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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International
Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --It's been two years since Todd Akin talked about "legitimate rape," and he again tried to reframe the infamous comments that handed Claire McCaskill re-election.
Gabrielle Levy
Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --In a new book by disgraced former congressman Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican says he regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" assertion in 2012.
Matt Bradwell
Todd Akin slams Hillary Clinton for laughing about defending a child rapist

Todd Akin slams Hillary Clinton for laughing about defending a child rapist

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --Todd Akin called Hillary Clinton "hypocritical" for defending an accused child rapist in 1975 while accusing the GOP of declaring a "war on women."
Aileen Graef
Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- In a largely symbolic move, the Virginia state Senate voted to repeal a 2012 law requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Arizona congressman: Incidence of pregnancy from rape 'very low'

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., sponsor of a bill that would limit abortions to the first 20 weeks, said Wednesday few women become pregnant through rape.
Support for Roe decision still strong

Support for Roe decision still strong

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A poll released Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, finds 70 percent of U.S. residents do not want the landmark on abortion ruling overturned.
Gingrey: Akin partly right on rape

Gingrey: Akin partly right on rape

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., says former Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., was partially correct when he said women's bodies prevent conception after rape.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Akin, Mo. GOP plan huge ad buy

Akin, Mo. GOP plan huge ad buy

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin and the Missouri Republican Party are investing $700,000 in his bid to oust Sen. Claire McCaskill, but are silent about the funds' source.
Report: GOP gaffes may cost Senate control

Report: GOP gaffes may cost Senate control

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Comments about rape by two Republican candidates could prevent the GOP from taking control of the Senate in November, some political strategists say.
Obama assails Mourdock's rape comments

Obama assails Mourdock's rape comments

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama blasted Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's rape comments, saying rape distinctions "don't make any sense to me."

Mourdock says GOP will stick with him

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Richard Mourdock, his U.S. Senate campaign in Indiana rattled by his comments on rape and abortion, said Wednesday he expects Republicans to rally around him.
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Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (L) stands alongside Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) as he speaks on abortion and the health care reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 21, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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W. Todd Akin (born July 5, 1947), is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes the western St. Louis suburbs of Ballwin, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town and Country, and Des Peres located along Interstate 270 in West County and the northwestern exurbs of St. Charles and St. Peters in St. Charles County.

Born in New York City, Akin later moved to St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School. After graduating, he attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned a degree in management engineering, and in 1984 he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

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