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Meet the GOP's Newest Rape Philosopher

Rep. Pete Nielsen denies that rape causes pregnancy, a myth that exposes the misogynist beliefs of anti-choicers After claiming that “legitimate rape” doesn’t cause pregnancy, Todd Akin went down in electoral defeat in a close race with Sen. Show More Summary

Another Male Lawmaker Claims Rape, Incest Victims Rarely Get Pregnant

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Idaho state Rep. Pete Nielsen (R) claimed women who are victims of rape or incest are less likely to get pregnant than if they had consensual sex, echoing infamous remarks by 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-Mo.). Nielsen made...Show More Summary

Out-of-Control Renegade Senator Brags About Financing Own Opponent, Shotgunning Beer

9 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

It's not a secret that Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and other Democratic groups spent millions of dollars on 2012 campaign ads that, while ostensibly critical of Republican candidate Todd Akin, were actually designed to endear him to right-wing voters and help him win the GOP primary. Show More Summary

George Will: Trump Is a One-Man Todd Akin

10 months agoNews : Mediaite

Conservative columnist George Will, who is sounding increasingly anxious about the unruly behavior of the 2016 GOP field, called celebrity plutocrat Donald Trump a "one-man Todd Akin," in that his inflammatory statements pose a massive problem for the rest of the Republican Party.

Why Conservatives Can't Stop Saying Insanely Dumb Things About Rape

11 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Can’t Republicans stop picking on rape victims? During the 2012 election, a whole bunch of Republican candidates, most notably Todd Akin, got it in their heads that it was a good idea to minimize the horrors of rape, usually in service of justifying abortion bans that don’t include exceptions for rape or incest. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Shocker: Rape Pregnancies Only an Issue in 'Initial Months'

11 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Walker is outdoing even Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" absurdity. Scott Walker had already won the Todd Akin “Legitimate Rape” award for sexual cluelessness last week when he talked about how "cool" ultrasounds are for every pregnant woman, whether she's planning on having the baby or not. Show More Summary

The Right's 5 Biggest Disasters This Week

11 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Bill O'Reilly just comes out and reveals his true feelings. 1. Scott Walker becomes early front-runner for the Todd Akin “legitimate-rape” award. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thinks that women who want to have abortions should be required to have medically unnecessary ultrasounds first because they are “lovely.” Not the women, the ultrasounds. Show More Summary

6 Conservatives Who Desperately Need a High-School Sex Ed Class

The right has some very unusual opinions and misconceptions on how women's bodies work. Todd Akin is thinking of running for Senate again. Yes, that Todd Akin, the same man who managed to lose his run for the Senator from Missouri by...Show More Summary

So, Todd Akin Won’t Run for Senate After All

last yearNews : Mediaite

Last week, we brought you an interesting tidbit of news -- that former Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) was considering another Senate run in 2016. Alas, those rumors have been put to rest today.

Todd Akin Isn't Running For Senate After All

Despite comments made last week, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has announced he will not seek to unseat Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in a 2016 primary. Akin, who came under fire in 2012 for comments he made about “legitimate rape,” told both the St. Show More Summary

Todd Akin’s comeback bid is over before it even started

Days after floating another Senate run, incendiary conservative says it's a no-go

A Todd Akin comeback in 2016? Don’t count on it

Two years after "legitimate rape" idiocy doomed campaign, Akin angles for another Senate run. Good luck with that

Todd Akin Is Considering Another Senate Run

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who drew national attention in 2012 for comments about "legitimate rape," says he is considering running for office again. Akin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week that he had not ruled out a primary challenge to Sen. Show More Summary

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

2 years 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?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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.

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