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Todd Akin Challenged by Doctors on Rape and Pregnancy

Todd Akin Challenged by Doctors on Rape and Pregnancy

Michael 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 Ad

Bill 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 Quit

Chris 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 Women

Win 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 Race

Bill 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 Comment

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(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 Comments

MANDEL 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 Says

Chris 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’ Remarks

Bill 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…

With Paul Ryan as Romney’s Running Mate, Democrats See New Attack Line in Local Races

With Paul Ryan as Romney’s Running Mate, Democrats See New Attack Line in Local Races

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate for the presumptive Republican presidential ticket brought an immediate response from President Obama’s re-election campaign, but it could also have…

Todd Akin Defeats Self-Funder, Palin-Backed Rival in Missouri Primary

Todd Akin Defeats Self-Funder, Palin-Backed Rival in Missouri Primary

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — Sarah Palin’s chosen candidate has lost Missouri’s GOP Senate primary.  So has the race’s self-funding front-runner.Instead, Missouri Republicans picked Rep. Todd Akin in an upset victory for…

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