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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama made a surprised visit to the briefing and answered questions from the White House press corps. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Todd Akin sparks controversy

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.