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13 Hours To Midnight: A Documentary Reflecting On Wendy Davis’ Abortion Filibuster

Posted on · Former state Sen. Wendy Davis' 2013 filibuster of anti-abortion legislation was an unforgettable event for lawmakers and political observers on both sides of the aisle. Five years later, listen in as key players in the debate reflect on their longest night.

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Five Years After Wendy Davis Filibuster, Texas Abortion Providers Struggle To Reopen Clinics

Posted on · For all Wendy Davis’ determination, getting an abortion in Texas is much harder today than it was in 2013. Abortion rights advocates believe it will take at least another decade for the state’s health care providers to re-establish the network of abortion clinics that existed before HB 2 became law.

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Political Roundup: Gov. and Lt. Gov. Debate Previews

Posted on · Once a month, this fall, up until the November election, we’re discussing the latest developments in some of the major statewide political campaigns. Debates will take place this week in the races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. We discuss what’s at stake for the major party candidates with political scientists Paul Brace from Rice University, and Jay […]

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The Tumultuous Life of a Political Campaign Manager

Posted on · Political campaign managers have been in the spotlight recently. Last week, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced she was replacing veteran campaign manager Karin Johanson. Around the same time, national attention turned towards Dave Brat’s 23-year-old campaign manager, after Brat defeated fellow Republican and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Congressional primary. So, what exactly […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

Posted on · While we’re a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. That’s when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]