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  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Why Evangelicals Worship Trump

    08/21/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    With his brash demeanor, rough language, womanizing, and general Trump-ness, you’d think evangelicals would loathe Trump. You’d be wrong. Evangelicals were supposed to hate Donald Trump. His ostentatious wealth, his colorful language, his serial marriages—he was supposed to be the anti-Huckabee, the candidate least appealing to conservative Christians and their reality TV-unfriendly sensibilities. Then there was Trump’s cavalier discussion of his faith at the Ames, Iowa, Family Leadership Summit in July—where he said he doesn’t ask God for forgiveness. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York argued that comment would hurt him more than his disparagement of Senator John McCain’s war record....
  • Josh Duggar Confesses to Cheating, ‘Porn Addiction': ‘I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever’

    08/20/2015 11:22:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    EXCERPT Read the full statement below: I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him. I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends...
  • REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral

    REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral sex, one-night stands, sex toy experimentation and more' A report claims that Josh Duggar had multiple Ashley Madison accounts Duggar was allegedly looking for 'conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys, one-night stands, sharing fantasies, sex talk,' and more Among the type of woman he was allegedly looking for were 'naughty girl, aggressive / take charge girl, high sex drive and creative and adventurous' The second account was reportedly 'paid on a monthly basis until May of 2015,' which is when reports broke Josh had molested...
  • Post-Fox Debate Frank Luntz Focus Group Fails to Forecast Direction of GOP Race

    08/18/2015 9:32:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been 12 days since the first Republican presidential debate was broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Immediately following that event on the network’s The Kelly File, pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group on location in Cleveland, the site of the debate. According to the participants of his focus group, real estate mogul Donald Trump, the frontrunner of the race, fared poorly, but they gave a mixed response as to who was the strongest in the debate. Many of the respondents gave a favorable reactions to former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • The religious right isn’t going away: Why proclamations of its decline are a dangerous myth

    08/15/2015 8:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | August 15, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    Religous conservatives aren't going quietly into the night, Americans United's Barry Lynn tells Salon.Because non-politicians like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have garnered the most attention during the GOP presidential primary thus far, another distinctive feature of this cycle’s batch of candidates has gone relatively unnoticed. For all the talk and hype about the GOP modernizing and learning the lessons of the George W. Bush era — and for all the breathless speculation about the millennial generation and how it demands of politicians a different approach — the religious right’s presence within the party remains formidable. The aforementioned...
  • Iowa State Fair Des Moines Register Soapbox Speech [Gov Huckabee]

    08/14/2015 12:39:19 PM PDT · by donna · 59 replies
    Mike Huckabee for President ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Mike Huckabee
    12 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixUw6dVo-1I&feature=youtu.be
  • Huckabee: We Must Give Babies Inside The Womb Constitutional Rights

    08/10/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee reiterated his thoughts on abortion from Thursday’s debate. When it comes to abortion, Huckabee wants Americans to “finally wake up” and realize that the constitutional rights of human beings are being violated with abortion.
  • Are voters ready to tune out Donald Trump?

    08/07/2015 11:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    He pleased fans with his blustery defiance, but others saw anger and ego.Much like the past two months of the presidential campaign, the first Republican debate on Thursday night featured all the hallmarks of a Donald Trump production. But after two hours of blustery denunciation and defiance from the former “Apprentice” star, voters may be inching closer to changing the channel. From the opening bell, the Fox News moderators and his Republican rivals made Trump the center of attention, hammering him with contentious questions — which he would complain afterward were “not nice” — and frontal attacks. So far, the...
  • Iran Isn’t Nazi Germany: Is it really true that Iran seeks another Holocaust?

    08/07/2015 8:20:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/07/2015 | Peter Beinart
    Mike Huckabee’s sin was being too vivid. Last week, after the Republican presidential hopeful said that by signing the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama “would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven,” a parade of organizations and politicians accused him of inflammatory language and bad taste. But in both the United States and Israel, Huckabee’s core assumption—that the Iranian government is genocidally anti-Semitic—is mainstream. In January, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that “The ayatollahs in Iran, they deny the Holocaust while planning another genocide against our people.” Last month, Fox News host...
  • First GOP Debate: How Did the Candidates Fare?

