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Limbaugh: Why didn’t Obama mention ISIS in his Grammys speech on domestic violence?

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh accused President Barack Obama of inflating U.S. rape statistics during his remarks on Sunday during the Grammy Awards, Media Matters reported.

“Did he mention ISIS or al Qaeda at all? He didn’t mention ISIS or al Qaeda in that PSA at the Grammys?” Limbaugh asked sarcastically. “Oh, just some domestic folks. He just confined himself to making up statistics about the number of women that are sexually assaulted in the U.S.”

Obama said on the show that more than 25 percent of U.S. women has experienced domestic violence, and that nearly 20 percent has either been raped or been the victim of a rape attempt. His short pre-recorded statement was followed by remarks from activist and domestic violence survivor Brooke Axtell.

“It’s not okay. And it has to stop,” Obama said on Sunday. “Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes. And get us thinking and talking about what matters.”

Limbaugh did not mention that the statistics were drawn from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study using data collected in 2011.

“This would also mean that, if Obama is right and 25 percent of American women have experienced domestic violence, then 39.51 million women in the country — which is more than the population of California — are victims of such violence,” Limbaugh said.

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He then connected the president’s statements to what he called the “war on women theory and meme,” which he claimed intensified in January 2012. Limbaugh did not mention that heavy public criticisms of his remarks against Sandra Fluke, then a law student at Georgetown University, forced him to apologize after advertisers started pulling away from his program that year.

Instead, he said “modern feminism” had fueled “the notion that men are predators and that all men are predators, that’s their natural state and women are at high risk every day of their lives in this country. And Obama is now throwing gasoline on that fire and using totally made up statistics.”

Listen to Limbaugh’s remarks, as posted by Media Matters on Tuesday, below.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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