GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.
Texas voters handed state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and her fellow Democrats a crushing defeat Tuesday. In one of the most high-profile gubernatorial campaigns in the country, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) was elected to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R).
In which I scare you into voting.
Jeff Bomberger of Political Minute discusses the Texas voter identification law, upheld by the Supreme Court on October 18, that lets anyone with a concealed gun license to vote, but does not allow those with only a valid college ID. [via Upworthy]
In the opening month of its term, the Supreme Court issued emergency orders on voting rights and abortion access in Texas. RH Reality Check‘s Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the overlap right now in the fight for reproductive and voting rights in the wake of these two big Supreme Court orders.
Staff members at the last remaining legal abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley have been repeatedly left without a job in the wake of flip-flopping court decisions.
Anti-choice protesters are irate that San Antonio officials won’t let them disgust people with bloody footage on a Jumbotron outside the Alamo. It’s time to ask why anti-choicers keep trying these gross-out techniques when they have no reason to think they’ll ever change people’s minds.
A massive new detention facility would harm immigrant women and children and reverse administration policy on family detentions, according to a letter sent Thursday by a group of leading Senate Democrats to the Department of Homeland Security.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with Sharona Coutts, vice president of investigations and research at RH Reality Check, about a relatively unknown but extremely generous funder of all sorts of religious right causes. In another segment, I discuss the Supreme Court decision to stay part of Texas’ abortion law, and George Will claims the “war on women” is a myth.
In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.