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Top House Republican distances GOP from new Akin rape remarks

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking woman in the House GOP leadership, said Friday that former Rep. Todd Akin's declaration that he now regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 campaign do not reflect the views of the Republican Party. "I would say that Todd Akin's comments were not reflective of […]

Today, the Republican Party Hates Todd Akin and Loves Rick Perry. Tomorrow, Who Knows?

Yesterday, we learned that Todd Akin retracted his apology for his dumbass comments about legitimate rape. Today, Politico has run a collection of quotes from Republicans trying to distance themselves from zombie Todd Akin and his stupid,...Show More Summary

The Show-Me State Shows Us All

Typically I don’t pay much attention to what goes on in Missouri, outside of the occasional snake-handling god-botherer getting his chance to meet the Big Guy, or Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin recanting his apologies for mansplaining gynecology to the nation, but now and again someone in the Show Me state, well, shows us something. Today’s case [...]

Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin fires back

Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin is back with an unapologetic memoir that describes what he calls his “political assassination.” The St. Louis Republican sank his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2012 by claiming that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. “The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he said in an interview that […]

Todd Akin Takes Back Apology For ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments In New Book

Todd Akin's back and the excerpts from his book were so awful that Joe Scarborough couldn't even bring himself to read all of them aloud in the segment above. Republicans would be happy if "legitimate rape" Akin would just go crawl under...Show More Summary

Todd Akin Is Typing Mean Words At Republicans And They Want Him To Shut Up

Todd “Let’s talk about rape” Akin is, of course, talking about rape again in his new book. Republicans have a message for him: Shut the fck up.  Previously, Akin apologized for saying, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” But now the Missouri Republican is taking [...]

Former Rep. Todd Akin defends 'legitimate rape' remarks

A former Missouri Republican congressman whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize.

Todd Akin No Longer Sorry For ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments

Todd Akin, who came to national prominence after making a series of comments denying that rape is rape, is back to talk about rape — and this time, he isn’t sorry. We haven’t heard much about Todd Akin since he was chased off the scene by people upset over his comments about rape not always

Todd Akin Is Back, and He's Defending His "Legitimate Rape" Comments

Remember Todd Akin? Remember his weak apology for his comments on abortion and "legitimate rape," and how "the female body has ways to try to shut [conception] down?" Here's a refresher: Well, Akin has a new book out, and Politico's Anna Palmer and Tarini Parti read it so you don't have to. Show More Summary

Disgraced pol Todd Akin takes back ‘legitimate rape’ apology

Disgraced former Republican congressman Todd Akin is now saying he regrets apologizing for his widely condemned 2012 remark that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.

Todd Akin: ‘I Was the Target of Media Assassination’

last yearNews : Mediaite

Todd Akin, of "legitimate rape" fame, has a new book coming out. And according to POLITICO, which got an advance look at it ahead of its July 15 release, Akin is not apologizing for anything he said during his 2012 Senate campaign in Missouri.

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin no longer sorry he's a jackass

Way back in the day—actually, two years ago—Republican Todd Akin made his infamous comment about rape and pregnancy: "... the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." At the time, Akin offered a mumbled apology and then went on to lose his senate race against Claire McCaskill. Show More Summary

Todd Akin issues apology -- for having apologized about 'legitimate rape' comment

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R) famously destroyed his candidacy in the 2012 Missouri Senate race when he dismissed the issue of abortion in cases of pregnancies resulting from rape, saying: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body hasShow More Summary

Todd Akin Takes Back Apology For ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments Two Years Later

He's back. The post Todd Akin Takes Back Apology For ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments Two Years Later appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Todd Akin Is Back and Bringing "Legitimate Rape" With Him

Todd Akin, displaying the phoenix-like powers of similar reactionaries Sarah Palin and Paula Deen, is back in the press again. He's got a new book out, Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith andShow More Summary

Todd Akin is back, and still stands by his 'legitimate rape' comment from 2012 campaign

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is back on the scene — as much his fellow Republicans might wish he would just go away. And he's explaining what he really meant by that infamous "legitimate rape" comment: That he was simply questioning whether a woman is really telling the truth when she says she was raped, or just trying to get an abortion instead. Show More Summary

The Clintons: Lucky In Their Enemies Again

If you were a Clintonista, carefully plotting your path back to power, could you hope to pick a more perfect foil than Todd “legitimate rape” Akin? And, yes, he’s baack! And with a doozy: My comment about a woman’s body shutting the pregnancy down was directed to the impact of stress on fertilization. This is […]

Todd Akin: Hillary Clinton Has History of ‘Trashing Women with Legitimate Claims’ of Rape

last yearNews : Mediaite

Former congressman Todd Akin -- yes, that Todd Akin -- told the Daily Mail that presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was "hypocritical" for her "War on Women" rhetoric, given her defense of a rapist in 1975.

Fun Fact: House Science Committee Has Held More Hearings On Aliens Than Climate Change

In recent years, the House Science Committee hasn’t exactly been seen as the most serious committee in D.C. After all, its members have included the likes of Todd “legitimate rape” Akin, Paul “Pit of Hell” Broun, and Dana “dinosaur flatulence” Rohrabacher. But still, membership aside, the committee is tasked with some pretty serious concerns, right? Not […]

Why Raising the Minimum Wage is the Most Important Women's Issue of 2014

With the mid-term elections still months away, I am bracing myself for another round of attacks on women, whether they are deliberate attempts to restrict access to contraception, or gaffes about "legitimate rape." Across the country,...Show More Summary

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