Climate change is bringing more extreme weather to just about every corner of the globe. Some places are getting ready, some aren't. And the difference isn't just about money.
The Obama administration is arguing that the federal government should continue to "preclear" changes in Texas voting laws because of the state's history of voter discrimination. Texas state officials say there has been no "rampant" discrimination in the state's recent history.
In Texas, legislators from both parties believe their positions on abortion are in line with Latino voters. Republicans, the party behind the state's new anti-abortion bill, see themselves as in sync with Latino Catholics, for example. But because the bill has the potential to impact lower-class women more, Democrats see themselves as more aligned.
Senator Wendy Davis spent 13 hours filibustering on the Texas Senate floor last week, attempting to prevent the Senate from passing a bill that curtails abortion rights. Though she was able to fend off the Republican-backed bill, a new special session reopens the debate. This time, she's unlikely to have enough staying power.
A bill that would ban abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant and could close down all but five abortion clinics in Texas was defeated Tuesday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster from State Senator Wendy Davis. Though she may have only delayed the inevitable, it brought her support from many around the country.
The air of inevitability behind the Mitt Romney campaign is slowly leaking away. But while he's having trouble, he still has more money and better organization than any of his opponents. Can Rick Santorum be the true alternative to Romney, or will he whither under the weight of Super PAC-funded attacks.