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Robyn Faith Walsh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Robyn Faith Walsh

Hipster Greek Statues courtesy of BuzzFeed Setting aside all precedence of logic, spelling, and grammar, Donald Trump has waged his political campaig...

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...

Akin: 'The Legitimate Doesn't Apply To Rape'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) spoke with HuffPost Live on Friday about his infamous comments about "legitimate rape," saying people misunderstood the ...

Todd Akin Is Back With More 'Legitimate Rape' Talk

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who made a claim about "legitimate rape" that brought his 2012 Senate run to a halt, hurled criticism at former Secreta...

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Todd Akin: 'Of Course' I Regret 'Legitimate Rape' Comments

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Nearly six months removed from a failed U.S. Senate run, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is expressing remorse for his controversial "legitimate rape" c...

'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Explores 'Legitimate Rape' Case

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 03.28.2013 | TV

Ripped from headlines has always been a staple of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but the latest headline ripped was one of its biggest yet. Repu...

Jason Linkins

Georgia Rep. Changes His Mind On High-Capacity Magazines | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) is apparently thinking about jumping into the race to replace retiring Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss and, as a part of gettin...

Petition Calls For Top California Republican To Resign Over Rape Comments

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly, is feeling the heat from progressive grassroots organizations calling for her resignat...

California Republican Steps Into Todd Akin Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The president of California's oldest and largest GOP volunteer group took a wrong turn while trying to criticize GOP candidates' missteps on women's r...

Todd Akin Blasts 'Disrespectful' Karl Rove Move

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a swipe at Karl Rove's latest venture on Wednesday, blasting the Republican strategist's new project as a "disrespe...

Peter H. Stone

Tea Party Crashers: McConnell Backed Controversial Rove Plan, Say GOP Sources | Peter H. Stone | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A firestorm on the right has greeted a new Karl Rove-backed super PAC aimed at knocking off weak conservative Senate candidates and prot...

GOP Rep.'s Rape-Abortion Law Loses Sight of Rape Victims

Brittney Bullock | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

We shouldn't be putting women into the position where the crime against them is considered to be more or less valid depending on whether they carry their baby to term. Whether a rape results in pregnancy is irrelevant to the fact that a rape occurred and is punishable by law.

Message to GOP: Ban the Term "Legitimate Rape"

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Like a painful canker sore that never seems to go away, thoughtless political dialogue continues to fester and foil rational discourse of important issues of the day. For Republicans, a prime example is the perfunctory use of the idiotic term "legitimate rape."

GOP Congressman Defends Todd Akin's Rape Comment: 'He's Partly Right'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Former Senate candidates Todd Akin (R-Mo.) and Richard Mourdock (R-Ind.) may have lost their respective elections over their controversial comments ab...

'Legitimate Rape' Congressman Pushes Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) lost to Democrat Claire McCaskill in November and will soon leave the House of Representatives. Before he goes, however, Akin w...

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...

Rand Paul Featured In Robocall For Todd Akin

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is getting some last-minute support from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Politi...

Abortion Is A Medical Procedure

Lizz Winstead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lizz Winstead

It is no one's business what reason a woman chooses to have an abortion, no woman should be defined by having one, or have her character called into question because she has had one, and under no circumstances, should she ever be asked why she had one.

McCaskill Cracks Akin Joke

Arnold Patch | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With less than a week to go before the election, Sen. Claire McCaskill made her rounds today in Arnold and South County....

Michael McAuliff

National GOP Money Returns To 'Legitimate Rape' Senate Candidate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Money from national Republican committees appears to be moving back into the Missouri Senate contest for Rep. Too Akin, the GOP congress...

The Elephant in the Living Room

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Protection from rape, and the ramifications of rape, is at the core of what's needed for true gender equality. Any policy that stands in the way of that basic protection stands in the way of girls and women. It's that simple.