    08/07/2015 12:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Donna Russell and David Brody
    CLEVELAND -- The Republican presidential candidates took on the issues, the Democrats, and each other Thursday night, tackling everything from the economy to Iraq to Planned Parenthood – and God. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may have faired the best in the first GOP debate heading into the 2016 Presidential campaigning. Fox News insider Frank Luntz reported that both of them saw huge spikes in "reaction meters" for comments on Iran and terrorism. Huckabee responded to a question about the Iran deal saying in part, "we got nothing." He went on to say, "We couldn't...
  • Giorgio: The Debate Over Fox’s Debate

    08/04/2015 11:56:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | August 5, 2015 | Paul Giorgio, Mindsetter
    The first Republican debate took place Monday night at Saint Anslems College in New Hampshire. Notably absent were Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, the Arkansas preacher turned one term governor, Fox talk show host and radical right wing religious zealot, who if elected, would make Sharia law seem civil. His positions on social issues are downright frightening. The alleged debate wasn’t really a debate at all. It was interviews where each candidate had 3 minutes to make a pitch to the audience. The first real debate takes place tomorrow evening in Ohio. Let's talk about the main attraction at this...
  • Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio. A lot don’t like Trump (Press tries to grab narrative back?)

    08/03/2015 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | David Lightman, McClatchy DC
    Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really don’t like Donald Trump. In fact, more than half find Trump a distraction from the primary process, not a serious candidate. With the first Republican presidential debate coming up Thursday, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents personally like Bush, saying they view him favorably rather than unfavorably. Large numbers also like Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee, far more than dislike them. But nearly half dislike Trump, suggesting that the billionaire businessman who leads national Republican polls will have a hard time reaching those personally hostile...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran

    07/30/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Iran does take steps in the future to annihilate Israel, the leftist Jews who are criticizing Huckabee will never see it coming. And that, Mr. Obama is “sad.” As much as can be generalized, Jews have traditionally been liberal. This can be explained by the fact that Jews have been persecuted throughout history and they tend to identify with people and groups that are or appear to be marginalized. With the rise of the new anti-Semitism on the left under the guise of being anti-Israel but holding Israel to a different standard than other countries with serious human rights...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump [Walker 2nd]

    07/30/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    WDSU ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear top tier. Trump tops the field at 20% in the poll, Quinnipiac's first since the businessman announced his run for the presidency in June. He is followed not by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13%. Bush follows Walker at 10%. This trio comprises the only Republican candidates in double-digits in...
  • Obama Hopes His Successor Will Be As Serious About Serious Issues As He Is – Seriously Delusional

    07/29/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Don Feder
    The current occupant of the White House – Barack, the first of his name – is seriously unhappy with the comments of two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Having endured their logic for as long as he could, Obama unburdened himself in Addis Ababa on Monday. While saving some disdain for Donald Trump, POTUS was particularly incensed by the comments of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who said the president's genocide-in-the-making deal with Iran is like marching Israelis "to the ovens." Such rhetoric is "part of a general pattern that you've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it...
  • ABC'S "The View" To Huckabee: Iran Deal Statements "Dangerous","You Don't Have To Be Trump"

    07/28/2015 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” co-host Rosie Perez reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven” and said it was “dangerous,” to comparing the Obama administration and other world leaders to “Nazis and Hitler.”
  • Jeb Bush Bashes Huckabee: ‘Oven Door’ Comment ‘Just Wrong’

    07/27/2015 4:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Mediate ^ | 2:11 pm, July 27th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called out fellow GOP contender Mike Huckabee for saying President Barack Obama was marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” with the Iran deal, calling his comments “unfortunate” and “just wrong.” “The Iran deal is horrific, and it creates far more dangers and problems than it solves,” Bush said at an event in an Orlando church. “But I think we need to tone down the rhetoric for sure.” “Look, I’ve been to Israel not as many times as Mike Huckabee, who I respect,” he said. “But the use of that kind of language, it’s...
  • Jewish Democrats Livid over Huckabee's 'Oven' Comment

    07/27/2015 4:30:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/27/15 | Gil Ronen
    Jewish Democrats are very upset with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after he compared the nuclear deal with Iran to “marching [Israel] to the door of the oven.” Following Huckabee’s comments, Representative for Florida and head of the Democratic National Committee Deborah Wasserman-Schultz called on him to apologize for what she called “cavalier analogies” to Nazi death camps. “This rhetoric, while commonplace in today’s Republican presidential primary, has no place in American politics,” she said. The National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement, “Republicans have fallen over themselves to speak out against Donald Trump’s outrageous rhetoric on immigration and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz defends Huckabee, accuses Obama of 'gutter politics'

    07/27/2015 4:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News' Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee said the president’s Iran policy would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The president bristled at what he called a “ridiculous” comment. “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” he said. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We’ve had a sitting senator, who also...
  • Huckabee Correct To Compare Iran With Holocaust

