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Davis Run for Governor of Texas Looks Increasingly Likely

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is preparing to announce a run for governor next week, according to news outlets that have spoken with anonymous, high-ranking Democratic sources.

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Ted Cruz Faux-Filibusters Health-Care Reform

Kasie Hunt, NBC News political producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether there is any practical consequence to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) faux-filibustering the funding of the Affordable Care Act.

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Would You Sign a Pledge Not to Vote?

To bring attention to National Voter Registration Day, which was on Tuesday, September 24, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Teen Activist Project took to New York City streets to ask New Yorkers whether they would sign a pledge not to vote. According to the NYCLU, many people who are eligible to vote—for various reasons—do not. In fact, only 28 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2009 NYC mayoral election—that’s down 65 percent from 1953.

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Brownback’s Austerity, and Its Devastating Effects on Kansas’ Working Poor

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Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.

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New York City Council Candidate Discusses Running for Office While Pregnant

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“Don’t be scared. Just go for it,” said new mother Raquel Batista, who is running to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. ”There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose in running for office and starting your family.”

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Repro Wrap: Reproductive Rights a Key Issue in Some Upcoming Elections

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

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In Wisconsin, GOP Lawmakers Weigh How Much to Emphasize Abortion

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

While the current political environment in Wisconsin favors GOP lawmakers devoted to the anti-choice agenda, politicians hoping to appeal to a wider audience may need to reconsider how to gain the support of voters both inside and outside their base, while balancing the need for support from the major anti-choice action groups.

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Anti-Choice Lawmakers Claim Affordable Care Act Will Result in Government Providing Abortion Coverage

Some anti-choice politicians who have long opposed Obamacare are now focusing on the health insurance plans of Congress members, saying the federal health-care law will result in the government funding abortions.

Some anti-choice politicians who have long opposed Obamacare are now focusing on the health insurance plans of Congress members, saying the federal health-care law will result in the government funding abortions.

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Repro Wrap: New Anti-Choice Candidates Struggle to Discuss Abortion in the Media

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How's that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How’s that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

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Wendy Davis Makes Her National Press Club Debut

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

The Texas senator said she’s put her pink sneakers back to work “running on the trail.” Washington, D.C. reporters wanted to know if she meant the campaign trail in the next governor’s race.

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