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GOP’s Akin, Mourdock lose Senate elections

Democrats scored decisive Senate wins in Missouri and Indiana after candidates supported by the tea party and evangelical Christians made controversial remarks on rape, pregnancy and abortion that appeared to cost them the support of more-moderate voters in their party.


McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring raped women

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is taking aim at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors upset about Akin's position on emergency contraception....


Akin-McCaskill race expected to go down to the wire

Todd Akin

...almost two months after Republican Todd Akin sparked a national controversy with his comments about "legitimate rape" — the GOP Senate nominee remains within striking distance of McCaskill. Two polls released last week showed McCaskill up by 6 percentage points, within the margin of error of about plus or minus 4 percentage points.


Todd Akin Backed by Senate Conservatives Fund

Todd Akin’s list of allies has grown yet again. Akin this morning won the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), the PAC founded by influential conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. DeMint himself endorsed Akin Wednesday in a joint announcement with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.


Democrats say Akin's comments could put Missouri in play

A recent Rasmussen survey showed Obama's support in Missouri at 47% compared to 46% for Romney.


RNC chief: Akin could cost GOP the Senate

Rep. Todd Akin isn't here for the Republican National Convention, but he's still a topic for discussion. In an interview on CNN's State of the Union, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said today that Akin "absolutely" could cost the GOP control of the U.S. Senate.


She was raped and got pregnant. Then the rapist sued for parental rights.

While a student in my final year of college, at age 21, I was raped. I have dissected that moment -- the horrifying moment that I became a "victim" -- from every possible angle. I have poked and prodded, examined and re-examined. Regrettably, I have even suspected myself in a desperate, ultimately futile attempt to understand how I became a victim.


Under fire, Akin seeks help from U.S. social conservatives

Todd Akin

Under fire from his own party for controversial comments on rape, U.S. Republican Representative Todd Akin on Thursday won the support of social conservatives in his effort to stay in Missouri's US Senate race.


'Legitimate rape' reaction goes global

In just a few days, a politician largely unknown outside the U.S. has earned the dubious reputation on the world stage as the "rape-gaffe congressman."


Jonathan Capehart: Todd Akin is the Republican establishment

Just look at what happened yesterday. While the nation was engulfed in a ludicrous conversation about “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape” and “personhood,” the Republican platform committee approved a draft that reaffirmed the party’s extreme anti-abortion stance and called for a constitutional amendment to protect all human life... Akin and his extreme and offensive views are no longer the fringe.


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