The president of Planned Parenthood says that some members of Congress “forget that women are part of the equation.”
“Rape” and “Republican” have been two terms that have been mixed together with an uncomfortable frequency since the 2012 presidential election season. The first time came via Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who blew a good chance at a US Senate seat when he “misspoke” about mixing the sex crime with pregnancy. In an August 2012 [...]Show More Summary
Recently ex-Congressman Barney Frank is one of my all-time favorite liberal lions (look up "off-the-cuff" in the dictionary and there’s Barney), but liberals who go to town on the likes of Todd Akin, Ben Carson and company for all-star...Show More Summary
NBC’s long-running legal series Law & Order has a reputation for adapting national controversies into scripts for the show. This week, the program is tackling the controversy surrounding comments made by former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) as he sought to unseat Sen. Show More Summary
Sen. Claire McCaskill joined Morning Joe on Tuesday, taking a critical look at the GOP and its handling of some recent issues. Specifically, she took aim at Rep. Todd Akin, against whom she recently won re-election, and the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz, who she said wants to "drive as hard as they can off the right edge of the world."
Todd Akin could and did surround himself with conservatives that allowed him to ignore the obvious fact that he was going to lose. Liberal commentators are, today, setting the same trap for Ashley Judd. In doing so, they are throwing...Show More Summary
The 2012 election did produce a lot of Republican candidates who were frightening to women, from Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin (R-MO), to Richard "God-Intended Rape Babies" Mourdock (R-IN), and even to Rep. Paul "Forcible Rape, Not The Other Kind" Ryan. Show More Summary
Following in the footsteps of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, a new Republican leader made controversial rape comments this week, this time coming from Celeste Greig, who is President of the California Republican Assembly. Greig told the Daily Democrat that pregnancies from rape are "rare" since it's an act of violence and the "body is traumatized."
Fox News's Megyn Kelly took on Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) and his arguments against women carrying concealed weapons Tuesday afternoon. As Kelly sums up the story, "One State Democratic lawmaker argues that women who...Show More Summary
The GOP isn’t known for being the party of science—far from it, in fact—so when one of its own reaches a new low in scientific stupidity, it’s worth noting. (See: Todd Akin’s legitimate rape comment.) The latest example comes to us courtesy of Alabama state Rep. Show More Summary
Bill Maher tonight looked at the recent attempts to moderate the GOP and draw the party away from strongly conservative candidates like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. However, Maher couldn't help but point out that in spite of conventional...Show More Summary
If the 2012 elections proved anything, its that words matter. Unfortunate comments about rape by Rep. Todd Akin (R) in Missouri and Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) in Indiana likely cost the Republican party two Senate seats they otherwise would have won. Show More Summary
The recent comments by Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA), in which he attempted to explain Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) "legitimate rape" statement, are causing many Republicans to feel frustrated that certain GOP politicians just can't seem to leave the subject alone. Show More Summary
Months after former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made the controversial claim that female victims of "legitimate rape" have biological mechanisms that reject and prevent pregnancy, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) defended those comments as "partly right," citing a specific scenario involving wine and adrenaline.
A defense spending bill set to become law contains a provision that could allow discrimination against gay and lesbian servicemembers and other minorities in the military, legal experts warned Wednesday. The controversial measure stems from a proposal originally introduced by Rep. Show More Summary
Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican who scuttled the GOP's chances of holding the Senate with his remark about "legitimate rape," and who predicted that same-sex marriage would lead to the collapse of civilization, has one last task...Show More Summary
No, Todd Akin has not joined the California bench. Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson, a judge in Southern California, has been publicly admonished for saying a rape victim “didn’t put up a fight” and that if someone doesn’t want sexual intercourse, the body “will not permit that to happen.” Johnson is a former prosecutor in [...]