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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

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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. […]

Politico reporter removed from Todd Akin coverage after ‘defending’ comments

Politico’s David Catanese has been removed from covering the Todd Akin story after posting a series of tweets hypothetically defending Akin “for argument’s sake.” Catanese’s tweets, covered by Twitchy last night, had some calling for his firing, but for now it appears that Catanese will remain, albeit not on the Akin story. Catanese says he’s […]

Todd Akin to withdraw from U.S. Senate race tomorrow?

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Earlier today in an interview with Mike Huckabee, Akin indicated that he would not be dropping out of the race. Twitchy will monitor this story as it develops and will update accordingly. *** Red State’s Erick Erickson is asserting that Akin will indeed withdraw: Todd Akin will withdraw from the MO Senate race.— Erick Erickson […]

GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison condemns Todd Akin’s rape remarks; lefties call her a hypocrite

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The U.S. senator from Texas is the latest GOPer to condemn Todd Akin’s stunningly ignorant comments on rape. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Akin: "I don't think he represents our party in any way"— Paul Werdel (@prwerdel) August 20, 2012 Naturally, there were plenty of liberals who were unable to process the fact that Akin […]

Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race

This morning, Sen. Scott Brown tweeted that Rep. Todd Akin should apologize for his “legitimate rape” comment. I found Todd Akin’s comments about rape victims outrageous and way over the line. He needs to apologize.— Scott P. Brown (@ScottBrownMA) August 20, 2012 Apparently he’d like a little more than an apology. Scott Brown calls on […]

Rape cheerleader Sandra Bernhard sneers at Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ remark


During a revoltingly racist 2008 rant, D-list comedian Sandra Bernhard said Sarah Palin was a “whore” who would be “gang-raped” by her “big black brothers” if she visited New York.

Four years ago, rape was a punchline.

But yesterday, the vile Bernhard decided her pro-women credibility was somehow still intact. She joined other liberal celebs and many Republican Twitter users in condemning U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin for saying that women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rapes.”

Politico reporter defends Todd Akin ‘for argument’s sake'; Left turns on reporter


We don’t think the science is on Akin’s side — pregnancy resulting from rape is not uncommon — but give Catanese credit for showing a bit of independent thought. Unfortunately, his thoughts didn’t go over so well with the leftist herd.

Todd Akin has until Tuesday Aug. 21 to drop out of U.S. Senate race?; Update: Or is it Sept. 25?

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In the wake of Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, some Republicans are urging Akin to step aside for another Republican candidate. One of those calling on Akin to step down is Patrick Ruffini, a GOP strategist. Ruffini says that Akin can withdraw from the race prior to Tuesday August 21st at 5:00 p.m. His […]

Meghan McCain decries Todd Akin remarks, predicts world will end

Last week was a rough one for the Left’s favorite RINO, Meghan McCain. She made the mistake of saying nice things about Paul Ryan, which understandably caused a lot of her leftist fans to freak out. Not to worry. Rep.  Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments provided the perfect opportunity for McCain to do what she does best […]

Celebrities unhappy with Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments

this type of ignorance should not be present in our world today and has no place in our leadership. –…— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) August 19, 2012 .@RepToddAkin said THIS?!?!? ➛ /via @heykim— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 19, 2012 Gonna vote now Missouri??? This makes me sick. @dailykos Todd Akin: Legitimate rape victims don't […]

Democrat math: Todd Akin = Paul Ryan

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On the issue of “legitimate rape,” Rep. Todd Akin is exactly the same as Rep. Paul Ryan. Or so Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would lead us to believe. Naturally, the Left couldn’t resist the meme: How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape | ThinkProgress…— robert hosken (@bo7b) August 19, 2012 Paul Ryan praised […]

Rep. Todd Akin: ‘I misspoke'; Update: Akin concedes that rape can result in pregnancy

His full statement: “As a member of Congress, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault.  In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does […]

Twitter Lynch Mob calls for rape of Rep. Todd Akin

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Leftists have spent much of the afternoon criticizing and mocking Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, who made poorly-worded comments about “legitimate rape.” Alas, a few liberals are taking it too far.