Rush Limbaugh

Sandra Fluke Is Her Own Biggest Campaign Donor

By on 7.30.14 | 1:18AM

Sandra Fluke rose to fame after advocating for Obamacare before members of Congress on the grounds that she couldn't afford her own birth control. But just a few years later, she can afford a generous donation to her California State Senate campaign. That's the scoop from a great piece written by Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner. Per Schow, Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and made $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. In addition, Fluke loaned her campaign $100,000.

Looking at the raw numbers, Fluke has outraised her opponent, Ben Allen. However, Fluke's own contributions, along with donations from her wealthy in-laws, total 33 percent of her fundraising. Allen's family and personal contributions, on the other hand, only make up 15 percent of his total donations. Schow breaks it down: "[i]f you remove family donations and loans, Allen has raised $330,141. Removing the same from Fluke and she’s only raised $278,859.01."

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And Think Progress is Proud of this Video

By on 8.17.10 | 11:13AM

Michigan Gov. Jennifer "Stay the Course" Granholm recently said Rush Limbaugh was unpatriotic because of things he said about the $41,000 "green" jobbin' Chevy Volt.

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By on 12.31.09 | 6:03PM

Other than Rush Limbaugh's own Web site, a dependable source of information about his health situation in Hawaii is at BobLee Swagger's blog.

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Re: Joe Carter, Rush, and Paul Harvey

By on 3.2.09 | 10:52AM

Joe,

I share your great love of Paul Harvey.  There was something about the way he spoke on the radio that completely captured me.  I can't recall having ever switched him off.  And the thing was, he was just as wonderful talking about the latest Coleman Thermos or Bose Wave Radio as he was talking about the economy.  Surely, the advertisers compensated him well for selling their products so gracefully and so convincingly. 

Where I differ is with your tone regarding Rush Limbaugh.  Like you, I don't agree with everything he says.  But the man deserves more props than you seem willing to give.  He is more than an entertainer.  He is simply the best talk radio host who has ever lived. 

I don't mean to insult Sean Hannity, but Rush is far better than Hannity in the radio format.  He's far better than anyone toiling in the genre he single-handedly created.  The only thing I don't like about Rush's show is the callers, but he is less likely to lean on them as a crutch than many of his contemporaries. (Note to callers: the point of you being on the air is to entertain the listeners.  Be good.)

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Obama's men do a new dance, in the shape of a triangle.