Todd Akin

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin: Politico Is Persecuting Me!

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin: Politico Is Persecuting Me!
Former Rep. Todd Akin keeps insisting that he was unfairly persecuted for his infamous “legitimate rape” remarks, which helped to cost him the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Akin apologized for the remarks when they became a liability to his campaign, but recently published a book rescinding his apology.
Now, in a
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The Gaffe Parade: Ron Paul on 'Honest Rape'

The Gaffe Parade: Ron Paul on 'Honest Rape'
Someone has to be taking odds on Republican gaffes when discussing rape and sexual assault. Right on cue, Ron Paul joins the ranks of the GOP's clueless by saying that abortion is justified only in the cases of "honest rape." As opposed to "dishonest rape"? These guys really need some sensitivity training.
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Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'

Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'
In Tuesday's Senate Armed Services committee hearing, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) defended rape and sexual assault that occurs in the military, saying, "The young folks coming in to each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22 or 23. Gee-whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur. So, we've got to be very careful on our side."
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Anti-Choice Extremists Going to Extreme Lengths

Anti-Choice Extremists Going to Extreme Lengths
Apparently, banning abortion for women in D.C. wasn't extreme enough. The anti-choice zealots at the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List recently pledged their support for Rep. Trent Franks' measure that has recently been expanded to ban abortion after 20 weeks—nationwide.
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Enough Room to Offer Donations for Jesus and Muhammad

You may have missed it, but a harmless joke from Jamie Foxx - a reference to Barack Obama as "our Lord and savior" - has stirred up the predictable sectors of the outrage machine. I almost missed it, until Todd Akin's campaign reached out to its fundraising list and reminded me of its existence.
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Voters Have Spoken: Anti-Choice Politicians Are Out

President Obama will spend four more years in the White House defending women's freedom and privacy, and many NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC-endorsed candidates emerged victorious!
But, remember all those guys who recently said some horrible things about whether rape survivors should have access to abortion care? Well, pro-choice voters spoke out yesterday and sent them all packing.
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Sen. McCaskill in Kansas City - Get Out the Vote Rally

This evening Senator Claire McCaskill (D) spoke at a get out the vote rally at Laborer's Local 264 Hall in Kansas City. There were approximately a hundred people (mostly supporters and a few media) in attendance.
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VOTD: 'Sleazy Dude Votes Republican'

If you've been dying to know which party is sweeping the sleazy guy vote, look no further! Today's video points out that sleazy guys around America will be voting full-force with the GOP to further disenfranchise women.
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New Support for Todd Akin

According to Talking Points Memo, Todd Akin's got a super PAC - a real one - behind him and they're ponying up $800,000 to place ads asking folks to vote for Akin because he'll help tip Senate support to a potential Romney administration. Guess they haven't seen the latest polls or else they wouldn't be counting their chickens before they're hatched. It doesn't necessarily  look like there's going to be a President Romney....
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Tina Fey's GOP Frustrations: 'Am I a Secretary On Mad Men?'

Today's video comes from last night's Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala. Tina Fey shares a similar frustration with the GOP as many of us at this point by stating "If I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm going to lose my mind!"
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