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  Is Virginia’s E.W. Jackson the GOP’s next Todd Akin?

Ripped from the headlines: Law & Order takes on 'legitimate rape'

  The popular NBC series is fictionalizing Todd Akin's infamous rape comments from the 2012 season, but with the GOP's assault on women's rights, the truth may be stranger than fiction.

Storytime with Rev. Al

  Rev. Al Sharpton hosts a special story time with a "preview" of Rep. Todd Akin's new book.

McCaskill holds in Missouri

  The MSNBC political panel discusses Claire McCaskill’s retention of her Senate seat and how her political fortunes changed after her Republican opponent Todd Akin made national headlines for his ignorance about female anatomy and his extreme position on abortion.

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  GOP’s Akin problem grows

A tape from 2008 shows Senate candidate Todd Akin, who became famous for his “legitimate rape” comments, slamming abortion doctors as terrorists and making other outlandish comments. Rev. Al Sharpton explains.

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