1. BACK WITH A VENGEANCE

    Akin: Beware ‘Terrorist’ Abortionists

    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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    So much for bouncing back from “legitimate rape.” The skeletons in Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s closet came back to haunt him Wednesday when a 2008 a video of him railing against “terrorist” abortion doctors and suggesting that it was “common practice” for these evil, evil physicians to be “giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant.” Akin’s critics were recirculating the video on the Internet Wednesday while he raised money in Washington for his campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. In the same speech, Akin said abortion was more “un-American” than slavery. Akin caused a firestorm in August when he said a woman would not get pregnant after a “legitimate rape.”

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