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Piers Morgan premieres ‘Gutless Little Twerp’ award in honor of Todd Akin

It’s almost enough to make you nostalgic for the days of Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment, which was at least entertaining, if not an honor for the recipient. CNN’s Piers Morgan debuted his own “Gutless Little Twerp” award tonight, so named for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who stood up Morgan after promising […]

Missouri, national conservatives rally around Ann Wagner as Todd Akin replacement

Ann Wagner

Complete hypothetical–what if GOPers said Akin could have his House seat back & convince #MO02 nominee Ann Wagner to take Sen. nomination?— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) August 21, 2012 It may turn out to not be so hypothetical after all … Amid growing pressure from the Missouri GOP for Todd Akin to drop out of the […]

Todd Akin drops out … of the GOP convention; still clinging to US Senate candidacy


Todd Akin appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, telling George Stehpanopoulos he will not attend the Republican National Convention. On @GMA, Akin says he "respects the wishes" of RNC Chair Priebus and won't go to Tampa.— amy walter (@amyewalter) August 22, 2012 Better to bail than not be admitted @ABBruns: Todd Akin will not attend […]

Low-life Missouri state senator retweets Todd Akin’s cellphone number


Early Wednesday morning, Twitter user Scott R. Faughn urged followers to harass U.S. senate candidate Todd Akin by calling or texting his personal cellphone number. At Ben @Grivno's suggestion, screencap with redacted phone number. @support @abuse @twitter— Scott Oliver (@gscottoliver) August 22, 2012 The tweet wasn’t just despicable — tweeting “people’s private and confidential information” […]

Todd Akin petitions for support, blames liberal media for pressure to drop out; Update: ‘Thank you for standing up against the liberal elite’

With the deadline having come and gone for Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw without penalty from the race for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat, Akin has set up an online petition (and call for donations) called “Still Standing.” “We all make mistakes,” says a statement on the site. “When you make a mistake you tell people you’re […]

Peter Fonda, Denis Leary continue celeb pile-on of Todd Akin

Last week U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was the congressman nearly no one had heard of, but his comments about rape and abortion Sunday turned the tables, leaving celebrities talking about him. Hollywood was quick to pile on, and as the deadline for Akin’s withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race looms, celebrities are continuing to hammer […]

Todd Akin to Sean Hannity: ‘My interest in this race has to do with America'; Akin digs in


When Rep. Todd Akin appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday, the host urged him on air to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. With a deadline to withdraw from the race looming, Akin returned to Hannity’s show today, and certainly didn’t sound like someone who was going anywhere.

Actress Martha Plimpton: Todd Akin speaks for entire GOP; Update: Plimpton doubles down

Martha Plimpton

Apparently, like her fellow lefty luminaries Michael Moore  and Jan Schakowsky, Martha can’t be bothered to do any research before she opens her mouth. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here are a few items to get her started: Some Republicans say Rep. Todd Akin should step down; Updated Romney-Ryan campaign: ‘We disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement’ Romney: […]

Video: Todd Akin apologizes for ‘legitimate rape’ remark, asks for forgiveness


Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin released an apology ad Tuesday asking voters to forgive him for suggesting that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. Transcript via Politico: “Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize. As the father of two daughters, I want […]

Todd Akin to appear on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight'; Update: interview pulled; Obama campaign co-chair: Akin ‘real position’ of GOP


Minn. Rep. Todd Akin has been announced as a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Earlier in the day, CNN had tweeted that Claire McCaskill would share her reaction to Akin’s comments on the show. However, the link embedded in the tweet appears to be broken. She says she was "stunned" by the comments of @RepToddAkin. […]