1. Uninvited

    Akin Skipping the GOP Convention

    Todd Akin is not giving up the fight for Democrat Claire McCaskill's Senate seat, despite pleas from practically everyone for him to do so. But the Congressional hopeful's not a total jerk. He'll do his party a solid and "honor their particular wishes" by not making an appearance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. On Monday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus told CNN's Erin Burnett that Akin's comments about rape were "dumb" and "bizarre" and that he'd rather the Missouri Republican stay home during the GOP convention. 

    Read it at Talking Points Memo