Summary According to Federal Election Commission records, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis--the feminist icon who exploded onto the national political scene with a pro-abortion filibuster in June--donated to Republican George W. Bush days before becoming a public official. Known nationally only as the lady in Vogue in the pink shoes , a confirmation that she gave money to perennial bogeyman George W. Bush will be difficult to swallow for the far left that has embraced her. To Democrats in the state, she already has the unfortunate reputation of being, if at all possessed of a political and moral compass, far to the right of the national party.
Summary "Greg Abbott and his folks have picked a fight with the wrong Texas gal if they think that I will shrink from working to fight for a just and right future for all Texans," Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis told a crowd of supporters Tuesday, going on the offensive against claims that she lied about her life story. Described by the Texas Tribune as "the most direct, personal and sustained criticism the Democratic candidate for governor has leveled at her expected Republican opponent so far," Davis's appearance at a campaign event last night left many with the impression that the candidate was ready to lay the aftermath of getting caught in her many lies against him. A Dallas Morning Herald story this month exposed several inconsistencies in her life story, including the facts that she was never a teenage single mother and did not pay her way through Harvard Law School (her then-husband cashed in a 410(k) to get her through).
Summary In a speech Tuesday night, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor responded to accusations that she has misstated details of her experience as a single mother. HOUSTON -- Wendy Davis is learning the perils of campaigning on her personal biography. Since The Dallas Morning News raised questions this month about whether she had fudged some items in her biography, Ms. Davis has been under attack by her Republican opponent for governor, Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, and everyone from Bristol Palin to Rush Limbaugh for omitting the fact that her second husband helped pay for her Harvard Law School education and that her two children mostly stayed in Texas while she was there.
Summary State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, delivered a ferocious defense Tuesday night of her life story and her parenting of her two daughters, declaring that Attorney General Greg Abbott has "picked a fight with the wrong Texas gal." It has been ten days since a story in the Dallas Morning News, challenged details of her biography, and led to a frenzy of reporting and commentary about Davis, whose candidacy has drawn great national interest. Davis has blamed the Abbott campaign for generating the negative stories, though both the Abbott campaign and Wayne Slater, who wrote the original story in the Dallas paper, said he never talked to the Abbott campaign before publishing his story.
Summary No one would attack Davis for being ambitious if she were a man. They were minor points; she didn't invent an entire history that didn't exist. But it was still to be expected that her Republican foes would use the misstatements against her. That's what men do, and that's one of the reasons men win a lot more elections. But Davis has been accused of abandoning her children to pursue her own career - a charge that is not only inherently sexist (fathers are not held to the same standards, or expected to interrupt professional schooling or jobs to stay home with their children) - but untrue, according to Davis's daughters.
Summary Eric Gay/Associated Press Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate for Texas governor, at an interview in Austin earlier this month. As of 2009, more than half of all children born to women under 30 in the United States were born to unmarried women . The story of the single mother is fast becoming the story that defines our country.
Summary Obama pollster: Press has it wrong on Obamacare polls. He hasn't polled on Keystone recently, but on energy policy in general, he says Americans support Obama's "all of the above" strategy, from fossil fuels to greener sources. "When he makes his decision on Keystone - whatever that decision is, and I'm not involved in that at all - I think the key is going to be, can he make the argument for why it's the right thing to do at that moment in time," Benenson says.
Summary A part of every Thin Mint and Do-Si-Do, every Samoa and Savannah Smile goes to support abortion advocacy. Pisciotta is a volunteer, as are all the rest who work there. On the other hand, the national office of the Girl Scouts raised more than $100 million last year.
Summary Erick Erickson is back in the news announcing how proud he is of the moniker " Abortion Barbie ," which he slapped on Wendy Davis earlier this year. Get back to me when all-female congressional panels decide if men over 35 should or should not procreate . The End of Men, The Richer Sex, The Dead Patriarchy and the Boy Crisis will get my full attention when their effects translate into parity in politics and gender, the end to lifetime wealth and wage gaps, the equalizing of confidence and ambition across socioecononomic, racial and gender groups and an end to the relentless realities of domestic violence and sexual assault, from which children and women remain the most likely to suffer.
Summary Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis ' children think she was a fine mother. Oh, and about the opinions of Davis' daughters, here's what one wrote in defense of her mother:. "I can tell you that my mom was a remarkable mother and continues to be so to this day.
Summary The past couple of weeks have been challenging for Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's campaign to become the next Governor of Texas. It's just how they are. But the process has already started, and the end in the long run may be one that transforms Texas in a manner that Pete Wilson could tell you all about.