Posted inCivil Liberties, Healthcare, Policy Topics

Republican Todd Akin’s offensive comments about rape draw widespread condemnation

Yes­ter­day, Mis­souri Repub­li­can Todd Akin, who cur­rent­ly serves in the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and is the par­ty’s U.S. Sen­ate nom­i­nee this year, was inter­viewed by St. Louis’ local Fox affil­i­ate about his can­di­da­cy. Dur­ing the inter­view, Akin was asked if he believed that abor­tion should be avail­able to women who are raped. Akin gave […]

Posted inElections, Events

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to keynote 2012 Democratic National Convention

Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion orga­niz­ers have announced that San Anto­nio May­or Julian Cas­tro will be the keynote speak­er open­ing night of the 2012 Con­ven­tion in Char­lotte (Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 4th). The announce­ment came as the Tea Par­ty’s Ted Cruz beat estab­lish­ment favorite Lt. Gov­er­nor David Dewherst for the Repub­li­can U.S. Sen­ate nom­i­na­tion in Texas. The tim­ing of each […]