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Lawmaker says low rate of pregnancy from rape

WASHINGTON — Republican Arizona congressman Trent Franks drew a sharp response during debate on an abortion bill when he said that the number of pregnancies resulting from rape is very low.

June 12, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Dana Milbank: Whole lot of blaming going on

Dana Milbank: Whole lot of blaming going on

And now begins the quadrennial exercise of coming to terms with the loss of a presidency.

November 13, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Republicans will have to sing a different tune

Regarding “Missouri Democrats nearly sweep statewide offices”:

November 08, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Akin torpedoed his campaign by failing to understand science, sex and women

As I typed this letter, Todd Akin was conceding the election to Claire McCaskill. I felt a little sorry for Mr. Akin because I think he truly believed God had chosen him to be the next senator from Missouri. I never questioned his knowledge of American history nor his faith in God. I really …

November 07, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Akin's gaffe was all McCaskill needed

Akin's gaffe was all McCaskill needed

Low voter opinion of both major candidates was evident in the unusually heavy vote for Libertarian Jonathan Dine

November 07, 2012 12:30 am Related Loading…

Editorial: It's official, Missouri likes the middle

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

November 06, 2012 10:15 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Peggy Koch, a campaign staffer for Todd Akin, removes a campaign sign after his election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 10:11 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Todd Akin supporter Addison Todd of St. Charles contemplates as Fox News calls Ohio for Barack Obama at Akin's election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Todd Akin supporter Jerry Boyer (left) of Troy, Mo. and Carol Wessel-Boyer (center) are quiet after the news of Akin's defeat by Claire McCaskill at his election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 9:22 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Todd Akin waves to his supporters with his wife, Lulli after giving his concession speech with family members standing by at his election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 9:15 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Todd Akin gives his concession speech at his election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 9:12 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Todd Akin gives his concession speech with his wife, Lulli, and other family members standing by at his election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 8:58 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Akin supporters Abriana Price (left) of Kirksville and Gracie Saffa, 9, of Defiance, celebrate after learning Claire McCaskill's lead has grown smaller at Todd Akin's election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 8:29 pmLoading…
Akin election party

Akin election party

Nathan, 9 (right) and Benjamin Kern of Ballwin watch election returns on the big screen at the Todd Akin election party at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

November 06, 2012 7:55 pmLoading…
Politicians out at early voting places

Politicians out at early voting places

Congressman Todd Akin is greeted early on Tuesday morning at his polling place in Wildwood by his longtime neighbor and friend, Pastor Ruth Anderson. Behind Akin is his wife, Lulli. They were voting at the Star Bridge Christian Center. 

November 06, 2012 8:30 amLoading…

Pat Gauen: When it comes to election season, the nays have it

Unrelenting negativism takes an erosive toll on politics and governing.

October 31, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Kathleen Parker: Big Bird, BS and birth control

We shouldn’t be talking about this silliness — Big Bird, “bull — er,” or a girl’s “first time.”

October 29, 2012 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Claire McCaskill seeks the common touch on the campaign trail

Claire McCaskill seeks the common touch on the campaign trail

Seen as the underdog until her opponent's verbal gaffe, the incumbent senator still battles perceptions of elitism.

October 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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