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  • In Case You Missed It, Wendy Davis’ Run for Governor Ended in a Meltdown Friday

    09/22/2014 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/22/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The lone Texas gubernatorial debate took place in the Rio Grande Valley Friday night. Front-runner Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican, just had to get through the debate without making any negative news. The pressure was all on Wendy Davis, Democrat state senator trailing by a lot in the polls, to make something — anything positive — happen.Well, she made something happen. But it wasn’t positive. Davis attacked Abbott over a school finance lawsuit that’s in appeal.Abbott responded that as attorney general, he has an obligation to follow the law and keep the suit going.Davis then went into unleashed...
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush’s uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven’t won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • Abbott Claims He Is Preparing To Sue Obama Administration

    09/21/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2014 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said he is preparing to sue the Obama administration to recuperate the money spent by the state dealing with the recent border crisis. He made the claim on Friday evening when he faced off against his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis during the first gubernatorial debate which was held near the Texas-Mexico border. According to Abbott, the Obama administration failed to secure the border and prevent the immigration surge that resulted in a humanitarian crisis and became a financial burden on the state and the municipalities of the Texas border. During...
  • Wendy Davis Melts Down, Talks Over Moderator During Debate

    09/20/2014 12:06:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke when she was not supposed to and even interrupted a moderator multiple times--despite being told that it was not her turn to speak. The incident began after Davis asked Abbott a question that began, "Judge Dates has recently ruled against you and in favor of the school children of Texas,...
  • As Poll Numbers Worsen for Wendy Davis, Democrats Forced to Hire Canvassers

    09/17/2014 11:37:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Democratic nominee for Governor Wendy Davis has come a long way since the heights of her pink-sneakered glory days back in June 2013, when she captured the national attention of abortion advocates for her eleven hour filibuster against Texas’ abortion bill. Today, less than two months before the general election, it seems that her party is reduced to hiring roles that should be filled by basic volunteers to keep operations going. Davis’ attempts to rebrand herself as a defender of second amendment rights flopped, her book is not exactly tearing up the charts but did get her...
  • Wendy Davis reveals her late-term “quieting of the heart” abortion

    09/08/2014 7:59:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    One of the plot lines in a movie I watched over the weekend involved a pregnant mother. The film was set in the 1940s, and I thought how blissfully ignorant were the days before ultrasounds and prenatal diagnoses gave mothers carrying ill or handicapped children the choice to bear them when nature decided or kill them beforehand. Had Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis been pregnant back then she would not have imagined the late-term baby girl doing flips inside her was “suffering.” Rather, Davis would have put her hand on her belly and smiled. Instead, quoting from...
  • NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez Says 'Always Been A Very Uphill Battle'

    09/08/2014 6:14:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are even Wendy Davis' most ardent supporters detecting the handwriting on the wall? Seems like it. There was NOW president Terry O'Neill, on this evening's Ed Show, coming close to throwing in the towel. Said O'Neill: "this has always been very much an uphill battle." Translation: Davis is going down in her race for Governor of Texas. O'Neill's comment came in the context of a discussion of Davis' recent disclosure that she had, reportedly for health reasons, undergone two abortions. It does seem that Davis, down in the polls and with little left to lose, decided to double down on...
  • Abbott says he grieves for Davis

    09/07/2014 1:50:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 6, 2014 | Staff & wire reports
    Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said Saturday in a statement that “the unspeakable pain of losing a child is beyond tragic for any parent.” He said he grieves for the Davis family and the loss of life. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, discloses the abortion for the first time in her new memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid. She had become pregnant in 1996 but had the abortion after doctors told her...
  • Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions (Abortion Barbie)

    09/06/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    WND and AP ^ | 6 Sep 14 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, “Forgetting to Be Afraid,” Davis writes that she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. It...
  • Democrat Sacrament: Wendy Davis memoir details two terminated pregnancies

    09/05/2014 8:37:22 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 76 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/5/2014 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT (AP)
    AUSTIN — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. Davis writes in Forgetting to be Afraid that she had an abortion after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. The Associated Press purchased an early copy of the book, which hits stores Tuesday.
  • In Alaska And Texas, Democrats Struggle To Pin Their Willie Horton Ads On Republicans

