Monday open thread

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Filed Under Open Thread on Aug 20 

Where’s the buzz today?

It’s all about GOP senate candidate Todd Akin saying that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because their bodies prevent it. If you still wondered why Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill desperately wanted Akin to win the primary, wonder no more. A seat she had no business retaining is now squarely in her sights. And if she wins reelection, the GOP’s hopes of capturing the senate are next to nada.

Also trending online and at your local swimming hole, several GOP lawmakers have been scolded for skinning dipping in the Sea of Galilee. Who did they think they were? The Secret Service?

Finally, your homework today includes reading this article by Larry Summers explaining why we can’t trim federal spending, Newsweek’s cover story arguing why America needs a new president, and Michael Barone’s take on how Romney/Ryan are turning the tables on Obama.

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