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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2012
CNN received a lot of praise for its "Magic Wall" technology during its 2008 coverage. And John King, who worked the touch-screen electoral maps, like no one else was rightfully celebrated in connection with it by me and many others. So, none of this is exactly new -- except the degree to which I was newly impressed watching King and Ralph Reed Monday night at one of the electronic maps explaining the evangelical road that might lie ahead for GOP candidate Rick Santorum after tonight's Iowa caucuses.
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January 27, 2014
How wonderful it is that in these days of difficulty we have the Republicans to give us a good laugh. Do not let the Affordable Care Act pay for birth control pills because, according to Mike Huckabee, women cannot control their libido, but it is fine for ACA to pay for Viagra and Cialis ("Republican Mike Huckabee wades into the 'war on women,'" Jan. 23). Whose libido are we talking about now? Arlene Gordon, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 22, 2010
"I'm a conservative, but I'm not mad at everybody over it. " — Mike Huckabee I'm writing this to say just one thing: I like Mike. That would be Michael Dale Huckabee, former Baptist preacher, former governor of Arkansas, former GOP presidential candidate, current Fox News personality, the guy quoted above being flagrantly reasonable during an interview on "The Daily Show. " I like Mike. The proximate reason I say that is his recent refusal to support a knuckleheaded idea being touted by many of his conservative brethren: altering the 14th Amendment to curtail illegal immigration.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2012
CNN received a lot of praise for its "Magic Wall" technology during its 2008 coverage. And John King, who worked the touch-screen electoral maps, like no one else was rightfully celebrated in connection with it by me and many others. So, none of this is exactly new -- except the degree to which I was newly impressed watching King and Ralph Reed Monday night at one of the electronic maps explaining the evangelical road that might lie ahead for GOP candidate Rick Santorum after tonight's Iowa caucuses.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2011
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox tries to present as a variety/talk show. Less than 48 hours after Fox News received high praise from me and other critics and analysts for its handling of the GOP presidential candidates debate, comes this sorry exchange. And understand, the praise Fox News received for Thursday's debate efforts was a result of the tough, journalistic questions posed by Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.
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By Tom Dunkel and By Tom Dunkel,Sun Staff | September 2, 2005
Running for governor of Arkansas was a snap compared with running around the governor's mansion. At first, Mike Huckabee couldn't finish the third-of-a-mile loop. He maxed out at about 50 yards. "I understand why people aren't healthy," says the 50-year-old Republican, now midway through a second four-year term and rumored to be eyeing the White House in 2008. "I am sort of the role model of worst behavior." Too many years of too much eating and too little exercise. Next thing you know, the bathroom scale reads 280 pounds.
NEWS
January 27, 2014
How wonderful it is that in these days of difficulty we have the Republicans to give us a good laugh. Do not let the Affordable Care Act pay for birth control pills because, according to Mike Huckabee, women cannot control their libido, but it is fine for ACA to pay for Viagra and Cialis ("Republican Mike Huckabee wades into the 'war on women,'" Jan. 23). Whose libido are we talking about now? Arlene Gordon, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
Thank you for taking Mike Huckabee's remarks out of context, labeling them as crazy and ridiculing him for supporting traditional marriages, traditional families and pro-life values ( "Huckabee takes over crazy where Sheen leaves off," March 6). Your techniques and attacks are consistent with the Sun's 20 Feb. article, "Some Catholics support gay marriage" and Julian Bond's letter to the editor of Feb. 22. In the article, Del. Heather Mizeur, a Roman Catholic lesbian, is quoted as saying, "We will counter our opponents' extremism with love.
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By Gregory Rodriguez | December 31, 2007
What do the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign and comedian Michael Richards have in common? When feeling insecure, both appeal to social prejudices to delegitimize their adversaries. A few weeks ago, two Clinton campaign volunteer county coordinators in Iowa forwarded an e-mail that accused Illinois Sen. Barack Obama of being a stealth Muslim intent on bringing jihad to the United States. This month, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Clinton supporter, borrowed a page from Rush Limbaugh when he made a point of highlighting Mr. Obama's middle name - Hussein (quick, what's Mike Huckabee's middle name?
