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Kentucky Clerk to Governor: Make Me an Exemption

Mike Huckabee plans to lead jailhouse rally today

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee plans to visit Kim Davis today as her lawyers continue to try to get her out of jail . The Kentucky county clerk's lawyers have asked Gov. Steve Beshear to grant her an exemption from issuing marriage licenses, arguing that she will suffer "significant, irrevocable, and irreversible...

Huckabee: I Might Deploy Federal Troops to Stop Abortion

Asked about it, he said, 'We'll see'

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't the only candidate to raise eyebrows with his comments . Mike Huckabee this week promised to get aggressive against abortion as president, and he didn't rule out using federal troops or the FBI to do so, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal . The remarks came in two public...

Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis to 'Door of Oven'

POTUS candidate under fire for attack on Iran nuclear deal

(Newser) - It's no surprise that presidential candidate Mike Huckabee isn't happy with the recent Iran nuclear deal , but the rhetoric he used to make his point has prompted a call from the Democratic National Committee for an apology, the BBC reports. In an interview with Breitbart on Saturday, the...

Huckabee Cracks Transgender Joke About Showering With Girls

He says it shows how 'ridiculous' current debate is

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee is making headlines for a transgender joke he made to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention back in February, comments that were picked up by BuzzFeed after World Net Daily posted the video over the weekend. Here's the joke:
  • “Now I wish that someone told me that

Huckabee Is In: What He'll Face in Round 2

2008 candidate is trying again

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee is throwing his hat in the ring—again. The former governor of Arkansas today announced "I am a candidate for president of the United States of America" at the University of Arkansas Community College, in his hometown of Hope—which also happens to be the birthplace of...

Huckabee: Being Gay a Lifestyle Like Drinking, Cursing

He does not agree with any of the 3

(Newser) - As Mike Huckabee feels out a 2016 presidential campaign, he's evidently not suddenly going after the gay vote: The former governor of Arkansas tells CNN today that, as a Christian, asking him to accept gay marriage is akin to "asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped...

Latest Republican Eying 2016: Graham

And Mike Huckabee says he'll make a decision about a run in spring

(Newser) - The latest Republican testing the 2016 waters is longtime Senate stalwart Lindsey Graham, who tells Meet the Press today that he's already formed a committee and that he's "definitely going to look at it." Graham, who's spent a dozen years representing South Carolina, half of...

Mike Huckabee Dings Obama on Parenting

Former governor's big concern: Beyonce

(Newser) - Amid murmurs of another presidential run, Mike Huckabee has left his Fox News show behind—but in an interview with People , he still had time to make his views on the Obamas clear. How can such concerned parents, he wondered, let their daughters listen to Beyonce? "I don't...

Huckabee Causes Stir With Libido Remarks

He says Dems think women can't control themselves

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee's take on the "war on women" caused a stir yesterday when he said Democrats want women to think they are weaklings who can't control their own sex drives, while the GOP wants them to think they are more than "victims of their gender."...

Coming Soon: &#39;Huckabee Post&#39;
 Coming Soon: 
 'Huckabee Post' 

Coming Soon: 'Huckabee Post'

As he considers another run for the presidency

(Newser) - Read it into what you will, 2016 prognosticators: Mike Huckabee appears to be launching a news website called the "Huckabee Post," reports Mashable . The development actually surfaced a few days ago when Mediaite spotted this Craigslist ad seeking reporters for “a new and exciting online news publication...

Huckabee on DOMA Case: &#39;Jesus Wept&#39;
Huckabee on DOMA Case: 'Jesus Wept'

Huckabee on DOMA Case: 'Jesus Wept'

And other reactions from the right to today's Supreme Court ruling

(Newser) - Liberals who were just yesterday decrying the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision are today singing from the rafters over the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act . Conservatives, meanwhile, are wailing and gnashing their teeth—and here's some of the most notable and/or over-the-top examples:
  • Mike Huckabee,

Huckabee: Gun Laws Wouldn&#39;t Help
Gun Laws
Wouldn't Help

Huckabee: Gun Laws Wouldn't Help

Democrat McCarthy says 'gloves are off' on legislation

(Newser) - The debate on gun laws is already under way in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting :
  • Mike Huckabee: "People want to pass new laws ... but this is a heart issue," he said on Fox News. "Laws don't change this kind of thing." He added:

The Inevitable: 2016 Speculation Begins

Clinton? Biden? Ryan? A look at the current possibilities

(Newser) - And so it begins: Speculation about Election 2016 is already running rampant, mere hours after President Obama was re-elected. Some of the frontrunners for a presidential run next time around, courtesy of ABC News and US News & World Report :
  • Hillary Clinton: Not surprisingly, she's at the forefront of

Huckabee: Rapes Create Some Amazing People

He tries to make Todd Akin feel better

(Newser) - Rapes are "horrible," but sometimes they produce "extraordinary" people, one-time GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told Missouri Rep. Todd Akin during his radio show yesterday . “Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late singer. “I used...

Todd Akin: I&#39;m Not Going Anywhere
Todd Akin:
I'm Not Going Anywhere

Todd Akin: I'm Not Going Anywhere

But apologizes for 'legitimate rape' as top GOPers tell him to quit

(Newser) - The calls are raining down for Todd Akin to bow out of his Senate race after opining that "legitimate rape" victims were not at risk of getting pregnant, but the Missouri Republican says he's staying put. "I'm not a quitter," he said on Mike Huckabee'...

First Round of RNC Speakers Announced

Haley, Rice, Martinez among Tampa speakers

(Newser) - The first round of speakers for the Republican National Convention has been announced, and it includes plenty of women—but none of them named Palin. Speakers at the Tampa convention will include South Carolina's Nikki Haley and New Mexico's Susana Martinez, the first female governors of their states,...

Chick-fil-A Fans Rallying: It's 'Appreciation Day'

But critics to counter Huckabee's 'holiday' with their own Friday appearance

(Newser) - Today is just teeming with quirky holidays that some might say overlap in a sort of priceless way. Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" is officially here, and the Washington Post reports that plenty of supporters have RSVPed yes. According to a Facebook page set up to mark the...

Huckabee Launches 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day'

He's incensed after 'vitriolic assaults' follow anti-gay admission

(Newser) - When Chick-fil-A boss Dan Cathy recently confirmed that the fast food chain is against gay marriage , quite a backlash ensued. Comedians mocked, Boston's mayor vowed to ban the restaurant in his town, and the Jim Henson Company even stopped making toys for Chick-fil-A children's meals. Fortunately, Mike Huckabee...

Walker to Romney: Channel Reagan

 Walker to Romney: 
 Channel Reagan 

Walker to Romney: Channel Reagan

Mitt needs to get serious about reform to win in November

(Newser) - Scott Walker, who's had to win a couple of elections in short order, has a little advice for the man who wants to abscond with the Oval Office come November: Win one with the Gipper . “I just hope he takes a page out of President Reagan’s playbook...

Limbaugh's New Rival: Mike Huckabee

Huckabee promises 'more conversation' on new radio show

(Newser) - It could be Rush Limbaugh's toughest challenge yet: civility. Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is about to launch a radio program challenging Limbaugh, going head-to-head from noon to 3pm, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Mike Huckabee Show will be on 140 stations to start, many fewer than...

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