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Weekend talking points: 7 top stories - August 24, 2012
What happened this week? Todd Akin implodes. Mitt Romney cashes in. And a venerable newsweekly really embarrasses itself
Weekend talking points: 7 top stories Facebook/Todd Akin
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fter a brutal campaign week, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) remains the GOP's Senate nominee in Missouri — for now. Akin became a punching bag after declaring that "legitimate rape" victims can't get pregnant, causing key Republicans to beg him to drop out of his once-promising race with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But Akin insists he's in it to win it, and, with plenty of conservative backers, he might actually succeed.

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