    07/27/2015 3:34:10 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 27, 2015 ... Former Arkansas governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently stated that: “The Iran nuclear deal is marching the Israelis to the door of the oven.” Huckabee added: “What’s ‘ridiculous and sad’ is that President Obama does not take Iran’s repeated threats seriously. For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to ‘destroy,’ ‘annihilate,’ and ‘wipe Israel off the map’ with a ‘big Holocaust.’ ‘Never again’ will be the policy of my administration and I will stand with our ally Israel to prevent the terrorists in Tehran from achieving...
  • Video: Mike Huckabee doubles down on Holocaust reference over Iran deal

    07/27/2015 2:09:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    “We really haven’t even heard language like that from Prime Minister Netanyahu,” CNN’s Elisa Labott noted yesterday after Mike Huckabee’s comments to Breitbart on the Iran deal. On Saturday, Huckabee told Alexander Marlow on their Sirius-XM show that the deal would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The Holocaust reference provoked an immediate backlash in the political world and on social media, but it didn’t bother Huckabee:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Governor Huckabee didn’t pull any punches when talking about Obama’s Iran nuclear deal: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless...
  • Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment

    07/27/2015 1:04:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Jeb Bush rebuked Mike Huckabee on Monday for invoking the Holocaust in criticizing President Obama over the nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that Republicans needed “to tone down the rhetoric” if they hoped to recapture the White House next year. “The use of that kind of language is just wrong,” Mr. Bush told reporters after a town-hall-style meeting here. “This is not the way we’re going to win elections and that’s not how we’re going to solve problems. So, unfortunate remark — not quite sure why he felt compelled to say it.” Mr. Huckabee, the former governor...
  • Donald Trump adviser backs Huckabee 'oven' remark

    07/27/2015 12:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 27, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's comments that President Barack Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven," sparked an immediate rebuke from Jewish groups and the President himself, but Donald Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen said he doesn't think that Trump finds those words offensive. "I don't think so," Cohen, executive president of the Trump organization, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Monday. "I think what [Huckabee is] really trying to say is we're in a bad place," adding that he has personally lost family members in the Holocaust and does not want to see...
  • Anti-Defamation League: Huckabee 'completely out of line'

    07/27/2015 12:28:40 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 49 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Deena Zaru
    The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish advocacy group, slammed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's comments Sunday that Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" by agreeing to the Iran nuclear deal. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the national director of the organization, issued a statement, calling the Republican 2016 hopeful's comments invoking the Holocaust "completely out of line and unacceptable." "Israeli military and security officials have repeatedly said the Obama Administration has been as strong as any other American administration in keeping Israel secure," Greenblat writes. "To hear Mr. Huckabee invoke the Holocaust when America is Israel's greatest ally...
  • Mika Brezezinski: "It Should Be Over" For Huckabee After Iran Deal Comments

    07/27/2015 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated that “It should be over” for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after his comments that President Obama trusting Iran “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Attacks Mike Huckabee For Saying Obama's Iran Deal (Shorten)

    07/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is attacking former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for comments he made in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday hosted by Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow on the SiriusXM Patriot channel 125.
  • Huckabee: ‘In Many Ways’ I’ve Been Saying the Same Things as Trump For Years

    07/25/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee argued that “a lot of the things” Donald Trump is saying ” are things that, in many ways, I’ve been saying those for eight years, before he was a Republican” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Huckabee said that Trump has “struck a nerve with people,” and “I’ll be honest with you, a lot of the things that he’s saying, those are things that, in many ways, I’ve been saying those for eight years, before he was a Republican. Thing like talking about how China has cheated....
  • Why Donald Trump Didn't Run as a Democrat

    07/21/2015 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 209 replies
    Real clear politics ^ | July 21, 2015 | Carl Cannon
    Maria Konnikova is not someone Donald Trump would typically describe as “a loser.” Fluent in Russian and English, she writes authoritatively on psychology and culture. Her work has appeared in prestigious publications ranging from The Atlantic to Scientific American. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard, she received her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. Four years ago, Konnikova wrote a piece for a publication called Big Think, postulating that Trump’s perpetual boorishness is attributable to mental illness, specifically a condition called narcissistic personality disorder. History professor Jelani Cobb, writing in The New Yorker, focused on another facet of The...
  • Jeb Bush Is Meaner Than He Looks

    07/20/2015 10:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Professor Larry J. Sabato
    If the other Bush campaigns are any guide, the gloves are about to come off. Like father, like son—or perhaps it’s the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Whatever cliché you prefer, one of the useful things about dynasties is that patterns emerge over time. With the Clintons, for instance, we know to pay attention to every modifying word and each verb tense they use (the meaning of “is” and such). The whole truth usually has to be dragged out of them—or discovered independently. Similarly, an examination of the Bush family legacy in campaigning makes clear that Jeb Bush’s...
  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee at the Family Leadership Summit

