March 7th, 2012
10:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Cindy McCain defends Palin over HBO film

(CNN) - Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday defended her husband's 2008 GOP running mate, Sarah Palin, just days before an HBO film depicting the last presidential election hits the airwaves.

In an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” McCain said she refuses to see the film, “Game Change,” taking issue with what she heard was an inaccurate rendering of her husband and Palin.
FULL POST


Filed under: Cindy McCain • John McCain • Rush Limbaugh • Sarah Palin • TV-Piers Morgan
First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network
March 7th, 2012
06:56 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network

(CNN) - Sen. Carl Levin, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday he would like the Armed Forces Network to drop the controversial Rush Limbaugh program from its service that provides radio and television shows to U.S. service members around the world.

"I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition," Levin told CNN in an exclusive interview in the Capitol.
FULL POST


Filed under: Carl Levin • Rush Limbaugh • Senate
Obama explains phone call to Fluke
March 6th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama explains phone call to Fluke

(CNN) - President Barack Obama further explained Tuesday why he called and offered support to Sandra Fluke, the law student targeted by Rush Limbaugh last week after advocating for contraception coverage in a Democratic hearing on Capitol Hill.

In his first press conference of the year, Obama said he was thinking about his own two daughters when he picked up the phone to call Fluke on Friday.

Tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
FULL POST


Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Rush Limbaugh
Bachmann on Limbaugh: Where's the outrage?
March 5th, 2012
04:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann on Limbaugh: Where's the outrage?

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Monday pointed to partisanship in the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comments about a female law student, saying top conservative women face similar "vitriol" but receive far less attention.

"I have gone through myself, and experienced, more things said about me and I have never seen this level of outrage on the left about what left-leaning commentators said about me," Bachmann said in an interview set to air Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Michele Bachmann • Rush Limbaugh • TV-Piers Morgan
More Limbaugh advertisers jump ship
March 5th, 2012
09:31 AM ET
3 years ago

More Limbaugh advertisers jump ship

(CNN) – Rush Limbaugh's apology for labeling a law student a "slut" and "prostitute" failed to stem an exodus of advertisers from his radio show, as another company said Monday it was withdrawing spots from the conservative program.

AOL, along with 11 other companies, announced plans to remove ads from "The Rush Limbaugh Show," which is the most listened to talk radio show in the United States.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

FULL POST


Filed under: Rush Limbaugh
On-message with social media? Good luck with that
March 3rd, 2012
07:13 PM ET
3 years ago

On-message with social media? Good luck with that

Cincinnati (CNN) - Mitt Romney had a mutiny on his hands. Not with his staff but with his embeds.

The hardworking, 20- and 30-something off-camera network news reporters who chronicle Romney's every public utterance had decided on a plan: They would band together and confront the candidate working the rope line, mini-cams in hand, with the hopes of forcing Romney to comment on the Rush Limbaugh controversy.

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rush Limbaugh • Twitter
Limbaugh apologizes for ‘slut’ comment
March 3rd, 2012
06:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Limbaugh apologizes for ‘slut’ comment

(CNN) - Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday for calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" this week after the Georgetown law student advocated for contraception coverage in a Democratic hearing.

“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh said in a statement on his website. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Health care • Rush Limbaugh
March 2nd, 2012
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Initially silent, Romney addresses Limbaugh ‘slut’ remarks

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney steered clear of the Rush Limbaugh controversy until Friday evening, even avoiding a CNN reporter earlier in the day, when he addressed the issue after an event in Cleveland.

“I'll just say this which is it’s not the language I would have used," Romney said. "I’m focusing on the issues I think are significant in the country today and that’s why I’m here talking about jobs and Ohio.”
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rush Limbaugh
March 2nd, 2012
05:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Fluke on Limbaugh comment: 'I'm not going to be silenced'

(CNN) - The Georgetown law student targeted by Rush Limbaugh for her position on contraceptives said Friday she was "upset and outraged" when she first heard the radio talk show host had called her a "slut."

"I felt probably the way many women do when they are called those types of names," Sandra Fluke told CNN. "Initially hurt and then very quickly upset and outraged because somebody is trying to silence you."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Health care • Rush Limbaugh
March 2nd, 2012
03:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum calls Limbaugh comments 'absurd'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh "absurd" over disparaging remarks from the radio talk show host directed at a law student who testified before a House panel in support of access to contraceptives.

"He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Rush Limbaugh
« older posts
newer posts »