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Gates says no hasty U.S. troop cut in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday there would be no hasty U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Washington expected the same from its allies. Gates, speaking ahead of the start of President Barack Obama’s planned troop cuts in Afghanistan next month, said a “rush to the…

Rush Limbaugh’s ratings have fallen 30% in the last six months

by Jen Ortiz The just-released Arbitron report reveals that a lot less people are listening to right-wing talk radio. With a lull in ratings since November, Rush Limbaugh had a 3.0 share of listeners for his radio time slot, which is a 33% slide from October and from last April,…

US in rush to sell off GM stake: report

NEW YORK — The United States plans to sell off much of its remaining shares in General Motors this summer despite the lackluster performance of the company’s stock, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The newspaper said the sale within the next six months would “almost certainly” mean that US…

Rush Limbaugh: Media exaggerates Japan disaster

WASHINGTON – Right-wing US radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday that the media is overplaying the nuclear crisis in Japan after last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. “We have all these people on the media who we’ve never heard of, never heard from ever before, making calls…

Bill Maher defended First Lady’s childhood exercise campaign

The First Lady’s initiative to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity in America is completely uncontroversial, a cable television show host recently said. “If you think Michelle Obama is after your freedom because she merely suggests that our kids should exercise more and eat a little broccoli along with their…

Colbert: Limbaugh ripped off my offensive Chinese impersonation

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert Thursday joined Asian Americans who were infuriated at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for mocking the way Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks. The conservative commentator had lampooned Hu — who he called the “ChiCom dictator” — over his joint news conference Wednesday with US President Barack…

Sharpton wants FCC to shut down Limbaugh’s ‘racist talk’

It’s no secret that Rev. Al Sharpton isn’t a fan of Rush Limbaugh. Now Sharpton is hoping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will finally do something about the conservative radio host. Sharpton told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Monday that he is conducting a series of meetings with the FCC to see…

Caught: Rush Limbaugh makes race baiting comment about Obama: ‘Gang’ making ‘graffiti’

Rush Limbaugh is adept with words. In a little noticed comment on his radio show, posted Monday on his website, Limbaugh appears to race bait the president by linking him to a “gang” creating “graffiti” on the “walls of American history.” “This guy is an utter wrecking ball all by…

Rove: Limbaugh took my comments out of context

Two top conservatives are having a disagreement and it’s playing out in the media. Karl Rove said Sunday that Rush Limbaugh had taken his comment that the Tea Party was “not sophisticated” out of context. In an interview published online Tuesday, Rove told Der Spiegel that the Tea Party lacks…

Outdoing even himself, Rush Limbaugh says Obama looks ‘demonic’

The ever-quotable Rush Limbaugh has fired a new zinger, this time at President Barack Obama. The conservative talker averred that Obama looked “demonic” in a photograph featured on the conservative website The Drudge Report. “There are some pictures on the Drudge Report,” Limbaugh said, referencing the conservative website. “I’m gonna…

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