Battle over Abortion

With fewer than 32 Hours left in the special session, Texas Democrats held steady in their mission to block the legislature from passing a controversial list of abortion regulations.

Sen. Wendy Davis sent a letter to the lieutenant governor saying she’s ready to filibuster the bill when it comes up in the Senate. But it’s Rep. Jessica Farrar’s efforts on the House side that many believe will have given her that opportunity. We sat down with the State Affairs Committee member to get her perspective.


After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court revealed it would sidestep a sweeping ruling on affirmative action in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case.

Our Washington D-C bureau reporter looked at the wider implications.

On the Agenda

Plus, the Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg says Texas Republicans are nationalizing the midterm elections. He joined us to explain why.