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  • 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...
  • Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense

    Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense
    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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...