    07/19/2015 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    c-span ^ | July 18, 2015 | Former Governor Mike Huckabee
    Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was interviewed about campaign issues, including their relationship to his faith, and responded to questions from members of the audience.
  • Trump crowds out GOP's second tier

    07/16/2015 9:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Donald Trump’s rise in the polls has caused heartburn for many people in the Republican Party, but it is the second-tier candidates in the presidential field who have been hurt most of all. Candidates who have years of political accomplishment to their names are being starved of oxygen by the business tycoon. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, three-term Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are among the figures being sidelined by Trump — and their annoyance is bubbling to the surface. Earlier this week, Graham complained about the rules for the first major televised debate, which...
  • Huckabee campaign: Huckabee, outside groups have raised $8 million

    07/14/2015 8:01:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | July 14, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Mike Huckabee raised more than $2 million in the second fundraising quarter, in addition to $6 million raised by outside groups to boost the former Arkansas governor’s presidential campaign, according to two senior advisers. “The nearly $8 million raised to date is well over three times as much as Gov. Huckabee raised in the first three quarters combined of his 2008 campaign, when Huckabee was outspent 10:1 and won the Iowa caucuses and seven other states,” a Huckabee campaign official e-mailed several reporters, previewing the fundraising report on the condition of anonymity. Wednesday is the deadline for candidates to disclose...
  • Marketing and More: Many running for president but Donald Trump running it all

    07/13/2015 5:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Orange County Breeze ^ | July 12, 2015 | Robin Itzler
    It’s safe to predict that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham won’t be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Nor will former New York governor George Pataki or Dr. Ben Carson. Many observers doubt The Donald will be the nominee, although I am pleased he has made illegal immigration part of the discussion. On the Democrat side, few political pundits believe Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Virginia senator Jim Webb or former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley will be their party’s nominee. But they might force Hillary Clinton to answer questions… sharing more than her favorite ice cream flavor. So why are these...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Same-sex marriage guaranteed by the Constitution (Former GA Dem State Senator)

    07/13/2015 12:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | Former State Sen. Kenneth Fuller (D-GA)
    I confess that I do not begin to understand homosexual or transgender issues. As life would have it, this matter has found its way into the lives of my own circle of friends and family members, people whom I love and respect most dearly. While I acknowledge that I do not fully understand the issues which formed the basis of the case before the Supreme Court, I am comfortable with the decision and fully believe the Court is right in its ruling that laws forbidding same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Frankly, I don’t have to understand anything other than that I...
  • Republican leaders are bigots (Ref: Counterfeit Marriage)

    07/08/2015 9:15:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Riverdale Press ^ | July 9, 2015 | Richard Warren
    To the editor, Anti-gay bigotry, like all other forms of prejudice, is never restrained by logic, fairness and common sense. Republicans gave examples of this with their reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said, “The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than it can the law of gravity.” Gravity is a fact. It is also a fact that some people were born with a stronger desire for those of the same sex. It is also a fact that many (I suspect most)...
  • Huckabee Says He Would Deny Federal Funding To Sanctuary Cities As President

    07/08/2015 2:52:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/15 | Alex Pappas
    If elected to the White House, Mike Huckabee says he would use “all powers of the presidency to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities,” among other executive orders to stop illegal immigration. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor running for president, said he would “use my pen and my phone to follow the Constitution” and sign executive orders. That includes:
  • Ryan Reynolds: I support same-sex marriage because I’m not a monster

    07/07/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Pink News ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nick Duffy
    Actor Ryan Reynolds has said that he supports same-sex marriage because he’s “not a monster”. The Deadpool star was speaking to HuffPost Live, discussing homophobes who said they were ‘moving to Canada’ over the issue – despite Canada also having marriage equality. He was asked: “What are your thoughts on gay marriage? Obviously you’re not opposed to it.” Reynolds replied: “No. I’m not a monster! I think it’s fantastic. It’s been legal in Canada for ten years now. To me [the opposition] just seems crazy. “I find it amusing how polarising it can be here. Ted Cruz is saying it’s...
  • Pro-Trump super-PAC aims to raise ‘unlimited funds’

