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Homeless man sentenced to seven years in prison for firebombing Wendy Davis’ office

A judge sentenced a homeless man to seven years in prison for firebombing the office of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis. Cedric Steele pleaded guilty Monday to lighting a bag filled with six Molotov cocktails March 20, 2012, and throwing them at the third-floor office of the Texas Democrat. An…

Wendy Davis cinches Texas Democratic nomination as Tea Party rattles primaries

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were projected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement shook up several races with established Republicans. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican,…

GOP candidate for governor doubles down after calling south Texas ‘third-world country’

When Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott compared the Rio Grande Valley to a “third-world country” earlier this week, progressives and the Latino community in south Texas hit the roof. Democratic opponent State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) called on Abbott “to apologize for his offensive and…

Alex Jones to James O’Keefe: Liberal bloggers laugh at us because they’re ‘Gestapo gangsters’

Talk show host Alex Jones and conservative activist James O’Keefe complained Monday on the InfoWars radio program that their work had not sufficiently crossed over into the mainstream. O’Keefe was promoting his latest video exposé, which relies on hidden camera footage shot by associates who have infiltrated the Battleground Texas…

Greg Abbott: New York and California are using Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue

Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg on Monday that liberal states like California and New York were trying to turn Texas blue. Abbott, who is running to be the state’s next governor, said his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), was virtually unknown before…

Raw Story’s 2013 Person of the Year

Last week, Raw Story looked back at 2013 by recounting our most-read stories and remembering 2013′s bad actors: misbehaving police, anti-LGBT a-holes, and this country’s all-around villains. Now, let’s finish up 2013 with some recognition for the people we’ve written about who have actually tried to make this world a…

Federal judge strikes down parts of Texas anti-abortion law

Some of the heavily-criticized restrictions on women’s health clinics that provided the impetus for state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) gubernatorial campaign were declared unconstitutional by a federal judge on Monday, the Associated Press reported. District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote in his decision that House Bill 2′s requirement that doctors at…

Wendy Davis and Texas are a problem for Democrats

The Lone Star state isn’t blue yet. A big push for Wendy Davis’ guv race takes resources from more winnable red-leaning states Those who have followed my writing know that I don’t think Wendy Davis has a very good chance of being elected governor of Texas. She trails in early…

Wendy Davis to stand as Democratic candidate for governor of Texas

State senator whose 11-hour filibuster against restrictive abortion legislation made her a celebrity will stand in 2014 Wendy Davis is set to run for Texas governor, in a race that could have wide-ranging consequences for Democrats at both national and state level. The state senator from Fort Worth became an…

Maddow: Obamacare is turning into the GOP’s Waterloo and it’s awesome

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow relished the current disarray among D.C. Republicans over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Maddow prefaced the segment with the same warning that runs before MSNBC’s popular prison shows: “Due to mature subject…

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