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Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Wants $10 Minimum Wage In Texas

A call by Wendy Davis to raise the Texas minimum wage to $10 an hour, as protesters nationwide demand better pay for fast food workers, is drawing criticism from business leaders.

09/05/2014

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Democrats Reframe Health Care Debate

One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.

08/22/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Davis To Speak At Mexican Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

08/07/2014

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Planned Parenthood Plans Democratic Support

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

07/20/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Dems Target Women With Batch Of Bills

Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.

07/17/2014

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Dems Seek Edge In Contraception Ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives.

07/16/2014

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Legal, Political Hurdles In Child Migrant Crisis

The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally has come into sharp focus.

07/06/2014

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Criticism Building Against Plan For Unaccompanied Minors

Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border.

07/03/2014

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State Democrats Hear From Female Nominees At Top Two Spots

The stage is set for Texas history to be made Friday night in Dallas.

06/27/2014

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Receptions & Fun In Dallas Before State Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats are pouring into Dallas in anticipation of this weekend’s state party convention. The quiet of the halls of Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Thursday belies the noise that will soon be generated.

CBS 11–06/26/2014

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27:  Leticia Van de Putte, a Democratic senator from Texas, speaks during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The DNC ends on Aug. 28.  (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Dallas Hosts Texas Democratic Convention

Dallas is welcoming thousands of Texas Democrats on Thursday as the party kicks off its 2014 state convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown.

06/26/2014

Sen. Wendy Davis as she filibusters against SB5 on senate floor. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Davis Marks 1 Year Since Abortion Filibuster

Democrats and Wendy Davis are marking the one-year anniversary of her star-making filibuster that delayed passage of new abortion restrictions in Texas.

06/25/2014

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