The lone star of Texas tells All In with Chris she "would be lying" if she said she didn't have gubernatorial ambitions.
Tuesday, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis set out to conduct a 13-hour filibuster to stop Senate Bill 5, a restrictive abortion bill, from passing. Her performance made her an overnight political sensation: over 100,000 people tuned in to watch the filibuster and thousands tweeted along with the hashtag #StandWithWendy. She joined All In with Chris Hayes to reflect on her experience. read more
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On June 28, 1969, fed up after a police raid, a group rioted outside a popular New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The clash came to be known as the "Stonewall Riots" and marked the birth of the gay rights movement. read more
A strategic partnership between two lions of American jurisprudence, once determined courtroom adversaries, was crucial to the successful protection of marriage equality in the state of California Wednesday. read more
Texan State Senator Wendy Davis was so determined to stop the passage of a bill that would have ended access to safe abortions in Texas Tuesday, that she set out to complete a 13-hour filibuster, without assistance or interruption. This was a real filibuster, not the pale shadow of the one currently practiced in the United States Senate. It was an extraordinary measure, reflected in the physical hurdles which Davis was forced to confront. read more
Growing up, Brianna Mullen watched her parents lose their jobs and declare bankruptcy twice, until ultimately they were forced out of their Bay Area home because of foreclosure. Now, the 20-year-old is determined to avoid a similar fate.
A rising junior at the University of California-Berkeley, Mullen is working two jobs while she's studying education policy and urban planning, trying to keep her debt load to a minimum. read more