Todd Akin sparks controversy

President Barack Obama listens as Rep. W. Todd Akin (R-MO) speaks at the 58th National Prayer Breakfast on February 4, 2010 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke about bringing back civility and compromise in American politics. The annual gathering was also attended by first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Prime Minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. (Photo by Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)

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Rumors were flying Monday afternoon, August 20, that Rep. Todd Akin would resign his candidacy after causing a firestorm of controversy with his "legitimate rape" comments on Sunday.

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