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Summary: Laura Ingraham, on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” (March 20, 2019) responds to President Trump’s thoughtless, petty attack on the late U.S. senator and war hero John McCain.

Mar 6th, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said On CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that an apology by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute” was not sincere, and was made only because it best served Limbaugh.

Oct 21st, 2009

Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, eager for a few minutes in the media limelight but evincing little appreciation of Sacrifice in Service to Country, colludes with Laura Ingraham in a drive-by dissing of decorated war hero Bob Dole, essentially characterizing him as a loser. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the third day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman thanked supporters for their messages of encouragement and online contributions and published excerpts from Nick Coleman’s Oct. 21, 2008 Star Tribune column, “Republican angered by Bachmann revives candidacy.”