August 21st, 2012
11:15 PM ET

VIDEO @AC360 – @andersoncooper fact checks Strategist Kellyanne Conway's Sex-Selective Abortion Statements

Tonight on AC360° Republican Strategist Kellyanne Conway stated, "You've got all these little baby girls being killed just because they're girls in this country.” Conway added, "We should look at the Guttmacher Institute statistics to really illuminate us on that. But it does, it does occur because there's so much science now, people can, they can know the gender of their baby and they make their choices accordingly."

Anderson fact checked her statement that selective abortion occurs in the Unites States.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
August 21st, 2012
04:46 PM ET

RNC chair says Akin should drop out, funding has been pulled

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Todd Akin should drop out of the Missouri Senate race and that his funding has been pulled. A highlight from the interview is below and a full transcript will be posted on This interview aired today on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in the 4 p.m. ET hour.

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August 21st, 2012
09:18 AM ET

Artur Davis: If Akin stays, Romney could lose Missouri

Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis says if Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) stays in Senate race, it could lead to Mitt Romney losing Missouri. Artur, who switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this year and is speaking at the RNC convention in Tampa, says President Obama has not fulfilled his promises of uniting the country and getting the economy back on track.

Davis says, “[Akin's] not going to win this race and it’s very possible that he could cost Mitt Romney this state…. These comments are beyond the pale. They’re incredibly offensive to women all over the country.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point