WASHINGTON (CNN) - It's almost Christmas, but you wouldn't know it from the pace the presidential hopefuls are keeping up on the campaign trail.
In Friday's The Best Political Podcast, we take an extended look at Mike Huckabee's views on foreign policy. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice handed the former Arkansas Governor a big lump of coal Friday when she responded to Huckabee's recent criticism of the Bush administration. Dana Bash also has been following Huckabee out on the trail and files a report on his approach to the country's most significant foreign policy issues.
Just in time for the holiday, some members of Congress have made gifts of your tax dollars to their respective districts in the form of earmarks in the latest spending bill. But, President Bush may play Scrooge and order federal agencies not to act on at least some of the Congressional goodies included in the bill. Brian Todd reports on the battle between the White House and Capitol Hill over earmarks.
Finally, in our weekly gift to you, we look at the most memorable moments from the campaign trail in this week's Trail Mix - a treat you can only get from CNN in The Best Political Podcast.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart