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Jeb Walks Back Endorsement of Iraq Invasion

Ex-governor acknowledges that 'mistakes were made'

(Newser) - Jeb Bush appears to be changing his tune after comments he made on Fox News this Sunday. Asked by Megyn Kelly whether, "knowing what we know now," he would "have authorized the invasion," Bush said he "would've," the New York Times reports: "... More »

Gingrich: I'd Team With Santorum to Beat Romney

Newt says he's open to the possibility

(Newser) - Could Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum team up to defeat Iowa caucus winner Mitt Romney? Gingrich floated the possibility when Laura Ingraham asked him about it today on her radio show. "Absolutely," Gingrich responded. "I mean Rick and I have a 20-year friendship. We are both rebels,... More »

Laura Ingraham: $11K of Jewelry Stolen at Airport

Gold cross from her baptism among allegedly stolen items

(Newser) - Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham says $11,000 worth of jewelry was taken from her checked luggage and she believes the theft happened at New Jersey's Newark Airport. Port Authority police are investigating Saturday's theft report. Ingraham says she had taken a Continental Airlines flight out of Newark... More »

Schultz Apologizes for 'Vile' Ingraham Remarks

MSNBC host calls it his lowest moment

(Newser) - Ed Schultz apologized last night for calling conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut,” and said he has offered to take an “indefinite” break from his MSNBC show without pay. In what Mediaite calls “a remarkably fulsome and sincere apology,” Schultz acknowledged that he... More »

MSNBC Suspends Ed Schultz for 'Right-Wing Slut' Comment

Liberal host went after Laura Ingraham on his radio program

(Newser) - MSNBC will suspend liberal radio and TV host Ed Schultz for a week without pay for calling Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut" on his radio show, reports Talking Points Memo . As noted by the Daily Caller , Schultz rolled out the epithet yesterday to lash out at Ingraham, who had... More »

Donald Trump: Bill Ayers Wrote Obama's Book

The Donald repeats wild rumor, says he's 'proud' to be a birther

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn’t content with questioning Obama’s citizenship —now he’s questioning his authorial accomplishments, too. In an interview with Laura Ingraham yesterday, Trump espoused the theory that Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s memoir, Dreams of My Father, Aol News reports. Obama is only the president “... More »

Bachmann: First Lady Wants a 'Nanny State'

Minnesota rep slams breastfeeding campaign

(Newser) - Just a few days after Andrew Breitbart ran a cartoon basically calling her fat , Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity campaign came under attack again, this time from Michele Bachmann. The Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party favorite ripped Obama's push to advocate breastfeeding as part of the fight against childhood obesity,... More »

Palin Swings Back at Barbara Bush

And she says to Michelle: Get off fat kids' backs

(Newser) - Sarah Palin managed to slight not one, but two First Ladies in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Asked if Barbara Bush's recent comment that she hopes Palin stays in Alaska shows that the GOP elite wants to "kneecap" her, Palin replied, "I don't think the... More »

Rand Paul: OK, Civil Rights Act Can Stay

He also blames the 'loony left' for distorting his views

(Newser) - Rand Paul is moving to stem the damage: "I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964," he said in a statement. (Read it in full at the Washington Post here .) The clarification became politically necessary after comments... More »

Can the Catty Remarks on Clinton's Weight

Focus on appearance is dragging down both politics and journalism

(Newser) - Remarks like Tina Brown's recent crack on MSNBC that Hillary Clinton "needs to get back in the gym," are dragging public debate down to a high-school level, Chloe Angyal writes at SpliceToday. Nobody's looking too hard at the waistline of male politicians or diplomats, Angyal notes, but... More »

'Smart Cookie' McCain Is What GOP Needs

PR-savvy moderate gives party hope in courting youth vote

(Newser) - Meghan McCain’s scuffle with Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham has shown she knows how to take a punch—and how to throw one, writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post. McCain’s critique of her party’s bomb-throwers is accurate, and her strategy has been savvy. "If McCain... More »

Meghan McCain: I'm a New Kind of Republican

Tells Larry King she supports Obama, but is 'totally daddy's girl'

(Newser) - Meghan McCain considers herself a “progressive Republican,” she told Larry King last night on CNN—a new, younger voice for the party. McCain, who’s been in the news lately for her spat with conservatives Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter, said she was “totally daddy’s girl,... More »

Ingraham Denies Calling Meghan McCain Fat

Blames left-wing conspiracy for taking remarks 'out of context'

(Newser) - The liberals made her do it. Laura Ingraham denied on last night's O’Reilly Factor that she’d ever called Meghan McCain fat—even after playing the radio clip in which she seemingly did just that, Gawker reports. The talk-show host argued that the whole thing was a “left-wing... More »

Conservative Catfight Knocks Women Down

GOP female pundits attempt fight over party's future, end up in degrading spectacle

(Newser) - Female Republican pundits squabble over the future of their party and it descends into a snarkfest over age and weight? "You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding," writes Dahlia Lithwick in Slate. Meghan McCain and Laura Ingraham's catfight is the reason why men don't see women as serious political... More »

Ingraham Calls Meghan McCain 'Useful Idiot'

Feud continues; 'I'm proud of my daughter,' says John McCain

(Newser) - Meghan McCain, who has recently attacked certain prominent female conservatives, is a “flavor of the month” being manipulated by the media, says one of her targets. Laura Ingraham writes on her blog—under the title 'Useful Idiot' Watch— that McCain is following her father’s maverick playbook, CNN reports.... More »

Specter Tells Ingraham to 'Get Off It'

(Newser) - Arlen Specter got into an on-air tiff with Laura Ingraham yesterday, when the conservative talk show host said the Republican senator must have been “wined and dined at the White House,” because he supported the stimulus package. “Oh, get off it, Laura,” a piqued Specter replied.... More »

Conservative Radio Sees Boom Ahead

Limbaugh, Hannity & Co. ready to play foil to Obama White House

(Newser) - Where Bill Clinton’s presidency triggered Rush Limbaugh’s ascent, many see a new boom coming for conservative talk radio under President Obama, the New York Times reports. Limbaugh is touting the “rebirth of principled opposition,” and Sean Hannity claims to lead “conservatism in exile.” Says... More »

Joe the Congressman?

Would battle popular northern Ohio representative

(Newser) - Joe the Plumber is mulling a 2010 congressional bid. The man John McCain turned into an instant celebrity—and the centerpiece of the GOP campaign in the home stretch—told radio host Laura Ingraham yesterday he might take on a highly popular incumbent in northern Ohio, CNN reports. “I'll... More »

Right Rallies to McCain's Defense Against NYT

But Limbaugh, others say that's what you get for wooing Dems, press

(Newser) - Conservative media figures who previously shunned John McCain stood up for him today—but also said he had it coming to him for wooing the mainstream press, ABC reports. Sean Hannity called the New York Times story on McCain's relationship with a lobbyist “beyond disgraceful." Rush Limbaugh, lumping... More »

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