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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, quickly backed off comments that aired earlier Sunday, in which he told an interviewer that a woman's body "has ways" to prevent pregnancy during rape and that such pregnancies are "really rare."
FILE - This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. Akin, Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/St. Louis Pos-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)
Gov. Romney said over and over again that he was severely conservative. Romney supported personhood amendments (to make all abortions and the use of contraception illegal) in Mississippi and the Congress.
“To the Venter who thinks Rod Livdhal writes outstanding letters, could this no doubt, be Rod Livdhal in person? Maybe a relative was used in switching his hogwash from Letters to the Editor to the Vent! You liberals are so easy to figure out!”
The continued belief among conservative radicals that President Obama conducted an “apology” tour early in his administration proves that these people are not really interested in the truth.
“I’ve seen so many champions for the unborn the past couple of weeks and I find it very commendable. But champions for the 18 years after the womb disappear like shadows after sunset. Especially so with lawmakers. Show me a nine month champion I’ll show you three 18-year deserters.”
TAMPA, Fla. — His Republican National Convention pushed back by a day, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over rape and abortion is harming his party and he accused Democrats of trying to exploit it for political gain.
A series of new restrictions on abortions in the last four years has propelled Arizona into the Top Five of all states in a list of places considered most friendly to "pro-life'' issues.
A lot of Republicans seemed genuinely surprised that they lost, that Mitt Romney was defeated by President Obama, and that Republicans lost seats in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. They actually thought they were going to win!
This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost on Election Day. That is amazing in and of itself. Add to that all the women who were elected and you have a total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.
WASHINGTON — The close race for majority control of the Senate comes down to whether Republican candidates in Massachusetts and Connecticut can win over President Barack Obama's voters and Democrats from Indiana to Arizona can impress Mitt Romney's GOP backers.
Trying to slow down the players on the Nationwide Tour is akin to slapping the brakes on NASCAR. Bottom line: It’s against their nature.
Being a college golf coach is akin to being the pilot of a small airplane. In other words, you’re usually flying under the radar. Unless, of course, your team is playing really well. Or, really poor.
It’s not often that rivals gather on each others’ behalf, but in the case of Phoenix Mountain Pointe tennis player Andy Nguyen, a welcome boost of support came from those he had recently vanquished.
The scene is over, and Brian Pulido wants somebody to sound off. "You gotta yell 'cut!' " he barks at his young entourage of gaffers, cameramen, assistant directors and assorted production knaves. Then, as if to acknowledge that yelling "cut" is akin to fetching coffee on the movie-set drudgery spectrum, he offers a good-natured testimonial: "I had to yell it for 400 days on the streets of New York. I paid my dues."
LOS ANGELES - The Golden Globes, the ceremony known for getting Hollywood's awards season off to a rollicking start, will be reduced to a news conference Sunday by the writers strike and will likely draw picket lines and lack star power.
When Peoria Centennial routed Chandler Hamilton early in the 2008 prep football season, the Coyotes staked their claim to the title of best team in Arizona.