Washington (CNN) – Mike Huckabee on Monday defended Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour from recent criticism that he has been insensitive to issues of race and civil rights.
The former Arkansas governor said Barbour, another southerner who is strongly considering a 2012 presidential bid, is "a person of impeccable integrity when it comes to issues of race."
Washington (CNN) - A potential GOP presidential contender is spending Presidents Day in the state that traditionally kicks off the race for the White House.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is in Iowa Monday, meeting with state Republican party officials and with some state lawmakers. Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee during the 1990's and chairman of the Republican Governors Association last cycle, is seriously considering a bid for his party's presidential nomination.
Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour refused Tuesday to denounce attempts to create a special license plate honoring a 19th-century Ku Klux Klan leader.
"I don't go around denouncing people," Barbour told reporters Tuesday in Jackson, MS.
Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will make two appearances in Kentucky this week as he continues to enhance his national profile ahead of a possible 2012 presidential bid.
Barbour will visit Lexington on Thursday to address the Kentucky Coal Association, an alliance of Kentucky coal producers that has often sparred with environmental groups.
Washington (CNN) - Already coming under fire for his lobbyist past as he ramps up for a 2012 presidential bid, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is denying that he once urged Congress and the Bush administration to pass legislation providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Or, as a good many Republican primary voters like to call it, "amnesty."
Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is slated to make his first appearance in Iowa as an all-but-certain candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
The Iowa Republican Party announced Monday that Barbour will keynote the first in a series of fundraising dinners designed to strengthen county party organizations across the state. Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn said that other "national political leaders" will appear at future dinners.
(CNN) - The Mississippi NAACP has called on Gov. Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched the campaign to recognize Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on a specialty license plate.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour made the case Sunday on Fox News that his career as a high-powered federal lobbyist for domestic corporations and foreign governments would be an asset if he ran for President in 2012.
Barbour may be eager to showcase his record, but one of Barbour's foreign lobbying clients could cause him some troubles in the 2012 Republican primary, if he decides to run. According to a State Department filing by Barbour's former lobbying firm, The Embassy of Mexico decided to retain Barbour's services on August 15, 2001, to work on, among other things, legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for foreigners living illegally in the United States—what opponents of immigration reform call “amnesty.”
Washington (CNN) - Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said his lobbying background would be an asset for the president of the United States.
"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying," Barbour on "Fox News Sunday." "That's what presidents do for a living."
Washington (CNN) - Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Saturday he was "mortified" to hear a top Obama administration official describe Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a "largely secular organization."
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made the remark in testimony before a House panel on Tuesday. His office later clarified the statement through a spokeswoman, saying that the Muslim Brotherhood was participating in Egypt's secular political system and that Clapper "is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization."