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Obama to AIPAC: ‘Loose talk of war’ inflating gas prices

President Barack Obama on Sunday told a pro-Israel lobbying group that “loose talk of war” was only serving to benefit Iran because it was driving up the price of oil. In his speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the president warned of the “cost and consequences of…

Axelrod: Limbaugh’s quasi-apology spread falsehoods

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday accused conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh of continuing to spread lies even as he apologized to a Georgetown University law student that he called a “slut.” “I think what Rush Limbaugh said about that woman was not only vile and degrading to…

Gingrich: ‘Baloney’ that Obama’s Quran burning apology saved lives

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for apologizing after U.S. troops allegedly burned Muslim holy books in Afghanistan. The president told ABC News last week that the apology was necessary to “save lives” because protests over the Quran burnings have caused multiple deaths, including at…

Ron Paul: Limbaugh apologized so he wouldn’t lose more sponsors

There was no sincerity in Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, according to the perspective shared by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Sunday morning. Appearing on CBS’ Face The Nation, Paul again called Limbaugh’s comments towards Fluke as “crude” and expressed that the controversial radio host became nervous…

Gingrich: ‘Silly’ to say Limbaugh speaks for GOP

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that Rush Limbaugh was right to apologize for calling a Georgetown University law student a slut, adding that it was “silly” to say the conservative radio host speaks for Republicans. Last week, Limbaugh labeled the Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut”…

Santorum: Contraception ‘a grievous moral wrong’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says an amendment put forward by Senate Republicans that would have allowed any business to exclude contraceptives from health care plans was not really about birth control. “The Blunt amendment was broader than that,” Santorum told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. “It was…

Maddow: Limbaugh, Republicans don’t know what birth control is or how it works

On Friday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel examined the recent controversy swirling around Rush Limbaugh and his vicious personal attacks on Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke. Fluke was the witness called by Democrats to testify before Rep. Darryl Issa’s Congressional committee on insurance coverage for women’s contraceptive medication.…

Fluke: Obama told me my parents should be proud

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Friday choked up as she recalled an encouraging phone call from President Barack Obama after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh smeared her as a “slut.” “You were in our green room getting ready to come on and the White House tells us that…

Santorum: ‘People 20 years ago couldn’t conceive of a cell phone’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that 20 years ago people couldn’t even imagine cell phones, but now they are commonplace because Americans “recognize the rights God has given every person.” Speaking to supporters in Chillicothe, Ohio on Friday, the former Pennsylvania senator explained that the U.S. had “transformed the…

Gingrich: You can’t put a dead deer on a Volt

After denying it earlier, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich admitted on Friday that a gun rack could be installed in Chevrolet’s electric Volt, but he insisted there would be no place to put a dead deer. At a campaign event in Savannah, Georgia, the former House Speaker told a crowd…

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