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GOP wants to define rape… again: How Lindsey Graham reawakened the ghost of Todd Akin

Lindsey Graham asks pro-lifers to solve the “definitional problem of rape.” He thinks that'll help. Bless his heart

War on Women Continues, Just Quieter

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Republicans are still saying crazy stuff about women. Just not quite as crazy as what Todd Akin said. Will women—and the media—notice?

How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.

It’s a Day Ending in Y, So Todd Akin Is Talking About Legitimate Rape Again

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

One-time GOP senatorial candidate Todd Akin sat down with Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox and ABC News' Rick Klein as part of a book tour that is doubling as his reentry into political media.

Todd Akin Squirms His Way Through Deliciously Awkward HuffPost Live Interview

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

On HuffPost Live Friday, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) continued to promote his book Firing Back, in which he doubles down on past remarks he made about "legitimate rape." The result? 24 minutes of purely uncomfortable, yet captivating television.

Todd Akin Talks Rape, Rape, Rape

6 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The infamous Republican keeps defending the term “legitimate rape,” says some staffers were born from rape, and calls Bill Clinton a rapist.

Todd Akin: I only said “legitimate rape” because it’s an abbreviation and I’m a busy guy!

Major scoop: "'Legitimate rape' is a law enforcement term, and it's an abbreviation for 'legitimate case of rape'"

Todd Akin Had a Whole Lot to Say About ‘Legitimate Rape’ This Morning on MSNBC

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former GOP senatorial candidate Todd Akin joined Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd for an uncomfortable interview Thursday morning, in which Akin defended his "legitimate rape" comments that arguably cost him a Senate seat two years ago...

Todd Akin Defends Self on Fox, Hits Bill Clinton over ‘History of Sexual Abuse’

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Todd Akin, who was running a fierce election race in 2012 until his mouth found a way to shut that whole thing down, stopped by The Kelly File tonight to defend himself, but he also took a shot at Democrats he said are hypocrites because they went after him but ignored Bill Clinton's "history of sexual abuse."

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: ‘I Was the Target of Media Assassination’

7 months agoNews : 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.

Deranged Todd Akin is back — and steps in it again!

The rape denialist now says he told the truth about those lying women in 2012. And it gets even worse

Todd Akin: Hillary Clinton doesn’t care about rape victims, is “true” perpetrator of “war on women”

The disgraced Republican breaks 18 months of silence to double down on his rape comments and slam Clinton

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

7 months agoNews : 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.

This GOP Senate Candidate's Company Paid Millions to Women in Discrimination Cases

With Republicans trying to avoid a repeat of 2012's Todd Akin disaster and retake the Senate, the Georgia GOP establishment was happy to see David Perdue, a self-funded businessman, leading in the polls ahead of Tuesday's Senate primary. Show More Summary

Tea Party Flops in Georgia

8 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

There will be no Peach state Todd Akin after the disparate Tea Party strands in Georgia failed to produce a competitive candidate.

Republicans sideline tea party-approved candidates in push for unity

Republican party officials hope to push fringe tea party candidates out of races in the primaries, so they don’t weaken the party’s chances in key races. Todd Akin, a tea party favorite, lost to Democrat Claire McCaskill in the 2012 race for Senate in Missouri. Show More Summary

PJTV’s Trifecta: Political Brain Drain: Why Are Politicians Becoming Dumb and Dumber? (Video)

Ever wonder why our politicians — on both sides of the aisle — seem to be getting dumber by the minute? Were you baffled by Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) fear that Guam might capsize, or by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s (R-MO) bizarre comments on rape? Then tune into part one of Trifecta’s three part [...]

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