Last week we saw Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) reviving the Todd Akin "legitimate rape" argument, but now one of Franks' Republican colleagues may have gone even further to defend the 20-week abortion ban making its way through the House....Show More Summary
In the midst of a continuing national debate over government surveillance, Republican congressman Trent Franks has reignited the controversy that plagued Todd Akin in last year's election with comments that there is a low incidence of pregnancies that result from rape. Show More Summary
During a House judiciary hearing Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) echoed the fateful statements about "legitimate rape" by Republican senate nominee Todd Akin that effectively killed his campaign last year. Arguing in favor of his own bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, Franks reportedly said, "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."
Here's something you don't hear about every day: politically-inspired pinball machines. You may recall that the 2012 election season was plagued by the remarks of one Todd Akin, who said that women cannot get pregnant after being raped if it's a "legitimate rape." Those comments have inspired French artist...
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