1. Never Back Down

    Todd Akin: I’m Not Dropping Out

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    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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