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Huckabee cartoon attempts woeful retelling of 9/11 attacks

In a new “history” cartoon aimed at children, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, spins an animated, less-than-nuanced retelling of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., with a distinctly pro-Bush, pro-torture spin. In his “Learn Our History,” the former Republican presidential…

Romney won’t participate in Iowa test vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not participate in a key test of strength in the early voting state of Iowa in August, his campaign said on Thursday. Romney is the front-runner in some polls for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. He made the strategic decision…

Mike Huckabee not running in 2012, ‘My heart says no’

In an announcement on his Fox News show tonight, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has said that he will not be running for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential race. Huckabee teased out the publicity around his decision for as long as he could, tiptoeing around the question in…

Donald Trump’s presidential bid splits Republicans

NEW YORK (AFP) – Running on a populist message of isolationism and spite for President Barack Obama “the foreigner,” billionaire businessman Donald Trump is romping to early polling glory in the White House race. In less than a month, the 64-year-old known best for his multiple marriages, garish skyscrapers and…

Republican 2012 primaries may be a ‘demolition derby,’ Huckabee predicts

WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a leading GOP presidential hopeful, predicted the 2012 primaries would be a bloodbath for his party and could gift reelection to President Barack Obama on a silver plate. In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Huckabee revealed his concerns about running again…

Mike Huckabee likens abortion to slavery

WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) compared abortion to slavery at an anti-abortion fundraiser, according to the University of Tennessee’s Daily Beacon. Huckabee, a top contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said abortion shouldn’t be a states rights issue, as that would be like making slavery a…

Obama beats top GOP candidates in Fox News poll

President Barack Obama had a decent lead over his potential Republican challengers in 2012 in a Fox News poll conducted in early February. The poll, which was based on telephone interviews with 911 registered voters, found that Obama had a substantial lead over all of the GOP’s top candidates, most…

Americans divided on second term for Obama, poll shows

Two years into his presidency, Americans remained largely split on whether President Barack Obama deserved a second term in office, according to a poll published Tuesday morning. The survey, by CNN and the Opinion Research Corporation, found that 51 percent of Americans (PDF) believed Obama would not win a second…

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