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Limbaugh Has a Few Theories About the Coronavirus

Likens it to common cold, says it's being overhyped to hurt President Trump

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is back in the news again, this time while airing some controversial theories about the coronavirus. "It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump," Limbaugh said during his Monday radio show, per HuffPost . "Now, I want... More »

Limbaugh's Buttigieg Comments Slammed by Both Sides

Talk show host said America is not ready for 'a gay guy kissing his husband' to be president

(Newser) - Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been “kissing his husband" after debates, the AP reports. Limbaugh's comments came eight days after President Trump awarded him the nation's top civilian honor... More »

Teacher's Limbaugh Cancer Tweet Gets Him Suspended

High school teacher said he hopes the conservative radio host dies painfully

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh tends to inspire either love or hate, and for one Milwaukee teacher, it's apparently the latter. After the right-wing radio host revealed his lung cancer diagnosis, high school English teacher Travis Sarandos tweeted, "limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it's awesome that he'... More »

Trump Address Had Special Moment for Rush Limbaugh

Trump paused speech to honor radio host with Presidential Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - Before Tuesday night's State of the Union address, there were rumors that President Trump planned to announce that Rush Limbaugh would be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But the president did more than that: In one of the most unusual moments in SOTU history, Trump paused the... More »

Rush Limbaugh: I Have 'Advanced Lung Cancer'

Radio host will be taking hiatus for treatment but plans to be back

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh told his radio listeners Monday that he has advanced lung cancer, reports Fox News . The 69-year-old conservative icon says he will have to miss some time from his show for treatment, but will try to "keep everything as normal" as possible. He said he hopes to be... More »

Limbaugh: Trump's NFL Remarks 'Starting to Make Me Nervous'

Conservative talk-show host says he's 'very uncomfortable' with how president is acting

(Newser) - For the past few weeks, President Trump has been firing off tweets pressuring NFL athletes to stand during the national anthem—and for the NFL to make them do so —with his most recent post Wednesday claiming ( falsely ) that Commissioner Roger Goodell was "finally demanding" all... More »

Rush Limbaugh: Coverage of Irma Reveals Left-Wing Bias

He suggests it's part of media campaign to advance climate change

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh lives in Florida and thus is keeping a close eye on the path of Hurricane Irma. But on his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh floated a controversial theory: News coverage is inflating the storm's potential danger as part of a liberal media bias in regard to global warming.... More »

Rush Limbaugh Is Right About Trump

President should listen to Limbaugh, writes Chris Cillizza

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh gave President Trump some advice on his radio show Wednesday, and in the Washington Post , Chris Cillizza thinks it's wise, politically speaking. Trump's White House has been beset with controversy after controversy, forcing Trump to seem as if he's "always on defense," Cillizza... More »

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 »

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