Huckabee talks Libya, 2012
February 24th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee talks Libya, 2012

Washington (CNN) – Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addressed a wide range of issues Thursday in an interview with CNN's John King.

Huckabee's comments included criticizing President Obama over Libya, taking aim at fellow potential presidential candidate Mitch Daniels on social issues, and Mitt Romney on the issue of health care.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee
McCain had most conservative voting record in 2010
February 24th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain had most conservative voting record in 2010

Washington (CNN)– Sen. John McCain, along with six others, can claim the title as the most conservative Republican senator in last year's congress, according to the National Journal's 2010 vote ratings, a dramatic shift from the Arizona Republican's voting record earlier in the decade.

The National Journal's analysis of 96 Senate votes taken in 2010 earned McCain an 89.7 composite conservative score, which tied him with established staunch conservatives such as Sens. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, and Cornyn, R-Texas.
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The arrogance of the new budget-cutters
February 24th, 2011
01:51 PM ET
4 years ago

The arrogance of the new budget-cutters

Washington (CNN) - Well, we said we wanted budget cutters, so that's what we have.

In fact, it's a downright frenzy of fiscal rectitude in Washington. You've heard it all: Every cut matters. No cut is too small. Nothing is off limits, even the unkindest cuts of all. After all, the problem is just too large to put off any longer.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
2012ers rally behind Wisconsin governor
February 24th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
4 years ago

2012ers rally behind Wisconsin governor

(CNN) - Potential Republican presidential candidates are throwing their support behind Wisconsin's governor, angling to use the union standoff in that state to demonstrate their own conservative credentials.

On Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's political action committee sent a $5,000 donation to Wisconsin Republicans, while Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty released a web video praising Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "tough choices."
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Haley Barbour • Mitt Romney • Sarah Palin • Tim Pawlenty • Wisconsin
Huckabee praises & criticizes Obama
February 24th, 2011
01:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee praises & criticizes Obama

Washington (CNN) - If President Obama is looking for a conservative endorsement, he might find it from potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. At the same time, the former Akansas governor is also quite critical of the president.

During a speech at the National Press Club Thursday, Huckabee said it's time for some conservatives to quit questioning the president's Christian faith and added he thinks Obama is a role model for the "primacy of the American family."
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee • President Obama
Poll suggests challenging re-election for Hatch
February 24th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll suggests challenging re-election for Hatch

Washington (CNN) – A new poll suggests that Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah could have a tough road ahead of him as he makes a bid next year for a seventh term in office.

A survey by UtahPolicy.com indicates that 31 percent of likely voters there want the state's senior senator to win re-election next year, with 54 percent saying they are ready for a new face, and 15 percent unsure.
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Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president
February 24th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

The bong water candidate

Actor George Clooney is not shy about his politics. The Democrat and humanitarian activist says a run for office is not in his future - and bongs play a big part in that decision.

"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," he tells Newsweek. "I f–ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
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Filed under: Political Circus
Huckabee says he can't afford to run for president early
February 24th, 2011
10:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee says he can't afford to run for president early

(CNN) – Running for president can extract a heavy and personal financial toll on a candidate, especially if that candidate doesn't have a so called "day job" at the time or millions in the bank.

And that's why Mike Huckabee says he can't afford to jump into the presidential race any sooner than he absolutely has to.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee
Poll: Americans want compromise in budget battle
February 24th, 2011
10:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Americans want compromise in budget battle

Washington (CNN) - By a 2-1 margin, Americans want lawmakers in Congress to seek compromise to avoid a government shutdown, according to a new national poll.

The USA Today/Gallup survey also indicated that the public is divided over whether President Barack Obama and Democrats or Republicans in Congress are doing a better job in the battle over the federal budget.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Polls
Daniels talks past drug use, arrest
February 24th, 2011
08:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Daniels talks past drug use, arrest

(CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels not only smoked pot, he inhaled.

But the potential Republican presidential candidate said he learned a valuable lesson when, while a student at Princeton University in 1970, he was arrested and convicted for possession of marijuana – a crime that carried a $350 fine.
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