That’s one nerdy burn. President Obama weighed in on the scandal Missouri Rep. Todd Akin created by separating rape and “legitimate rape” with a zinger of his own. “The interesting thing here is that this, this is an individual who sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology but somehow missed science class,” Obama told the crowd at a New York fundraiser Wednesday night. Obama continued, saying Akin represents the “desire to go backwards instead of forwards and fight fights that we thought were settled 20 or 30 years ago.” Akin ++refuses++ [http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/08/21/todd-akin-i-m-not-dropping-out.html] to back out of the race, even as pressure from both sides of the political field mounts.
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