    07/06/2015 11:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 6, 2015 | Carl Campanile and Marisa Schultz
    An independent super-PAC has been formed to raise unlimited funds to power Donald Trump’s run for the presidency, The Post has learned. The political action committee is called Make America Great Again, the slogan of the Republican real estate mogul’s White House campaign. It says in its filings that it “intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts.” It does not specify whom it will support or oppose, but Jon Anderson, a Denver-based attorney involved in filing the paperwork, confirmed Make America Great Again is a pro-Trump PAC. “I am the election lawyer who represents the Make America Great Again political...
  • Mike Huckabee splits with Trump on immigration

    07/05/2015 9:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 5, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made clear on Sunday that he sees some immigration issues differently than his Republican presidential rival, Donald Trump. “What I have been doing is focusing on what my own views of immigration happen to be, rather than weighing in on getting in this battle of, are we with Trump or against Trump?” Huckabee said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I say some things very differently. I say every night, I get on my knees and thank God I’m in a country people are trying to break into, rather than one they’re trying to break...
  • Here’s The Proof That Donald Trump Is Destroying The Republican Party’s Chances In 2016 (Meh)

    07/05/2015 1:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jason Easley
    A quick look around at the mass Republican implosion on the Sunday shows provided ample evidence that Donald Trump is destroying the Republican Party. Mike Huckabee tried to avoid the question on CNN’s State of the Union, “Well, honestly, Donald Trump needs no help from Mike Huckabee to get publicity. He’s doing a really good job of that. So, I think what I have been doing is focusing on what my own views of immigration happen to be, rather than weighing in on getting in this battle of, are we with Trump or against Trump? Look, I’m for some reasonable...
  • Huckabee takes softer tone on immigrants

    07/05/2015 9:28:00 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/5/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Mike Huckabee sidestepped direct confrontation with Donald Trump, but says he wouldn't "beshmerch" anyone wanting to come to America for a better life, implying Trump did.
  • A sudden, Sunday tug-of-war for evangelical voters in Georgia (Cruz vs. Huckabee)

    07/03/2015 10:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    Suddenly, a Georgia church has become the site of a serious tug-of-war for evangelical voters between Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. On Sunday evening, both candidates will appear at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga., pastored by the Rev. Benny Tate, one of Georgia’s higher-profile Southern Baptist preachers. Cruz was already on our radar as an attendee at the 5 p.m. event. The Huckabee campaign announced this afternoon that the former governor of Arkansas would make the event as well. The July 5 event, an Independence Day picnic, also features Jep Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” and music...
  • Hispanic leaders aren't happy with how Republican hopefuls have reacted to Donald Trump's 'idiocy'

    07/03/2015 9:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Business Insider / Tne Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2015 | Steve Peoples
    Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media....
  • Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from victim of his molestation

    07/01/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Josh Duggar and his family may be heading to court as a victim of his molestation is reportedly planning to file a civil suit. InTouch reports that the individual is a non-Duggar victim, and according to a law enforcement insider is not happy with the way the family presented the scandal to the media after it was revealed what Josh had done to minor girls as a teenager. 'I have heard that the [non-family] victim is preparing to sue,' said the insider. 'This whole sordid affair with Josh rattled a lot of people, including the victim, who had to relive...
  • Iowa caucus odds: 1 of these 4 will win

    06/29/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Turns out there is a silver lining to five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court committing what amounts to cultural self-immolation last week — it winnowed the crowded field of 2016 GOP presidential candidates considerably. After analyzing the historical demographics of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, along with the overall environment on the ground, I’m confident we already know who can win here next February and who cannot. Championship Tier Given the demographic dominance of evangelicals in the Iowa Caucuses, where they’re about 60 percent of the vote, as well as Iowa Republicans’ documented disdain for activist judges (see Iowa’s historic...
  • Marriage ruling divides GOP field into two camps

    06/28/2015 10:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | June 28, 2015 | Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday legalizing same-sex marriage across the country has confronted the Republican Party with a choice: to rally the base by continuing to fight, or take the loss and move on. Gay marriage is an issue where public support has grown with a speed unlike that seen on any other social question in modern history. Opposition remains strong, however, among religious and social conservatives. That segment of voters is crucial to the GOP coalition and a key to victory in some of the early-contest states, including Iowa, South Carolina and much of the rest of the...
  • Huckabee: If Obama WH Can Put Up Rainbow Lights, Don’t Complain If I Put Up Nativity

    06/28/2015 10:26:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/28/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee isn’t particularly thrilled about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, even going so far as to declare people should outright reject and states should fight back against the ruling. On ABC’s This Week today, Huckabee asked if liberals would be similarly okay if the Supreme Court ruled in favor of personhood for the unborn. George Stephanopoulos asked Huckabee if he would just outright refuse to enforce the decision as president. Huckabee didn’t give a firm yes or not, but did say he would consider it. He brought up the rainbow lights the White House put up on...