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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...

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 Just Can't Stop Talking About Rape

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Two years after he lost his 2012 Senate campaign, former Missouri Republican congressman Todd Akin still can't stop talking about rape. Appearing o...

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...

Acknowledge That Rape Is Rape and 5 Other Steps to Combat Sexual Violence

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

President Obama commendably convened a task force to address the rampant rape and sexual assault incidents that are "an affront to our basic decency and humanity." Herewith from my 20 years in advocacy for women and children are my suggestions for the council.

California Leader Ousted In Wake Of Rape Comment

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

California Republican Celeste Greig has been ousted from her post as president of the state's Republican Assembly in the aftermath of a comment she ma...

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...

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...

John Celock

Todd Akin-Like Tea Party Fave Nabs Big State Win | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

A Tea Party favorite elected as chairman of the Missouri Republican Party late last week is already being criticized as a Todd Akin-like politician. ...

The War On Women Is a Class War

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Women's issues and women voters were critical to this election. That's not coincidental. The War on Women has many dimensions -- social, cultural, psychological -- but in many ways women's issues are class issues.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmaker Loses After Saying 'Some Girls Rape Easy' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Climbing back from his controversial remark about how "some girls rape easy" wasn't so easy for Wisconsin state Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Ric...

The Value of Anger

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

When I was a teenager, I was in a constant state of rage. Bad grammar, Republicans, poverty, the Catholic Church, my family, spandex pants, creeps, ra...

The Biggest Hypocrisy of All

Jess Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jess Wilson

I can't continue to pretend that it's not personal. And I can't pretend that the real hypocrisy is anything less than the willful ignorance of the voters who swear that they care about protecting our rights, yet plan to vote for the candidates who have made it clear that they don't.

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...

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...

Dear Mr. Mourdock

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brooke Bastinelli

I'm asking you to see the eyes of a terrified girl who is in shock. I'm asking you to give a blanket and a teddy bear to a young woman who can't bring her clothes home with her because they now have to go to a forensic lab.

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....

Your First Time

Tim Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Tim Young

Inspired by Lena Dunham's commercial for President Obama's campaign, I couldn't help but try to make one of my own.

Not-So-Happy-Halloween: 5 News Stories That Have Women Really Spooked

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's not just 'Frankenstorm' that's been brewing during the last few days. Five explosive stories have been reported in the news that are converging on the collective consciousness of women across the country, causing anger, angst, sadness and outrage.

'Todd Akin Is Scary'

Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

By JIM SALTER AND DAVID A. LIEB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is out with a new, Halloween-week ad casting h...

Red Flags: Dating and Presidents

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Holly Sidell

I would never get into a relationship with a man who was constantly contradicting himself and constantly changing his views on things based on appeasing other people... and I would never vote for a President like that, either.

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...

Rape Panels

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Republicans so far have referred to legitimate rape, forcible rape, easy rape, honest rape, emergency rape, enjoyable rape and now gift-from-God rape. They're not saying all of this because they just keep slipping up with words.