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Iowa caucus-goers deploy unusual tactic at one precinct, line up behind ex-candidate Booker

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In an unusual turn of events, some Democratic caucus-goers backing “nonviable” candidates in one Iowa precinct have thrown their support behind New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — even though he suspended his presidential campaign in early January.

Under the Iowa caucus rules, a candidate is deemed nonviable if they don’t hit a 15 percent threshold in the first round. Their supporters are then free to back another candidate in a subsequent round.

But the caucus-goers for a number of candidates who didn’t make the cut in Iowa’s 38th precinct – namely businessman Andrew Yang, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden and Tom Steyer – have apparently deployed the tactic of teaming up for Booker in an attempt to keep delegates away from the viable candidates.

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A precinct leader for the nonviable candidates in Precinct 38 – home to Drake University – told Fox News that the strategy to back Booker was decided among the caucus-goers at that precinct alone with the aim of blocking delegates and does not represent a statewide strategy dictated by the campaigns.

From 402 caucus-goers in that precinct, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took home the most votes after the first alignment with 120, followed by former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 100 and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 100.

When it was all over, Warren, Buttigieg and Sanders picked up a few more supporters, while Booker amassed 65. He was able to snag one delegate from the stunt. Warren and Buttigieg walked away with two, while Sanders got one as well.

Monday night’s Iowa caucuses marked the opening salvo of the 2020 presidential primary season with voters packing caucus sites across the state in what is expected to be a strong showing for a crowded Democratic field.

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It’s too soon to tell what final turnout numbers will be, though some party officials and campaigns were expecting far more people to participate than four years ago, due to Democrats’ enthusiasm to replace President Trump in the White House.

About 170,000 turned out in 2016. The high-water mark for the contest was the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, when nearly 240,000 participated and Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Steyn honors Rush Limbaugh after cancer diagnosis: ‘I owe him everything’

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Author and columnist Mark Steyn reacted Monday to Rush Limbaugh’s announcement that he has advanced-stage lung cancer and will be off his syndicated radio show until at least Thursday to visit with his physicians.

Steyn, who frequently guest-hosts the “Rush Limbaugh Show,” said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he owes a debt of gratitude to the 69-year-old radio legend.

“Unlike many people at the top of this business, Tucker, he has no insecurities, no petty jealousies,” said Steyn, who will be filling in for Limbaugh most of this week. “He is secure and kind and generous. Everyone who has had anything to do with ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ will be rooting for him.

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“He is the kindest. I owe him everything. In America, I owe Rush everything.”

Steyn said Monday’s show was a typical mix of honest conservative insight, humor and random pop culture references. He joked that Limbaugh sounded as at ease as he always does when he made an offhand joke about a song by Welsh singer Tom Jones.

“In the last ten minutes of the show, he told us some really devastating and tough news,” said Steyn, who added that the news was shocking coming from Limbaugh, who he described as an upbeat, kind man who has had a “rich life.”

Steyn added that Limbaugh, who has been broadcast nationwide since 1988, is remarkable in the way he has been able to keep his program at the top of the ratings for decades despite having nearly no guests. He recalled a visit to Australia where he had to tell then-Prime Minister John Howard that he had to fly back to the U.S. to guest-host Limbaugh’s show for the first time. Howard remarked to Steyn how large the radio legend’s following was.

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“I said ‘Yes, about 25 to 30 million listeners’. [Howard] goes, ‘Rush has more listeners than we have Australians’.”

Earlier Monday, Sean Hannity credited Limbaugh with helping him build his prominence in the radio industry by allowing him to guest-host in the 1990s.

Since then, Limbaugh has welcomed a handful of commentators and regional AM radio hosts to helm the show while he is away, most recently including Steyn and Harrisburg, Pa. talk show host Ken Matthews.

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Mark Steyn honors Rush Limbaugh after cancer diagnosis: ‘I owe him everything’

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Author and columnist Mark Steyn reacted Monday to Rush Limbaugh’s announcement that he has advanced-stage lung cancer and will be off his syndicated radio show until at least Thursday to visit with his physicians.

Steyn, who frequently guest-hosts the “Rush Limbaugh Show,” said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he owes a debt of gratitude to the 69-year-old radio legend.

“Unlike many people at the top of this business, Tucker, he has no insecurities, no petty jealousies,” said Steyn, who will be filling in for Limbaugh most of this week. “He is secure and kind and generous. Everyone who has had anything to do with ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ will be rooting for him.