    09/03/2014 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    In 1988, Republicans slammed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis over Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who attacked a man and sexually assaulted a woman compliments of Massachusetts’ weekend furlough program. This was used to paint Dukakis as soft on crime. Willie Horton 1988 Attack AdIt was a particularly nasty ad (I mean that in a good way)–and Democrats seem to be trying to do the same thing to Republicans in some of the 2014 elections. Trying to spin legal decisions in a way that portrays them as incompetent, soft on crime, and, at times; engaging in a war on women....
  • Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment

    08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis? Gov. Perry’s official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen ‘Round the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry “MugShot” is irresistible) before long. Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era. The case itself is already...
  • Wendy Davis Becomes Texas Tribune Nonperson as Campaign Goes Into Perry Indictment Backfire Freefall

    08/22/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it. Such seems to be the case with the Wendy Davis campaign for  governor in Texas. The last time the Texas Tribune directly reported about her was a full week ago on August 15 which not so coincidentally is when the Rick Perry indictment happened. The backlash from that obviously political indictment  which is already falling apart as reported by Bryan Preston...
  • Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

    08/21/2014 7:14:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped. Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.” There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio. The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer...
  • Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws

    08/20/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anna Higgins
    Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013. Mrs. Morbelli died from complications from a late term (33 week) abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart. She experienced complications in between office visits, but neither her family nor the ER to which she was eventually admitted was able to locate Carhart. Her cause of death was determined to be an amniotic fluid embolism; the same condition that killed Christin Gilbert, another of Carhart’s patients in 2005. Maryland, does not have a...
  • ELECTION 2014: Texas gubernatorial candidates give insight on transportation

    08/17/2014 1:01:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Land Line ^ | August 15, 2014 | Keith Goble
    A new governor will be seated in Texas following the Nov. 4 election. The candidates competing for outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s position have track records and have weighed in on transportation issues. The two major party candidates vying to replace him are Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. One issue that will confront the winner is a transportation system in need of $4 billion more per year in revenue. The Texas House is expected to propose a budget next year that uses all of the money allotted to the state highway fund for transportation. Advocates say that devoting highway...
  • Rick Perry, Texas Blues & The Liberal Two-Step

    08/15/2014 9:36:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 60 replies
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    So let me get this straight; Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg – also the head of the Public INTEGRITY Unit – is convicted of aggravated DUI. When she refuses to resign for behavior unbecoming of her office – accountability is foreign to most liberals - Governor Rick Perry promises to veto the 7.5 million budgeted for the Integrity Unit. And for this, something presidents and governors practically do on a weekly basis, he is indicted on felony coercion charges by a heavily Democratic-laden, Austin grand jury? Oh, something definitely stinks in the Lone Star state and it’s called dirty...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby — the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • Texas Democratic Gov. Candidate Wendy Davis Goes Negative in TV Ad (Garbage from trash woman)

    08/09/2014 9:06:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/8/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    In her first television ad of the campaign, Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis goes directly at her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, attacking him for his role in a 1998 rape case. The ad entitled, "A Texas Story," heavily criticizes a vote Abbott made when he was on the state Supreme Court involving a case in which a woman was raped by a door-to-door salesman. The case at the center of Davis' ad involved the 1993 rape of Dena Kristi Read by Mickey Carter, who was employed as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman by a distributor of The...
  • Wendy Davis Says She May Withdraw Texas National Guard From Border If Elected Governor

    08/08/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 8, 2014 | Agencia EFE
    Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday questioned the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the border with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration and she promised, if elected, that she will study withdrawing them. The troop contingent was promised a month ago by current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, and it is expected that in the coming days they will begin to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border, which stretches some 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles). "The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and...
  • Why Democrats Are Ditching the 'War on Women' Rhetoric

