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Woman Dragged From TX Senate Abortion Hearing Speaks, More Arrests At Capitol

Woman Dragged From TX Senate Abortion Hearing Speaks, More Arrests At Capitol
Exclusive interview with Sarah, an activist who was pulled by state troopers from the TX Senate after condemning new restrictions on abortions and access to women's health facilities. Sarah began calling out the senators individually before being cut off and forcibly removed. This follows arrests of protesters gathering to stop the regressive legislation.
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Texan Kicked Out of Abortion Hearing: 'This is a Farce! The Texas Legislature is a Bunch of Liars Who Hate Women!'

Texan Kicked Out of Abortion Hearing: 'This is a Farce! The Texas Legislature is a Bunch of Liars Who Hate Women!'
“This is a farce! The Texas legislature is a bunch of liars who hate women!” Those were some of 28-year-old Sarah Slamen’s final words to the Texas senate’s Health and Human Services Committee Monday night, as four state troopers escorted her out of a hearing room after calling the committee chair a “fraud.”
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The Web We Weave: Obviously Political Group Tells IRS It Isn't Involved in Politics

The Web We Weave: Obviously Political Group Tells IRS It Isn't Involved in Politics
A Better America Now — a Florida-based organization — reported to the Federal Election Commission it had spent about $65,000 for a spider-themed mailer and TV advertising in the hard-fought race to represent Texas’ 23rd district. But in a tax return recently filed with the IRS, the group claimed it did not spend any money at all on “direct or indirect political campaign activities.” Right.
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Justin Elliott
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Keystone XL Activists Labeled 'Eco-Terrorists' in Internal TransCanada Documents

Keystone XL Activists Labeled 'Eco-Terrorists' in Internal TransCanada Documents
Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada - owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline - has colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling non-violent activists as possible candidates for "terrorism" charges and other serious criminal charges.
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Eminent Domain's Great Farmland Heist

Eminent Domain's Great Farmland Heist
From Texas to Pennsylvania to Michigan, energy companies (including foreign corporations) are outright stealing land from American citizens who refuse to give up their property. Who will stand tall for land owners? How can Americans allow this practice of greed continue?
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Texas Hold 'Em: Legislature Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Stalls Guns on Campus

Texas Hold 'Em: Legislature Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Stalls Guns on Campus
As the 83rd Legislative session draws to a close, Texas' elected officials are burning the midnight oil. Whether anything gets done is another story all together.
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Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed

Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed
Fresh off entering the Republican primary as a conservative "savior" and alternative to Mitt Romney, Perry eventually made a total fool of himself. It's what Republicans do best: denying hope for the working poor and the elderly, all the while calling for those with the least to sacrifice the most so that they do not have to.
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Ted Nugent Gunned Down 455 Hogs for 'Bill Maher and All Those Other Animal Rights Freaks'

Ted Nugent Gunned Down 455 Hogs for 'Bill Maher and All Those Other Animal Rights Freaks'
Texas has a feral hog population of over 2 million. They are responsible for damage to property, crops and livestock at an estimated annual cost of $500 million.
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TX Teachers Rally at State Capitol: We Are Not Order Takers!

TX Teachers Rally at State Capitol: We Are Not Order Takers!
Some 3,000 Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members converged on the state capitol Tuesday from all across Texas to lobby their legislators to restore school funding.
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Hundreds Rally for TX Planned Parenthood Programs

Hundreds Rally for TX Planned Parenthood Programs
Several hundred people rallied at the Capitol in Texas Thursday to support reinstating Planned Parenthood into the Women's Health Program. Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) is the author of HB 2819, the bill seeks to undo the changes made last session by Republicans seeking to ban clinics with any affiliation to abortion providers.
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