Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh stated on November 21, 2016 in "The Rush Limbaugh Show": "Alexander Hamilton was an immigration hawk." Rush Limbaugh stated on July 20, 2015 in a segment on his radio show: "Al Franken said almost exactly what Trump said" about John McCain’s military record. Rush Limbaugh stated on July 14, 2014 in an episode of his radio show: Republicans "went out of the way to praise (Eric) Holder's nomination. ... Not a single Republican senator opposed Eric Holder's nomination." Rush Limbaugh stated on November 10, 2009 in his radio show: The health care bills will be "mandated spending. You can't cut it, regardless of the budget circumstances." Rush Limbaugh stated on November 1, 2009 in Fox News Sunday: "That 3.5 percent (increase in the third quarter GDP) came from two things — government spending on Cash for Clunkers — they just moved fourth-quarter auto sales into the third quarter — and the first-time home buyer thing."