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A member of the New York Police Department stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York

Texas Prosecutor Offers Probation To Anti-Abortion Activist Behind Video

David Daleiden’s lawyer says he will reject deal. Daleiden told a news conference outside court that he wants Texas to prosecute Planned Parenthood.

February 4, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Colbert Presidential Candidate Town Hall

Stephen got in all the typical candidate remarks and poses, like rolling up his sleeves — and his pants leg.

January 27, 2016
David Daleiden

Anti-Planned Parenthood Activists Get Indicted For Their Attempted Sting Operation

A probe that began as an investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood found evidence of other crimes instead.

January 25, 2016
gun on a guy's hip

Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016
Action In NYC in honour of Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland’s Family: Perjury Charge Against Trooper A ‘Slap On The Wrist’

Sandra Bland’s family scoffed at the decision to charge the Texas state trooper who arrested her in a confrontational traffic stop last summer with perjury, saying any potential punishment for the misdemeanor offense would amount to “a slap on the wrist.”

January 8, 2016
Walmart 7451 McCart Ave Ft Worth, TX

Wal-Mart Workers On Pistol Patrol As Law Lets Texans Tote Guns

Managers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Texas have a new task to add to their list of duties: asking customers if they have a permit to carry a handgun.

January 8, 2016
Demonstrators hold signs of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, both of whom died in custody, during a rally against police violence in New York

Texas Grand Jury Resumes Investigation Into Arrest, Death Of Sandra Bland

The grand jury has already concluded that no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in connection with Bland’s death.

January 7, 2016
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington

As U.S. Abortion Case Looms, Both Sides Seek Personal Touch

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear its first abortion case in nearly a decade, both sides have been quietly gathering vivid personal accounts from women to supplement the dry legal arguments, believing the effort could appeal particularly to swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy.

January 3, 2016
U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated handout photograph

Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Captured In Mexico, To Be Returned To The United States

A rich Texas teen who fled with his mother to Mexico to avoid possible jail time for breaking his probation in a fatal drunken-driving crash had planned the flight in advance, even holding a farewell party, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

December 29, 2015
abortion provider Texas

Texas Law Sharply Curbs Access To Abortion, Clinics Tell Supreme Court

Lawyers for Whole Woman’s Health and other clinics argued that law imposes an undue burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies, in violation of Supreme Court decisions protecting abortion rights.

December 29, 2015

Open Carry In Texas Presents A Chance For Fashion Statements

This isn’t your grandfather’s old gun holster — or gun, for that matter.

December 28, 2015
File photo of Texas governor Greg Abbott on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Syrian Refugees Arrive In Texas, Even As State Tries To Block Them

Several families of Syrian refugees were resettled in Texas and Indiana this week, even as leaders in both states vowed to step up their efforts to halt the wave of incoming refugees.

December 10, 2015
Texas, Syrian refugees, political cartoon

Cartoon: Texas Hospitality

December 10, 2015

Senator Cruz Introduces Bill To Let States Reject Refugees

Cruz also commended Donald Trump, for “standing up and focusing America’s attention on the need to secure our borders.”

December 8, 2015
Syrian refugees walk at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq

As Syrian Refugees Head To Texas, State Vows To Keep Them Out

As a group of Syrian refugees prepares to arrive in Texas, government officials are locked in an intensifying legal battle over whether the families can be blocked from resettling in the state.

December 5, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Messing With Texas Textbooks

Larry Wilmore examined the latest school textbook revisions from Texas — eliminating references to the slave trade, Jim Crow laws, and the Ku Klux Klan.

December 2, 2015
Planned Parenthood rally

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state’s actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive health care to women.

November 24, 2015
Planned Parenthood rally war on women

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Biggest Abortion Case In 2 Decades

The Supreme Court is taking on the challenge of Texas’ new law that imposed new medical regulations that would in effect shut down three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.

November 13, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Captain Of The Vice Squad’

Jill Biden sat down with Seth Meyers, and talked about how she’d prefer a better title than “Second Lady.”

November 5, 2015
Big Bird

Can Texas Districts Require Proof That Home-Schooled Kids Are Learning?

Home-schooled students in Texas don’t have to take standardized tests, learn a specific curriculum or be instructed by certified teachers. Texas requires only that home-schooling include five subjects: good citizenship, math, reading, spelling and grammar.

November 3, 2015
Mayor Annise Parker

Nondiscrimination Ordinance Puts Houston At The Center Of Latest LGBT Rights Battle

Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major U.S. city and a moderate, admittedly wonkish, politician, has made Tuesday’s citywide vote on the nondiscrimination ordinance a deeply personal battle.

November 2, 2015
Planned Parenthood wall

Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood; Court Orders Louisiana To Keep Funding In Place

Those videos by the Center for Medical Progress continue to ripple throughout conservative states.

October 19, 2015

‘This Is What Erasure Looks Like’

We are witness to the vandalism of African-American memory, to acts of radical revision and wholesale theft that strike at the core of black identity. Once your past is gone, who are you?

October 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: A Good Time For Ahmed

Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but ask the question: Wasn’t it kind of cool to get arrested?

September 24, 2015

Endorse This: We Stand With Ahmed!

“This isn’t my first invention,” Ahmed declared, “and it won’t be my last invention.”

September 17, 2015
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