Now that the race for Virginia’s next governor has kicked into high gear, NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent has decided to be partisan and sharply criticized the Republican ticket. On his May 20 edition of The Daily Rundown, the MSNBC anchor hammered the GOP’s nominee for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, African-American pastor E.W. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry In an interview with KDSK-TV in Missouri, former Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) said that a political comeback is possible. You'll recall Akin of the "legitimate rape" comment, which destroyed a campaign that might otherwise have easily defeated Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Former Republican Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin said on Thursday that he wished he could take back his comments about women not being able to get pregnant from "legitimate rape" because he's "relived...Show More Summary
Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) told KSDK-TV he would not rule out making a political comeback despite sinking his U.S. Senate campaign last year after he uttered the now famous words, "legitimate rape." Said Akin: "I'm not going to try to get even with anybody. Show More Summary
Republican Todd Akin is remorseful over rape comments that cost him 2012 Senate race.
(CNN) – Nearly six months after losing a Senate race and becoming a political punch line, former Rep. Todd Akin weighed in again on his controversial remarks about rape and pregnancy, saying in a recent interview he has "relived" the episode "too many times." In an interview with CNN affiliate KSDK in St. Louis, the [...]
Todd Akin has made his peace with his “mistake” of mentioning “legitimate rape”: If you start to blame everybody else for something that you didn’t like that happened, it will destroy you. In the interview embedded at that link, both the reporter and Akin treat his remarks like some kind of negligent, out-of-character accident. It’s as [...]
Todd Akin says he's relived 'legitimate rape' many times. Watch....
It was clear in both the lead up to and the aftermath of the November 2012 election that Republican candidates are not faring well among women voters. From Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin to Mitt Romney's 11-point loss among women voters, it became painfully clear that the GOP has a lady problem. Show More Summary
(CNN) - On his way out of the U.S. House, Rep. Todd Akin dramatically upped staff compensation. In the final three months of last year, Akin's small congressional staff got more than twice what it had received in any of the previous quarters in 2012, according to records posted by legislative salary tracker Legistorm. Four [...]
Of course. From the IBT. Royal Mayo, a lifelong resident of the Ohio city that gained national infamy following the rape of the girl by two Steubenville High School football players, says that attention should be focused on the role...
Before last night’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit aired, NBC was promoting the episodes by teasing that the headlines it would be ripping its storyline from were the ones made by former Rep. Todd Akin last year, when he claimed that women who were survivors of so-called “legitimate rape” couldn’t become pregnant. [...]
Tonight’s episode of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will showcase failed Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s infamous remark that “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing...Show More Summary
You just knew they weren't going to pass up this opportunity. ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment Featured In Law & Order Plot Law & Order Special Victims Unit on NBC will feature Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's comment in an upcoming episode. “Ripped from the headlines, words that set off a national controversy,” the show’s promo says. Show More Summary
My colleague Asawin Suebsaeng missed the most important point about Duckpenisgate: right-wingers should like duck sex research, because it almost, kind of, makes Todd Akin look not-so-bonkers. Unlike humans, female ducks actually do have a way to "shut that whole thing down" when raped by a male duck. Show More Summary
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has a fairly solid record on supporting LGBT equality, particularly in contrast to her most recent challenger, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO). It wasn’t until this weekend, however, that she expressed her full support for marriage equality: I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right [...]
The next episode of NBC's Law & Order: SVU will feature another story "ripped from the headlines." This time, the show that mines controversy will tackle "legitimate rape" a la former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. The promo for the episode tells us the gist of the show. Show More Summary
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said she plans to write a book to "tell the whole story" about her re-election bid against Todd Akin (D), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Said McCaskill: "People are telling me not to do it. But it was...Show More Summary
When the guilty verdict was handed down in the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial, on Sunday, CNN's Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow painted the convicted rapists in sympathetic tones. Harlow emoted: "I've never experienced anything like it, Candy. Show More Summary