Rush Limbaugh http://www.kunc.org en Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh http://www.kunc.org/post/huckabee-pledges-more-civil-alternative-limbaugh Mike Huckabee fell short four years ago in his quest to become the Republican presidential nominee. As of this week, the former Arkansas governor has a new job: national radio talk show host.<p><em>The Mike Huckabee Show</em> started Monday with an anticipatory flourish.<p>"Welcome to the community of conversation. You've just made a right turn, and you've arrived at the corner of conservatism and common sense," he said. "In this show, we're going to be confronting the issues — not the listeners."<p>Huckabee is no media novice. He has been on the radio since he was a teenager. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:17:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 25548 at http://www.kunc.org Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh Timing Of Birth Control Coverage May Differ For Students, Profs http://www.kunc.org/post/timing-birth-control-coverage-may-differ-students-profs Could Georgetown University students like Sandra Fluke have to wait an extra year for free birth control?<p>There's a reason to ask the question.<p>Fluke, in case you missed it somehow, is the law student who <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRC0nsjtKQ">testified</a> before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month about the importance of providing free contraceptive services to students and others at religiously affiliated institutions.<p>Her comments drew a caustic and mocking response from conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who called her <a hr Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:36:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 23883 at http://www.kunc.org Timing Of Birth Control Coverage May Differ For Students, Profs Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word http://www.kunc.org/post/slut-other-four-letter-s-word <em>Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's </em>Fresh Air<em> with Terry Gross, is the author of the book </em>The Years of Talking Dangerously.<p>"My choice of words was not the best," Rush Limbaugh said in his apology. That's the standard formula for these things — you apologize not for what you said but for the way you said it.<p>Though in this case, there didn't seem to be a lot of distance between thought and word. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Geoff Nunberg 23874 at http://www.kunc.org Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word Limbaugh Says Business Is Fine; Maybe 28 Of 18,000 Advertisers Have Left http://www.kunc.org/post/limbaugh-says-business-fine-maybe-28-18000-advertisers-have-left Saying that "everything is fine on the business side" and that the number of advertisers who have left his show is akin to "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru," conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh today took time to clear up what he says has been "misinformation" about the repercussions from his recent comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.<p>In case you need a reminder, Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" because of her support during Congressional testimony for the Obama administration's Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23569 at http://www.kunc.org Limbaugh Says Business Is Fine; Maybe 28 Of 18,000 Advertisers Have Left Can Republicans Win Over Women In November? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-republicans-win-over-women-november For the first presidential cycle in years, Republicans seemed to have a shot at overcoming Democrats' long-standing edge with women voters.<p>They fared better than Democrats among women overall in the 2010 midterm election — the Republicans' best overall national result among women in 18 years.<p>And 2012 seemed to have the potential to turn that good showing into a trend, a key advantage in an electorate where women make up the majority of all voters.<p>Polls taken as recently as the end of last year suggested that women's support for President Obama was weakening. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:18:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 23564 at http://www.kunc.org Can Republicans Win Over Women In November?