Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said the controversy surrounding conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comments about a Georgetown law student is nothing more than an attempt to deflect attention from the issues that are important in the 2012 elections.
"In case our liberal friends have not heard, Rush Limbaugh is not running for anything – he's not a candidate for president of the United States," said Cain in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Thursday afternoon. Cain was touring Alabama with Kathy Peterson, a GOP candidate for the state's Public Service Commission.
The controversy regarding Limbaugh began a little more than a week ago when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute," leading several advertisers to pull their ads on the popular daily talk show with an estimated 15 million daily listeners. He made the comments after Fluke testified before a panel of congressional Democrats in support of President Obama's policy of mandating free contraceptives to all female employees, even at religious institutions (such as hospitals and colleges) that object to such services. more >>
The faucet continues on run on the number of advertisers who are pulling away from Rush Limbaugh's popular daily talk show. So far, 20 companies have suspended their ad buys, but others such as Brent Bozell of Media Research Center are saying liberal pundits are getting away with much more.
On Monday morning, media outlets including The Christian Post were reporting seven sponsors had withdrawn their ad buys over Limbaugh's reference to a Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's testimony to a group of Democrat legislators, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." more >>
Rick Santorum's daughter has made a "miraculous turnaround," according to the Republican presidential candidate, who shared news of her condition at a tele-town hall on Sunday night.
Isabella, or "Bella," as the family calls her, suffers from a rare and serious genetic disorder, called Trisomy 18, that kills about 90 percent of children before or during birth, ABC News reported.
The former Pennsylvania senator has been forced to cancel appearances during the weekend so that he can tend to his daughter in the hospital, a decision which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin highly praised and described as a "Christ-like" example. more >>
Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Fox News on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann should put an end to her campaign.
“She has a lot to offer, also, but I don't think it is her time this go-around,” Palin said of Bachmann to Fox News. “And I believe that unless she, too, wants to spend her own money or borrowing money and perhaps go into debt, which – heaven forbid – you do that to your family?” Palin added.
Bachmann, who has been behind in the Iowa polls for several weeks before Tuesday’s Iowa caucus, ran television ads on Monday reminding Iowa voters of her opposition to President Obama’s health care plan and her Waterloo, Iowa, birthplace. more >>
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow can add another fan to the list: political pundit Sarah Palin. Palin gave a symbolic wink and a nod in Tebow’s direction when she said she respects what the young Denver Broncos player stands for.
“Oh, I am so pro-Tebow. You know he is so unashamed of his savior, Jesus of Nazareth,” Palin said on Fox News after being asked her opinion of the controversial quarterback. “He knows Jesus is going to rock your world when you give it over to him, and he's bold about it, and he knows that the son of God should be honored and praised. Tebow does that and I respect it.”
Palin isn’t the first political figure to jump aboard the Tebow train. In last week’s GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared that he wants to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. more >>
For those who have been holding their breath waiting to see if Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012, they can finally exhale. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has announced she will not enter the 2012 GOP primary for president announced in an interview with radio talk show host Mark Levin late Wednesday. However, most analysts are not surprised at her decision.
“I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States,” Palin wrote in a statement. “As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.”
Kyle Kondik, a political analyst who works with Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, wasn’t surprised by Palin’s decision. more >>