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Newt Gingrich is Akin for revenge

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Putting a public face on the rape debate — his own

In the flurry of noontime Facebook activity involving Instagram lunch photos and gripes about traffic, Atlanta writer Thomas Lofton McLean's status update stood out Wednesday. It was a self-portrait of Lofton holding a hand-written note: "My mom was raped. I was born as a result. If you don't believe pregnancy results from rape, all you have to do is look at me and see that you're wrong." Within seconds, McLean's friends were sharing the post to thousands of their startled Facebook followers.

Margaret Cho on Todd Akin, her Emmy nod and preparing one Mother of a tour

As if embattled Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin didn't have enough to worry about as he continues his national "legitimate rape" apology tour, he's now in Margaret Cho's comedic crosshairs. Akin's recent comments about women being able to magically "shut that whole thing down" following a rape make him almost irresistible bait for Cho's new fall tour "Mother."

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