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VIDEO: GOP Senate candidate from Missouri ignites firestorm over 'legitimate rape' comment

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.

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Both Republicans, Democrats seem pleased with Romney's VP pick, Paul Ryan

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney announced that he'd chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election. And while Republicans praised the pick as bold and game-changing, and something that would rally the conservative base, Democrats sought to paint him as out of touch and, perhaps worse, as the ideological leader of a deeply unpopular U.S. Congress.

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Despite differences, Guantanamo prison out-of-sight, if not mind, in presidential election

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have divergent views on Guantanamo Bay — at least based on statements made years ago. In the current election cycles, neither man has really talked about the future he sees for the prison. But whoever is elected will be faced with precedent-setting cases in short order.