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Akin apologizes on Mike Huckabee radio show, won’t drop out, Tweets of note

Tweets of note:

@thedailybeast Obama in a surprise presser: “We shouldn’t have politicians, the majority of which are men, making decisions on behalf of women.”

@TheLastWord Romney: “Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable and, frankly, wrong.”

RT @l_whittington: POTUS on Akin: “He was nominated by the Republicans of Missouri, I’ll let them sort that out.”

@jmartpolitico So Romney in @wmur intvu echoes Cornyn’s “spend the next 24 hrs” line. Trying to not be heavy-handed, but also not…subtle

Aaron Blake ‏@FixAaron Obama says Akin’s comments are proof that male lawmakers shouldn’t be legislating women’s reproductive health.

 ‏@jmartpolitico Cornyn nudges Akin, sez he shld use nxt 24 hrs to “carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party”

@HuffPostPol Obama: The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape.

@TPM American Crossroads dropping ad support for Todd Akin: 

@thedailybeast PAC Launches Effort to Elect Dem. Women

Todd Akin apologizes on Mike Huckabee radio show, won’t drop out U.S. Rep. Todd Akin apologized on Mike Huckabee’s radio show today for comments he made on rape, and said he will remain in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. “I’m not a a quitter,” Akin said. “We all make mistakes,” Akin said.

Rep. Akin says he ‘misspoke’ about rape USA TODAY Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in the case of “a legitimate rape,” adding that conception in such 

Conservative GOP candidate Todd Akin says he ‘misspoke’ about rape, pregnancy Plain Dealer — 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 

Akin’s Remarks on Abortion Spark Outcry; McCaskill Calls Comments ‘Ignorant’ Todd Akin, who won Missouri’s GOP Senate primary earlier this month and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s general election, said Sunday that he misspoke when he claimed “legitimate rape” rarely resulted in pregnancy.

Rep. Todd Akin says he misspoke about rape and pregnancy Washington Post Rep. Todd Akin, the newly christened GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, said in an interview that aired Sunday that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. Explaining his no-exceptions policy on abortions, Akin was asked why he 

With Todd Akin’s rape comments, abortion is back in the campaign spotlight Washington Post Todd Akin became a flashpoint of the 2012 campaign Monday as Republicans hoping to contain damage to the party brand stampeded away from the staunch anti-abortion Senate candidate after he used the phrase “legitimate rape” in talking about abortion 

Obama camp: Romney, Ryan share Akin views Politico (blog) As Mitt Romney rapidly backs away from Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, the Obama campaign is seizing on the Republican congressman’s remarks about rape to blast both Romney and Paul Ryan’s views on abortion.

Joe Scarborough On Todd Akin: Republican Party ‘Does Not Want To Win … Huffington Post Joe Scarborough all but threw his hands up in despair after Republican congressman Todd Akin’s outrageous comments about rape. Akin is challenging Senator Claire McCaskill for her seat in Missouri.

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