Todd Akin

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Republican: Akin `partly right’ on rape comment

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican congressman and OB-GYN says former Rep. Todd Akin was “partly right” when he said women’s bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”


Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue. On Wednesday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Sen. Jim […]


Akin renews vow to stay in Senate race

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A defiant Rep. Todd Akin dismissed pleas from top Republicans to abandon his besieged Senate campaign Tuesday, saying party leaders including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney were overreacting to his comments […]


Akin reiterates plan to go on with Mo. Senate bid

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Rep. Todd Akin has reiterated his intention to stay in the Missouri Senate race after making comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.” Akin told former […]


Losing candidates get new focus after Akin comment

(AP) – The two losing candidates in the Republican primary for Missouri‘s U.S. Senate seat are getting renewed attention after comments by the party’s nominee about rape. Six-term Congressman Todd Akin said in a television […]


Obama: GOP candidate's rape comments 'offensive'

(AP) – President Barack Obama says a GOP Senate candidate’s comments on rape are “offensive.” Obama said at a news conference Monday that comments by Missouri Congressman Todd Akin do not make sense. Obama said, […]


Akin admits he was wrong in rape comments

(AP) – Congressman Todd Akin says he was wrong in claiming that women’s bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” situation and that conception is rare in such cases. The Missouri Republican […]


U.S. Senate candidate under wraps after rape remarks

(AP) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is keeping a low profile a day after a television interview in which he said that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” and that conception is […]



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