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Missouri Rep. Todd Akin Backpedals After Claiming 'Legitimate Rape' Doesn't Result In Pregnancy

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Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who is not a medical doctor nor a woman, went on the Jaco Report on Sunday to give his very inneresting and ridiculous thoughts on rape and pregnancy.

Whilst discussing the controversial topic of abortion on the St. Louis broadcast, Akin claimed:

"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

First of all, what constitutes as a "legitimate rape?" Secondly, according to statistics from Journal of American Obstetrics and Gynecology, over 30,000 pregnancies result from rape every year and is something that occurs with "significant frequency."

Apparently, Mr. Akin hasn't read any

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated For Bipolar Disorder

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A few weeks ago, we thought it was weird that sources were just calling it a "mood" disorder, as that could've been anything — so we're glad that we know what it is specifically that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has.

We're just not glad that he has to go through it!

Taking a leave from congress to get his bipolar disorder under control, it's been two months since he left for help — and the Mayo Clinic has confirmed that he's there for treatment.

We wonder what was the final moment before he knew he needed help. Whatever it was, we're glad it has set this in motion!

Check out the report on it (above), and we hope all is well, Jesse!

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Diagnosed With Mood Disoder

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The political realm has been worried and confused as to where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been hiding after abruptly leaving Capital Hill last month.

Rumors suggested that the Democratic congressman had entered rehab for drug or alcohol problems, but his office says those speculations couldn't be further from the truth.

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Congressman Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner Jim Ready!

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What an incredibly proud moment for our country!

After being the first openly gay Congressman 25 years ago, Rep. Barney Frank made history once again yesterday by GETTING MARRIED to his partner of five years, Jim Ready, in Newton, Massachusetts!

According to sources present at the ceremony, which Governor Deval Patrick officiated with John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich and Nancy Pelosi present, the pair promised to

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New Book Spills All Sorts Of Unflattering Deets About Anthony Weiner

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If U disliked former congressman Anthony Weiner for his online shenanigans, wait until you read about his offline behavior!

A new book called Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives does not paint a flattering picture of the controversial politician.

Journalist Robert Draper eludes that Weiner was not only obnoxious in front of his staff and desperate for full frontal media exposure, but was overly ambitious to the point where tried to tell President Barack Obama how to do his job. The book, which hits shelves on Tuesday, reads:

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