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Romney Speaks With CBS4, But Not About Akin

Romney’s campaign told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd prior to the start of the interview the candidate would not be fielding questions about Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin and the firestorm he created when he used the phrase “legitimate rape.”


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Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.


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Local Lawmakers Weigh In On Akin’s Controversial Comment

Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin now says he was wrong with his remarks Sunday that pregnancy from rape was rare because, “if it’s a legitimate rape,” he said, “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”