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Missouri Senate Race 2012

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...

Todd Akin Faces Uphill Battle

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

More than a month after failing to secure a seat in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is still plagued by lingering bills. The Hill reports t...

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....

WATCH: Todd Akin Ad Slams Claire McCaskill's 'Arrogance'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks left in his rocky Missouri Senate campaign ride, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has released a new attack ad targeting Sen. Claire Mc...

Akin Repeatedly Arrested During 1985 Abortion Protests

AP | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

ST LOUIS -- Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in the 1980s, including at least once when polic...

LISTEN: Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill To A Dog

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's Saturday fundraiser was highlighted by a questionable analogy. ...

Todd Akin Blasts 'Terrorist' Abortion Providers For Giving Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sparked national outrage in August when he justified his opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legit...

Todd Akin Aide Defends 'Ladylike' Comment

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Washington, D.C. — Republicans close to Rep. Todd Akin dismissed his apparent weakness among female voters as a matter of "optics" and see their pat...

Akin Rebuilding After Rape Remark

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Written off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate cam...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2012 | 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...