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P.J. O’Rourke is joining The Daily Beast as a weekly columnist. He gave his new employer a lengthy Q&A. (The Daily Beast)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will is planning to launch a news site called Huckabee Post in January. Can we call it “HuckPo”? (ABC News)
The Dog Days have come early to this year’s presidential race with the revelation by the Daily Caller that our president was fed dog meat by his stepfather as a boy living in Indonesia. President Obama disclosed this information in his little-known TIME Magazine top 100 non-fiction bestseller, Dreams from My Father, a 1995 memoir of his well-traveled youth.
If the Obama White House feels moved to complain about the hay their opponents are making (the Twitter hash tag #ObamaDogRecipes trended across party lines Tuesday night) out of this unfortunate nugget from his book they may have only themselves to blame. As ABC newsman Jake Tapper pointed out, Democrats have been relentless in promoting the tale of Mitt Romney’s unfortunate dog Seamus, who reportedly rode on the roof of the Romney family vehicle from Boston to Canada in 1983:
A new poll out today from Public Policy Polling shows Donald Trump maintaing an edge over his potential rivals for the G.O.P. nomination.
The survey gave Trump a slightly larger lead than previous polls, with a 26 percent to 17 percent advantage over his nearest rival, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Mitt Romney Read More
Mike Huckabee endorsed Myers Mermel for lieutenant governor, and explained–as if we needed a reminder–that the job is kind of a big deal.
Huckabee: “He’s governor ready. Now, let me explain what that means. I was a lieutenant governor and became governor because the governor had to, somehow, get out of office. You Read More
On Tuesday morning, members of CNN’s political A-team sat on a stage in the Time Warner Center for the network’s annual upfront-like presentation and debated the findings of a new CNN poll.
At one point, Anderson Cooper, who was emceeing, asked about the GOP’s presumed presidential candidates for 2012. The poll had found Mike Huckabee Read More
Sarah Palin, should she decide to run for president in 2012, is on course to become the next Pat Buchanan or Jesse Jackson.
That’s the takeaway message from a Rasmussen poll this week, which found the former Alaska governor lagging far behind co-G.O.P. front-runners Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in head-to-head trial heats. Read More
I miss the old Mike Huckabee. No, not the circa-1998 porker who could have given John Madden a run for his money in a turducken eating contest; I mean the Mike Huckabee of 2007—the charming, warm-hearted country preacher who, it seemed, genuinely wanted to give a good account of his Read More
One by one, Democratic congressmen have watched this summer as their local town hall meetings have been overwhelmed and shut down by irate conservative activists who oppose health care reform.
The top-down nature of these protests has been noted. Nonetheless, they’re a potentially effective tool, because the pictures Read More
When South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint declared last month that he and his fellow Republicans could “break” President Obama by derailing health care reform, this was the moment he had in mind.
With the House now on its summer recess and the Senate soon to follow, a carefully orchestrated campaign to Read More
On Tuesday, the nation’s first black president announced that he would like to place the first-ever Hispanic (and only the third-ever woman) on the Supreme Court. By Wednesday, virtually the entire Republican establishment—including the party’s most likely 2012 presidential candidates—had united in denouncing the move.
A “Latina woman racist,” is how Newt Read More