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“He is the kindest. I owe him everything. In America, I owe Rush everything.”

Steyn said Monday’s show was a typical mix of honest conservative insight, humor and random pop culture references. He joked that Limbaugh sounded as at ease as he always does when he made an offhand joke about a song by Welsh singer Tom Jones.

“In the last ten minutes of the show, he told us some really devastating and tough news,” said Steyn, who added that the news was shocking coming from Limbaugh, who he described as an upbeat, kind man who has had a “rich life.”

Steyn added that Limbaugh, who has been broadcast nationwide since 1988, is remarkable in the way he has been able to keep his program at the top of the ratings for decades despite having nearly no guests. He recalled a visit to Australia where he had to tell then-Prime Minister John Howard that he had to fly back to the U.S. to guest-host Limbaugh’s show for the first time. Howard remarked to Steyn how large the radio legend’s following was.

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“I said ‘Yes, about 25 to 30 million listeners’. [Howard] goes, ‘Rush has more listeners than we have Australians’.”

Earlier Monday, Sean Hannity credited Limbaugh with helping him build his prominence in the radio industry by allowing him to guest-host in the 1990s.

Since then, Limbaugh has welcomed a handful of commentators and regional AM radio hosts to helm the show while he is away, most recently including Steyn and Harrisburg, Pa. talk show host Ken Matthews.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Sanders’ rise shows how lackluster the Democratic field turned out to be

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Ahead of Monday’s Iowa caucuses, The Hoover Institution’s Victor Davis Hanson told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ popularity in the 2020 Democratic race is shows “how anemic the field of candidates turned out to be.”

“Nobody thought that an unabashed and unapologetic socialist would ever win a primary and much less have a shot at the nomination,” Hanson told host Tucker Carlson.

DEMOCRACY 2020 DIGEST: DEMOCRATS BATTLE TO AVOID IOWA CAUCUS COLLAPSE

And for many of the Democratic contenders, a strong finish in Iowa is crucial for their survival in the high-stakes battle.

“Joe Biden’s candidacy was like a scab that was torn off during impeachment,” Hanson said. “We looked underneath, it was sort of a putrid wound with Hunter Biden.

“Elizabeth Warren is what she always was – -she was strident, self-righteous, sanctimonious, part-pseudo socialist — part-capitalist grifter,” Hanson continued, “so that candidacy has stalled.”

Hanson said that though Sanders shares similarities with Trump in terms of “authenticity” and “being hated by the establishment, there are enough differences that he won’t fit the Trump model.”

“Donald Trump poached the heart out of the Democratic Party, the blue-collar, lunch bucket constituency that was turned off by open borders and so-called free trade,” Hanson said.

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“I don’t think that [Sanders is] going to get the nomination,” Hanson predicted, noting that Sanders’ open-border policy and increased wealth and income taxes turning off suburban women, the constituency that Trump lost in 2016.

“Is [Sanders] really an outsider?” Hanson asked near the end of the segment. “He spent 40 years in politics and he has nothing to show for it.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Trump easily wins Iowa Republican caucuses

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President Trump easily defeated his primary rivals in Monday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, in the first indication that those attempting to take on the president inside his own party stand a slim chance of making headway against the incumbent.

Iowa results showed the president winning with roughly 97 percent of the vote over former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. The primary challengers walked away with about 1 percent each.

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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel congratulated the president, vowing he’ll carry the state in November.

While the focus has been on the Democratic contest Monday, Iowa Republicans also caucused at precincts throughout the state.

“The president has record support among Republican voters,” Republican National Committee spokesman Rick Gorka told Fox News on Monday. “I am not concerned with those embarked on a vanity project.”

When asked how long he would stay in the Republican primary race after his defeat Monday night, Walsh campaign spokesman Charles Siler told Fox News on Monday that the former congressman “is keeping every option open.”

“He sees President Trump as the greatest threat to our republic, the exact thing our Founders feared in a leader,” Siler said, noting that the campaign has spent the last three weeks in Iowa and Walsh has visited the state nearly every week since he announced his candidacy in August.

“We’re leaving straight from Iowa to go to New Hampshire,” Siler said, noting that Walsh has been campaigning in New Hampshire “regularly” since he announced his run.

“We know this is a long-shot effort, but it’s an important one for the nation,” Siler said. “That’s why it’s so distressing that the GOP has canceled so many primary elections and blocked challengers in many other states.”