    08/01/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/01/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Democrats want to talk about "personhood" and reproductive freedom. They want to tell voters about a stubborn pay gap and women hurt by a low minimum wage. But what they don't want to do is talk about a "war on women." Indeed, the party that so effectively deployed the "war" rhetoric to help defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 has now sworn off its catch phrase, dropping it almost completely from a campaign strategy that, in so many other ways, is still very much about women's issues. "[Saying] 'Republicans are waging a war on women' actually doesn't test very well," said...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz to Spend $3 Million to Elect Wendy Davis

    07/21/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says it will spend as much as $3 million in Texas to elect pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and other pro-abortion candidates. Cecile Richards, the president of America’s biggest abortion corporation was in the Lone State State to push her plan. Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor. wendydavis12“When women have a chance to know the difference between candidates, they won’t vote for...
  • Abortion’s new underground railroad

    07/20/2014 11:19:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 the median cost of a first-trimester abortion was just under $500. Add the bus travel or gas and up to three nights in a hotel, and the cost can jump by several hundred dollars. That’s the impetus behind Clinic Action Support Network, which was founded last summer in response to the new law, and aims to help Houston-area women clear the growing hurdles to abortion access. But regulations and requirements like those in HB2 are not limited to Texas. Twenty-seven states have passed abortion regulations…. The trend has given rise to networks like...
  • Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation

    07/16/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | BRIGID CURTIS AYER
    WASHINGTON — Tensions between Girl Scouts’ messaging and Catholic teaching have led to a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, the ousting of Girl Scouts from parishes, and a significant drop in Catholic membership in the Girl Scouts. Now a panel of U.S. bishops has released the results of a two-year investigation into Girl Scouts’ problematic messaging, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organization’s international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Their findings indicate that the concerns continue to persist, regarding the problematic connections between the Girl Scouts...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something

    07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa
    Today on Slate’s feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a “win for America?” Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added: Now, for all the support Davis’ campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhere—former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her “Joan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the country”—she’s still running for governor of a deeply red state....
  • Davis slaps SC for ‘disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control’; Abbott calls a win

    06/30/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Lindenberger
    Update: 2:34 p.m. EST: Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, issued a statement condemning the court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. “Today’s disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control puts employers between women and their doctors. We need to trust women to make their own health care decisions — not corporations, the Supreme Court, or Greg Abbott,” she said. Abbott, the attorney general and her opponent in this fall election, issued a statement praising the ruling, which is below. Update 1:09 p.m. EST: Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, the current president of...
  • Wendy Davis: ‘Absurd’ to suggest she can’t overtake Greg Abbott

    06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics blog ^ | June 28, 2014 | Peggy Fikac
    DALLAS – Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis said Saturday it’s “absurd” to suggest it’s too late for her to overtake Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for governor Davis, pausing to speak to reporters after a breakfast speech at the Texas Democratic Convention, said her campaign will have the resources to compete with Abbott. He has a substantial war chest, years in the making, and his campaign recently confirmed to the Express-News that he has reserved $10 million of airtime in October ahead of the general election. Davis, however, has raised millions since announcing last year, and observers are...
  • Watch Wendy Davis Stage Pro-Infanticide Anniversary Celebration Live

    06/25/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 3 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    A year after leading a filibuster against a bill that many Democratic Party voters considered "draconian" efforts to spare the life of unborn infants who were 20 weeks into development, Wendy Davis and other abortion advocates will stage a one year anniversary to celebrate. For those who support the right to perform infanticide against fellow members of our human community for the sake convenience the Austin event, which will be streamed live to other supporters of convenience-based life terminations, is meant to serve as both an anniversary and rallying cry in the efforts to promote Davis to the Texas Governors...
  • Wendy Davis’ campaign falters

    06/25/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Brenner Brief ^ | 6/25/14 | Brad Slager
    While Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign was once hailed as the best chance to turn Texas blue, her recent fundraising efforts have shown a lack of enthusiasm for her campaign. Wednesday, June 25, marks the one year anniversary of a noted Texan lawmaker’s arrival on the national stage. However it turns out few want to party with Wendy Davis. The liberal luminary became a fixture on the liberal news circuit following her famed filibuster, however she has had a tough time campaigning for higher office. Things have become bad enough that not even lowering prices on fundraising tickets...
  • Wendy Davis Shows Leadership in Her Letter To Rick Perry on the Influx of Unaccompanied Children

