Ted Cruz’s talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success. It largely boiled down to political performance art in Washington.
Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says lost in the national stir caused by a Democratic filibuster in the Texas Senate is the fact that the majority of Texans oppose abortion.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the state.
Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.
Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.