Are Anonymous The Heroes Of The Steubenville Rape Case?

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 10:07 am

Questions still surround the Steubenville Rape Case even after the guilty verdict that sent two of the perpetrators to prison for years. David Zirin argues that without the involvement of hackers the case was set to be dropped. I really think that the heroes in this story are the hackers who got the photos out [...]

IN-Sen: Mourdock’s Democratic Opponent Also Anti-Choice

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 6:16 am

By now, you’ve probably heard about Akin II: The Re-Akining, the comments of Republican Senate candidate from Indiana Richard Mourdock, talking about abortion and rape at a debate. Who knows why a Republican sees the words “abortion” and “rape” at this point and thinks “Let me try to work up a talking point here,” but [...]

MO-Sen: Akin Officially on the Ballot; McCaskill Immediately References Legitimate Rape Comments in New Ad

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:55 am

Yesterday was the final day that Todd Akin could take himself off the Missouri Senate ballot. But I think the national Republicans who desperately wanted this to happen gave up on the idea long ago. Clearly Akin marches to his own beat, and wouldn’t be swayed even by the cutoff of funds. Some conservative movement [...]

MO-Sen: McCaskill Avoids Antagonizing Akin Until After Ballot Deadline

By: Monday September 10, 2012 11:44 am

There are two weeks left before it becomes impossible for Todd Akin to take his name off the ballot in the Missouri Senate race. To be sure, we’ve seen no signs of him moving toward that in any way, though GOP insiders like Karl Rove have floated a bunch of potential replacements, and fellow politicians [...]

Another Republican Gets Tripped Up on Rape and Abortion

By: Monday August 27, 2012 12:58 pm

The specter of Todd Akin, which has hovered around the GOP for a full week, has struck again. This time, Tom Smith, a first-time candidate for US Senate in Pennsylvania, who will probably lose his race to the well-situated Bob Casey, has been nicked. Smith was asked about the rape exception for abortions, and he [...]

MO-Sen: Todd Akin Plans Press Conference for Later Today

By: Friday August 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Care for a Friday afternoon news dump? Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate whose comments about abortion, pregnancy and rape dominated the week, will hold a press conference today at 4:15pm CT in St. Louis County. I’m not sure why this would be held if it weren’t an update to the status of his Senate [...]

Controversial “Rape Victims Can’t Get Pregnant” Doctor Was a Romney Surrogate in 2008

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 8:54 am

Just to add further fuel to the fire of Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” and abortion, it turns out that the doctor whose opinions formed the basis of those comments was a Mitt Romney surrogate during his last run for the Presidency, and according to the Telegraph (UK), spoke to Romney as recently as [...]

Akin Intimates That Women Fake Rape to Get Abortions

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:15 am

Peterr noted some of the developments in the Todd Akin story. The deadline for easily withdrawing from the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, and Akin remains “in it to win it,” defying even a call by the presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee (and a friend from the House Budget Committee, as well as a partner [...]

Romney, Hologram Ronald Reagan, First-Term Tax Assessor from Hannibal Call on Todd Akin to Leave MO-Sen Race

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 2:31 pm

My point being that virtually the entire Republican side of the ledger has now demanded that Rep. Akin drop out of the Senate race, for nakedly political reasons. Mitt Romney has just recently joined the fray. But it doesn’t look like any of this will matter, at least not today. Akin has until 5:00 Central [...]

Republicans Want to Distance From Todd Akin, Not His Policies on Abortion UPDATE: Akin Staying In

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 10:27 am

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, attempting to beat the clock with about five hours to go before the first hurdle of getting Todd Akin off the ballot in Missouri passes, released a list of conservative pundits who have asked Akin to step down. Like Digby, I’m struck that the NRSC needs to do this, to [...]

Akin, Staying in MO-Sen Race, Appeals to Missourians for Forgiveness in New TV Ad

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 6:14 am

When you put out an ad that has to state clearly, up front, that “rape is an evil act,” I’d say that should be the end of your political career, but in this case, Todd Akin is clearly making a play for hanging in there in Missouri, with just hours before he needs to make [...]

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