Rep. Akin Rape Remarks Draw Widespread Condemnation
Claims by Republican Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri that womens bodies have ways to fight off pregnancy from legitimate rape are being blasted by members of both parties. President Obama staged an impromptu White House news conference, defending his campaigns accusations against opponent Mitt Romney. GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan rejoined Romney on the campaign trail. In the Middle East, the United Nations pulled its observation personnel out of strife torn Syria.