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Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin ‘a victim of forcible assault’

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Tuesday compared embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to a rape victim. “Everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin,” he said on his radio program, after noting several prominent conservatives had called for Akin to drop his bid for Senate. “Now you can talk…

‘Boy band’ Wrong Direction wants to know what Romney’s hiding

In their new song “Disclosure,” boy band Wrong Direction pose some pointed questions to presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). Based on the One Direction song “What Makes You Beautiful,” this parody from Full Frontal Productions decides to stop flirting with homoeroticism and go in for a full pornucopia…

Steve King contradicts himself in support of Todd Akin

As he chimed in supporting embattled Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin, Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have walked into his own verbal minefield. While defending Akin, a fellow Republican, to KMEG-TV Monday, King doubled down on his defense of Akin and vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s bill that would ban…

MN state senator blasted on Twitter for anti-same sex marriage remark

A Minnesota state senator incited criticism from within his own party Monday after insinuating on Twitter that opponents of a state amendment against same sex marriage weren’t patriotic. According to City Pages, the blowback against Dan Hall (R) came after he posted a picture of two homes with signs opposing…

Ryan channels Palin in 2008: I’m ‘clinging to my guns and my religion’

In a campaign speech that appeared to be a throwback to the 2008 presidential election, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that he was “happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion,” and even gave a shout out to “Joe the Plumber.” Ryan told supporters…

Scarborough: I’m tired of Republicans being the ‘Stupid Party’

On Tuesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough vented his frustration with Missouri Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s refusal to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate and said that he’s tired of his party being the “Stupid Party.” Akin is the Republican congressman who said in an interview…

Kirk Cameron defends Todd Akin: ‘I respect him’

Christian conservative actor and activist Kirk Cameron on Tuesday offered praise for a Republican Senate candidate who recently said that women were less likely to get pregnant through “legitimate” rape. During an interview on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien asked Cameron if Rep. Todd Akin should give up his bid for…

Oklahoma valedictorian denied diploma for saying ‘hell’ in graduation speech

A high school principal in Oklahoma refused this week to turn over a straight-A student’s diploma because she used the word “hell” in her graduation speech. That’s got the father of 18-year-old Kaitlin Nootbaar mad as hell, insisting to local reporters with Oklahoma’s Own News On 6 that Prague High…

Maddow: Rep. Akin’s ‘fake science’ is ‘the new Republican normal’

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow looked at Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s comments regarding what constitutes a “legitimate rape” and his assertion that a woman’s body has a way of stopping a pregnancy that results from an assault. As extreme as…

Akin ad begs voters: ‘I ask for your forgiveness’

As the Republican Party’s chance for a majority in the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) appears determined to stay in his race despite Tuesday’s withdrawal deadline, releasing an ad begging for forgiveness and calling rape “an evil act,” even has his prior words and acts…

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