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Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-SD 10) filibusters SB5, a bill that would ban all abortions in Texas after 20 weeks and close all but 5 abortion clinics in the state of Texas. 

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-SD 10) filibusters SB5, a bill that would ban all abortions in Texas after 20 weeks and close all but 5 abortion clinics in the state of Texas. 

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Same-Sex Marriage Decision Documented on Instagram

To see more photos and videos from today’s demonstrations, visit the location page for the Supreme Court of the United States, and browse the #DOMA and #SCOTUS hashtags.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage.

The historic occasion is being documented on Instagram by the thousands of people who turned out in front of the Supreme Court—some even camping through the night—to hear the decision, which was announced shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

See photos and videos as they happen by visiting the Supreme Court location page.

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joyfulldreams:

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nbcnews:

GOP’s Portman: I now support gay marriage
(Photo: Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images, file)
Sen. Rob Portman, once considered as Mitt Romney’s running mate, says decision followed his son’s coming-out.
Read the complete story.

nbcnews:

GOP’s Portman: I now support gay marriage

(Photo: Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images, file)

Sen. Rob Portman, once considered as Mitt Romney’s running mate, says decision followed his son’s coming-out.

Read the complete story.

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236 Republicans and 25 Democrats: The Washington Post's guide on how the National Rifle Association uses political donations to exert control over Congress. →

inothernews:

And don’t let anyone kid you into thinking the pro-gun movement in Washington is bipartisan in ANY sense.

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It is an affront to all of what the civil rights movement stood for, what people died for, what people bled for, and those of us who marched across that bridge 48 years ago, we didn’t march for some racial entitlement. We wanted to open up the political process, and let all of the people come in, and it didn’t matter whether they were black or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American.
— Rep. John Lewis on Justice Scalia’s shitty remarks about the Voting Rights Act as a “racial entitlement” (via tehblackbirdincardigans)

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freedomtomarry:


(Last week), Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, U.S. ambassador, business executive, and prominent conservative politician, published an editorial in The American Conservative calling marriage for same-sex couples a “conservative cause.” Reblog this photo and read more if you agree: http://bit.ly/Wd9vb9

freedomtomarry:

(Last week), Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, U.S. ambassador, business executive, and prominent conservative politician, published an editorial in The American Conservative calling marriage for same-sex couples a “conservative cause.” Reblog this photo and read more if you agree: http://bit.ly/Wd9vb9

Tagged: Politicsgay rights

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OK, joking aside, this is important. Republicans have invented a history in which it has been fiscal irresponsibility all along — and far too many centrists have bought into the premise. →

wilwheaton:

The reality is that we had low debt and no fiscal problem before Reagan; then an unprecedented surge in peacetime, non-depression deficits under Reagan/Bush; then a major improvement under Clinton; then a squandering of the Clinton surplus via tax cuts and unfunded wars of choice under Bush. And yes, a surge in debt once the Great Recession hit, but that’s exactly when you should be running deficits.

The point about the fake history that expunges the Clinton years is that it turns the budget into a story in which nobody is at fault because everyone is at fault, and the problem is a generic issue of runaway spending. No, it isn’t; we would have come into this crisis with very little debt if the GOP hadn’t always insisted on tax cuts.

This is not complicated.

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inothernews:

Gabby Giffords’s speech therapist wrote out her Senate testimony on notebook paper.
Simple.
Powerful.

inothernews:

Gabby Giffords’s speech therapist wrote out her Senate testimony on notebook paper.

Simple.

Powerful.

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nbcnews:


Michelle Obama goes sparkling, sophisticated for inauguration
(Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images)
The first lady stepped out in a sophisticated blue Thom Browne coat and J. Crew shoes for Inauguration Day, accessorizing with a Cathy Waterman necklace. Browne, an American designer better known for his menswear, designed the coat based on the style of a man’s silk tie.
Read the complete story.


Whatever, they both look awesome..as do the girls. 

nbcnews:

Michelle Obama goes sparkling, sophisticated for inauguration

(Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images)

The first lady stepped out in a sophisticated blue Thom Browne coat and J. Crew shoes for Inauguration Day, accessorizing with a Cathy Waterman necklace. Browne, an American designer better known for his menswear, designed the coat based on the style of a man’s silk tie.

Read the complete story.

Whatever, they both look awesome..as do the girls. 

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