She The People: Todd Akin


Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

1960s teen idol Lesley Gore leads charge in ‘You Don’t Own Me’ video

In 1964, Lesley Gore belted out “You Don’t Own Me" and a feminist song was born. It’s still resonating in the 21st century as debate over women's issues bubbles in the United States before Nov. 6.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  " Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me, Barack Obama, Carrie Brownstein, Citizens Band, Claire McCaskill, Lilly Ledbetter, Miranda July, Mitt Romney, Portlandia, reproductive rights, Richard Carmona, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Tavi Gevinson, Todd Akin, War on Women

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate?

In the middle of the political spectrum is exactly where the Missouri Democrat wants to be. Is she?

By Diana Reese  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, Missouri Senate race, legitimate rape, wildcat, moderate

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012

Has Akin changed his views on earmarks for cash?

A super PAC could add $250,000 to his campaign in his race against Claire McCaskill.

By Diana Reese  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, legitimate rape, Missouri Senate race, Newt Gingrich, Rick Tyler, Senate Conservatives Fund, Jim DeMint

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Missouri Senate Debate: Few surprises

The three contenders for the U.S. Senate seat from Missouri

By Diana Reese  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, Jonathan Dine, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, U.S. Senate, Missouri, legitimate rape, debate

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Todd Akin: Another gaffe

Can we trust the candidate to do a good job in office?

By Diana Reese  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Missouri, U.S. Senate race, conservative women, Phyllis Schlafly, abortion, legitimate rape, women for Todd Akin, war on women, birth control, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Lulli Akin compares treatment of husband by GOP bosses to ‘rape’

This time it's Lulli Akin, the candidate’s wife.

By Diana Reese  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Lulli Akin, GOP, Missouri Senate race, rape, legitimate rape

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Todd Akin returns to campaign trail

SHE THE PEOPLE | Although Akin talked about freedom, his handlers decided to kick out a writer from a campaign rally.

By Diana Reese  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Barack Obama, Obamacare, Nixa

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Todd Akin: The GOP's Thorn In Tampa

By Suzi Parker  |  08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, GOP, abortion, Missouri, Mike Huckabee, Claire McCaskill

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Nancy Pelosi: Todd Akin’s views are ‘the doggie doo’ on GOP shoe

In an interview, Nancy Pelosi calls Akin’s views “the doggie doo on the shoe of his party, the tattoo on Paul Ryan that they won’t be able to get off.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on women, legimiate rape, forcible rape, Nancy Pelosi, Todd Akin, Suzan DelBene

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Sarah Palin: Steelman can beat McCaskill

Sarah Palin won't give up on Sarah Steelman, who lost to Rep. Todd Akin in the GOP primary.

By Diana Reese  |  05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Senate, Missouri Senate race, third party

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Say goodnight, Todd Akin

SHE THE PEOPLE | No wonder Claire McCaskill wanted to run against this guy. But after his remarks about “legitimate rape,” will he even stay in the race?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Missouri Senate race, Clayton Williams, Claytie Williams, Ann Richards, legitimate rape