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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Looks Hard At Trump, Pence, And Corker Too

Of all the unintentionally hilarious moments in Mike Huckabee’s groveling interview with Donald Trump (his daughter Sarah’s boss) Seth Meyers picks up what may be the funniest. Stumbling in his diction as always, the president claims he never heard anyone use the word “fake” before he did — an assertion Seth finds impossible to believe […]

October 10, 2017
Megyn Kelly corrects Mike Huckabee's awkward Trump analogy on Fox News

#EndorseThis: Watch Mike Huckabee Feed Trump To The Shark

Unlike some Republicans, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is still gung-ho for Trump, as he attempted to explain to his former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly. But as he reached for a pop culture comparison, he got a little too excited.

October 12, 2016

Controversial Conservative Figures Are Using The Dallas Shooting For Publicity

By now, it’s a pattern: Conservative politicians, after failed or menially important careers in public service, turn to cable news to make a real name for themselves, parlaying the illusion of power and influence into book deals, “consulting” positions, and TV shows. Last week was a shining example.

July 11, 2016

Huckabee Says Judge Curiel Has ‘A Liberal Agenda’ — But He Can’t Say How

In an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee defended Donald Trump’s racist comments against the federal judge overseeing one of his Trump University lawsuits.

June 9, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
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Trump Draws Full House At Own Event As He Snubs Fox News Debate

Trump told the crowd that Fox News made repeated calls to try to persuade him to change his mind. Fox News told the story differently.

January 29, 2016
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Mike Huckabee Parodies Adele’s ‘Hello’ In Last-Ditch Attempt To Impress Iowans

The whole thing reads as a good-faith effort, though quite amateur.

January 27, 2016
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Shameless In, Shameless Out: Running For President In 2016

Big problems and little candidates. They seem to go hand in hand.

January 20, 2016

GOP Candidates Snipe And Spar In Combative Sixth Debate

In the fraught final two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, a rowdy, rambunctious group of agitated Republican candidates rehearsed their talking points and took well-honed snipes at each other in the first GOP debates of 2016 — and the sixth of the cycle — in Charleston, South Carolina. The debates, which aired on Fox Business, touched on gun control, ISIS, immigration policy, tax reform, and the utter devastation that would ensue from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

January 15, 2016
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Rand Paul Plans To Bypass ‘Happy Hour’ Debate, Will Make Pitch Directly To Voters

Rand Paul will not be on the main debate stage Thursday night in South Carolina and, for now at least, he’s sticking with his refusal to partake in the undercard debate.

January 13, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016

Huckabee Sells ‘Obamacare’ Gun Targets

The target depicts the president’s name and the “O” campaign logo.

January 6, 2016

Restive Debates About ‘Ruthless Things’ — Fifth GOP Debates Spotlights Terror At Home And Abroad

“We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” co-moderator Hugh Hewitt said deep in the second debate. Indeed, Rick Santorum kicked off the affair by asserting, “We have entered World War III,” setting the tone for a pair of fractious, grim GOP debates focussed on national security and terrorism.

December 16, 2015

Iowa Continues Its Importance For GOP, Despite Spotty Record Of Picking Presidents

Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.

November 29, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Cornucopia Of Claptrap

This Thanksgiving, take some time away from the warm hearth of fellowship and family time, and join me as we wallow in the mire of right-wing mendacity, ignorance, and fear. There’s plenty of room.

November 27, 2015

Race To The Bottom: Governors Turning Their Backs On Syrian Refugees Are Turning Their Backs On American Values

In an ugly abdication of American values and leadership, more than half the state governors declared their intentions to block any Syrian refugees from settling within their respective states. Not only does this go against everything we stand for as America—it plays right into the hands of our enemies.

November 18, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Huddled Masses Still Welcome… Somewhere

Larry Wilmore gave some consolation to Syrian refugees, in the face of the massive tide of U.S. governors saying they’re not welcome in various states.

November 18, 2015
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White Evangelicals: Early Influence On GOP Race, But Prospects Then Get Shakier

White evangelical Christians are well-positioned to have a strong say in early 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses, nut they could face trouble later in the campaign season, according to a new analysis.

November 12, 2015

It Gets Worse: More About Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay And Anti-Women Talker — Host Of GOP Candidates

There you are: The man with whom Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal were all proud to share a stage on the weekend before a nationally televised debate.

November 11, 2015

Jindal Vs. The Republicans At The Undercard Debate

Most GOP candidates are content to reserve their most emphatic attacks for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Not Bobby Jindal.

November 10, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In Tuesday’s GOP Debate

The debate’s focus is supposed to be the economy. That was also billed as the topic of the last one, which at times became a free-for-all as candidates were asked about regulating fantasy football or their biggest weaknesses

November 10, 2015

Busted Down To The Minor Leagues — GOPers In New Debate Landscape

There’s been a big shakeup in the lineup for the GOP debate, with candidates being demoted or kicked off the show entirely. How are they all handling it?

November 10, 2015

Chris Christie Bounced Off Main GOP Debate Stage

Chris Christie, who was once seen as a GOP front runner, but whose “tell it like it is” campaign has failed to gain much momentum, will have to settle for the so-called “happy hour” debate

November 5, 2015

A Theory Of The 2016 Conservative Apocalypse

Abandoned, neglected, alone — yet nonetheless completely smothered by an all-encompassing big government: That is the conservative condition.

October 31, 2015

What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015