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  • Abortion rights activists win Supreme Court order to block Texas rule

    The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing part of an antiabortion law that forced most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.
  • Wendy Davis defends wheelchair ad, says it's about hypocrisy

    Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis defended a controversial TV spot criticizing her paraplegic opponent, saying Monday that the advertisement was meant to highlight his alleged hypocrisy and not his disability. “In 1984, Greg Abbott sought...

    Most abortion clinics in Texas will be forced to close under court ruling

    Most abortion clinics in Texas will be forced to close under court ruling
    Nearly two-thirds of abortion clinics in Texas must close immediately after a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the state could enforce its law requiring those facilities to be built to the same stringent standards as hospitals. The...

    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...