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Rush Limbaugh's Gut Predicts Trump Landslide

But his gut tends to get it wrong

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has a gut feeling that Donald Trump will be America's next president—and it isn't even going to be close. On his radio show Wednesday, the conservative commentator said his feeling "right now is that Trump is gonna win, beat Hillary badly, that it could... More »

If Trump Wins, Limbaugh Is a Big Reason

Columnist says radio host is betraying conservatism

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has not endorsed Donald Trump, but he's certainly given him his "blessing" time and time again during this election season, writes Michael Gerson in the Washington Post . And if Trump ends up as the nominee, this decision on the part of the influential Limbaugh to give... More »

Limbaugh: Mars Water May Be Leftist Hoax

He suspects 'corrupted' NASA is making things up

(Newser) - Strong evidence of water on Mars is either an amazing discovery or a leftist plot, depending on whether you're talking to NASA scientists or Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show yesterday, the latter said that while he's a "big time" science guy, he's not buying... More »

Limbaugh to Dems: I'll Sue for 'Out of Context' Quotes on Sex

Says DCCC lied by cherrypicking his comments on mandatory consent

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has lawyered up and has none other than the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in his litigious sights—over its use of his own words, reports the Washington Post . On Limbaugh's Sept. 15 radio show, he tackled the subject of Ohio State University's policy requiring students to... More »

Limbaugh: It's Time to Quarantine Chris Christie

Meanwhile, it's unclear how long Kaci Hickox will be quarantined for in Maine

(Newser) - Kaci Hickox is going to Maine after a brief and controversial forced quarantine in New Jersey, but it's not clear how long the nurse will be quarantined for in her home state. She has agreed to home quarantine, but while her lawyer says that should only be for the... More »

Waitress Gave Limbaugh's $2K Tips to Abortion Rights

Merritt Tierce saw it as 'blood money'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's big restaurant tip ended up where he wouldn't want it: in the hands of a group supporting abortion rights. A writer who used to wait tables tells her story to the Dallas Morning News : Limbaugh came in twice while she was working, and twice left $2,... More »

Limbaugh: Clinton Staged Shoe-Throwing

Suspect disrupted Holmes hearing in 2012

(Newser) - Is Hillary Clinton gearing up for a White House run by having stooges chuck shoes at her? That appears to be Rush Limbaugh's theory: He told listeners yesterday that he has "people telling me her reaction wasn’t natural," Politico reports. He explained that he found it... More »

Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Pope on Limbaugh's 'Marxist' Slam: So?

Calls ideology 'wrong,' but says he's known many 'good people' who follow it

(Newser) - Pope Francis is turning a big old cheek to recent charges from conservatives including Rush Limbaugh that he's a Marxist on account of his views that unlimited capitalism is a "new tyranny" because it shortchanges the poor. In a broad interview with La Stampa , Time's newest Person... More »

Rush Limbaugh's Next Venture: Kids' Book

'Rush Revere' will tell story of pilgrims

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is looking to reach a much younger audience with his new project: It's a book for kids about America's earliest days, reports Politico . It will be called Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, with the main character a middle-school history teacher... More »

40 Radio Stations to Drop Limbaugh, Hannity: Source

Dispute over cost of distribution rights to blame, a source tells Politico

(Newser) - Politico is calling it a "major shakeup," while the New York Daily News paints it as a "seemingly inevitable divorce." America's No. 2 radio broadcaster intends to give Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity the boot by year-end, per an industry source. Money is apparently... More »

Limbaugh Threatens to Bolt Network Over Ad Slump

He doesn't like being blamed for falling sales

(Newser) - Was the advertiser boycott over Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comment last year behind a slump in ad sales at the broadcaster that carries his show? The host is so outraged by the mere suggestion that he's threatening to leave flagship station WABC and its parent company Cumulus Media,... More »

Limbaugh 'Problematic,' Says GOP Consultant in Tape

Mother Jones gets another recording, this one of Frank Luntz

(Newser) - David Corn of Mother Jones is out with another anti-Republican secret recording, this one of prominent GOP consultant Frank Luntz dissing Rush Limbaugh and others on right-wing talk radio. In a talk at Penn, Luntz took a question on political polarization. After taking pains to try to make sure his... More »

Rush Limbaugh on Gay Marriage: 'We Lost’

Host says conservatives let liberals redefine word 'marriage'

(Newser) - Add Rush Limbaugh to the growing list of conservatives who think gay marriage will eventually win the day in America, reports the Washington Post . "I don't care what the Supreme Court does. This is now inevitable," he said yesterday on his radio show, and he asserted that... More »

Limbaugh May Be Trying to Reboot the Tea Party

His 'ashamed' rant sure sounds like it, writes Charlie Spiering

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh went on what the conservative Hot Air blog calls an "epic rant" yesterday—and at least one columnist thinks it's a call for a new and improved Tea Party movement. "For the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country," Limbaugh... More »

It's Ridiculous to Complain About Fox News

Howard Kurtz: Obama, in particular, needs to stop whining

(Newser) - President Obama and Al Gore have been whining about Fox News lately, and Howard Kurtz has had enough. Dislike the network all you want, but it's successful where Gore's Current TV wasn't. "Isn't that the free market at work?" writes Kurtz for CNN . But the... More »

Cusack Making Film About Rush Limbaugh

And the liberal actor is playing Rush himself

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment, courtesy of John Cusack. The (liberal) actor's production company plans to start work next year on a movie about Limbaugh, with Cusack playing the leading role himself, reports AP . Except for the fact that Betty Thomas is directing, no other details are... More »

Conservatives Pile on Candy Crowley

Rush accuses her of 'journalistic terrorism'

(Newser) - One person who definitely did not win the presidential debate this week was Candy Crowley—at least as far as conservatives are concerned. Right-wingers are claiming the take-charge moderator deliberately helped Barack Obama look good, reports CBS News . "Crowley's behavior goes beyond despicable as it was a blatant... More »

Sandra Fluke: Future for Women Bleak Under Romney

Rush Limbaugh's fave Georgetown law grad rallies women for Obama

(Newser) - Sandra Fluke tonight no doubt made Rush Limbaugh and the GOP rue the day the commentator called her a "slut" for demanding women's access to birth control. She painted a foreboding, almost apocalyptic, vision of life for American women under a Republican president, and had women in the... More »

So Who Is the GOP Mystery Speaker?

Palin? Limbaugh? Tebow? Whoever it is gets a plum spot on Thursday

(Newser) - GOP convention planners have political bloggers humming with their best guesses on the "to be announced" mystery speaker slotted for about 10pm Thursday. It's a primo spot: Only Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney himself will follow. At the National Review , one name among Republicans who aren't currently... More »

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