Laura Ingraham hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on March 13th.
Ingraham spoke to Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley about President Obama's decline in the polls affected by high gas prices, sluggish economic growth and the backlash from the Sandra Fluke "Slutgate" issue. The relevance of the issue for the election was debated as well as Obama's war on fossil fuels.
Ingraham talked to Jemu Green and Hannah Smith about Sandra Fluke's oped defending her testimony about Catholic institutions prividing birth control via health insurance. She cited the CBS-NYTimes poll saying Obama is declining in popularity with women. Smith said women are for religious freedom while Green defended Fluke.
Ingraham spoke to John Stossel about the birth control issue and said he doesn't understand why employers should pay for birth control. He said access and paying for a service are being conflated. Stossel said it's a world market that decides oil prices and the president can't do much about it and even drilling in the US wouldn't affect it too much. He said our prices are quite reasonable considering the danters that are present in the process. He noted that a bottle of water costs more and he's impressed with what the oil companies are doing. He said Gingrich is using the issue for political purposes.
Ingraham discussed First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" taxpayers funded efforts with Bernard Whitman. He said the government should protect its citizens health against chronic and deadly diseases that cost the taxpayers a great deal in Medicare and Medicaid costs. Ingraham referenced the political aspect of the First Lady's activities on the taxpayers' dimes and that citizens should decide for themselves about their dietary and exercise choices. Whitman said it's a life saving effort and that there is no mandate to do what she says.
Ingraham spoke to Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jonna Spilbor about the soldier assassin who killer sixteen Afghans. She said there are mitigating factors of PTSD and alcohol factors and that he will face a court martial. Spilbor said justice will be swift. The continued deployments and war pressures were also noted. Attorney General Eric Holder has been disturbed over NYPD surveillance of Muslims. Philbor said said it should be investigated and Guilfoyle said any terrorist activity should be investigated.