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Todd Akin: Senator Claire McCaskill Is Like A Dog

by David Badash ● 10:40 AM October 22, 2012
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Congressman Todd Akin has now compared Senator Claire McCaskill to a dog.

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Akin Makes GOP ‘Party Of Rape’ Says Ultra-Conservative National Review

by David Badash ● 9:15 AM August 23, 2012

Todd Akin is making the GOP “the Party of Rape,” says the National Review, adding, “Republicans cannot deal with Congressman Todd Akin swiftly or severely enough.”

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Bryan Fischer Suggests Todd Akin Is Like A Victim Of Forcible, Gang Rape

by David Badash ● 7:07 PM August 21, 2012
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Bryan Fischer today said that Rep. Akin is a “victim” of “forcible assault,” and used language to suggest Akin is being gang raped by the media and by conservatives.

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Kirk Cameron On Todd Akin: You Poor Thing, You’re So Right, I Know How You Feel Buddy

by David Badash ● 2:34 PM August 21, 2012
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Christian Evangelist Kirk Cameron has just come out to (of course) defend Congressman Todd Akin merely a “pro-life advocate” who’s “in a tough spot.”

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After Rape Comment Akin Still Leads McCaskill In Brand New Missouri Poll

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM August 21, 2012
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Congressman Todd Akin is still leading his Missouri senatorial opponent, Claire McCaskill, in the race for her U.S. Senate seat, even after Akin’s rape comments.

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Watch: Todd Akin Just Released A New Campaign Ad: ‘Forgiveness’

by David Badash ● 9:26 AM August 21, 2012
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Congressman Todd Akin is under the mysterious impression that Americans think he’s soft on rapists, as his new ad suggests. And now he’s asking for “forgiveness.”

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Bryan Fischer: Akin Is Right — ‘Genuine’ Rape Makes It ‘Impossible’ To Conceive

by David Badash ● 4:38 PM August 20, 2012
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American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer today came out in support of comments Todd Akin made over the weekend, claiming “genuine” rape makes pregnancy impossible.

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Family Research Council: ‘We Support Todd Akin Fully And Completely’

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM August 20, 2012
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The Family Research Council, speaking about rape comments made by embattled Congressman Todd Akin, offered both support to Akin and a threat to his GOP critics.

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Listen: Todd Akin Tells Mike Huckabee: I Meant ‘Forcible Rape,’ Not ‘Legimate Rape’

by David Badash ● 1:55 PM August 20, 2012
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Congressman Todd Akin, running to take Senator Claire McCaskill’s seat, minutes ago told Mike Huckabee that he meant “forcible rape,” and not “legitimate rape.”

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Scott Brown To Todd Akin: Time To Quit Senate Race

by David Badash ● 11:10 AM August 20, 2012
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GOP Senator Scott Brown today is calling on Congressman Todd Akin to apologize, and now says Akin, engaged in a race for the U.S. Senate, should withdraw.

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Top Pollster: ‘McCaskill A 2:1 Favorite’ Now After Akin Rape Comment

by David Badash ● 7:28 PM August 19, 2012
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Nate Silver now puts Senator Claire McCaskill as the two-to-one favorite in the race for her U.S. Senate seat after Congressman Todd Akin’s rape comments today.

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Akin: I Won’t Apologize For Rape Comment. Now Let’s Talk About Unemployment.

by David Badash ● 5:35 PM August 19, 2012

Akin, a Tea Party Republican, says he merely “misspoke” about rape in an interview and doubled-down on his position that abortion in cases of rape is unacceptable.

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US Congressman: Rape Victims’ Bodies ‘Shut Down’ Pregnancies Automatically, No Need For Abortion

by David Badash ● 3:05 PM August 19, 2012
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US Congressman Todd Akin, now running for the Senate, says women’s bodies know if they are “legitimate rape” victims and just “shut down” an unwanted pregnancy.

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