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Rep. Gingrey Says Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ on ‘Legitimate Rape’

Rep. Gingrey Says Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ on ‘Legitimate Rape’

Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — “Legitimate rape,” the least-expected controversy of 2012, is back.
At a breakfast with businesspeople in Cobb County, Georgia, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) offered a partial defense-medical exeges…

Claire McCaskill Wins Missouri Senate Race

Claire McCaskill Wins Missouri Senate Race

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — ABC News projects that Sen. Claire McCaskill has won her re-election race, as Republicans have seen another prime pickup opportunity slip away in 2012.The Missouri senator …

Biden Scolds GOP Ticket for Not Having ‘Moral Courage’ to Condemn Mourdock, Akin

Biden Scolds GOP Ticket for Not Having ‘Moral Courage’ to Condemn Mourdock, Akin

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(KENOSHA, Wis.) – Vice President Joe Biden commented for the first time Friday on the two Republican Senate candidates who made controversial comments about women and rape.  Biden scolded Republican presidential nom…

Missouri Senate Race: Akin, McCaskill Square Off in Second Debate

Missouri Senate Race: Akin, McCaskill Square Off in Second Debate

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — The candidates’ agendas were plain in Thursday’s Missouri Senate debate: Sen. Claire McCaskill sought to come off as moderate while her challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, sought …

Unlike Other Republicans, Mitt Romney Still Opposes Todd Akin

Unlike Other Republicans, Mitt Romney Still Opposes Todd Akin

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Don’t count Mitt Romney among Todd Akin’s sudden allies.Romney stands by his opposition to the Missouri Senate candidate, according to an adviser, despite the conversion of many Republicans since the p…

Sen. Blunt: Todd Akin Could Still Win in Missouri

Sen. Blunt: Todd Akin Could Still Win in Missouri

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” have caused some to question whether he is a legitimate candidate for Senate in Missouri where he is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill.  But sev…

Santorum and DeMint Endorse Todd Akin in Missouri

Santorum and DeMint Endorse Todd Akin in Missouri

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(VERONA, Penn.) — U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and former U.S. Senator and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following joint statement regarding their support of Todd Akin for the U.S. Senate i…

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday, fundraising for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a source close to the former House speaker confirmed.“If the Akin campaign can use his appearance to reach ou…

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday, fundraising for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a source close to the former House speaker confirmed.“If the Akin campaign can use his appearance to reach ou…

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Newt Gingrich to Fundraise for Todd Akin

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday, fundraising for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a source close to the former House speaker confirmed.“If the Akin campaign can use his appearance to reach ou…

Todd Akin’s Office ‘Disturbed’ by Karl Rove’s Joke

Todd Akin’s Office ‘Disturbed’ by Karl Rove’s Joke

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Republican Party may want Todd Akin to disappear, but a dark joke made by GOP strategist Karl Rove has hit a nerve with the congressman’s office.“We should sink Todd Akin,” Rove …

Todd Akin’s Office ‘Disturbed’ by Karl Rove’s Joke

Todd Akin’s Office ‘Disturbed’ by Karl Rove’s Joke

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Republican Party may want Todd Akin to disappear, but a dark joke made by GOP strategist Karl Rove has hit a nerve with the congressman’s office.“We should sink Todd Akin,” Rove …

Todd Akin at News Conference: I’m Staying in the Race

Todd Akin at News Conference: I’m Staying in the Race

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS, M.O.) — Todd Akin’s message to Missouri: I’m staying in the race.Akin, the sixth-term Republican congressman who is running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, held his first news conference on Thursday afte…

Todd Akin, His Family and Staff Receive Threats

Todd Akin, His Family and Staff Receive Threats

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Congressman Todd Akin’s office said on Thursday that multiple death and rape threats have been made against the lawmaker, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Missouri.Sp…

Todd Akin to Claire McCaskill: You Should Drop Out

Todd Akin to Claire McCaskill: You Should Drop Out

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — After days of ignoring Republican pleas to abandon his U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin on Thursday received an even more damning message: A new Rasmussen poll shows that Akin, who held a tidy lead…

Todd Akin Opens Door to Possible Exit from Missouri Senate Race

Todd Akin Opens Door to Possible Exit from Missouri Senate Race

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Republican Congressman Todd Akin opened the door to a possible exit from Missouri’s Senate race on Wednesday, saying he doesn’t know the future.“Well George, I’m never going to say everything that could possibly happen…

Paul Ryan Refuses to Explain ‘Forcible’ Rape

Paul Ryan Refuses to Explain ‘Forcible’ Rape

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The comments of Todd Akin are bringing scrutiny — goosed by Democrats and the Obama campaign — to the views on social issues of the GOP ticket.On Tuesday alone, the Obama campaign blasted out an email from wom…

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to Quit

Todd Akin Defies Top Republicans, Refuses to Quit

Chris 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 Quit

Chris 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…

Obama Campaign Will Blast Email from Sandra Fluke

Obama Campaign Will Blast Email from Sandra Fluke

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -– The Obama campaign will later today send out a mass e-mail to supporters from abortion rights activist Sandra Fluke criticizing the comments of embattled Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., a…

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