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Richard Mourdock Rape

Democrats Watching For 'Legitimate Rape' Bombshells In 2014 GOP Campaigns

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the nation's midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on w...

Richard Mourdock: America Is Going The Way Of Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate in 2012, says America is going the way of Hitler's Nazi Germ...

Ex-GOP Rep Not Surprised Women Aren't Voting Republican

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Retired Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) opened up on Sunday about his party's struggles to procure female voters, admitting that he's not surprised by ...

Lugar Calls Out Tea Party As GOP Weakness

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is relieved the Tea Party won few victories during the 2012 election season, he said in an interview on MSNBC Wednesda...

Jason Linkins

Richard Mourdock: 'Liberal Media' To Blame For Senate Loss For Reporting Dumb Public Statements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Failed Indiana Senate aspirant Richard Mourdock needs some money, please. Just a few bills, if you can spare them? As it turns out, he has a "few last...

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.

Talking Brochures Repeat Senate Candidate's Rape Remarks

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A Democratic-aligned group is trying a novel approach to get Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial rape remarks into the hands -- ...

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.

5 Reasons To Vote For Barack Obama

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

There are other equally valid reasons, of course, to vote for President Obama on November 6, but these five are at the top of my list. Each, taken separately, strikes me as persuasive. Together I find them compelling.

Democrat Treads Carefully Following GOP Rival's Abortion Gaffe

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democratic Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly is being careful how he uses his Republican rival's remark about abortion after ra...

Mourdock Accepts Impact Of Controversial Rape Remarks

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

GREENFIELD, Ind. — GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Monday he can't "unring the bell" on comments he made last week about rape, and he...

The Republican Obsession With Re-Defining Rape

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

It's an epidemic! Across the country, Republican candidates are afflicted with a chronic condition -- they keep accidentally revealing their party's true thoughts on women's rights, on women's access to health care, and really, on women themselves.

Ryan Grim

Newt Gingrich On Mourdock Rape Comments: Why Can't People 'Get Over It?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Those who are expressing concern about Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments about rape and pregnancy sh...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The week started off with our last chance to have a real debate between the two presidential candidates. But the Battle in Boca was less of a vetting of the status quo than a ratification of it, as Romney essentially endorsed Obama's foreign policy. Why are we staying in Afghanistan until the end of 2014? What of the drones, killing people (including civilians) in our name and with little oversight? Instead of answers to those questions, we got horses, bayonets and Battleship. Midweek brought yet another edition of GOP Inappropriate Rape Comment Theater, this one starring Richard Mourdock and "God's will." The reviews weren't good. The chance for meaningful debate might have passed, but the window for jaw-dropping remarks about rape will apparently stay open right up to Election Day.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Powerful Open Letter About Rape

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry addressed Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments on rape in a powerful segment Saturd...

What Richard Mourdock's Rape Comments Mean for Jews

Ann Lewis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Ann Lewis

For Jewish voters still thinking about their vote for President, Mourdock's comments should sound a warning bell. Not because we disagree with his views, or his right to express them -- but because he wants to write his own theology into law, imposing his own opinion of God's will over those who believe differently.

VoteVets, Progressive Veterans Group, Spends $1 Million Against GOP Candidates For Final Stretch

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

VoteVets Action Fund, a progressive veterans group, announced a $1 million push on Friday against Republican congressional candidates in Virginia, Ind...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Flip-Flops On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, used the final debate with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown to change his posit...

Amanda Terkel

At Least A Dozen GOP Senate Candidates Oppose Abortion Access For Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Rubio Weighs In On Mourdock's 'Unfortunate' Remarks

Waukesha Patch | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Thursday called the remarks about rape made by Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock "unfortunate" and said Mourdock mad...

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.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Rallies Round Richard Mourdock Despite Rape Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After initially keeping Richard Mourdock at arm's length for his assertion that pregnancies produced by rape are intended by God, promin...

WATCH: Colbert Destroys Rape-Defending GOP Pols

Posted 10.25.2012 | Comedy

Don't Republican politicians running for office, like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, know how much it pains Stephen Colbert when they spew ignorant c...

Why Some Women Don't Vote With Their Vaginas

Keli Goff | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Why is it that despite so many high-profile stories about conservative candidates making offensive comments about rape and abortion, not to mention trying to limit contraception access, there are still plenty of women who have not been scared away from conservatives?

Dems Hammer Candidates For Mourdock Money Ties

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Democrats are trying to keep the heat on Republicans in tight Senate races by attacking their financial ties to Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate c...