Republican Senate contender Todd Akin expressed a determination to stay in the race, even amidst advice from others in his party to step down. He says his comments relating to rape boil down to 'one word in one sentence on one day.'
It's the classic question that Ronald Reagan deployed to beat President Carter in 1980. But this time, according to Gallup, some voters are willing to cut President Obama some slack, given the economic crisis he inherited.
The suspect in the shooting at a conservative group's office is described as a supporter of gay rights who had Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag. The FBI is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.