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  • Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments

    Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments
    Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life. The comment...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    The tea party is helping Democrats
    WASHINGTON -- There are those who say the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago,...
  • Akin to stay in race despite outcry over "legitimate rape" comments

    Akin to stay in race despite outcry over "legitimate rape" comments
    "#Akin" was still trending on Twitter on Tuesday, two days after the Missouri congressman committed a gaffe on rape. And Missouri voters were still reeling from what many viewed as an incendiary choice of words. Republican Todd Akin had until 5 p.m. to...
  • GOP Senate candidate: Pregnancies from rape are God's will

    GOP Senate candidate: Pregnancies from rape are God's will
    Richard Mourdock, running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies that result from rape are intended by God. The Republican candidate was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the...
  • About those binders

    About those binders
    About those "binders full of women .?.?." That, of course, is the infelicitous phrase Mitt Romney used in last week's second presidential debate when he was asked how he would address paycheck inequity between the sexes. Romney responded with a homily...
  • No exceptions for rape in GOP's anti-abortion platform

    No exceptions for rape in GOP's anti-abortion platform
    The Republican Party’s platform committee approved anti-abortion language Tuesday without adding exceptions for rape — a suddenly hot issue after weekend comments by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin in Missouri. Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia,...
  • Freakin' over Akin

    Freakin' over Akin
    It's not his ignorance of human biology that makes Missouri congressman Todd Akin so toxic to his fellow Republicans. Yes, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate gave voice in a weekend TV interview to his misapprehension that during a "legitimate rape,"...
  • Akin's 'legitimate' political pain

    Akin's 'legitimate' political pain
    It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against "political correctness" when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like U.S. Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means. Akin, a Missouri Republican and Senate...
  • Todd Akin stays in the race

    Todd Akin stays in the race
    It looks like Todd Akin, Missouri`s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is too legit to quit. The 5 p.m. deadline for Akin to pull out of the race without having to ask permission from the court, permission Democrats will gladly oppose. And all of this...
  • Viral Video: The "Legitimate Rape" Song

    Viral Video: The "Legitimate Rape" Song
    Missouri Representative Todd Akin's unfortunate "legitimate rape" comments have drawn the ire of many, including Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan.  Now, Akin has his own theme song.  The catchy tune below is "Legitimate Rape" by singer Taylor...
  • Biden, Beau not Joe, weighs in on Akin controversy

    Biden, Beau not Joe, weighs in on Akin controversy
    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said Wednesday that any suggestion that there is a distinction between rape and forcible rape is "preposterous." Biden, a Democrat and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, made the remarks in Allentown when questioned...
  • Chan Lowe: Todd Akin and rape II

    Chan Lowe: Todd Akin and rape II
    Considering that the Republican Party’s platform committee, meeting yesterday in Tampa, just adopted a plank calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion without exceptions, it appears that the party establishment is brutalizing Todd...