While I got the opponent I wanted, polls showed I was still the underdog. But I knew Akin had said things that could disqualify him with a wide swath of Missouri voters. Just a year earlier he had said, "At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God." We knew we'd be able to use his own words to show that he was against Social Security, Medicare, and student loans. Right after the primary election, during a visit to the State Fair, Akin criticized the federal school lunch program. Then he was interviewed on a Kansas City radio station and said the morning-after pill should be illegal for rape victims.
Akin said so many controversial things that we began calling him "the gift that keeps on giving." Little did we know what he would say next.
Bernie Sanders asked the Department of Justice Tuesday to investigate ExxonMobil for sowing doubt about climate change after the company's own scientists had confirmed and accepted the role of fossil fuels in global warming. "We are writing concerning a potential instance of corporate fraud -- behavior that may ultimately qualify as a violation of federal law," said Sanders' letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The letter cites an ongoing investigative series by InsideClimate News, which has revealed that Exxon scientists conducted rigorous climate research from the late-1970s to mid-1980s and warned top company executives about how global warming posed a threat to Exxon's core business.
Brian Maloney, Media Equilizer: Among GOP presidential candidates, there's a race underway to see who can slam Donald Trump the hardest. Their objective: Generate as much attention as possible with the most cutting remarks. Over the past 24 hours, Bobby Jindal has made this a top priority. The Louisiana governor earlier had fired at the Republican front-runner with this zinger: "We know that Trump has not read the Bible, and we know this for a simple reason: Donald Trump is not in the Bible. So we know he has not read it." read more