Senator Wendy Davis. Wow, a Progressive in Texas. Yes, I know that that there are Progressives in Texas but for the most part they are marginalized.
It will likely be a long day for Texas lawmakers at the State Capitol. The special session of the Legislature ends Tuesday night, and several issues are still on the table.
Perhaps the most controversial topic is a bill that includes some of the toughest abortion regulations in the country. Senate Democrats have said they are prepared to do whatever they can to prevent a vote on it.
Wearing a pair of comfortable pink tennis shoes Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began her filibuster, or long speech, at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday. She could talk until the session ends Tuesday at midnight.