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  • Republican lawmakers around the country are facing angry backlash from their constituents over Obamacare and other issues at packed town halls. But an event for Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday night got especially heated.
  • Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has no idea why the 14th Amendment happened. Huckabee told radio host Michael Medved that the Supreme Court's 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, which denied citizenship to black Americans, is still the "law of the land" — in an attempt to show that it's okay for people to ignore Supreme Court rulings (particularly the June marriage equality decision) that they disagree with. "Michael, the Dred Scott decision of 1857 still remains to this day the law of the land, which says that black people aren't fully human," he said. "Does anybody still follow the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision?"
  • Has anyone noticed that the further right Republican conservatives move, the further left their rhetoric becomes? Consider the way current Republican contenders for president have reacted to the case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent Labor Day weekend in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “This,” Mike Huckabee told ABC’s “This Week,” “is what [President Thomas] Jefferson warned us about. That’s judicial tyranny.”
  • Mike Huckabee joined the growing pack of 2016 presidential candidates skeptical about climate science on Sunday. "I know that when I was in college I was being taught that if we didn't act very quickly, that we were going to be entering a global freezing," he told "Meet The Press." "Go back and look at the covers of Time and Newsweek from the early '70s. And we were told that if we didn't do something by 1980, we'd be popsicles. Now we're told that we're all burning up. Science is not as settled on that as it is on some things.”
  • Speaking with Fox News’s Chris Wallace, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee announced that if elected president he would not listen to the Supreme Court if they ruled in favor of same-sex marriage because the court is not the “supreme being.” - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2015/05/mike-huckabee-says-as-president-he-would-follow-the-supreme-being-and-not-the-supreme-court-on-gay-marriage/#sthash.Jv9Pf8dZ.dpuf
  • Proving once again that he is not a serious 2016 presidential candidate, this morning Mike Huckabee unleashed a tirade against the "blood thirsty media":
  • On Friday, Mike Huckabee, the Baptist preacher and former Republican governor of Arkansas, let it slip that he recently formed an exploratory committee in anticipation of a potential presidential bid. He followed up by appearing on Bret Baier's evening Fox News show to announce that... he will soon be announcing whether or not he will run for president. The 59-year-old has hinted for over a year that he might run in 2016 after he sat out the 2012 race and failed to win the nomination in 2008. Since leaving office in 2007, Huckabee has maintained a high profile, hosting a Fox show for several years and writing books, including the 2015 manifesto God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
  • Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians. In a news conference at the Capitol in Little Rock, Hutchinson said he was sending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) back to the Republican-controlled legislature to be rewritten to better balance tolerance for diversity and protections of religious freedom. The governor said his own son had asked him to veto it, adding a personal element to the intense pressure to reject the bill he had already faced from businesses such as Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's biggest retailer.

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