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Rush Limbaugh Deactivates Twitter Account

He had 88.6 million followers

(Newser) - In what might be seen as a preemptive move given recent developments in social media, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has deactivated his Twitter account. Twitter confirmed to USA Today that the @RealRLimbaugh account—which the paper says featured rhetoric similar to that which appeared on President Trump’s...

Rush Limbaugh: I Wasn't Supposed to Be Alive Today

Radio host thanks listeners amid his fight with cancer

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh thanked his listeners in an emotional, year-end broadcast Thursday, shadowed by the likelihood that he won't be around to deliver the same message next year. "I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December," said the 69-year-old...

Trump, Limbaugh Warn of Trouble Ahead

President sees 'dangerous moment' for US, while radio hosts warns of a secession

(Newser) - President Trump's complaints about the election seemed to escalate Thursday as he warned of the US approaching a "dangerous moment," reports Mediaite . Meanwhile, ally Rush Limbaugh spoke of a possible "secession" on his radio show. The twin warnings were being highlighted Thursday at the conservative and...

Rush Limbaugh Shares News on His Cancer

Recent scans show disease progression that's going in 'wrong direction,' talk show host says

(Newser) - Since he announced his lung cancer diagnosis in February, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh hasn't talked about it too much on the air. On Monday, however, he gave listeners what the Washington Examiner calls an "emotional update," revealing that recent scans didn't offer good news....

Trump Pitched a Novel Idea —and Canned It Over One Man

He apparently came this close to launching a radio show

(Newser) - President Trump almost launched a White House talk-radio show last month but backed off in deference to Rush Limbaugh, the New York Times reports. Three unnamed White House officials say Trump walked into the Situation Room with a pitch: Listeners would call in and talk to him directly, without screening,...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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