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By PAUL WEST and PAUL WEST,WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF | November 11, 2007
Vinton, Iowa -- Mike Huckabee, who plays bass guitar in a rock band called Capitol Offense, jokes that he wants to become president so he'll finally get to perform at the White House. I the next breath, turning serious, he says he is running to repay a debt he owes to a country that has given him so much. Launching into the story of growing up in a working-class family, he tells an audience of 100 rural Iowans that his humble upbringing gave him a steady moral compass. "The prophet Isaiah said it this way: `Look to the quarry from which you were dug,'" said Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, who likes to talk in parables and sprinkle references to God, the Bible and prayer into campaign speeches.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2011
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox tries to present as a variety/talk show. Less than 48 hours after Fox News received high praise from me and other critics and analysts for its handling of the GOP presidential candidates debate, comes this sorry exchange. And understand, the praise Fox News received for Thursday's debate efforts was a result of the tough, journalistic questions posed by Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
Thank you for taking Mike Huckabee's remarks out of context, labeling them as crazy and ridiculing him for supporting traditional marriages, traditional families and pro-life values ( "Huckabee takes over crazy where Sheen leaves off," March 6). Your techniques and attacks are consistent with the Sun's 20 Feb. article, "Some Catholics support gay marriage" and Julian Bond's letter to the editor of Feb. 22. In the article, Del. Heather Mizeur, a Roman Catholic lesbian, is quoted as saying, "We will counter our opponents' extremism with love.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
I'm with you, Huck. I couldn't agree more with Mike Huckabee, who dissed Natalie Portman last week. Portman, outrageously, won the best actress Oscar for her pinched-face, baby-voiced mewling as a tortured ballerina in "Black Swan. " A travesty! Especially when obviously the award should have gone to Jennifer Lawrence as a tough backwoods girl battling her extended meth-brewing clan to save her own family in "Winter's Bone. " What? What's that you say? Huckabee actually was slamming Portman not for her undeserved statuette but for the unwed actress' baby bump?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 22, 2010
"I'm a conservative, but I'm not mad at everybody over it. " — Mike Huckabee I'm writing this to say just one thing: I like Mike. That would be Michael Dale Huckabee, former Baptist preacher, former governor of Arkansas, former GOP presidential candidate, current Fox News personality, the guy quoted above being flagrantly reasonable during an interview on "The Daily Show. " I like Mike. The proximate reason I say that is his recent refusal to support a knuckleheaded idea being touted by many of his conservative brethren: altering the 14th Amendment to curtail illegal immigration.
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By Cynthia Tucker | February 18, 2008
ATLANTA -- Mike Huckabee has his charms. Though Arkansas reporters have been subjected to his mean streak, he can be as warm and folksy as a good country preacher (which he is). He can also be as slick and glib as a good televangelist (which he has been). But don't let the packaging fool you. Mr. Huckabee's theocratic tendencies are dangerous, and he shouldn't be on any ticket, even as vice president. With Sen. John McCain permanently in the lead, many political observers believe Mr. Huckabee is angling for the second spot.
NEWS
By Gregory Rodriguez | December 31, 2007
What do the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign and comedian Michael Richards have in common? When feeling insecure, both appeal to social prejudices to delegitimize their adversaries. A few weeks ago, two Clinton campaign volunteer county coordinators in Iowa forwarded an e-mail that accused Illinois Sen. Barack Obama of being a stealth Muslim intent on bringing jihad to the United States. This month, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Clinton supporter, borrowed a page from Rush Limbaugh when he made a point of highlighting Mr. Obama's middle name - Hussein (quick, what's Mike Huckabee's middle name?
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By Richard A. Serrano and Richard A. Serrano,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 29, 2007
Washington -- Mike Huckabee, a former conservative governor from the largely Democratic state of Arkansas, will launch his bid today for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, opening an exploratory committee to raise money. Acknowledging that he will be a tough sell against better-known conservative candidates for the White House, Huckabee said yesterday that "America loves an underdog." He also pointed to his ability as a two-term governor to please liberals, noting that he raised taxes for education and poverty programs.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | December 13, 2007
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- In the latest sign that religion is a searing topic in the Republican presidential contest, Mike Huckabee apologized personally to Mitt Romney yesterday for a published remark that disparaged his rival's Mormon faith. Huckabee delivered the apology minutes after the final Republican debate before Iowa's kickoff caucuses. The incident comes at a crucial period in the campaign and, in particular, for Huckabee, whose recent surge has put him in a position to win Iowa three weeks from tonight.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | December 14, 2007
BOSTON -- Aren't you beginning to feel just a little sympathy for Republicans? It's less than a month to the first vote. The Democrats are suffering from an embarrassment of riches. The Republicans are suffering an embarrassment. The only commitment problems Democrats are having are between appealing suitors. The Republicans, on the other hand, have the wedding date saved, the room picked, and they're still speed-dating. The men keep coming, one after the next, making a pitch and missing.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | December 13, 2007
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- In the latest sign that religion is a searing topic in the Republican presidential contest, Mike Huckabee apologized personally to Mitt Romney yesterday for a published remark that disparaged his rival's Mormon faith. Huckabee delivered the apology minutes after the final Republican debate before Iowa's kickoff caucuses. The incident comes at a crucial period in the campaign and, in particular, for Huckabee, whose recent surge has put him in a position to win Iowa three weeks from tonight.
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