WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said it was a "disgrace" that the U.S. revoked Edward Snowden's passport, and effectively "marooned" him in Russia, after he leaked confidential information from the National Security Agency during an interview on ABC's This Week. "The United States, by cancelling his passport, has left him for the moment marooned in Russia," Assange said. "I think that every citizen has the right to their citizenship, to take someone's principal form of citizenship, their passport, is a disgrace." Assange didn't have any new information about Snowden's whereabouts or situation. He said the Wikileaks legal team was still in contact with Snowden, but that's as much as he would disclose. Assange has a "personal sympathy" for Snowden's situation, which he feels resembles his own. (Assange is still stuck in the Ecuador's embassy in London.) "We did what we could and will continue to try to help him through."
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis promised not to back down in her fight against Gov. Rick Perry and the abortion bill she fought to filibuster during her appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "We will fight as we begin the session again on Monday," Davis said. "I don't think that we will concede that the battle is over." The Democratic lawmaker with potential aspirations to take Perry's job some day stressed the abortion bill would close down nearly all of Texas's abortion clinics, which is just as hurtful as the ban on abortions after 20 weeks. "It's a huge omnibus bill that includes many many other aspects to it that are setting Texas back," Davis said. During her appearance on CBS's Face the Nation, Davis accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of using the abortion bill to advance their political careers. "I think really what’s happening here, Bob, is politicians are using this issue to boost their own political aspirations, their own political ambitions," she said. "Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst are willing to... put women in harm’s way in order to step up on the political ladder."