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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.
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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.

Akin says McCaskill like a retriever

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin says his opponent, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, is like a dog that fetches sticks.
Akin defends abortion 'terrorist' remarks

Akin defends abortion 'terrorist' remarks

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Akin's campaign defended a 4-year-old remark the Missouri congressman made calling doctors who provide abortions to women who aren't pregnant "terrorists."
Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says he has a "clear path to victory" against incumbent Sen. Clare McCaskill, who he said was less "ladylike" than she had been in 2006.
Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

KIRKWOOD, Mo., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., begins a four-day bus tour Tuesday, the deadline for him to exit Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

Abortion group targeting just a few voters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A major U.S. abortion-rights organization is appealing to a select group of 300,000 women in 25 swing counties to vote for President Barack Obama in November.
Women's group tries to help Todd Akin

Women's group tries to help Todd Akin

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A new Missouri group is attempting to convince female voters U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is on their side despite of his controversial remarks about rape.
Report: Missouri TV stations drop Akin ads

Report: Missouri TV stations drop Akin ads

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Some Missouri TV stations have stopped running campaign ads for embattled Republican U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin due to lack of payment, KOMU-TV8 reported.
'Legitimate' rape called No. 1 PR disaster

'Legitimate' rape called No. 1 PR disaster

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The worst U.S. media disasters in August ranged from a Yahoo News editor's comment to a lawmaker's "legitimate rape" remark, a trade newslettter said Friday.
Akin: 'Here to win'

Akin: 'Here to win'

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., told reporters in St. Louis Friday he will remain in the Missouri U.S. Senate race "through the November election."
Obama: Akin 'missed science class'

Obama: Akin 'missed science class'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama slammed Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican on the ropes over his remarks on rape, at a New York campaign appearance Wednesday night.
Ryan: We're in 'Obama imaginary recovery'

Ryan: We're in 'Obama imaginary recovery'

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is in the midst of "the Obama imaginary recovery," presumptive Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan said out on the stump Wednesday.
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.
GOP abortion platform: No rape exception

GOP abortion platform: No rape exception

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Republican platform committee Tuesday approved a call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban abortions.
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