In an effort to head off "new Todd Akins" in the GOP primary field, the Republican Party is starting to put pressure on conservative donors to choose more establishment, competitive candidates, the New York Times reported Monday.
A new political consulting firm with deep ties to the Koch brothers has quietly set up shop in Arlington, Virginia. Its mission: to prevent future Todd Akins and Richard Mourdocks from tanking the Republican Party's electoral prospects. Show More Summary
Move over, Todd Akin: Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is 2014's version of the Republican most likely to say something crazy on the campaign trail. Stockman this week announced his candidacy in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Show More Summary
There are few political gaffes bigger than the one GOP Rep. Todd Akin made during his 2012 Senate race to unseat Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill. Akin was ahead in the polls when he dropped this bomb on an unsuspecting public: "If...Show More Summary
As the National Republican Congressional Committee beganholding seminars on how to avoid becoming the next Todd Akin this week with aides of 2014 GOP candidates, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke out on what he sees as a need for Republicans to be more "sensitive" to women voters. CNN's Dana Bash reported on comments made by Boehner during a press conference Thursday.
According to POLITICO, the National Republican Congressional Committee is holding workshops with top aides of 2014 Republican candidates to teach them how to avoid Todd Akin-like disasters when opposing a female candidate. “Let me put it this way," said a Republican staffer present for one of the seminars. "Some of these guys have a lot to learn."
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."