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Todd Akin: Evolution Not ‘A Matter Of Science’

by David Badash ● 2:17 PM October 12, 2012
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Tea Party Republican Todd Akin says that evolution is not “a matter of science,” because he’s “taken a look at both sides of the thing.”

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Todd Akin To Voters: If You Want My Attention ‘Write Me A Decent Check’

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM September 25, 2012
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Todd Akin, who has lost support from all but the most extreme, radical right wing politicos, told a voter that the best way to get his attention is, “write me a decent check.”

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Tony Perkins: My Friend, Patriot Todd Akin Will Speak At Values Voters Summit

by David Badash ● 5:19 PM September 12, 2012
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Tony Perkins today told reporters that Rep. Todd Akin will be speaking at the Values Voters Summit on Friday.

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Todd Akin Now Blaming Liberals, Despite Top GOP Leaders Calling For Him To Quit

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM August 22, 2012
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It’s the “liberal media” and the “liberal elites” Akin is claiming to his supporters who are the ones trying to get him to exit the race. No! Keep running, Todd!

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Family Research Council: ‘We Support Todd Akin Fully And Completely’

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM August 20, 2012
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The Family Research Council, speaking about rape comments made by embattled Congressman Todd Akin, offered both support to Akin and a threat to his GOP critics.

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Listen: Todd Akin Tells Mike Huckabee: I Meant ‘Forcible Rape,’ Not ‘Legimate Rape’

by David Badash ● 1:55 PM August 20, 2012
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Congressman Todd Akin, running to take Senator Claire McCaskill’s seat, minutes ago told Mike Huckabee that he meant “forcible rape,” and not “legitimate rape.”

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Akin: I Won’t Apologize For Rape Comment. Now Let’s Talk About Unemployment.

by David Badash ● 5:35 PM August 19, 2012

Akin, a Tea Party Republican, says he merely “misspoke” about rape in an interview and doubled-down on his position that abortion in cases of rape is unacceptable.

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Breitbart Editor Dana Loesch Is (Of Course) Defending Akin On Rape Comment

by David Badash ● 4:55 PM August 19, 2012
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Rep. Todd Akin has one person actually defending him over his rape comments, Dana Loesch — as someone merely “trying to fit medical explanation into a soundbite.”

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US Congressman: Rape Victims’ Bodies ‘Shut Down’ Pregnancies Automatically, No Need For Abortion

by David Badash ● 3:05 PM August 19, 2012
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US Congressman Todd Akin, now running for the Senate, says women’s bodies know if they are “legitimate rape” victims and just “shut down” an unwanted pregnancy.