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By Ann Patchett

Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You

Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You

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Tag: Mike Huckabee

5 Nuttiest Right-Wing Moments This Week: ‘Respectable’ Marco Rubio Spins Insane Conspiracy Theory

And the Donald waves his Bible at the hard-right Christian panderfest.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 READ MORE

10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Michael Stipe Blasts Donald Trump and His Ilk for Using R.E.M.’s Music: ‘Go F**k Yourselves’

Corporatist GOP candidate Donald Trump and vintage alterna-band R.E.M. both rose to prominence in the 1980s. The similarities between the two begin and end there.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Marriage License

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Mike Huckabee Compares Kim Davis’ Stance on Gay Marriage to Abraham Lincoln’s on Slavery

Maybe the term “civil rights” doesn’t mean what Mike Huckabee thinks it means.

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver Stumps for Federal Equal Rights Law; Outs Candidates for Anti-LGBT Stance

On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” show, John Oliver took on LGBT discrimination, pointing out that 31 states still do not have anti-discrimination laws in place and saying this makes it “surprisingly easy for people to be fired, evicted or refused service just because they are gay.”

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 READ MORE

Is It Possible to Out-Trump Donald Trump?

It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump’s inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might put it, for total losers.

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE

The GOP: A Party in Turmoil

The Republican Party is in total chaos. Democrats aren’t there yet but may be approaching the neighborhood. It’s time to acknowledge that our political system simply isn’t doing its job.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 READ MORE

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Other GOP Candidates Attack Obama’s Plan to Curb Climate Change

Before President Obama could announce his administration’s new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, Republican presidential hopefuls were insisting they know better than the scientists whose work he relied on.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 READ MORE


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The Charleston Shooting: Holding Obama and the Presidential Candidates Accountable

Maybe it was white rage that provoked a young man to kill nine innocent worshippers as they prayed. Maybe it was mental illness or some other twisted motivation. The one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun.

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE

You Can Call Him Jeb!

Substituting an exclamation point for his inconvenient last name, Jeb Bush has officially entered the presidential race. Why isn’t everyone else quaking in fear?

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 READ MORE

Bozo Huckabee

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 READ MORE

Islamic State: What Would Republicans Do?

Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take—and how their strategies would make a difference.

Posted on May 29, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Mike Huckabee Kicks Off 2016 Campaign: ‘We Were Promised Hope, but It Was Just Talk’

And then there were six: Former Arkansas governor and Fox News talking head Mike Huckabee brought the official tally of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential contest to a half-dozen Tuesday, and he blasted his ex-rival, President Obama, while he was at it.

Posted on May 5, 2015 READ MORE

GOP Presidential Candidates Refuse to Get With the Same-Sex Marriage Picture

For much of the country, gay marriage is becoming old news. But you would never know that from listening to the GOP presidential hopefuls, who play rhetorical Twister whenever the issue is raised.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE

Hillary’s Weight

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Who’s Behind the Rapid Decline in Abortions in the U.S.?

The abortion rate has hit a 30-year low, but anti-choicers had nothing to do with it.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 READ MORE

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Top Ten Ways GOP Could Avoid ‘War on Women’ Label

Mike Huckabee objects to the charge that the Republican Party is waging a war on women.

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 READ MORE

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Huckabee: ‘Time for Churches to Reject Tax-Exempt Status’

The socially conservative former governor of Arkansas explained to a group of Southern Baptist pastors at a conference this week why churches should no longer accept government tax breaks.

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 READ MORE

Huckabee Compares Abortion to Holocaust During GOP Event

Delivering the keynote speech at the Celebrate Life forum in Iowa over the weekend, former Arkansas governor and current Fox News host Mike Huckabee claimed that abortion has become “this incredible Holocaust of our own in America.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 READ MORE


Is This the Most Inappropriate Reaction to Sandy Hook School Shooting?

Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson sent an email the day of the Connecticut massacre explaining how most of the kids who were killed that day “would still be alive” if he had been a principal or a teacher at the school.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE

Mike Huckabee Blames Connecticut Shooting on Separation of Church and State

How does one explain the massacre of 20 children at a school in Connecticut? Madness? A society that values gun rights ahead of human life? No. The answer, according to former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, is the secularization of schools.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE

Huckabee Slams ‘Pathetic’ Effort by GOP to Reach Out to Minority Voters

Huckabee ripped the Republican Party for its efforts to reach out to voters of color during an election night appearance on Fox News.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

Romney’s FEMA Flip-Flop, Brad Pitt’s Big Political Donation, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mike Huckabee’s scary new political ad and Chris Christie’s Halloween announcement.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 READ MORE

The ‘Obama Phone’ Fallacy, Coulter Ripped on ‘The View,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more bad news for Mitt Romney, Claire McCaskill’s response to Todd Akin’s sexist remarks and further Republican charges about President Obama’s religion.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 READ MORE

Romney Clashes With New BFF, Coulter on Gay Marriage, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including July fundraising totals for the presidential candidates and the Republican National Convention speaker lineup.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 READ MORE