The Weld campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

During the 2016 Iowa caucuses, Trump came in second place — trailing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by nearly 4 percentage points.

While Weld and Walsh are not expected to pose a tough challenge for the president this primary season, the Trump campaign and more than 80 Trump surrogates were sprinkled across Iowa, speaking at Republican caucus locations. They were geared toward planting a flag in Iowa for the general election as much as ensuring a strong showing in the caucuses.

“We are training activists as staff in every corner of the state. We have held over 230 Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Trainings with over 1,700 attendees,” Gorka told Fox News. “The Iowans form the backbone of our program and are the keys to our success in November.”

DEMOCRACY 2020 DIGEST: DEMOCRATS BATTLE TO AVOID IOWA CAUCUS ELIMINATION

“After the results tonight, the Democrat machine/attention leaves Iowa and will not be back until there is a nominee,” Gorka continued. “Meanwhile, Republicans will continue to work to keep Iowa in the president’s column in November.”

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was joined in recent days in Iowa by a slew of Trump officials, like White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney; Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and five other members of Trump’s Cabinet.

Others out making the case for the president’s reelection were House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Lynne Cheney, R-Wyo.; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; former Texas governor and former Energy Secretary Rick Perry; Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.; and Mike Lindell, the inventor of “My Pillow.”

Iowa is considered a swing state in the general election. It was narrowly carried by the Democrats in the 2000 election and narrowly by Republicans in 2004. Then-Sen. Barack Obama captured the state by 6 points in 2012. And Trump won Iowa in 2016 by nearly 10 points.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Second person connected to Mexican monarch butterfly reserve found dead in a week

Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of two men — a part-time tour guide and an anti-logging activist — both of whom had connections to one of the country’s largest butterfly sanctuaries and whose bodies were discovered within a week of each other.

Police found the body of 44-year-old Raúl Hernández Romero Saturday and presumed the tour guide was beaten to death with a sharp object, according to reports by the Washington Post.

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Just days before, the body of an esteemed and popular politician, Homero Gómez González, who championed preserving the monarch butterfly sanctuary and advocated for clamping down on illegal logging in Mexico, turned up at the bottom of a holding pond. He suffered a traumatic head wound and drowned, according to local authorities, the Associated Press reported.

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Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of community activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez as the funeral procession makes its way from the church to a hillside cemetery, in Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers attended the funeral Friday, and the homage to the anti-logging activist was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The deaths have fueled fears in Mexico that activists are being targeted. However, authorities have not been able to confirm a link between the deaths.

“Something strange is happening, because they’re finishing off all the activists, the people who are doing something for society,” Amado Gómez, González’s brother, told the AP.

The push to stop illegal logging was born from the deterioration of the monarch butterflies habitat, a site that millions of monarchs migrate to in Michoacan for the winter, drawing in tourists to take in the scene.

Prosecutors said they have ruled out robbery as a potential motive in González’ death since almost $500 in cash was found on his body.

On Thursday night, mourners in threadbare clothes lit candles and adorned the casket of González with simple floral arrangements.

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A photo of Homero Gomez Gonzalez rests atop his coffin during his wake in Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Relatives of the anti-logging activist who fought to protect the winter habitat of monarch butterflies don’t know whether he was murdered or died accidentally, but they say they do know one thing for sure: something bad is happening to rights and environmental activists in Mexico, and people are afraid.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

“I would like to ask the authorities to do their job and do more to protect activists like my brother, because lately in Mexico a lot of activists have died,” Amado Gómez said. “With his death, not only my family lost a loved one; but the whole world, and the monarch butterfly and the forests lost, too.”

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador called Gonzalez’s death “very unfortunate and painful.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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L. Brent Bozell: Rush Limbaugh is our True North — we listen to him to understand the world

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The news just broke, and an entire movement is in shock. At this writing, the severity of Rush Limbaugh’s cancer is not disclosed, but any lung cancer is serious and when it’s advanced it’s a grave situation. There are tens of millions of Americans praying tonight for him tonight (and by the way, they’re not all conservatives).

Why the national state of shock?

I was introducing Rush at an event not too long ago and I decided to say publicly what I’ve told him privately several times. I know it makes him uncomfortable to hear it but it’s true. It’s a pretty simple proposition, really, a test of any man’s value: Where would the world be without you?

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Apply that test to Rush and I conclude that the conservative movement would not be alive today but for him.

