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CNN Contributor: Akin part of ‘theocracy embedded in the GOP’

Journalist LZ Granderson appeared on “CNN News Room” on Tuesday and had a few choice things to say about Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s views on rape and women’s rights and how they relate to the views and goals of the Republican Party as a whole. Akin is the congressman running…

Ryan backs away from his ‘forcible rape’ bill: ‘No splitting hairs’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is now refusing to explain a bill that he co-sponsored with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) that critics say would have redefined rape, providing federal assistance only to victims of “forcible rape.” In an interview with KDKA on Tuesday, Ryan said that he believed Akin’s…

Washington man arrested for online threat against Obama

A Seattle-area man was arrested Tuesday after emailing a threat against President Barack Obama to an FBI account. According to KOMO-TV, Secret Service agents went to the Federal Way home of 31-year-old Anton Caluori immediately after the emails were intercepted. The nature of the threat was not revealed, but when…

Matt Tabbi: DOJ ‘playing softball’ with Wall Street firms

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone on Tuesday night blasted the Department of Justice for not prosecuting Goldman Sachs or any of its employees despite a nearly year-long fraud investigation. “They haven’t done a single thing, I mean that’s what’s so incredible about it,” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer.…

Michelle Goldberg: Akin and Ryan share same views on abortion policy

Appearing on Democracy Now on Tuesday, Michelle Goldberg of The Daily Beast said that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) share many of the same views when it comes to abortion policies. Akin created a firestorm after he claimed over the weekend that victims of “legitimate rape”…

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…

Akin staying in: ‘There is a cause here’ to spread God’s message

Republican Rep. Todd Akin on Tuesday again vowed not give up his bid to be a Missouri senator because he said “there is a cause” to spread a message from his “creator God.” During a radio interview with Fox News host Mike Huckabee, Akin was defiant as Republicans were calling…

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…

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