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  • Freakin’ over Akin -- Why the GOP is in such a tizzy over candidate’s abortion gaffe

     
    It’s not his ignorance of human biology that makes Missouri congressman Todd Akin so toxic to his fellow Republicans. Christian Gooden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo / August 10, 2012 Yes, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate gave voice in a......
  • Oh, your Akin eyes -- a Todd Akin reader

     
    Like Akin, (presumptive GOP vice-presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul) Ryan is a co-sponsor of the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” a so-called personhood measure that defines life as beginning at “fertilization, cloning or its...
  • “Unchain” or “legitimate rape”: Mack pairs Biden, Akin comments as “just as offensive”

     
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV disavowed U.S. Rep Todd Akin's comments about “legitimate rape” Monday but not before pairing them with Vice President Joe Biden's “put ya'll back in chains” comments as “...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Dan Mihalopoulos of the Chicago Sun-Times and 89 WLS...
  • It's the social issues, stupid! -- Dems' focus on abortion borrows a page from GOP playbook

     
    Answers to frequently asked questions coming this week from opponents of abortion rights. Q: Really? Abortion? Now? The U.S. economy is in the doldrums and the upcoming presidential election is about how to get it roaring again. But Democrats are......
  • HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ bashes Tea Party as ‘American Taliban’

     
    Aaron Sorkin used the season finale of “The Newsroom” to lash the Tea Party. In its first season, the HBO drama has been an odd mixture of romantic comedy and op-ed piece. The op-ed portion reigned in Sunday's episode as anchor Will McAvoy...
  • Todd Akin's remarks on rape may help clarify the abortion debate

    Todd Akin's remarks on rape may help clarify the abortion debate
    Like any sentient person, I was appalled by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape." I was shocked by the Limbaugh-ian proportions of his ignorance about the female reproductive system ("in cases of legitimate rape,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Challenger Tries to Link Rep. Lungren to Akin's Rape Comments

    Challenger Tries to Link Rep. Lungren to Akin's Rape Comments
    Congressional candidate Dr. Ami Bera has issued a statement linking republican Representative Dan Lungren to Representative Todd Akin, whose comments about rape have angered even his own party. In a press release, Bera pointed out that Rep. Lungren co-...