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Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Media

A Denver reporter granted a one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney Thursday said she was instructed not to ask him any questions about abortion or Rep....

Why Missouri’s Students Might Believe Todd Akin’s Junk Science

ThinkProgress | Tara Culp-Ressler | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

Addressing the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) offensive comments that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy, President ...

Paul Ryan Responds To Todd Akin, Clarifies Abortion Position: 'Rape Is Rape'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan addressed his stance on abortion Wednesday for the first time since Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about "legitimate rape," se...

LOOK: Akin Campaign Makes Same Gaffe Twice

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

In an effort to move beyond his "legitimate rape" comments, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) launched a new section of his website that as...

Let's Not Block Akin's Bid, Let's Fix the System

Matthew Dowd | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The calls for Todd Akin's resignation likely had nothing to do with the substance of his remarks. Akin's mistake was that opening his mouth with crazy talk made it much harder for Republicans to win a sure Senate seat pickup with him on the ballot.

John Celock

GOP Candidate Encourages Others To Donate To Akin

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the Missouri state legislature tweeted Monday night about his $25 donation to embattled Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) Senate cam...

Scott Walker Opposes 'Outrageous' Republican

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin should drop out of the race after Akin made controversial comments ...

Colo. Senator's Sound Advice To Todd Akin: Avoid 'Explosive Boners'

Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver

From his Facebook page, Colorado Sen. Shawn Mitchell (R-Broomfield) has advised GOP U.S. Senate candiate Todd Akin to avoid "explosive boners" regardi...

Mark Blumenthal

Can Akin Hold His Grassroots Base?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Washington, the Republican establishment is sending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) a unmistakable message: He needs to exit the Senate race a...

CNN's Right-Wing Blogger Problem: 'Legitimate Rape' Edition

Eric Boehlert | Posted 10.20.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Among the very few pundits I've seen defending, or trying to excuse, Akin's outrageous comments are Dana Loesch and Erick Erickson. Both work for CNN.

Split Decision On Akin

Cleve Coeur Patch | Gregg Palermo | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

U.S. Representative Todd Akin continued making the rounds on Conservative talk radio outlets Monday in an attempt to apologize for controversial remar...

Why Is Mitt Romney Outraged at Todd Akin and Not at Paul Ryan?

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Mitt Romney is outraged! He's insulted! He's offended! Why? A Republican Senate candidate dared to state a position on choice that is exactly the same as that of Romney's own running mate.

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin Apologizes For 'Legitimate Rape' Remark

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) told Mike Huckabee on Monday that he has no plans to drop out of the Missouri Senate race, despite a firestorm of criticism fro...

Obama: 'Rape Is Rape'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

In a surprise news conference Monday, President Barack Obama addressed the controversy surrounding a remark by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) that women who s...

Todd Akin: It's Not a War on Women, It's a War on Critical Thinking and Democracy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

What Todd Akin said and believes doesn't just play into a media-catchy, election year "war on women" narrative. It's part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It's a war on science. It's a war on facts. It's a war on critical thinking.

Laura Bassett

Rape Victim Reacts To Todd Akin Comment: Delivering 'Baby Of A Rapist' Is 'Torture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Anita Law of Jacksonville, Fla., said that she was raped by an acquaintance when she was a 19-year-old student at the University of Maryland and that ...

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...

Mark Blumenthal

Will Rape Comments Erase Akin's Lead?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) embroiled in controversy over remarks that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant, political handi...

Republicans's Rape Comments Stir Outcry

The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Ro...

GOP Senate Candidate: Victims Of 'Legitimate Rape' Rarely Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) justified his extreme opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. In an interv...

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...

GOP Rep: Federal Students Loans Have Given America 'Stage Three Cancer Of Socialism'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin is not one to mince words. At a policy debate on Saturday, the Missouri Republican slammed federal student loans, saying that the g...

Amanda Terkel

Missouri Republican Senate Candidates Don't Know Federal Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. But none of the three Republicans running in Missouri's U.S. Senate primary knew that fact wh...

Lucia Graves

Clergymen Demand Apology From GOP Lawmaker

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

Jaweed Kaleem contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders in Missouri are calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to apologize for claimi...