    06/23/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | June 23, 2014 | Adalia Woodbury
    With children fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; there is a humanitarian crises in our border states. Tea/Republicans are more interested in blaming President Obama for a policy that was, in fact, passed by the Bush Administration than in finding solutions. Then, what’s new about that? Under the Bush Administration’s policy, the Border Patrol Agency (BPA) is required to take in unaccompanied children from countries that are not Mexico. The law required the BPA to have them screened and vaccinated before turning them over to the Department of Human Services’ Office of Refugee Recruitment. While complaining...
  • Dems see bright future even in a loss (Wendy Davis)

    06/22/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck
    Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still score a win for her political career — setting herself up as an important player in the party regardless of the final score. It’s a...
  • Celebration planned for 1-year anniversary of Wendy Davis’s abortion filibuster

    06/18/2014 7:09:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I wonder if they’ll hire Satan worshipers to provide background chanting? Troopers check for urine, feces, used tampons Wendy Davis abortion filibusterOr distribute gift bags full of feces, urine, and used tampons as door prizes? A party marking the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis’s filibuster of an omnibus abortion bill in Texas offers so many possibilities. And that’s exactly what is planned. According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times today: AUSTIN – Abortion rights advocates and providers, and the governor’s race campaigns of state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, are planning to commemorate the one year anniversary of Davis’ 2013...
  • Don’t Call Her “Abortion Barbie”; Wendy Davis to Hold Fundraiser Celebrating Filibuster Anniversary

    06/17/2014 4:21:34 AM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is a national household name for one reason: abortion. She became the face of the pro-abortion movement when she stood up against a pro-life bill in the Texas legislature to stop late-term abortions. Preferring to keep abortions legal in the Lone Star State up to the day of birth, Davis infamously filibustered the bill and was eventually defeated and the bill became law. Since then, dozens of abortion clinics have either closed down or stopped doing abortions. After the filibuster, conservative activist Erick Erickson of Red State called David “Abortion Barbie” on Twitter and the...
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Wendy Davis replaces campaign manager (Abortion Barbie update...)

    06/11/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/11/14 | WFAA
    There's a shake-up at the top of Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. The Democratic nominee is replacing her campaign manager. Davis released the announcement Wednesday morning. Her campaign has struggled against Republican front-runner Greg Abbott -- long considered a strong favorite.
  • Wendy Davis: Republicans dislike ‘people who don’t look like them’

    06/09/2014 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested that the Republican stance on immigration is a racist one, and that conservatives simply don’t like “people who don’t look like them.” “You need look no further than what happened in Arizona with their anti-immigration bill and the withdrawal of tourism and the impact to their economy as a consequence of what ideological thinkers did to that state,” the Democrat said at a Human Rights Campaign PAC fundraiser in Austin.
  • Wendy Davis thinks Abortion Barbie posters are “disgusting”

    06/05/2014 11:42:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Texas state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who catapulted to infamy by filibustering a 20-week abortion ban in 2013, is unhappy pro-lifers aren’t letting anyone forget. Davis has taken out a Facebook ad calling on supporters to sign an “Open Letter Denouncing The “Abortion Barbie’ Attacks,” referring to life size posters that greeted her on May 22 when she came to Hollywood for a celebrity fundraiser. Wendy Davis filibuster late-term abortionThe artist known as Sabo photoshopped Davis’s head onto a pregnant Midge doll and placed a pair of large open scissors over the head of a little black baby...
  • Official: Texas can keep lethal drug source secret

    05/29/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 5:22 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Texas’ prison system doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the state’s top prosecutor on an issue being challenged in several death penalty states. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor in the nation’s busiest death penalty state, had rebuffed three similar attempts by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2010. His decision can be appealed to the courts. […] The issue has put Abbott in a thorny position during an election year in Texas, where the death penalty is like gun rights: Candidates...
  • Wendy Davis Greeted By “Abortion Barbie” Posters In L.A. Ahead of Fundraiser

