| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis plans to announce her candidacy for governor next week with an elaborate launch that includes watch parties around the state and a boost from the national women’s political organization Emily’s List, according to...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:40 AM
HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors’ admitting privileges.
The appeal was filed...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Maryland received a new No. 1 title for Gov. Martin O'Malley to crow about Wednesday as the Center for American Progress ranked its the best of the 50 states for women.
And crow the governor did, releasing a statement saying he and Lt. Gov. Anthony G....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Back in 2009, when he was a candidate struggling for reelection, Texas Gov. Rick Perry swung by a tea party rally in Austin and famously winked at the idea of his state breaking off from the U.S. and creating a whole other country.
He quickly became the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.
The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:02 PM
As the old saying goes, even a blind pig finds an ear of corn sometimes. And so it is with Republicans and Obamacare: They’re right; it’s a mess and deserves to be euthanized, perhaps by its own special “death panel.”
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
"Today's ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to lawmakers: It is...