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Rep. Phil Gingrey's defense of Todd Akin draws GOP backlash

GOP Representative Phil Kingrey of Georgia came to the defense of former GOP Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri in regards to legitimate rape. As Kingrey said that Todd was "partially right," Republicans, Democrats, and other groups pounced on his words.

GOP Rep. Akin targets LGBT troops with provision to defense bill

Representative Todd Akin (R-MO), before leaving the US House of Representatives, has added a provision called the "conscience clause" to the House version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

Meet the GOP hopeful who says 'rape thing' not cause for abortion

Seattle - A Washington state Republican congressional nominee says abortion should not be legal, even when it involves — "the rape thing," according to secretly taped audio provided Wednesday to The Associated Press.

Todd Akin says employers should be allowed to pay women less

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the GOP Senate candidate who gained notoriety after he said women could not get pregnant from "legitimate rape," says employers should have the "freedom" to pay women less than men as part of the ideal of "free enterprise."

Op-Ed: Conservative Christian groups? Shut up. You're not helping!

We know they think they're helping. We know they think they are the majority in America instead of a teeny, tiny minority. We know they think they speak with the authority of God. But they're really not helping. So they should shut their yaps!

Op-Ed: Todd Akin — He's a lot like Jesus according to conservative group

How can one look at the trials and tribulations of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Dumbassistan, Missouri) and not see a reflection of the sufferings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?

Op-Ed: View that rape prevents pregnancy has long history

A great furor has been raised about remarks by Republican Todd Akin on the relationship between rape and pregnancy. Similar views have a long history both in politics and even in law.

Op-Ed: GOP spends day pouring gasoline on their house fire

Some of the Republican's party's top spokespeople spent this Tuesday morning pouring gasoline on the house fire started by Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin yesterday.

Missouri GOP official: Rape pregnancy is 'God's blessing'

A Republican official in Missouri has jumped into the Todd Akin rape fray, joining former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in finding a silver lining to rape.

Op-Ed: Romney, Ryan support personhood, from conception to birth

GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees in waiting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want you to believe -- now -- that they would support a woman's right to end a pregnancy caused by rape or incest.

Op-Ed: All the rat-shaped holes in the water around the good ship Akin

It is with a very bad taste in our mouth that we mention our grudging admiration for the Family Research Council. They are the only rats staying on board, going down with the SS Akin, saluting as his bow slips under the surly seas.

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