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Barges floating on the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa, along the Illinois border. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River Level

The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.

12/07/2012

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Durbin: Akin’s Comments On Rape Indicate ‘Troubling’ Mindset

Missouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin is apologizing for his controversial comments on rape, after coming under intense fire from both sides of the aisle, including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012