    05/22/2014 11:59:56 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    -snip- Thanks to conservative writer and Red State editor Erick Erickson, Davis will forever be known as “Abortion Barbie.” The moniker is a bit insulting but apropos given her steadfast defense of abortion on demand. And when Davis was in Los Angeles for a swanky fundraiser with he left-wing buddies to help her campaign back home in the Lone State State, it was not ironic that she was confronted with posters reminding her of her single-handed defense of late-term abortions. -snip-
  • "Kermit Gosnell Reminds Of the Necessity Of Bearing Witness to Truth"

    05/15/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating that they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents' edition of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, were mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared often in my thoughts, helping me process the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps, and a three-month “death...
  • How Texas Republicans Made Wendy Davis Famous

    05/08/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 05/08/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It’s election year once again, and, with the general election in Texas fast approaching, things are about to heat up, especially the governor’s race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. Abbott is currently enjoying huge leads in the polls. Despite massive amounts of money being poured into Davis’ campaign, primarily from out of state and including Chicago socialists, a series of missteps (or lies) and the dismissal of her campaign by the Democratic Governor’s Associations appear to have doomed her campaign into becoming a blip that will soon be recorded history. However, there was a time in Fall...
  • The Importance of Bearing Witness

    05/08/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | May 8, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents’ edition of “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” were literally mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared in my biopic, helping me Think Again about the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps and a three-month...
  • Democratic Party leader: Wendy Davis will lose Texas governor’s race

    04/30/2014 10:54:13 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Apr 30, 2014 05:58 EST | Catherine Briggs
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Democratic Party's electoral efforts to win governor's races across the nation has strongly hinted that the party establishment believes Wendy Davis will lose her bid to become governor of Texas this year. Speaking to centrist think tank Third Way on Tuesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, outlined the top priority gubernatorial races this year, followed by critical races.
  • Texas Tribune Avoids Reporting on Big Setback for Wendy Davis Campaign

    04/30/2014 6:38:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday about a big setback for the Wendy Davis campaign for Texas governor.  The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) did not include her campaign as a top target which means it won't be prioritized for heavy spending. The reaction from the Davis campaign could best be described as an angry hissy fit which bitterly attacked the DGA. Pretty big political news from Texas to the extent it was covered by the Wall Street Journal. Therefore you would expect the Texas Tribune which is supposed to cover the nuts and bolts details of Texas politics to...
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing “animal rights” group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina – bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator – child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman – padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer – stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • Wendy Davis has Some Explaining to do on Ethics

    04/29/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt Mackowiak
    Texas has a part-time legislature, and inherent in any state with a part-time legislature is the potential for conflicts of interest. Unless a legislator is personally wealthy, they must hold a job, which inevitably leads to their consideration of a bill that impacts their industry or company directly. Texas ethics laws are lax and have loopholes. Legislators rarely recuse themselves on votes. It is one thing for that to happen with one of 150 Texas House members or one of 31 Texas senators. For governor, candidates should be held to a higher standard. The contrast on ethics could not be...
  • Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

    04/19/2014 9:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday. The Dallas Morning News used a freedom of information request to learn of the investigation, and then confirmed it with Elizabeth Winn, an assistant Travis County attorney. The FBI hasn’t responded to the newspaper’s request for comment. The investigation stems from a conflict of interest complaint filed in 2012 by former state Rep. Mark Shelton, a Republican who ran against Davis for her Fort Worth state senate seat. In...
  • Editorial: Greg Abbott takes poll position

    04/19/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | April 19, 2014
    If Texas Tech University’s numbers are any indication, the race for Texas governor won’t be all that competitive. According to a poll released last week by Tech’s Earl Survey Research Lab, GOP gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has about lapped Democratic candidate state Sen. Wendy Davis. Granted, there is a long way to go before the Nov. 4 election, but with 54 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Abbott — and only 25 percent backing Davis — the attorney general has reason for optimism, at least according to this poll. (And before Davis supporters contend...
  • Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

    04/19/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/14 | Alex Pappas
    The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.