Entries tagged with “Mike Huckabee” from Polichicks

Campaign '08:

Hillary Clinton is back.  She won Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island in Tuesday's primaries.  Rival Barack Obama won Vermont.  On the Republican ticket, John McCain won all 4 states and scored enough delegates to snag the Republican nomination. [The New York Times]

Mike Huckabee dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday.  "It's been a heckuva run," he said. [CNN]

Why hasn't Katie Couric, the highest paid news anchor, moderated a debate? Some say CBS News hasn't hosted a debate because of cost and lack of organization, leaving Katie disappointed. [The New York Observer]

Chelsea Clinton and Meghan McCain have totally different styles.  Each is helping her parent on the campaign trail in her own way. [Politico]

Jack McCain talks about his life as a McCain in the Navy and shares this advice from his dad: "'Don't lie, cheat or steal - anything else is fair game." [Navy Scout]

 

U.S. News:

The gym at Harvard is off limits to men a couple of hours each week to accomodate Muslim women who cannot work out in front of men. This policy is causing drama on campus, as some students think it's unfair while others don't mind it.  [CNN]

Jack Nicholson dishes on why he won't run for office ("I like my job."), his advice to friend Warren Beatty who just might run for office ("...I remind him that we've  got the best job.") and how he wishes politicians would stop calling celebrities "Hollywood nitwits" ("They can't get along without us.") in Part 2 of his interview with MTV News.  (We told you about Part 1 -where he endorses Hillary Clinton- here.)  [MTV News]

 

World News:

Cubans are frustrated by government restrictions that forbid them to travel to foreign countries, access the internet or use facilities, like hotels, that are reserved for tourists.  There's not much hope that new president Raul Castro, brother of Fidel, will do much to change this. [The Los Angeles Times]

 

 

Camapign '08:

The Latino youth vote is growing.  400,000 U.S. born Latinos have or will turn 18 in time to vote in the presidential election. [AP

John McCain faces early campaign troubles, such as accusations of an extra-marital affair, problems with the FEC, low fundraising, and a party rival (Mike Huckabee) who just won't quit. [Politico]

Women voters are split along class lines.  More educated, higher income women support Barack Obama, and less educated, working class women are with Hillary Clinton.  This is not so good for the Clinton campaign, which banked on sweeping women. [The Washington Post]

Barack Obama is "just like us." Check out this slideshow about how Obama is just a regular dude. [US Weekly]

U.S. News:

Condolences go to Elizabeth Edwards, who lost her father Saturday in Chapel Hill.  Vincent Anania was 87 years old and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetary. [CNN]

The first African American police officers in Georgia couldn't drink out of the "whites only" water fountain in the station house, arrest a white suspect unless a white officer was present, or use the station locker room to change into their uniforms.  They also couldn't participate in the Georgia state-supported supplemental police officers' pension program until 1976.  So retired African American police officers who began service before 1976 now receive a pension that is hundreds of dollars less per month than their white counterparts.  They have fought for a equal pension benefits for years, but the state of Georgia just won't budge.  "We can't fix everything for everybody," said state Sen. Bill Heath, chairman of the Senate Retirement Committee. So, sadly, our retired heroes will spend their golden years in court. [CNN]

World News:

Marion Cotillard, who won the Oscar for Best Actress just days ago, said in an interview that she believes the 911 attacks and 1969 moonwalk were hoaxes.  About 911, she said that the Twin Towers were expensive to maintain and were destroyed because it would have been too expensive to modernize them. [The Guardian (UK paper)]

A new BBC documentary claims that Mick Jagger escaped assasination by the Hells Angeles in 1969.  Jagger allegedly feuded with the gang over concert security. [AP]

Back from Afghanistan, a humble Harry said "I wouldn't say I'm a hero,"  and that he's "looking forward to having a bath." [People]

Vladimir Putin's friend, Dmitry Medvedev, won Russia's presidential election in a landslide victory, taking 70% of the vote.  Some unhappy Russians say the election was rigged.  [CNN]

History:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blogs about the achievements of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, an African American surgeon who was the first of any race to perform open heart surgery.  Dr. Williams is also known for co-founding the National Medical Association for African American doctors, when the American Medical Association refused allow African American members. [The Los Angeles Times]

 

 

 

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Jamie Lynn Spears.  Photo credit: Exposay.com.

Everybody knows by now that 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears,star of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 and kid sister of Britney Spears, is pregnant.  She plans to have the baby, and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is glad.

He told CBS News:

"It's a tragedy when a 16-year-old who is not really prepared for all the responsibilities of adult life is going to be now faced with all the responsibilities of honest-to-goodness adult life. I respect it."

"Apparently, she's going to have the child and I think that is the right decision, a good decision, and I respect that and appreciate it. I hope it is not an encouragement to other 16-year-olds who think that is the best course of action."

"But at the same time I'm not going to condem her. There'll be plenty of people in line to do that and I always look for the shortest lines. I just hope that she will make another right decision and that's to give that child all the love and kindness and care that she can."

 

 

Here comes Huckabee, right down Santa Claus Lane and - he hopes - into the hearts of Christian voters.  Watch below.

 

Holy guacamole!  Mike Huckabee is 22 points ahead of Mitt Romney in the latest Newsweek poll of likely voters in Iowa.  Barack Obama is 6 points ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa among likely voters.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thinks suicide is funny.  His comments are so not cool.
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