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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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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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Courting the independent voter

Republican Scott Brown's victory in Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate race proved the power of independent voters. We speak with Jay Campbell, a vice president at Hart Research, and with Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University.

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In Washington: the f-word everyone says

This week in Washington has been all about the F word you can say on the air: 'Filibuster.' Many, many listeners have written and phoned in to offer their suggestions as the Democrats' chances for health care reform seem less and less certain.