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Todd Akin Isn't Running For Senate After All

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Despite comments made last week, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has announced he will not seek to unseat Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in a 2016 primary. A...

Todd Akin Considering Running For Senate Again

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who drew national attention in 2012 for comments about "legitimate rape," says he is considering running for office aga...

Todd Akin: 'Bad Ideas' Lead People To Slavery And Poverty

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Former Missouri congressman Todd Akin said Friday that he is a proponent of weeding out "bad ideas" that, in his view, keep society down. In an int...

Todd Akin: Policing Free Speech Will Turn U.S. Into North Korea

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Former Missouri congressman Todd Akin believes he was unfairly targeted by the speech police when he said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get preg...

Lawmaker Who Wants Morning After Pill Restricted Blames Raped Pregnant Women For Not Taking It

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Add another male lawmaker to the list of those who've made an eyebrow-raising rape comment. Missouri state Sen. David Sater (R) is sponsoring Senat...

Republicans Take Steps To Prevent Another Todd Akin

Politico | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

Read their lips: no more Todd Akins. In the wake of the GOP’s Election Day beatdown, influential Republican senators say enough’s enough: Party...

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin Arrested At Least Eight Times At Abortion Clinic Protests | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was arrested on four more occasions in the 1980s for trespassing at medical clinics tha...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Vast Majority Support Legal Abortion For Rape Victims | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

The vast majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest and when the life or health of the mother is at risk, accor...

Amanda Terkel

At Least A Dozen GOP Senate Candidates Oppose Abortion Access For Rape Victims | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP Senate candidates Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin have faced outrage and derision from both Democrats and Republicans for their contr...

Todd Akin's Militia Ties Exposed

Salon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

On May 9, 1987, police arrested 30 anti-abortion protesters for blocking the front door of an abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. Among those arre...

Ryan Grim

Joe Walsh Channels Todd Akin On Abortion: No Exception For 'Life Of The Mother' | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, running against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, told reporters Thursday night that there should be no ab...

Laura Bassett

Akin Campaign Says He Still Believes Doctors Give Abortions To Non-Pregnant Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) Senate campaign confirmed on Wednesday that the candidate stands by a comment he made in 2008 that doctors regularly perform ...

Claire McCaskill Posts Big Number After Todd Akin's Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill posted a massive fundraising haul of $5.8 million for the third quarter of the year, further evidence of the political ...

Todd Akin Blasts 'Terrorist' Abortion Providers For Giving Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sparked national outrage in August when he justified his opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legit...

Rep. Todd Akin Has Apologized? For Getting Caught Saying What He Believes?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

Congressman Akin should skip the apologizing and instead have a frank talk with the voters in Missouri to explain exactly what he thought, exactly what he thinks now, and exactly how he arrived at his current thoughts about rape.

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin: 'Don't Tell Anybody I'm A Jail Bird' | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Long before he made his notorious "legitimate rape" comments about women who seek abortions, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) said he spent tim...

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin Appeals To Women In New Video | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

After posting and then removing a web video on Tuesday that featured a woman whose face was obscured, the campaign of embattled Senate candidate Todd ...

Mitt Romney Won't Ban Abortion, Says Sister

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's sister weighed in on the Republican presidential candidate's abortion stance on Wednesday, insisting that her brother would not make abo...

Todd Akin, Republicans Share 'Extreme Agenda': DCCC

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a new effort Monday to target 20 Republican members of Congress, including vice presidential...

Why Abortion Is Taking a Front Seat in American Politics

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

Men have had their cake and eaten it too for thousands of years. Western women have had just 60 years of the pendulum swinging in their direction of equal rights and the right to decide when and if they want to have children.

My New Rule for Todd Akin and the Republican Party

Bill Maher | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Republicans would like to pretend like Congressman Akin's substitution of superstition for science is a lone problem but it's not: they're all magical thinkers, on nearly every issue.

The Two Questions the Media Should Be Asking About Todd Akin

Robert O. Green | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Robert O. Green

Two questions are raised in all of the varied responses to Todd Akin by those on the Republican side of the aisle, and it is a failing of the media that we haven't heard more about two aspects of this tempest.

Obama Hits GOP Rep Who 'Somehow Missed Science Class'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama again criticized Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) for his controversial remarks on rape, saying the GOP Senate nominee "somehow missed sc...

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin's Party: More Than 40 GOP Candidates Oppose Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) faced scorn and ridicule from members of his own party this week after expressing his belief that rape victims do...

Sarah Palin Weighs In On Todd Akin Controversy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin urged Todd Akin to leave the Missouri Senate race on Tuesday, telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that the embattled Republican congressm...