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  • Rape, patriarchy and the bomb

    "Every sperm is sacred . . ." Todd Akin could have worked on the script for the 1983 Monty Python movie, "The Meaning of Life": "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." But wait, there's more. "But let'...
  • CNN Poll: Obama 49 percent-Romney 47 percent among likely voters

    CNN Poll: Obama 49 percent-Romney 47 percent among likely voters
    With three days to go until the start of the Republican convention, President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney remain deadlocked in the race for the White House, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released...
  • Big bird, BS and birth control

    Big bird, BS and birth control
    WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time." We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues --...
  • Akin's idiocy is infectious

    Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious. The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations. By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ... Akin told...
  • Trash collection time

    Who is this Todd Akin and why is everybody, it seems, paying so much attention to what he has to say? Answer: He's a congressman from Missouri who's running for the U.S. Senate in a race that could prove critical for control of the next Congress. And he'...
  • Akin's gaffe offers unflattering glimpse of widely shared Republican attitudes

    Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They're no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the "war on women." Why is so...
  • Monday, August 27, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier 7:35 a.m.  She directed her first feature at 12.  Bill Leff (in for Johnny B) chats with the young filmmaker during Hollywood on it's ear.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Why can't...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac's Slow Pace Makes it More Dangerous

    Tropical Storm Isaac's Slow Pace Makes it More Dangerous
    TAMPA, Fla. -- New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for new storm amid "a high level of anxiety," as the Crescent City's mayor put it Monday. Forecasters project Tropical Storm...
  • Akin's ignorance hardly unique

    Rep. Todd Akin's fame -- more accurately, his infamy -- now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of "The Vagina Monologues" and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter castigating last week's...
  • Democrats Seize On Candidate's Pregnancy, Rape Comments

    Democrats Seize On Candidate's Pregnancy, Rape Comments
    WASHINGTON -- In an election that increasingly is a battle for women's votes, the Obama campaign seized on a provocative claim about abortion and rape by a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, arguing that it shows Mitt Romney does not support women'...
  • Mother of Senator Claire McCaskill dies

    Mother of Senator Claire McCaskill dies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The mother of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has died. McCaskill's campaign said that 84-year-old Betty Anne Ward McCaskill died Monday at her home in St. Louis. The Democratic senator had said Saturday that her mother...
  • Is there a Republican Party war on women?

    Is the Republican Party really pursuing a war on women? Well, yes and no to that question. Is it the official position of the Republican Party to strip away women's rights? No, with the caveat that if you are in favor of abortion rights then you're...