The Arizona congressman defended his proposal to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy — with no rape or incest exception — by saying the following at an actual committee meeting of the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday: "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."
Rove writes today that Republicans have an "outside chance" of winning a majority in the Senate in 2014, as long as they don't nominate awful candidates who "self-destruct" like Akin and Richard Mourdock did last year. Here's an analysis of some of the most promising seats for the GOP to pick up, with an analysis of their Akin potential.
The king of all geeks thinks the would-be king of all Super PACs is about to watch his house of campaign cards implode, which could actually lead to something of a Tea Party resurgence.
Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin.
If you thought Todd Akin's defeat in November's Senate race ended the "legitimate rape" controversy, get ready for Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey, a pro-life OB-GYN who very much has gone there — and way beyond.
Move over Todd Akin. Step aside Richard Mourdock. Derek Johnson has something totally ignorant to say about rape—namely that women's bodies "will not permit that to happen" if they really don't want it.
The election has not gone well for the Republican rape gaffe candidates. Votes are still being counted, but so far, they've lost.
To judge by just the headlines from the last few months, you'd think our election was not taking place in enlightened America, where women have been able to vote almost 100 years, but in some distant country that's still struggling with the idea that you should punish rapists, not rape victims.
Rep. Todd Akin's anti-abortion convictions are not something he adopted recently -- in 1985, he was arrested at least three times at abortion protests, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Kevin McDermott reports.
Maybe Todd Akin should consider thinking before he speaks. Two months after his "legitimate rape" comments, he's now been caught comparing his opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog.
The candidates for president and vice president are actually the cream of the crop compared to the awful candidates for House and Senate, as Jon Stewart examines last night on The Daily Show.
Todd Akin said something stupid when he uttered the words "legitimate rape," and after at first being shunned by the Republican Party, he is being welcomed back. But there are two Missouri politicians in particular who probably shouldn't be called on to answer just how forgiving that state's political climate is because they did stuff that's a lot worse.
Todd Akin will get the endorsement of Kit Bond, former Missouri governor and senator, on Friday, CBS News' Scott Conroy reports, even though in August Bond signed a letter with all the other living Republican former senators of Missouri calling on Akin to quit the race after his "legitimate rape" comments.
Todd Akin says opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill was "very aggressive" at their debate last week, a change from 2006, when she was more "ladylike."
Until the absolute last deadline passed for Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race in Missouri, his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, had to pretend she wasn't all that interested in campaigning against him, and Republicans had to pretend they had zero interest in winning control of the Senate by any means possible.
Todd Akin's campaign for Senate's TV ads are not running due to a lack of funds, and his "legitimate rape" bungle has made him so unliked that even Karl Rove is cracking jokes about murdering him. But he's still in it win it, telling reporters that he's staying in the race: “I’m not getting out. I’m making that very clear. … I’ve tried to say it about five times.”
Missouri TV stations are dropping Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's campaign ads because he hasn't paid for them, KMOX reports.
Claire McCaskill is leading by a point in the Missouri Senate race, where polling hasn't really produced a clear picture, and Obama is up by a wide margin in his home state of Illinois. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith said getting pregnant by being raped is "similar" to getting pregnant out of wedlock Monday.
Capitol Police are investigating threats made against Todd Akin, his family, and staff of rape and violence ever since he made his opinion on rape and abortion known on Sunday.
In the wake of Todd Akin's comments about pregnancy rarely resulting from "legitimate rape," lawyer Shauna Prewitt highlights a reality for women in that situation in a column on CNN: In a majority of states, attackers are afforded the same rights as other fathers.
Todd Akin must be nuts to still be in the Missouri Senate race after all those Republicans said mean things about him, right? He must be doing this out of spite, or the belief that God wants him to be senator? Actually, no. Though Akin appears to be easily fooled by fake science, he is acting perfectly rationally. What would he gain by dropping out?
Embattled Republican Todd Akin flogged a $100,000 fundraising windfall on Thursday, but Sen. Claire McCaskill, his incumbent opponent in the Missouri Senate race, has a much more impressive number to show off: A 10-point lead in the latest Rasmussen poll.
The initial deadline for Todd Akin came and went Tuesday evening, and Akin stuck to his guns and stayed in the race. But Akin can still go to court and get out of the race before September 25, and now we know how far in the polls Akin has to fall before he'll pull the plug.
The most offensive and shocking—and just plain gross—thing said during the whole Todd Akin "legitimate rape" fiasco wasn't even what Akin said (you know, that women who are raped can't get pregnant), but what the man who popularized that idea had to say.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke at his very first Tea Party rally Tuesday, the same day the Republican Party added a plank to its official platform calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban all abortions, no exceptions, as well as a plank backing abstinence-only education.
Rep. Todd Akin appeared on Today this morning to reiterate that he isn't leaving the Missouri Senate race and also to position himself as the anti-establishment "man of the people" candidate.
Like promised, Todd Akin let the 5 p.m. local deadline pass. Now that he's officially still around, Akin is trying to use his website and social media to get support. Instead, he's only managing to further alienate himself from the rest of the Republican party and make himself look silly.
Mitt Romney has called on Todd Akin to quit his Senate campaign three hours before the deadline for Akin to do so without going to court Tuesday.
Ladies, we know taking a pill at the same time every day is a huge pain. Well, the men of the House GOP have some great tricks to prevent pregnancy without that dumb old pill.
Rep. Todd Akin appeared to be on his own in the controversy over his abortion and rape comments, but fellow Congressman Steve King has also put his foot in it after saying he's never heard of a woman getting pregnant because of statutory rape or incest.
There's a reason all of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's apologies for his "legitimate rape" comments focus on word choice.
Todd Akin isn't the only candidate who could cost the Republicans the Senate.
Representative Todd Akin quickly recorded and released a new web ad this morning, which suggests that despite numerous calls from fellow Republicans to do so, he is not dropping out of his race for the U.S. Senate.
Herewith, a discussion of a few words and phrases that have become stumbling blocks for a variety of men, and sometimes women, in the public arena—and what one should know before using them.
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