The president weighed in on controversial comments made over the weekend by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate. Akin said that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
Organizers behind the ballot initiative to ban corporate campaign contributions to D.C.'s local politicians will go before a judge today to argue that 3,000 signatures were wrongly discounted due to a mathematical error.
With a few months left before the presidential election, voter ID laws are in limbo in a number of states. Critics say the laws disenfranchise eligible voters, supporters say they prevent voter fraud. Guest host Viviana Hurtado discusses the court challenges and national implications with NPR's Corey Dade and Pennsylvania activist Bob Previdi.
Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder was among a group of lawmakers who got in the water during a late-night escapade last summer. He was reportedly the only one to fully disrobe. Yoder says he was in the water only briefly.
For most residents of Janesville, Wis., the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate was a story of a life-long local resident making good. For the librarians of Janesville, it meant getting ready for a steady steam of political reporters who came knocking on their door.
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who's challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill for a U.S. Senate seat, said it's "rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped. The Romney campaign distanced itself from the remarks.
In the lakeside city of Oshkosh, a group of union workers say they're tired but ready to keep fighting. They've been through months of bitter battles over state employees' collective-bargaining rights — including a failed attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
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