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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 | 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 | 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...