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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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A Year Past Texas Filibuster, Backer Momentum Ebbs

One year after a filibuster attracted national attention and gave them a rare but brief Texas victory, abortion-rights supporters have struggled to recapture momentum in a conservative state where political battles usually don’t go their way.

06/24/2014

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Court Fight Over Texas Abortion Law Enters 2nd Day

An abortion clinic operator has told a federal court that finding doctors is already difficult and that new requirements would force her to begin closing facilities.

10/22/2013

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Federal Court Mulling Delay Of Texas Abortion Law

The Texas attorney general’s office defended strict new state limits on abortion Monday by arguing at a court hearing that they seek to expressly protect “fetal life,” not just the safety of women terminating pregnancies.

10/21/2013

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

Davis Closer To Candidacy Announcement

State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans. The Fort Worth Democrat has an announcement scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Haltom City.

10/02/2013

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Lauds Cruz But Won’t Support Gov’t Shutdown

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is congratulating his Texas colleague Ted Cruz for a “remarkable 21-hour performance.” But he still says he can’t support provoking a government shutdown to halt funding for Obamacare.

09/25/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Ends Talkathon, Senate Heads Toward Vote

Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes.

CBSDFW.COM–09/25/2013

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

Filibuster Star Davis Mum On Cruz Marathon Speech

State Sen. Wendy Davis has nothing to say about Ted Cruz’s vow to talk until he drops on the U.S. Senate floor.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

SMU Political Analyst Says Davis Should Stay Put

State Sen. Wendy Davis has been encouraged by Democrats to run for the Texas Governor’s office in 2014. But SMU political scientist Cal Jillson thinks it would be a bad move.

08/23/2013

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

Davis Promises Decision On Governor’s Race By Labor Day

Senator Wendy Davis says she’ll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day. Supporters are encouraging the Fort Worth to make a bid to become Texas’ first Democratic governor since 1994.

08/09/2013

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Pro-Choice Supporters Set To Rally At Dallas City Hall

Hundreds of pro-choice supporters, angered over new abortion restrictions set to become law in Texas, are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Monday evening.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Filibuster Star Davis Raises Nearly $1M

State Senator Wendy Davis, who staged a filibuster that helped delay approval of sweeping abortion restrictions, says she raised nearly $1 million in the final two weeks of June.

07/15/2013

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