Inside Washington Aug. 26, 2012

This week on Inside Washington: As they head into the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan try to end the conversation about rape and abortion and get their campaign back on message.

Despite strong entreaties from the Republican establishment, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), the individual who created this dustup, appears unwilling to quit his U.S. Senate campaign.

Reality looms: the CBO warns of economic disaster after January of 2013.

The American military death toll in Afghanistan reaches the 2,000 mark after 11 years. Why aren’t the candidates taking about that?