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

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'

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

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

4 months agoNews : 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

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

9 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?

9 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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’

12 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.

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