Todd Akin

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) Credit: Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

Congressman: Akin ‘Partly Right’ on Rape Comment

A Republican congressman and OB-GYN says former Rep. Todd Akin was “partly right” when he said women’s bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”

01/11/2013

File photo of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri celebrating her victory over Rep. Todd Akin on Election Night. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

McCaskill In Debt After Spending $19.3M To Defeat Akin

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill spent more than $19 million on her re-election campaign but hasn’t finished paying all the bills.

12/07/2012

File photo of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

GOP Senate Group Gave $760,000 To Akin Despite Disavowal

Despite publicly disavowing Todd Akin, the political committee for Republican senators quietly sent $760,000 to Missouri in a last-ditch attempt to aid Akin’s unsuccessful challenge of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

12/07/2012

Jamie Foxx appears onstage during the 2012 Soul Train Awards (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Akin Criticizes ‘Lord And Savior’ Remark By Foxx

Republican Missouri congressman Todd Akin is seeking money for his Senate campaign bills while highlighting what he describes as offensive remarks by actor and comedian Jamie Foxx.

11/30/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans, Abortion and Lying

From being deceitful on Romney’s actual position on abortion to being deceitful that women get pregnant from rape or that women can die from pregnancy complications it is time to call the GOP on the deceit and the stupidity.

10/19/2012

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Opinion: Rivard Yet Another Republican To Devalue Women

“Some girls rape easy.” Those are the shocking words of Roger Rivard, a Republican state representative in Wisconsin previously endorsed by Paul Ryan.

10/11/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

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

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

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Several Threats Made Against Rep. Todd Akin

U.S. Capitol Police said Thursday that officers are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he recently made about rape.

08/23/2012

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