A bill that would have put heavy restrictions on abortions in the state of Texas was declared dead early this morning, but it wasn't without its fair share of drama!
Senator Wendy Davis was at the center of it all yesterday when she attempted a 13-hour filibuster to block any voting on the bill. However, her effort fell three hours short after she was given third strike for violating rules when it was determined she had gone off topic!
A packed gallery full of protestors broke into boos chants of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" as the people took over where Wendy left off, and the room erupted into applause when the clock struck midnight and it looked as though the bill was officially dead!
See the controversial and INSANE final 10 minutes of the special session AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Tags: abortion, bill, drama, filibuster, gallery, protestors, rick perry, rule, sb5, senators, strike, texas, violation, wendy davis, women, womens rights
Applying for jobs can be stressful in and of itself, but what if you were required to turn over private information in order to get hired???
No need to completely sanitize your online identity just yet. Two U.S. Senators have begun investigating a practice that’s been occurring where bosses’ ask for info, like Facebook passwords, in the hiring process.
One of the lawmakers looking into this, Senator Charles Schumer, says:
Tags: charles schumer, employees, employers, facebook, invasion of privacy, job interview, legislation, privacy, richard blumenthal, senators
They may still be alive, but they're MUCH weaker now!
To recap - yesterday, a bunch of websites went dark for the day in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
As the day went on, we were pleased to hear that several senators backed down as supporters of PIPA! We were also happy to hear that more House reps decided to stop supporting SOPA!
Now, we've learned some of the IMPRESSIVE results of yesterday's anti-Internet censorship blackout! Here are some highlights….
Tags: congress, house, internet censorship, pccc, pipa, progress for change campaign, protect ip act, senators, sopa, stop online piracy act, wikipedia
Max Page, a.k.a. Mini Darth Vader from the popular Volkswagen commercials, is not only an absolutely adorable and talented child, he's also a budding philanthropist!
You would never guess it, but Max is on his 3rd pacemaker and has had 8 major operations on his heart so he understands, even at such a young age, how important children's access to quality healthcare is.
With children's medicaid funding in jeopardy, Max, his family, and a group of other children in need, ventured down to Washington to remind lawmakers on both sides of the healthcare debate how important a budget for medicaid is!
Check out the video above to see the national impact that the young actor is making in our nation's capitol!
Tags: capitol, commercial, darth vader, lawmakers, max page, pacemaker, senators, washington dc