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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Todd Akin
Desperately looking to fire up their base, Democrats are on the hunt for the next Todd Akin — a loose-talking Republican candidate who can be cast as being so far outside of the mainstream that they tarnish the GOP's image and dampen its chances of taking over the Senate.
Rep. W. Todd Akin, make room on your campaign platform — the Duggar family is on its way.
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill took aim Wednesday at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors outraged by Akin's remark about "legitimate rape" and his opposition to emergency contraception.
Besides attacking each other over Medicare, school lunches and the Iraq war, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and GOP challenger Rep. Todd Akin spent their first debate Friday blaming each other for the gridlock in Congress that has stalled crucial pieces of legislation over the last two years.
The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party's nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy.
Despite being dumped by nearly every major Republican over the last 48 hours, Rep. Todd Akin said Tuesday afternoon he's made a final decision to continue his bid to unseat Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Democrats have their thumbs on Republican scales in Senate primaries in Missouri and Wisconsin this summer, hoping to improve their own chances of maintaining a majority in November. The idea isn't quite as far-fetched as it might sound.
The Republican primary for Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat has grown increasingly hostile in recent weeks, but the three candidates barely attacked one another at a debate Monday night near St. Louis.
The re-election bid of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is providing an early look at how Republicans plan to tie President Obama and his plunging job-approval ratings to vulnerable Democrats down the ballot next year.
Yet another member of Congress has been tripped up by an open microphone, suggesting on the House floor where a colleague who disagreed with him should "stick" his viewpoint.
With the economy still teetering, Republicans and Democrats are engaged in a high-stakes game of blame fixing, all with an eye to preparing voters to pin the blame on the donkey - or elephant - before the next election.
And because anyone could self-identify as a tea partyer, some of the candidates turned out to be downright ditzy (like Todd Akin of Missouri, who said victims of what he called "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant).
Former Republican Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri argues he was the victim of a "political assassination" and says he stands by point that the probability of pregnancy in the cases of rape are less than it would be otherwise.