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10:22 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Opponents and supporters of a law that restricts abortion in Texas rallied outside the Texas Capitol in Austin as the bill was debated in July 2013.
Eric Gay ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:49 pm

A federal judge in Austin struck down part of a Texas law that would have required all abortion clinics in the state to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. The regulation, which was set to go into effect Monday, would have shuttered about a dozen abortion clinics, leaving only eight places in Texas to get a legal abortion — all in major cities.

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Not My Job: Gov. Deval Patrick Gets Quizzed On Burning Man

Eric Haynes Photo Courtesy of Gov. Deval Patrick's Office

Deval Patrick was elected governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2006. He's finishing his second and final term, and he clearly no longer cares because he's agreed to join us to play our quiz.

We've invited him to answer three questions about Burning Man, the annual art festival/hippie magnet taking place in the desert of northern Nevada.

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Who's Bill This Time

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Panel Round One

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Bluff The Listener

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Panel Round Two

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Limericks

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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9:33 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Prediction

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It's All Politics
8:27 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Jesse Benton, once a political strategist for Ron Paul, resigned as campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:44 pm

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has resigned, citing "inaccurate press accounts" about his role in past campaigns.

The scandal in question revolves around former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to hiding — and lying about — payments he received in 2012 to switch his endorsement from Rep. Michele Bachmann to then-Rep. Ron Paul.

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