NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The refusal of Representative Todd to drop out of the Missouri Senate race despite his controversial comments on rape and abortion featured; his apology ad shown. [From the Dana Loesch radio show, AKIN – states people use false claims about rape to get abortions.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – criticizes Akin.] [Senator John McCAIN – says Akin astounded him.] [On the radio, AKIN – comments on his insistence on staying in the race.] [CNN’s Piers MORGAN – calls Akin a gutless little twerp.] [2 Missouri VOTERS, Family Research Council Tony PERKINS– support Akin.] The link between Romney and the doctor who espoused Akin’s rape theory noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) The damage to the Republican Party discussed; details given about the impact on the control of the Senate; findings of a new NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on feelings toward each party and the race between Romney and President Obama cited.
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