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Politico Yanks Reporter Over His Todd Akin Defense

Can some agree not all reported rapes are rapes, asks Catanese

(Newser) - Politico has yanked a reporter off coverage of controversial Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin after the writer defended the congressman's comments about "legitimate rape" victims, reports the Washington Post . Akin claimed—then apologized for his comments—that some mysterious biological mechanism stops "legitimate rape" victims from...

Todd Akin: I&#39;m Not Going Anywhere
Todd Akin:
I'm Not Going Anywhere

Todd Akin: I'm Not Going Anywhere

But apologizes for 'legitimate rape' as top GOPers tell him to quit

(Newser) - The calls are raining down for Todd Akin to bow out of his Senate race after opining that "legitimate rape" victims were not at risk of getting pregnant, but the Missouri Republican says he's staying put. "I'm not a quitter," he said on Mike Huckabee'...

'Legitimate Rape' Was a Medical Theory ... in 1200s

But several modern-era lawmakers share it

(Newser) - If you found Rep. Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" positively medieval, you're right—quite literally. As far back as the 13th century, a British legal text notes that "without a woman's consent, she could not conceive," the Guardian reports. Centuries later, in 1814,...

Romney: Akin's Rape Comment 'Inexcusable'

As DNC rushes to bash GOP with the controversy

(Newser) - Democrats rushed today to milk maximum value out of Todd Akin's assertion that some mysterious biological process protected victims of "legitimate rape" from getting pregnant. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement trying to tie Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to Akin. "They've been trying...

GOP Rep: 'Legit Rape' Victims Don't Get Pregnant

Todd Akin now says he 'misspoke'

(Newser) - GOP Missouri Rep. Todd Akin now says he goofed when he insisted "legitimate rape" victims don't get pregnant. Akin, who is running for Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, had said in an interview yesterday that some kind of biological mechanism protects "legitimate rape" victims from pregnancy,...

Tea Partier Scores Missouri Win With Democrat's Help

Claire McCaskill ads called Akin 'too conservative'

(Newser) - Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has won a close three-way GOP race to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, breaking Sarah Palin's winning endorsement streak in the process. All three contenders, including Palin-pick Sarah Steelman, had the backing of different Tea Party groups, and each claimed to be the most...

GOP Senate Candidates Can&#39;t Name Minimum Wage
Candidates Don't Know—But Don't Like—Minimum Wage
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Candidates Don't Know—But Don't Like—Minimum Wage

Missouri's Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman, John Brunner all stumped

(Newser) - None of the three Republicans running in Missouri's Senate primary know the state's minimum wage, but they definitely don't want it raised, CBS St. Louis reports. Appearing on KMOX radio, former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, Rep. Todd Akin, and businessman John Brunner appeared stumped when asked about...

Rep: Don't Let Your Gayness Interfere With Mission

Todd Akin explains why repealing DADT wasn't necessary

(Newser) - Rep. Todd Akin has no problem with gays in the military—just so long as their “gayness” doesn’t become an issue. In fact, the congressman was on Fox News last night explaining why the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell wasn’t really necessary, Mediaite reports....

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