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  • Akin staying in the race after rape comments

    Akin staying in the race after rape comments
    Despite calls from his own party to step down, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin says he's not walking away from his challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Questioned on a political talk show about whether abortion should be...
  • Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin

    Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape. There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
  • Aug 21: Poll Results

    MORNING NEWS POLL:Do you think child beauty pageants are too sexually exploitive? Yes: 96% No: 4% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Should Rep. Todd Akin drop out of the Missouri Senate race because of his controversial comments on abortion? Yes: 68% No: 32% NEWS AT...
  • 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...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Republican problems are about more than just packaging

    There was nothing particularly noteworthy in the size of Barack Obama's defeat of Mitt Romney. The election was, as smart people predicted, generally tight, with Obama winning by a decisive, if unspectacular, margin. Immediately in the wake of that win...
  • GOP Contenders Decry 'Legitimate Rape' Drivel, But What Could They Do In D.C.?

    The two Connecticut Republicans with excellent shots at election to Congress this year — Linda McMahon and Andrew Roraback — on Monday were quick to denounce the ignorant comments about rape and women by the GOP Senate nominee from Missouri....
  • 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...