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Campaign 2012 / Akin #1029496

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
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(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) Response from Representative Todd Akin to calls for him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race after his controversial comments on rape and abortion quoted.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The rekindling of the debate over abortion examined; Akin’s apology ad shown; details given about the reaction from the campaign of Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan and the call from Republicans for a human life amendment granting legal rights to the unborn; statement from Senator Mitch McConnell quoted. [Voice of AKIN – says he misspoke one word in one sentence in one day.] [American Crossroads Karl ROVE – explains the decision to withdraw funding for Akin.] [Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth WARREN – says Akin is part of an ongoing Republican agenda.]

(Studio: Norah O’Donnell; Washington: John Dickerson) The Republican Party’s concern about Akin’s remarks discussed.

O’Donnell, Norah;
Andrews, Wyatt;
Dickerson, John

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