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Rush Limbaugh tries to convince skeptical Fox host that Cruz is just like Reagan: ‘He’s a likable guy!’

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Making a rare appearance on a show not his own, Rush Limbaugh joined Fox News on Sunday morning to make a pitch for surging GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, insisting to a skeptical Chris Wallace that Cruz is “likable.”

Noting that Limbaugh had previously said Cruz is “the closest we’re going to come to Ronald Reagan in out lifetime,” Wallace grimaced before adding, “Now, I didn’t know Ronald Reagan as well as you did, but I did cover him for eight years as president. I’ve got to say that I felt that Reagan was more inclusive than Cruz is. More about trying to soften the edges to get more people inside the tent.”

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Limbaugh stated his belief that Cruz has “limited his appeal” by going after evangelicals and hardcore conservatives who sat out the 2012 election because they didn’t feel Mitt Romney was conservative enough.

“He’s just in a different league, he understands conservatives, uh, conservatism because he is,” Limbaugh insisted. “And he is a nice guy, he’s a likable guy. He’s not crazy, he’s not nasty, he’s certainly not a liar. He’s a down the middle guy that anybody can trust, with plenty of integrity.”

“The establishment doesn’t like him either, it’s not just Trump. And that’s because he is who he is,” Limbaugh added.

Limbaugh’s endorsement of Cruz’s likability flies in the face of multiple reports from the Senate where his colleagues describe him as arrogant and a self-promoter.

Watch the video below from Fox News Sunday:

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‘Pandemics expose the fissures of society’: Rev. William Barber tells CNN why people of color are hurt most by COVID-19

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The Rev. William Barber told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown a light on racial and economic inequality in the United States, as statistics are showing a disproportionate number of people of color are dying from the disease.

After citing statistics from New York City showing that COVID-19 is killing black and Latino residents at twice the rate it's killing white residents, Camerota asked Barber to explain why he thinks the pandemic has been more lethal to communities of color.

"Pandemics expose the fissures of our society," he said. "They expose all of the things we haven't fixed prior to the pandemic. So we had less health care, we had less wages in poor communities."

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Rush Limbaugh baselessly accuses Dr. Fauci of being a ‘Clinton sympathizer’ who wants to ‘get rid’ of Trump

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Right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh baselessly accused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, of being a "Hillary Clinton sympathizer" who wants "to get rid of Donald Trump" during a Tuesday broadcast.

After claiming that the media tries to use its press briefings to undermine President Donald Trump, Limbaugh accused ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl of bringing in a reporter from Phoenix TV, a privately owned company stationed in Hong Kong with connections to the Chinese government. Limbaugh claimed that Fauci "gave Karl a-thumbs up, like a 'job well done' kind of thing" after the press briefing.

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Andrew Cuomo threatens to bail on CNN interview when his brother shows vintage photo of governor in bellbottoms

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) appeared to feign anger during a CNN interview Wednesday in which his brother, Christopher Cuomo, showed a vintage photo of their family with the elder brother clad in bellbottoms, a rhinestone belt and an unfortunate attempt at an afro.

The younger Cuomo is still suffering from the effects of coronavirus, appearing redfaced and wiping his brow. However, his brother noted that he seemed more animated than he has in days.

"Now I've seen you referred to a little bit recently as the 'Love Gov' and I'm wondering if that's making you a little soft on the president, that you don't want to really criticize him, because you need him and now's not a time for fighting," said the younger Cuomo. "But don't you have to balance that with calling him out if he's doing things that you don't think are great for the people of your state to be hearing and experiencing? Love Gov?"

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