Rush is — not was, is! — a giant. Consider that his radio show has been going for over 32 years, and for the entire time he’s been #1. It’s almost incomprehensible. There are other giants in this field and behind them many times more, dozens upon dozens who could be the best. But they’re not. Year after year, for over three decades, he’s bested everyone. Why?

Let me offer a few reasons.

He is unapologetically the True North for an entire movement, the clarion call of personal liberty, a champion of national defense and a defender of a civil society. Millions around the country turn their radios on at noon every day, as they have week after week, month after month, year after year, to hear his take on whatever current event is dominant, knowing he’ll always come through.

The good he’ll applaud with style, the bad he’ll eviscerate if necessary. There are five words every conservative has heard countless times. “Did you hear Rush today?”

He can out-analyze anyone. I’ve kidded him that he reminds me of the old V-8 commercial where the person realizes there’s something he’s missed, and then slaps his forehead with the famous, “I should have had a V-8!” line. In Rush’s case, it’s his ability to take an analysis one step further than everyone else.

During the second Gulf War, there was growing opposition to America’s involvement in that part of the world and many on the left saw the opportunity. I recall Rush analyzing the situation. a) If Iraq becomes another Vietnam, American public opinion will turn against the war; b) If public opinion turns against the war, as with Vietnam, America would be forced to withdraw; and c) The humiliation would lead the left to political victory; therefore d) The left wants America defeated.

Many said that on their shows, but then Rush took it one step further. The only way for America to lose this war is for there to be the endless reports of casualties, therefore e) The left wants Americans to die. It was the logical progression of thought for him, and a “V-8” moment for everyone else.

He is genuine. Rush is worth gazillions and could walk away from the microphone any day, except he really can’t. His audience is his lifeblood. He’ll prepare for his show, but unless it’s a skit, nothing he delivers has been prepared beforehand. He can be passionately upset about something or he might find great humor in it, mercilessly poking fun at his enemies. He can be introspective, quietly discussing and sharing personal issues, or he can choose to be bombastic and braggadocious. He can put on an act but he’s never an act. It is why he’s not just beloved, but trusted by millions.

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He is humble. I know, I know. “Talent on loan from God” and all that. But that’s schtick, not Rush. He amazes me with a humility I’ve witnessed time and again for decades. I could give you endless examples, but I’ll share one. Rush’s drug addiction scandal and arrest in 2006 was unquestionably humiliating, and when I asked him to make a surprise appearance at one of my MRC Dishonors Galas, he was understandably nervous. It would be his first public outing. But he agreed.

We went through the act that night, and when Rush walked on to the stage, the crowd gasped — and then erupted, leaping to their feet, 1,000 people roaring their support. Rush came backstage afterward somewhat stunned. “They gave me a standing ovation!” he said almost in disbelief.

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Now let’s put those four elements in the blender. There is a reason why he has over 20 million people tuning into him weekly and why, at dinnertime they tell their families what Rush said that day. There’s a reason every conservative leader wants Rush’s attention and favor. There’s a reason the left despises him. More than any man alive, from either side of the political divide, Rush penetrates. To listen to Rush is to understand the world. More, it’s to understand oneself.

I never tire of this one. Back in, oh, 1989, after I’d undergone a back operation, I received a call from an old girlfriend of ours from our college days. “I just heard!” she said. How sweet. I hadn’t talked to Ruth in years. I tried to explain that it was no big deal. “But I just heard!” she said again, even more emphatically. I replied that look, this back surgery was rather routine, no big deal at all, and please not to worry. “What back surgery?” she asked, confused. “I wanted you to know I just heard Rush Limbaugh!”

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Tens of millions of Americans are praying for Rush tonight. Let us hope those supplications continue tomorrow. Rush may be our True North, but he’s also an anchor. Listen to him and somehow the world makes sense. We need that now more than ever.

I have a heavy heart tonight. Rush, old friend, you’re in my prayers too.

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Dems on Twitter are ‘more liberal,’ less likely to seek compromise, poll shows

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A recent poll suggests that Democrats on Twitter are more liberal and less willing to make compromises across the aisle, compared to Democrats who don’t use Twitter.

The Pew Research Center survey showed that 56 percent of Democrats who used Twitter said they were either “liberal” or “very liberal” while 38 percent considered themselves “moderate.” In contrast, 41 percent of Democrats who didn’t use the platform described themselves as “liberal” or  “very liberal” while nearly half of them — 49 percent — said they’re “moderate.” The poll results were released late last week.

When the polled Democrats were asked about potential compromises with Republicans, the results showed a significant split.