Romney Book Oops, Chick-fil-A Protests, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Reid challenging Romney’s tax records and two Republican congressional candidates competing to see which one is more intolerant.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 READ MORE

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Gabrielle Giffords on the Campaign Trail, Paul Krugman on Obama Gaffe and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords on the campaign trail, the latest on Obama’s private sector “gaffe” and why some influential Republicans think the answer to America’s education woes is fewer teachers.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 READ MORE

Jesus Doesn’t Want Mike Huckabee to Be President ... Yet

Fox News rocker Mike Huckabee says of his decision not to run for the presidency in 2012, “I don’t fully understand it myself,” but it has something to do with being “a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ” and not having the confidence of “God’s full blessing.” Or it could be that Obama killed Osama and this one’s in the bag.

Posted on May 15, 2011 READ MORE

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2012 GOP Candidate Pool Officially Unexciting

An ever-authoritative New York Times/CBS News poll has discovered, shockingly, that Republican voters are not very tuned in to, or excited about, the potential lineup of contenders for the 2012 White House grand prize—and those they are aware of tend to be of the TV-friendly persuasion.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 READ MORE

Lifting the Heavy Thumb

Mike Huckabee made a great argument for gay marriage. The once and perhaps future Republican presidential candidate didn’t mean it that way, of course.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 READ MORE

GOP Peanut Gallery Sounds Off on Egypt

In case you were losing sleep wondering what Newt Gingrich thinks about President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian protests, well, he doesn’t approve. Nor does 2012 GOP all-star Mike Huckabee, but Mitt Romney is more supportive. And as for Sarah Palin? (more)

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 READ MORE

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Palin Trailin’ in 2012 Poll

This just in: Sarah Palin may not be a shoo-in for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, according to a new CNN poll released on Tuesday. The survey also suggested that President Obama hasn’t squandered his support from Democrats ...

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 READ MORE

Mike Huckabee Wants to Execute the Wiki-Leaker

Mike Huckabee, who might just run for president again, says “whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty.”

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 READ MORE

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President Mama Grizzly?

Could reality television be a legitimate steppingstone to the White House? Well, in at least one case—guess who?—that could be true, according to a newly released national poll of GOP voters.

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 READ MORE

Joe Miller Drops to Third Place in Alaska Race

Alaskan underdog and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller scored a startling victory over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in August’s Republican primary, but in political time during an election year, August was eons ago, and now Miller needs another boost from ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE

Underdog Rides Tea Party Express in Alaska Primary

In a twist of primary fate on Tuesday, Alaskan Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s future standing was thrown into question by one Joe Miller, who built up steam for his anti-big-government cause, even in a state known for scoring major federal funding ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE

AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Introducing Sarah Palin, Fox News Pundit

Those who can, do, and those who can’t ... become pundits? Although she has disparaged the media many times in recent memory, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is joining the Murdochian empire at Fox News as a contributor and commentator, according to The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz. (continued)

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE

What White House? Huckabee Digs Fox News

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee could be a contender in 2012, but he has discovered that rolling out of bed once a week to tell yuck-yucks and play bass on his Fox News show is a lot more fun than glad-handing and fundraising 18 hours a day.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 READ MORE

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Palin Still Gets Huckabee’s Vote (Against Obama)

Strange but true: Even after leaving office this summer well before her term as Alaska’s governor was over, Sarah Palin’s “executive experience” still strikes Mike Huckabee as valid evidence of leadership that would put her above Barack Obama in the former Arkansas governor’s estimation, were he to be faced with those two choices at the polls.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 READ MORE


Rove, Huckabee and Parnell Ponder Palin’s Future

Three prominent members of Sarah Palin’s Republican cohort—Karl Rove, Mike Huckabee and her successor, Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell—weighed in on this week’s “Fox News Sunday” to give their takes on the outgoing governor’s possible reasons for quitting and wonder whether she hurt or helped her chances to stay in the political spotlight.

Posted on Jul 5, 2009 READ MORE


Talking Abortion With Jon and Mike

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joins Jon Stewart to discuss abortion, and the two actually manage to have a civil conversation and get their points across. Here’s a clip from the interview on Thursday’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 READ MORE

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was visited by the GOP Muse and out plopped this elephant patty of a poem. The chef-d’oeuvre comes at a time when Republicans and Leon Panetta are calling for an apology from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the CIA for accusing the agency of “misleading” her on their interrogation methods.

Posted on May 18, 2009 READ MORE

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Huckabee Feuds with Romney for Fun and Profit

Perhaps because he’s already looking forward to 2012, or maybe because he had some pages to fill in his brand new book, erstwhile Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee is once again taking issue with Mitt Romney and questioning his rival’s commitment to conservative politics

Posted on Nov 17, 2008 READ MORE


Colbert Says a Sad Hucka-Bye

Ersatz pundit Stephen Colbert, shedding crocodile tears, bids farewell to the presidential campaign of Republican Mike Huckabee, to whom he had given his faux endorsement. 

Posted on Mar 6, 2008 READ MORE

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