Akin draws his ideas from his spiritual leader
ThinkProgress's Zack Beauchamp argues that Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) reverend holds even more extreme views on rape and abortion than the beleaguered congressman.

The real story
Reason's A. Barton Hinkle gives a compelling argument for who will really restore the country and its political system on Nov. 6.

Department of Sexual Harassment?
Over at Delmarva Now, columnist Michelle Malkin criticizes the lewd cronyism of Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security.

It's all made in China
At The Atlantic, Eurasia Group's Damien Ma introduces the Chinese workers who made the London Games possible.


Akin continues to take heat from all sides
GOP lawmakers have begun calling for Akin's resignation from the Senate race, but he has repeatedly declared his determination to stay, The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe reports.

Obama holds wide-ranging press conference, first in two months
Obama said his attacks on Romney have not been out of bounds and identified chemical weapons as a "red line" in Syria, The Hill's Amie Parnes reports.