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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a shot at Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a taping of “The Colbert Report” Wednesday.
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.
President Obama could announce as soon as today new guidelines on his birth control policy for religious institutions, CBS News has learned.