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This decision will lead to more instability. This will only inflame the situation after the war in Gaza.
Palestinian presidential spokesman, Abu Rdainah, in response to the Israeli announcement that it will appropriate nearly 400 hectares (988 acres) of land in the occupied West Bank just days after Gaza ceasefire. The United States has called on Israel to reverse its decision.

Putin talks about ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine

Texas Women Forever.


If you’re a Texas woman and you’re feeling discouraged as it is very easy to do in the current political climate of our state, look to women like Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis, Cecile Richards and Queen Yonce, but also know our history. Learn about the women who paved the way for us to continue the fight today. Learn about Barbara Jordan and how she battled both sexism and racism as a leader in the Civil Rights movement and in her political accomplishments. Learn about Ann Richards who fought for all Texans and remains one of the most iconic figures in our state. Learn about Lady Bird Johnson and the unprecedented political power she wielded. You are not alone. We are in this together. Stand With Texas Women.

I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a very clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened the government to everyone.’

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards

Happy Birthday, Ann!

Rick Perry is a hypocrite.

From The Huffington Post:

Someone with access to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Twitter account sent out an image on Sunday night mocking the figure at the center of the abuse-of-power accusations that led to an indictment against him.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, showed an image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was arrested on drunk driving charges in April 2013, and the following words:

"I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit… But when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas."

The phrasing is a play on “The Most Interesting Man In The World” beer commercials, which have since become an Internet meme.

Lehmberg, who pleaded guilty in the case, did not indict Perry. He was indicted by a grand jury after an investigation by Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor appointed in the case.

Dallas News: Travis DA’s drunken-driving arrest riled Perry; others’ didn’t

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Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Regulation

Whether you agree that we need the National Guard or the additional deputy sheriffs that I have previously called for to secure the border, it is shameful that our troops would be sent to keep us safe without basic supplies like food.
Texas state Senator Wendy Davis in response to news that the Texas National Guard had contacted a Rio Grande Valley food bank to ask for assistance for 50 soldiers who have yet to receive a paycheck.