A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
August 13, 2013 The fallout continues from Saturday's performance, during which the clown in the "Obama" mask and others mocked the president. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the act. Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, puts part of the blame on the president.
March 19, 2012 This week's Political Junkie column: Will the rhetoric and controversies focusing on contraception affect women's choices in November? Plus: a look ahead to the key House contests in the Illinois primary. And remembering Peter Bergman of Firesign Theater.
March 13, 2012 Students aren't employees, and student health plans are generally individual policies that the students buy on their own, even if they're offered through the college. So mandatory coverage of birth control for students shouldn't be delayed past August, but it could take longer for the faculty, advocates say.
March 7, 2012 David Axelrod, the president's political strategist, indicated to journalists Wednesday that Obama's campaign will use Romney's response to the Limbaugh's misogynistic comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke to further define the Republican frontrunner as someone without the mettle to be president.
March 7, 2012 The radio show host also says two sponsors who canceled because of his comments about a Georgetown University law student now want to return to his show. He declined to name those companies.
March 6, 2012 Just as dozens of advertisers were abandoning Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a pro-Gingrich superPAC actually increased its ad buy on the program. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Winning Our Future explained that Limbaugh's show reaches more of the primary voters the superPAC wants to reach than any other show.
March 6, 2012 By far the biggest return on investment would come from expanding access to family planning through Medicaid, a Brookings Institution analysis finds.
March 6, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, why or why not containment will work with Iran, and what it's like for children to take care of as you age. In the second hour, how animals and humans heal each other, and the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh and the word 'slut.'
March 5, 2012 AOL today joined other advertisers to pull adds from the radio host's nationally syndicated program in the wake of his words about a young woman who has spoken out in favor of insurers paying the cost of women's contraception services.
March 2, 2012 The conservative radio broadcaster went after Sandra Fluke for her testimony about the Obama administration's policy on contraceptives. He's lost at least one advertiser because of his comments.
July 19, 2011 David Brooks has a New York Times column Tuesday that, like an earlier column, is getting attention as almost an open letter to establishment Republicans to take back their party from the Tea Party wing.
A billboard for Rush Limbaugh's show in Tucson.
January 14, 2011 Clear Channel said the billboard, which featured bullet holes, was taken down because discussion of it would not contribute to Tucson's healing.
January 10, 2011 Limbaugh accused Democrats of welcoming the attacks in order to put Republicans on the defensive. The attacks gave Democrats an opening to go after him and Sarah Palin. The news media came under heavy criticism from Limbaugh.
December 7, 2010 His conservative credentials have been questioned because he backed banning old-style light bulbs. That put him on Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck's bad side. Upton said that as chairman, he'll be willing to reconsider.
March 9, 2009 I have often wondered, why do so many research studies go forward without ethnically diverse subjects? Is it because ethnic variations are not deemed relevant, or that different groups are less likely to volunteer? Is it that they are unconnected ...
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