Like less charismatic hip-hop artists, politicians routinely repurpose other people's songs....
  • Iowa governor warns California: We are coming to take your jobs [Updated]

     
    Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad says his state will benefit from jobs fleeing California due to California's budget deficit. Iowa's governor Terry Branstad says California businesses are calling him, looking to leave because of state's situation....
  • Manson follower parole decision in Gov. Jerry Brown's hands

     
    It is up to Gov. Jerry Brown whether to release a now-70 follower of murderer Charles Manson. For at least the second time, the California Board of Parole Hearings has recommended the release of Bruce Davis, imprisoned since 1972 for......
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry launches ads to lure California businesses

     
    “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible.” So says Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a new advertising campaign targeted at California companies. The Lone Star governor plans to broadcast the.......
  • Gov. Brown dismisses Texas' job-poaching efforts as 'a big nothing'

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday dismissed the efforts of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to recruit California businesses to relocate as a political stunt motivated by a breathless media....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: 'Texas, come on over'

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he was hardly alarmed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest effort to poach California businesses. “Of course they’re coming here,” Brown said. “So are the British coming here, so are the French,...