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  • Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court
    A new Texas law that’s been cited in the closures of more than a dozen abortion clinics in the state does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The U.S. 5th  Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision overturns...
  • Robert Strauss dies at 95; former Democratic Party chairman

    Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...
  • Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

    HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando...
  • Twitter pounces on Texas GOP senator's 'ONE MAN & ONE MAN' tweet

    Twitter pounces on Texas GOP senator's 'ONE MAN & ONE MAN' tweet
    Dan Patrick most certainly does not think same-sex marriage should be legal in Texas.  So in response to a federal judge's ruling Wednesday that the state's ban was unconstitutional, the Republican state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor...
  • Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight

    Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight
    HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
  • Two more abortion clinics close in Texas under new restrictions

    Two more Texas abortion clinics closed on Thursday because of restrictions in a state law that is being fought in the federal courts. Amy Hagstrom Miller, who owns the Whole Woman's Health Clinic, told reporters on Thursday that Republican lawmakers...
  • Ted Cruz Obamacare filibuster: He's no Wendy Davis

    Ted Cruz Obamacare filibuster: He's no Wendy Davis
    Reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to the children at bedtime is perfectly acceptable way to end the day in most American households. Choosing to do it from the floor of the U.S. Senate, then using the story as a metaphor for why you oppose...
  • Abortion and GOP political spouses

    Abortion and GOP political spouses
    If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion. Anita Perry, wife of...
  • How Many States Require Front License Plates?

     
    In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
  • Strict Texas abortion law takes effect

    Strict Texas abortion law takes effect
    HOUSTON — A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law. The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel...
  • Appeals court lifts injunction on Texas abortion law

    Appeals court lifts injunction on Texas abortion law
    HOUSTON - A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted an injunction Thursday mostly allowing the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect. The decision came three days after a federal judge in Texas blocked...
  • Battle over abortion in Texas

    It's disappointing that the Supreme Court denied a request to temporarily block an onerous new abortion law in Texas from taking effect while a federal appellate court determines whether the law is constitutional. The high court's decision could force...