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  • Akin's rape comments elicit anger in Md., U.S.

    Akin's rape comments elicit anger in Md., U.S.
    Furor surged in Maryland and across the country Monday over a Missouri congressman's comment that he opposes abortion in most cases of rape because women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape." Though Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican who is...
  • GOP Senate candidate Smith disavows Akin rape comments

    GOP Senate candidate Smith disavows Akin rape comments
    Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith said another GOP Senate candidate's incendiary remarks on abortion and rape do not "reflect the pro-life community's beliefs." Smith, who is anti-abortion, joined the growing chorus of Republican...
  • 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...
  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?

    Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?
    Missouri is a long way from Maryland, so residents can be forgiven for never having heard of Rep. Todd Akin prior to this week. But when the socially conservative Republican Senate candidate suggested that the victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get...
  • The decline of party power

    The decline of party power
    No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...
  • Smith makes abortion-related gaffe

    Smith makes abortion-related gaffe
    Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Smith said Monday afternoon that he opposes abortionin all cases -- even for victims of rape and incest. Smith's comments came after he was asked about the political firestorm surrounding the abortion-related...
  • Mikulski touts role of women in Congress

    Mikulski touts role of women in Congress
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the self-styled dean of the Democratic women in Congress, urged support of female candidates in an address to her party's national convention Wednesday that came as both presidential campaigns sought to court women voters. As...
  • O'Malley bashes Republicans on jobs on CNN

    Gov. Martin O'Malley returned to the national stage Sunday after a Democratic National Convention speech that received tepid reviews, facing off with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt over job creation and women's issues on CNN. Questioned by CNN's Candy Crowley,...
  • Springfield postal plant spared from closing 'for now'

    Springfield postal plant spared from closing 'for now'
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A sigh of relief is being breathed, for now, by postal employees and customers. The United States Postal Service has announced the city’s mail processing hub has been spared from a first round of closings being made to cut costs....
  • Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate

    Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate and portrayed Republican challenger Todd Akin as an extremist in their final debate of a contentious Missouri Senate race. Akin repeatedly linked McCaskill to the policies of...