1. Never Back Down

    Todd Akin: I’m Not Dropping Out

    In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with reporters while attending the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Akin was keeping a low profile, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, a day after a TV interview in which he said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" and that conception is rare in such cases. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Orlin Wagner / AP Photo

    Despite the furor over Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, he has decided to remain in the race. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney called on Akin to "exit the Senate race," as Republican Party officials admitted that they have run out of time to pressure Akin to step aside on his own by the Tuesday-evening deadline. Akin has until Sept. 25 to take his name off the ballot, but let the initial deadline to do so pass Tuesday night.

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