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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...
  • 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...
  • Have you seen this?

    One of the pleasures in blogging is the ability to point people to other sources, other writers, building a sense of community in the audience. Today has been ripe with posts to recommend. Jan Freeman explores the pleasures people take in peeving about...
  • 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 real reason Republicans want Akin out

    The Republicans are so upset about Rep. Todd Akin because he has verbalized the mindset of the bulk of the Republican base, and now they can see how ugly it is in the light of day. David Weinstock, Forest Hill
  • 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...
  • The GOP ticket's Neanderthal view of women's rights

    Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate from Missouri, has shown once again how the Republican Party has been taken over by its most extreme elements ("Akin's rape comments elicit anger," Aug. 21). Mr. Akin claims there is difference between...
  • Akin's reactionary philosophy

    A Neanderthal who spits out stupid comments about how women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape" sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology? Heaven help us! Rep. Todd Akin should quickly resign and go spout his...
  • 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,...
  • 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-...