1. Missouri Fight

    Akin: McCaskill Not ‘Ladylike’

    FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy. Republican leaders insist Akin should quit the race because of his inflammatory remarks, but Akin insists he is in it to win it and says the Republican establishment should support him if they want to gain control of the Senate from Democrats. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings, File)

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    Todd Akin continues to live up to his reputation as one of the classiest politicians running for Congress. Just two days after officially not dropping out of the race to take Claire McCaskill's seat in the U.S. Senate—despite having lost the support of most in his party after claiming that women are unable to get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape”— Akin slammed his opponent's debate performance Thursday, likening her to a “wildcat.” “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006],” Akin remarked. “In the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”

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