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  Could Democrats have a shot at turning Texas blue?

Wendy Davis draws Dem heavyweights to fundraiser

It's more evidence that Wendy Davis' epic abortion filibuster has helped turn her into a rising progressive star with a nationwide profile. Full story

What the latest abortion polls really mean

Very few minds have been changed on abortion in decades of attempts to revoke women’s access to it. The elected officials’ political struggle is over who gets the rep for being “extreme.” Full story

Perry to sign abortion bill into law Thursday

Perry drew criticism for ordering a second special session to pass H.B. 2. Wendy Davis's filibuster kept the bill from passing in the previous session. Full story

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Reproductive freedom: A fight bigger than Wendy Davis

Report: Wendy Davis raised nearly $1 million

New polls find Americans oppose abortion after 20 weeks

Santorum: Democrats are the ‘extreme party’ on abortion

Wendy Davis: Texas anti-abortion bill ‘inhumane’

Texas Governor Perry expected to disclose political future

Texas House panel advances proposal to restrict abortion

Perry to divulge 'exciting future plans' next week

Texas Republicans maneuver to prevent another Wendy Davis filibuster

Opponents of Texas abortion restrictions rally at Capitol

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  Wendy Davis raises $1M in two weeks

Politico Playbook: "Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have joined an upstart effort to remove the chain of command from military sexual assault cases," writes Politico's Darren Samuelsohn. Jim VandeHei joins Morning Joe to discuss the lathe latest developments along with Texas Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis

  The fight in Texas over women’s reproductive freedom

Texas House Republicans are working to pass a restrictive anti-abortion law, but state senator Wendy Davis and her pro-choice allies are ready for a fight. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.

  How far will Wendy Davis get in Texas?

Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur, former Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton Ann Lewis, L. Joy Williams from LJW Community Strategies, and The Grio’s Perry Bacon, Jr. join Steve Kornacki to delve into Texas state politics and sum up State Sen. Wendy Davis’ chances if she chooses to run for governor.

  'Standing up for femaleness': Should Wendy Davis be 'sainted'?

Must-Read Op-Eds: Time's Mark Halperin reads from Kathleen Parker's latest Washington Post column on why Texas State Senator Wendy Davis should not be "sainted" for her filibuster of an abortion bill. The Morning Joe panel discusses the publicity Davis has received since her 11-hour filibuster.

  Wendy Davis on resurgent Democrats in Texas

Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis talks with Rachel Maddow about the surge in activism against Republican efforts to dismantle women's healthcare in Texas and how that activism is changing the face of Texas politics.

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Texas state Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens during a state Senate meeting in Austin, Texas
Texas state Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens during a state Senate meeting in Austin, Texas

Texas state Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens as the state Senate meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens as the state Senate meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas
Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens as the state Senate meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas

Democratic Senator Wendy Davis listens as the state Senate meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 12, 2013. Texas on Friday is poised to enact a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ending a bitter political fight that stirred national debate ov

Anti-abortion activist conduct procession on State Capitol as state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin
Anti-abortion activist conduct procession on State Capitol as state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin

Anti-abortion activist conduct a rosary procession on the State Capitol as the state legislature meets to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. The state House could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday, two weeks after Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis