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U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York, attends a mass held by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica on Feb. 19, 2012 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: White House ‘Strangling’ Catholic Church With Birth Control Mandate

A top Catholic official says the White House is “strangling” the church over the birth control mandate a day after 43 dioceses, schools and health care agencies sued the Obama administration arguing the requirement violates religious freedom.

05/22/2012

File photo of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a female voter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challenges Facing Romney In Wooing Female Voters

Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has little choice but to narrow President Barack Obama’s commanding lead among this critical constituency.

04/07/2012

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Obama: ‘I Don’t Know What’s In Rush Limbaugh’s Heart’

President Obama made his feelings felt about Rush Limbaugh after the conservative radio talk show host called a Georgetown law student a “slut” over her stance on birth control.

03/06/2012

Rush Limbaugh has apologized to the Georgetown University law student for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" recently. (credit: Getty Images)

Limbaugh Apologizes To Law Student For Insult

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program.

03/03/2012

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Mitt Romney Clarifies Stance On Blunt Amendment

Mitt Romney said he opposed Republican efforts that critics say would limit insurance coverage of birth control, then reversed himself quickly in a second interview.

02/29/2012

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC.(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Santorum Needs ‘A Lesson In The Birds And The Bees’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a shot at Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a taping of “The Colbert Report” Wednesday.

02/23/2012

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Conservatives Shrug At Obama Birth Control Rewrite

Instead of requiring employers to cover contraception, the policy would now require insurance companies to provide free birth control coverage. “It’s an accounting trick — the employer still plays the insurance,” said Mike Gonzales of the Heritage Foundation.

02/11/2012

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the No Child Left Behind law in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Obama Offers Birth Control Policy Compromise After Backlash

President Obama could announce as soon as today new guidelines on his birth control policy for religious institutions, CBS News has learned.

02/10/2012

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