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March 5, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Two days after Rush Limbaugh issued a tepid apology to Sandra Fluke, the woman whom he called a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her advocacy for expansion of access to birth control, Fluke dismissed Limbaugh's statement as insufficient. The 30-year-old Georgetown law student noted in a Monday appearance on "The View" that Limbaugh had only apologized for his choice of words, as she sought to refocus the discussion on access to contraceptives being a matter of women's rights.
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March 5, 2012 | By David Horsey
Rush Limbaugh's lame apology to Sandra Fluke does not even come close to getting him off the hook. He needs to apologize to America for pushing political discourse to the level of drunk good ol' boys shouting crude epithets in a topless bar.  In case you missed it, a few days ago Limbaugh went after Fluke for supporting the inclusion of contraceptives in employee health plans. The 30-year-old Georgetown University law student jumped into the controversy over a new Obama administration rule requiring even institutions run by religious organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control.
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March 5, 2012 | By David Horsey
George Will, one of the last lions of the right wing whose conservatism is a philosophy rather than a pathology, has heaped scorn on Republican leaders for their cowardly obeisance to Rush Limbaugh. Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week," Will said straight out that "Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. " Last week, Limbaugh infamously characterized Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old Georgetown University law student, as a "slut" and a "prostitute" who should provide the world with videos of herself having sex because she supports birth control coverage in employee insurance plans.
NEWS
March 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Rush Limbaugh's apology for his remarks about a female law student over her advocacy of expanding contraceptive coverage did little to quell the political fallout on the Sunday talk shows, where Republican guests faced questions about Limbaugh's remarks and the overall response of the GOP. The first question posed to Newt Gingrich on "Meet The Press" was about "how much damage" Limbaugh had done by calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" for her support of...
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March 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The number of advertisers who have at least temporarily cut ties with Rush Limbaugh grew to seven on Sunday in the aftermath of the conservative radio host's self-described "insulting word choices" about a female law student. ProFlowers, an online florist, is one of the latest companies to announce it would halt advertising on Limbaugh's show. "Mr. Limbaugh's recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on the Rush Limbaugh radio program," it announced on its Facebook page.
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March 3, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rush Limbaugh apologized on Saturday for calling a woman who had spoken out in support of expanding contraceptive coverage a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his show. His comments about Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown, drew rebukes from people on both ends of the political spectrum and caused sponsors to pull their ads from his show. President Obama weighed in on Friday with a phone call to Fluke in which he expressed support for her and thanked her for speaking out. “For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week," Limbaugh wrote in a statement posted to his website.
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rush Limbaugh has lost another advertiser on his radio talk show as the fallout continued from his use of the terms “slut” and “prostitute” to ridicule a woman who has advocated for expanded access to birth control. Quicken Loans Inc. has suspended its advertising on the Limbaugh show, the company said in a statement posted to its website. It was a reversal for the Detroit-based online mortgage lender, which had initially issued a statement in support of Limbaugh's right to express himself.
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March 3, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez and Kim Geiger
In what was surely a rare move for the conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to the Georgetown University law school student he called a "slut" and "prostitute" earlier in the week. The apology, posted to his website, said he did not mean to make a "personal attack" against Sandra Fluke. The third-year law student had testified before Democrats in favor of President Obama's new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control.
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March 2, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
The call from President Obama came on Friday morning, and he wanted to know if Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law school student who had been called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, was OK. As much as Fluke remembered what he said, she recalled how he sounded. “He was so kind,” she said in an interview. “I was just very impressed by that.” Fluke, 30, was raised in rural Pennslyvania but has lived part-time in West Hollywood for the past five years.
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March 2, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
In unleashing his sharp words against a law student this week, talk show host Rush Limbaugh - who called the student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating expanded access to birth control - sparked rebukes from President Obama, fellow Republicans and longtime sponsors of his talk show. Obama entered the fray Friday when he called Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, to express support after she drew Limbaugh's ire when she testified in favor of the administration's new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control.
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