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Why Akin's Crazy Claim of "Legitimate Rape" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Akin's assertion isn't problematic for Republicans because it is outrageous. It's a disaster for them because it shines a light on the GOP's disdain for women's rights.

5 Reasons the Republicans Can't Wiggle Out of Akin's Rape Gaffe

Sandip Roy | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The Republicans might like to pretend Todd Akin is just a loose cannon outside the mainstream. But he's not alone. Democrats are gleeful because it gives them a chance to paint the Republican party as being in the Tea Party's thrall.

Embattled GOP Candidate Says States Should Control Voting Rights

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.20.2012 | Black Voices

Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) gaffe about "legitimate rape" and abortion on Sunday overshadowed other comments the Senate hopeful made about state and fede...

Tea Party Candidate Takes Harsh Stance On School Lunch

Kansas City Star | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

SEDALIA -- Missouri's two U.S. Senate candidates tangled Thursday over whether taxpayers should subsidize school lunches for more than 34 million stud...