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Some 45 percent of Democrats on Twitter said they wanted their party’s presidential nominee to push for their preferred policies “even if it makes it harder to get things done” rather than focus on bipartisan compromise, while 54 percent of Democrats on the social media platform said finding common ground was more important.

Meanwhile, a whopping 65 percent of Democrats not active on Twitter said compromise was more important; only 34 percent said they wanted their nominee to focus more on their preferred liberal policies.

Among preferred candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was the most popular among Twitter-friendly Democrats with 29 percent while Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., polled in second with 21 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden came in third with 15 percent support.

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However, the preferences were virtually flipped for Democrats not on Twitter. In that group, Biden led with 26 percent while Sanders polled in second with 22 percent and Warren came in third with 13 percent.

All the other candidates had single-digit support among the polled Democrats.

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CDC works to provide coronavirus testing capabilities across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday called for more “aggressive actions” to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the CDC is working to expand testing capabilities of the virus to states other than Georgia.

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Currently, rapid diagnostic tests can only be conducted at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta and lab results from around the country must be sent in for testing – a process that can take up to 36 hours.

The agency is now working to provide state and local health departments with the tools needed to conduct tests themselves — without sending in the results.

The CDC said it will submit diagnostics to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of the changes under “emergency use authorization.”

“The process is extremely expedited and our colleagues at [the FDA] have been working with us closely ever since we made the plan that we were going to this in this way,” Messonnier told reporters Monday.

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She added that negative tests don’t necessarily mean a person is not infected and do not guarantee people won’t get sick. It is possible for tests to come back as negative because diagnostics couldn’t detect the virus yet.

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Since first emerging in China last month, the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 425 people, with more than 20,400 confirmed cases – nearly quadruple that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002-2003, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

For News’ Madeline Farber and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rush Limbaugh’s boyhood experience with cancer in his family inspired him to raise millions for a cure

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Fans of Rush Limbaugh, who announced Monday he has advanced lung cancer, may recall a gripping story the talk radio king once shared from his childhood that would inspire him to raise some $50 million to fight the very disease now stalking him.

Limbaugh, who held annual “cure-a-thons” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on his widely heard radio program from 1990-2016, told listeners four years ago how he became driven to help fund cancer research. While a young boy, Limbaugh explained, he heard his father, also named Rush, talking in the family’s Cape Girardeau, Mo., kitchen with a cousin named Rusby. The houseguest was a doctor and he was stricken with cancer, his voice reduced to a rasp.

“And, they’re arguing over whether or not there will ever be a cure for it,” Limbaugh recalled, “and I remember Rusby telling my dad, ‘Rush, it’s never gonna be cured. Don’t you understand, Rush?’”

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A short time later, Limbaugh said, his father told Rush and his brother, author David Limbaugh, that Rusby wanted them to have his dog. The father and two sons went to see Rusby and pick up a basset hound they named Jason. Limbaugh recalled visiting a rustic cabin in the woods, where the dying man told the elder Limbaugh he had lost all hope.

“What does it matter, Rush?” Limbaugh remembered Rusby telling his father. “I’m dying. Can’t you see, Rush? I’m dying.”

“And, he would cough up and spit something into a cup,” Limbaugh told his listeners. “I’m 10 years old. I’m not… This is shocking, it’s scary, it’s any number of things.”

In a grim twist, Jason would also die of cancer and be put down just before Limbaugh left home at age 20 on a journey that would see him land various radio jobs, work for the Kansas City Royals and then become the man who virtually defined modern talk radio and political analysis.

With the infectious optimism that many of his 20 million listeners have known well, Limbaugh in 1990 began devoting a portion of his program, once a year, to raising money to fund a cure for cancer. Over the years, he donated millions of dollars of his own money, generously matching the contributions of his listeners. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society President and CEO Louis DeGennaro said the man known to fans as “El Rushbo” helped bring in approximately $50 million over 26 years.

“Mr. Limbaugh used his significant platform to raise awareness about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to find cures while giving hope and encouragement to many patients and families coping with a cancer diagnosis,” DeGennaro said. “The funds raised through the Cure-a-thon have helped LLS support research leading to today’s most promising blood cancer treatments that have saved thousands of lives. All of us at LLS wish him a positive outcome.”

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Limbaugh said Monday he trusted his faith to get him through the battle of his life.

“I told the staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously,” he said. “I am, at the moment, experiencing zero symptoms.”

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