June 26, 2013 She stood and spoke for nearly 11 hours straight, but Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster was stopped by points of order. But the effort wasn't in vain — the clock ran out on the bill's final passage.
June 25, 2013 The Associated Press is reporting that Democratic Rep. Edward Markey has won the special election in Massachusetts Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Kerry. Kerry resigned the seat to become U.S. secretary of state.
June 25, 2013 Critics contend that by striking down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court scrapped Congress' means of determining which jurisdictions required pre-clearance. Voting-rights advocates expect that states and other jurisdictions will now enact voter ID laws that had previously faced scrutiny.
June 25, 2013 Democrats say Tea Party groups weren't the only ones being targeted by the IRS. And they have released documents that show "progressives" was on the lists of terms that IRS employees used to decide which groups got extra scrutiny. That wasn't mentioned in the IRS inspector general's report.