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Akin apologizes: ‘I was talking about forcible rape’

The Republican Senate candidate from Missouri on Monday said he had made “serious mistakes” by claiming that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” In his first interview since telling KTVI-TV that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Todd Akin expressed his…

Obama admonishes Akin: ‘Rape is rape’

Update (below): House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) condemns Republicans for partnering with Akin Speaking to reporters during Monday’s daily press briefing, President Barack Obama admonished Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) for suggesting that women do not get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape,” seizing on the comments as a chance to…

Bill Kristol: ‘Kinda weird’ Romney pays lower tax rate than middle-class people

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Monday admitted that it was “kinda weird” that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax rate was only around 13 percent when most middle-class people paid significantly more. “The custom over the last 20-30 years, I suppose, has been to release at least a…

Soledad O’Brien tries to get Christine O’Donnell to define the word ‘Marxist’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien finally had an Inigo Montoya moment on Monday, and all it took was former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell misusing the word “Marxist.” Granted, it’s not the first time O’Donnell, a longtime anti-abortion activist, has called the president or Democrats “Marxist.” She even used the term…

Scarborough on Akin: ‘This Republican party does not want to win’

Conservative MSNBC host Scarborough on Monday lamented that a recent assertion by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin about “legitimate” rape showed that the Republican Party was continually “shooting themselves in the foot” by nominating the most extreme candidates. During an interview with a local TV station over the weekend, Akin…

McCaskill: Rape remarks are a ‘window into Todd Akin’s mind’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Monday said that it was “jaw dropping and stunning” for her Republican opponent for Senate to claim that women who are victims of “legitimate” would not get pregnant. “This statement is kind of window into Todd Akin’s mind,” McCaskill explained to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “If…

Shuster: Sununu seems like he ‘hasn’t taken his medication’

Current TV correspondent David Shuster on Sunday joked that John Sununu “hasn’t taken his medication” because the former New Hampshire governor told a CNN host to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead.” During an interview on CNN last week, Sununu, who chairs presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s…

Giuliani: ‘Serious questions’ about Biden’s ‘mental capacity’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is doubling down on the charge that Vice President Joe Biden might not have the “mental capacity” and “balance” to take over the presidency if he needed to. Speaking to CNBC last week, Giuliani said that a series of gaffes showed that Biden…

Goolsbee: Republicans ‘would classify Mitt Romney’s horse a small business’

Former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee asserted on Sunday that Republicans “would classify Mitt Romney’s horse as a small business” if they thought it would help them convince Americans that taxes shouldn’t be raised on the wealthy. During an ABC News discussion about the federal deficit, The Wall Street Journal‘s…

Julian Assange: U.S. must renounce WikiLeaks witch hunt

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday made his first public appearance in two months, urging President Barack Obama “to do the right thing.” The head of the anti-secrecy website has fought for two years against his extradition to Sweden, where he’s wanted for questioning in relation to allegations of sexual…

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