After the Texas cutoff of aid to women’s health care services including Planned Parenthood clinics, "over 150,000… women lost the only health care they had. Our Medicaid birth rate shot up. It cost taxpayers over $130 million in one year alone in extra Medicaid birth costs."
CORRECTED: Defending a Texas law
"Weeks after accepting a quarter-million-dollar campaign contribution" from a hospital board chairman, Greg Abbott went to court against victims of a drug-taking neurosurgeon.
"Greg Abbott and his surrogates have referred to women who have been the victims of rape or incest as though somehow what they are confronting is a minor issue."
CORRECTED: What Putin wants, Putin gets
"Russia has more diversity in its governmental representation than we do in Texas."
Working from home
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
UPDATED: Patrick presumes no students leave for private schools or places outside Texas
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
Three cents less in '12
Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."
Most loans not so costly
Payday lenders profit "from the poor by charging 1,000-plus" percent "interest."
Favors gun show checks
Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."
Says she opposes most late-term abortions
"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."
81 percent of students cleared "basic" hurdle
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Some, not all
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Parents parted after more than a decade of marriage
Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.
Only if Washington, D.C. gets compared
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Edged Idaho in 2010
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Daffy and dilly
Says Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Workforce would be 4.6 million larger
Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
Takes the Senate plus the House
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
Estimate: 83,000 have lost state services
Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."
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