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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Wendy Davis
Hey, fat chance that a certain Garden State guy is going to eat his way right out of the 2016 election. Critics who hope New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has weight-related health issues that will squash a White House run need to find another complaint.
Politics is a contact sport, and Texas Democrats have no bench. Republicans hold all 27 statewide elective offices, including judgeships. Democrats haven't seen the inside of the governor's mansion since a fatal campaign gaffe by the Republican candidate nearly a quarter-century ago sent Ann Richards to take up residence for a single term.
New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge son Monday struck down a new Texas law that would have required abortion providers to have hospital-admitting privileges, but declined to block a new rule on abortion-inducing drugs.
Everything's bigger in Texas, including talk. When Wendy Davis, an obscure state senator from Fort Worth, talked for 11 hours straight in the state Senate in June to promote abortion, Pelosi praised her stand ... as Davis all but drafted herself as Democratic candidate for governor.
Attractive women wearing nothing but a smile and flesh-colored underwear emblazoned with the motto "Are You Covered?" strolled the most popular shopping areas of Denver in the name of the Affordable Care Act this week.
The mainstream press continues to rant about the divisions in the Republican Party and the bodacious behavior among certain conservatives. But those very same conservatives will soon gather in a show of unity and resolve, boasting an all-star lineup. Lest critics forget, the Values Voter Summit is scheduled for mid-October in the nation's capital, and the tenacious heavyweights are ready to rumble, whether journalists pay attention or not.
"The GOP establishment is so mad they have momentarily stopped attacking Sarah Palin," declares National Review contributing editor Jeffrey Lord, commenting on Republican reaction to Sen. Ted Cruz and his determination to derail the Affordable Care Act.
The state must stop pretending the unborn are not human beings
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. laid out his dream at the March on Washington, those who flocked to the Mall on Wednesday in commemoration said his struggle for civil rights has blossomed into a broader movement encompassing gay, women's, immigrants' and animals' rights.
There is an emerging voter demographic for Democrats to ponder, one that gathers on Sunday with good cheer and deep thoughts: motivated and engaged churchgoers. Consider that 97 percent of theologically conservative pastors are registered voters, and the vast majority are Republicans.
Wendy Davis, Texas' famous filibustering lawmaker who literally stood against a pro-life law for nearly 13 hours on the floor of the state Senate in June, said Monday she is weighing a run for governor next year in the wake of her newfound celebrity.
In characteristic folksy but aggressive style, Ron Paul has become a media mogul of sorts. The former Texas lawmaker and Libertarian presidential hopeful already has drawn the help of one Hollywood celebrity in his zeal to launch the Ron Paul Channel, a high-definition news network available online by subscription.
The tough new abortion restrictions signed into law Thursday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry will almost certainly be challenged in court, the American Civil Liberties Union promised, and are already fueling a movement to unseat the lawmakers who supported the measure, angry pro-choice leaders said.
All intellectually honest members of the left (and feminists) know that the "war on women" exists merely as a rhetorical device. First of all, there are far too many politically conservative women to simply classify them all as cases of Stockholm syndrome. Many of them probably exist among your friends and family. The dilemma forced upon them is that, until they sell out their true beliefs and their individuality, they are branded "traitors" to feminism and to their very womanhood.
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, smiles as she addresses supporters at a rally in Haltom City, Texas, where she declared her candidacy for Texas governor.
"Everyone deserves to have a say in their future," Ms. Davis says.