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GOP Approves Abortion Amendment, Keeps Silent on Cases of Rape

GOP Approves Abortion Amendment, Keeps Silent on Cases of RapeKris Connor/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican National Committee approved a platform amendment opposing abortion Tuesday, essentially reproducing its stated policies from 2008 and 2004 -- and highlighting a potential divide between Mitt Romney...

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to Quit

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to QuitChris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Todd Akin rejected pressure today from top national Republicans -- including vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan -- that he consider dropping out of the Missouri Senate race because of his co...

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to Quit

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to QuitChris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In a last ditch effort, Mitt Romney asked Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race today because of Akin's controversial comments about rape.Romney weighed in after Akin rebuffed press...

Todd Akin Challenged by Doctors on Rape and Pregnancy

Todd Akin Challenged by Doctors on Rape and PregnancyMichael Tullberg/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Missouri Representative Todd Akin contradicted medical statistics with his statement that “women who are victims of ‘legitimate rape’ rarely get pregnant.”After a media storm — ...

Todd Akin Asks for Forgiveness in New Ad

Todd Akin Asks for Forgiveness in New AdBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) -- Amid growing pressure for him to drop out of Missouri's Senate race, Rep. Todd Akin released a new ad Tuesday asking for forgiveness over remarks he made about women rarely becoming pregnant from "legitimate rape.""...

Todd Akin’s Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure for Him to Quit

Todd Akin’s Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure for Him to QuitChris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Pressure mounted on Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Missouri Senate race on Monday despite his repeated refusals to step down over his incendiary comments about rape.Earlier in the day, moderate Republic...

Democrats Tie Ryan, Romney to Akin as ‘Dangerous’ for Women

Democrats Tie Ryan, Romney to Akin as ‘Dangerous’ for WomenWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan scrambling to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape,” Democrats have seized on the moment to highlight what they say are Republ...

New Poll Shows Rep. Todd Akin Still Leads in Missouri Senate Race

New Poll Shows Rep. Todd Akin Still Leads in Missouri Senate RaceBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) -- In spite of the controversy surrounding Missouri Congressman Todd Akin because of remarks he made about women not becoming pregnant after a "legitimate rape," he still leads Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in ...

Romney and Ryan Condemn Skinny-Dipping Congressman, Rape Comment

Romney and Ryan Condemn Skinny-Dipping Congressman, Rape CommentScott Olson/Getty Images (BEDFORD, Mass.) -- Mitt Romney said he thinks a congressman’s late-night skinny-dipping episode in Israel last year was “reprehensible.”News surfaced late Sunday that freshman Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder went ski...

Rape Is Rape: Obama Criticizes Rep. Akin’s Comments

Rape Is Rape: Obama Criticizes Rep. Akin’s CommentsMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room today, where he was asked about the comments of Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who suggested that “legitimat...

Rep. Akin Shouldn’t Be in Office, Planned Parenthood Head Says

Rep. Akin Shouldn’t Be in Office, Planned Parenthood Head SaysChris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards denounced Rep. Todd Akin’s comment that women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” saying this morning that the statement was an...

Republicans Condemn Todd Akin for ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remarks

Republicans Condemn Todd Akin for ‘Legitimate Rape’ RemarksBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin said today that he would not step aside despite calls for him to quit by two prominent Republican senators following his comments about "legitimate rape." Akin, a Republican, in...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Pregnancy ‘Rare’ in ‘Legitimate Rape’

GOP Senate Candidate Says Pregnancy ‘Rare’ in ‘Legitimate Rape’Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, who opposes abortion in most cases, including rape, said in a television interview Sunday that it is “really rare” that victims of “legitimate...

University of Montana Quarterback Charged with Rape

University of Montana Quarterback Charged with RapePhotodisc/Thinkstock(MISSOULA, Mont.) -- University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was charged with rape Tuesday afternoon and suspended from the football team.According to court documents filed by Assistant Chief Deputy County Attorney Suzy Boy...

First of 12 Accused Air Force Instructors Convicted of Raping Trainees

First of 12 Accused Air Force Instructors Convicted of Raping TraineesU.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ken Wright(NEW YORK) -- The first of 12 U.S. Air Force instructors charged in one of the biggest sex abuse scandals in recent military history was convicted Friday of 28 charges including the rape and sexual assault ...

Prominent Utah Republican Fundraiser Arrested on Rape Charges

Prominent Utah Republican Fundraiser Arrested on Rape ChargesFlickr/Michael.Jolley(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A prominent Republican fundraiser has been arrested on numerous rape charges in Salt Lake City.Gregory Nathan Peterson, an active fundraiser for conservative politicians in Utah, was charged Wednesday with a num...

Daniel Tosh Apologizes for Rape ‘Joke’

Daniel Tosh Apologizes for Rape ‘Joke’Michael Schwartz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- After denigrating a female audience member who spoke out against rape jokes in his routine, comedian Daniel Tosh issued a mea culpa on his Twitter account Tuesday to clear the air. "All the out of context misq...

Cops Solve ‘Ski-Mask Rapist’ Cold Case

Cops Solve ‘Ski-Mask Rapist’ Cold CaseComstock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Police in North Carolina have solved a cold case more than 30 years old, arresting a suspect they believe terrorized a series of women in 1979 and was nicknamed “the ski-mask rapist.”The Charlotte-Mec...

Football Star Exonerated of Rape Conviction, Won’t Sue Accuser

Football Star Exonerated of Rape Conviction, Won’t Sue AccuserComstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A rising California football star who was convicted of raping a high school classmate and spent six years behind bars before being exonerated will not press charges against the woman who falsely accused him, his lawy...

Former Rising Football Star Exonerated in Rape Case

Former Rising Football Star Exonerated in Rape CaseHemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A rising football star in southern California whose career was brought to a sudden halt by a kidnap-rape conviction that landed him in prison was exonerated Thursday after his accuser contacted him on Facebook and reca...
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