January 23rd, 2014
02:22 PM ET
3 months ago

Huckabee invokes 'libido' in birth control debate

Washington (CNN) - Mike Huckabee urged Republicans to aggressively fight back against Democratic attempts to make female "libido" a campaign issue - language that may inflame the ongoing war of words between Republicans and Democrats over women's health issues.

Addressing a Republican National Committee luncheon in Washington, Huckabee said Thursday Democrats have invented a phony "war on women" in an effort to lure female voters into their fold.
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Filed under: Health care • Mike Huckabee • RNC
Huckabee defends Christie, but touts his own White House potential
January 23rd, 2014
01:50 PM ET
3 months ago

Huckabee defends Christie, but touts his own White House potential

Washington (CNN) – Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and full-time presidential pot-stirrer, defended Chris Christie on Thursday as the New Jersey Governor faces continued questions about his knowledge of the multi-lane George Washington Bridge shutdown last fall.

"I think it's much ado about nothing," Huckabee told reporters Thursday when asked about Christie. "There is nothing that's tied him to that, and I think he did what he should have done. He went and answered every question that was thrown at him. He took responsibility even though he didn't personally order the decision to be made about the bridge."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Mike Huckabee • RNC
Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy
December 22nd, 2013
01:51 PM ET
4 months ago

Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday there's about a 50-50 chance he'll run for president again in 2016.

The former Arkansas governor said he would make a final decision after next year's midterm elections.
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Filed under: 2016 • Mike Huckabee
Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups
December 13th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
4 months ago

Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee appears to be thinking of doing in 2016 what he didn't do in 2012: Make another bid for the White House.

The pastor, former Arkansas governor, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, who ran a strong second in the primaries and caucuses to eventual GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, is starting to talk like someone who is contemplating another national run.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Arkansas • Mike Huckabee
Conservatives embrace Ashton Kutcher's straight talk
August 22nd, 2013
04:00 PM ET
8 months ago

Conservatives embrace Ashton Kutcher's straight talk

(CNN) – Not everyone taking note of the Teen Choice Awards fits neatly into the target demographic.

Take Sen. Ted Cruz. Earlier this week, the possible 2016 Republican contender for the White House took the time to tweet Ashton Kutcher's remarks accepting the Awards' main honor, calling it a "remarkable speech."
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Filed under: Glenn Beck • Mike Huckabee • Rush Limbaugh • Sarah Palin • Ted Cruz
Huckabee: Lack of religion in classroom leads to violence in schools
December 15th, 2012
01:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Huckabee: Lack of religion in classroom leads to violence in schools

(CNN) - Responding to the deadly mass shooting Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said new laws regulating guns won't deter such shootings, linking a lack of religious discussion in the classroom to increased violence in schools.

"We ask why there's violence in our school but we've systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News. "Should we be so surprised that schools have become such a place of carnage? Because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
Huckabee, Gingrich blast Rove for 'murder' comment, both citing Giffords
September 2nd, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee, Gingrich blast Rove for 'murder' comment, both citing Giffords

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee both had harsh words for conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday after Rove joked about murdering GOP U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, whose controversial comments about rape and pregnancy drew the ire and condemnation of most Republicans. Both Gingrich and Huckabee referred to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as they condemned Rove's joke.

"We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts," Rove said Thursday at a private fund-raiser, according to a Businessweek reporter who was not supposed to be there.
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Filed under: Abortion • Karl Rove • Mike Huckabee • Newt Gingrich
Huckabee rallies Missouri pastors to Akin's side, attacks GOP establishment
August 24th, 2012
09:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee rallies Missouri pastors to Akin's side, attacks GOP establishment

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate a robust defense of Rep. Todd Akin as he faces pressure from Washington Republicans to drop his Senate bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill.

Akin told reporters in St. Louis today that he would not quit the race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Missouri
With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow
August 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.

The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
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Huckabee clarifies role in new Romney ad
January 16th, 2012
09:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee clarifies role in new Romney ad

(CNN) – Conservative talk show host Mike Huckabee said Mitt Romney's campaign was not authorized to use his voice in a new web video released Monday.

The ad, "Huckabee," featured quotes from the former Arkansas governor's radio show last week when he called on Republicans to stop criticizing Romney's corporate career at Bain Capital.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney
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