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Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, Lewis Black Messes With Texas, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the closure of three Texas women’s health clinics and why President Obama is reconsidering a scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE


The Alamo

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Planned Perryhood

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Texas Passes Anti-Abortion Legislation

Late Friday night, Texas state senators approved the anti-abortion bill that their colleague Wendy Davis had filibustered to the excitement and applause of hundreds of thousands of Americans last month.

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 READ MORE


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Bush Pushes on Immigration, Senate Screws Over Students, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a pair of controversial anti-abortion measures make their way through two Republican-controlled state legislatures and former N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s political comeback gets some good news.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE


Back Alley

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Warren Pressures Senate GOP, Florida May Have Banned Computers, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what Texas Republicans say is the real reason Gov. Rick Perry won’t run for re-election next year and watch what happens when a woman bravely calls out Texas lawmakers over the state’s abominable anti-abortion measure.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 READ MORE


Rick in the Box

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Texas’ Regulations

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Bush Defends NSA Surveillance, Romney Was Against Presidential Run, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly renewing their gun control push and why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s catchy new campaign video against his Democratic Senate opponent is a big fail.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE


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WikiLeaks Releases Snowden Statement, Vermont Decriminalizes Pot, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including student loan interest rates double due to Congress’ inaction and Texas Republicans begin their push to pass a controversial anti-abortion law in the new special legislative session after their attempts were thwarted last week.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



Wendy Davis Won’t Back Down, Maher Rips Voting Rights Act Decision, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest fight against student loan rate increases and what the top two Senate Republicans are requesting of the NFL and other major American sports leagues.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Texas Sen. Wendy Davis

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis became a hero to hundreds of thousands of Americans when she stood up for women and against their political opponents in an 11-hour filibuster Tuesday.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Redacted FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders If ‘Deemed Necessary’

“Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?” asks journalist Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. “What did the Feds know? Whom did they warn? And what did the Houston Police know?”

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 READ MORE



Immigration Reform Passes, Rep. Duckworth Shames IRS Contractor, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s latest concern about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and how we’re already seeing results from the Supreme Court’s monumentally bad Voting Rights Act decision.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 READ MORE


Rick Perry’s Cheap Shot at Wendy Davis

The Republican governor of Texas criticized the state senator again Thursday over her attempted 13-hour filibuster that killed an extremely restrictive anti-abortion bill this week, this time denigrating her for not learning “from her own example” of being a teenaged single mother. Davis took the high road in her response.

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Wendy Davis Hailed as Hero, Frank Rich Slams David Gregory, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including reaction from the winners after the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Proposition 8 rulings and results of the Massachusetts Senate special election.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Texas Republicans Will Try to Pass Abortion Bill Again

Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered state lawmakers Wednesday to convene for a second special session of the legislature July 1 in an effort to approve legislation restricting abortion, after the first attempt to do so failed due to a marathon one-woman filibuster.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Wendy Davis Filibuster: Bullshit Called on Texas Republicans (Video)

After Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stopped the Democratic state senator two hours short of her attempted 13-hour filibuster of a strict anti-abortion bill, pandemonium erupted in the gallery.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE


Wendy Davis Mounting 13-Hour Filibuster Against Abortion Bill

The Democratic Texas state senator is single-handedly trying to block an extreme anti-abortion bill being pushed by Republicans that would significantly reduce access to the procedure and ban it outright after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the U.S.’ second most populous state. (UPDATED)

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Gay Marriage: Why the Supreme Court Might Disappoint Conventional Thinking

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The stock market plunges, Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar reacts to the news that direct talks between the United States and the Taliban have already broken down, Texas wages a war on high school kids and the Supreme Court threatens the happiness of gays everywhere.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 READ MORE


Gay Marriage: Why the Supreme Court Might Disappoint Conventional Thinking

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The stock market plunges, Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar reacts to the news that direct talks between the United States and the Taliban have already broken down, Texas wages a war on high school kids and the Supreme Court threatens the happiness of gays everywhere.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 READ MORE


Rick Perry Vetoes Women

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Koch Brothers Face Backlash, Colbert Reacts to Sister’s Loss, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama shifts his attention and Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group gears up to go head to head with the NRA.

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE


BanglaTexas

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The Texas Miracle

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NRA Plays the Victim at National Convention

“Our freedom is under attack like never before,” said Chris Cox of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action on Friday at the gun lobby’s big get-together in Houston. As if that wasn’t enough, Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his mouth.

Posted on May 3, 2013 READ MORE


Outrageous

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Texas Gov. Perry Sympathy Card

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Stewart Bashes George W. Bush Library as ‘Disasterpiece Theater’

The dedication of George W. Bush’s presidential library in Dallas on Thursday was the perfect excuse for Jon Stewart to have some good old nostalgic fun at the expense of the nation’s 43rd president.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE


Location, Location, Location

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Terror in the West, Texas, Night

The Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath has dominated the nation’s headlines. Yet, another series of explosions that happened two days later and took four times the number of lives, has gotten a fraction of the coverage.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The Persecution of Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart, who as an attorney spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised, is suffering from stage 4 cancer in a Texas prison. Her crime was to steadfastly fight for justice in courts that have surrendered their independence to serve the security and surveillance state.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Leaves Trail of Devastation and Destruction (Video)

As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others were injured after a monstrous explosion ripped through the West Fertilizer Co. about 20 miles north of Waco, Texas, on Wednesday.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE


We’re #1

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Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Julian Castro, San Antonio’s Relay Star

Castro is a politician in not too much of a hurry. This does not mean the 38-year-old mayor of San Antonio lacks ambition.

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 READ MORE


Perry Pursues California Companies

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: California Is ‘Looking at Our Backside’

The Texas governor who made a fool of himself in the 2012 presidential race has come to the Golden State trying to steal businesses and jobs.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE



Rove Takes on the Tea Party, Maher Rips ‘Con Men’ Limbaugh and Beck, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Krugman calls out “insane” NRA and Rick Perry weighs in on the news that the Boy Scouts may be ending its policy of banning gay members.

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Should Taxpayers Be Funding Private Schools That Teach Creationism?

We’ve pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn’t private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



The Death of the Republican Party, Schwarzenegger’s Sex Picture, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the country’s new secretary of state, President Obama’s immigration reform plan and some bad news for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 READ MORE



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What Happens When Texas Public Schools Teach the Bible?

The Earth is just 6,000 years old, racial diversity is the result of a curse being placed on Noah’s son, the sun can stand still and move backward and the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation based on biblical principles. These are some of the startling things students in Texas are learning, according to a new report.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 READ MORE



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AP: EPA Buried Fracking Evidence at Drilling Company’s Behest

The Environmental Protection Agency may be making evidence of water contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing disappear to satisfy the drilling industry and lawmakers.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Lawmaker Threatens Obama Impeachment, the NRA Shooting Game, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mark Sanford’s attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE



Colin Powell Talks GOP Racism, Paul Krugman Blasts Jon Stewart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Treasury Department’s decision about minting a trillion dollar coin and another George Bush mulls a bid for public office.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE


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