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December 1, 2009 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Nicholas Riccardi
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee broke his silence Monday and defended his decision to support freedom for a convict now wanted in the ambush slayings of four Seattle-area police officers. "If I could have known nine years ago that this guy was capable of something of this magnitude, obviously I would never have granted the commutation," Huckabee said. FOR THE RECORD: Police shooting: An article in Tuesday's Section A about the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers and another about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's granting of clemency to suspect Maurice Clemmons said that Clemmons was released from jail a week before the attack on $15,000 bond.
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August 22, 2013 | By David Horsey
A new climate-change report from the United Nations that was leaked to the media this week says sea levels could rise by more than 3 feet by the end of the 21 st century and that there is a 95% likelihood that the global warming that is causing this rise is largely a result of human activity. You may now cue the deniers who say somebody is just making this stuff up. In this case, that somebody is the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), an international scientific team that issues periodic assessments of our planet's shifting climate.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011
Mike Huckabee has decided to take on Natalie Portman's unborn baby, which would make Portman the new Murphy Brown and Huckabee the new Dan Quayle. ( Media Matters ) Who would have thought that the season's sweetest reality-show concept would come from Mike Tyson? ( Los Angeles Times ) Here are your top 12 (or 13) "American Idol" contestants for the season. ( Los Angeles Times ) So now Christina Aguilera is a tabloid mess and Britney Spears is a hit-single machine.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By James Rainey
Just a little more than a week ago, military affairs journalist Tom Ricks outraged the right-wing faithful by saying that Fox News Channel obsessed on the terrorist attack on Benghazi, Libya, in part because the station “was operating as a wing of the Republican Party.” Oh the rudeness! The gall! The sheer outrage it took for one of America's most honored reporters on military affairs to suggest, while a guest on Fox News, that Fox News was not quite on the up-and-up.
NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mike Huckabee is siding with Michelle Obama over Glenn Beck after the conservative talk show host jabbed him for his "bigger government tendencies. " On his HuckPAC web site Thursday , the former Arkansas governor defends his support for the first lady's "Let's Move!" anti-obesity initiative, which he says is about personal responsibility and "not the government literally taking candy from a baby's mouth. " "I'm no fan of her husband's policies for sure, but I have appreciated her efforts that Beck misrepresented -- either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another 'boogey man' hiding in the closet that he and only he can see," Huckabee writes.
NEWS
May 13, 2011 | By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will announce Saturday whether he will run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. "Gov. Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid," said Woody Fraser, executive producer of Huckabee's weekly show on Fox News Channel. "He has not told anyone at Fox News Channel his decision," Fraser said. The show airs at 8 p.m. EDT. Huckabee, who polls show would likely be a strong contender if he runs, also mounted a bid in 2008.
NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Usually, potential presidential aspirants seek cash before waging a campaign. Mike Huckabee wants your prayers. To that end, a new website has been launched seeking divine inspiration for the former Arkansas governor, called www.prayforhuckabee.com . "As many of you know, I am prayerfully considering an important decision about seeking the office of president in the 2012 election. I am asking for God's guidance now, and I humbly ask that you would join me in prayer as I seek to discern His will for my life," Huckabee writes on the page.
NEWS
April 9, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
In the wake of the controversy facing conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh, with the calls for his advertisers to depart his program, for radio stations to pull his show and for conservatives to distance themselves from his rhetoric,  Mike Huckabee -- the former Arkansas governor and onetime presidential candidate -- is throwing his hat into the ring Monday and directly facing Limbaugh on the airwaves. Huckabee's three-hour show will debut on nearly 200 stations, lining up alongside Limbaugh on the 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. time slot from Monday to Friday.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
TAMPA, Fla. - Mike Huckabee, a one-time bitter rival of Mitt Romney who once questioned his Mormon faith, gave a glowing endorsement of the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying that his loyalty and experience in business, government and the Olympics make him the ideal person to right the nation's economic straits. “Let me say to you tonight, I care far less as to where Mitt Romney takes his family to church than I do about where he takes this country,” Huckabee told thousands gathered here for the Republican National Convention.
OPINION
December 3, 2009
According to many pundits, the four police officers shot to death Sunday in Parkland, Wash., aren't the only victims of alleged killer Maurice Clemmons. Also wounded in the attack, perhaps fatally, was Mike Huckabee's political career. Huckabee, a presidential candidate last year who was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2012, is one of the reasons Clemmons was on the street Sunday. While governor of Arkansas in 2000, Huckabee commuted Clemmons' 108-year sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Oliver Stone ; Kevin Systrom; Mike Huckabee . (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Bradley Cooper ; One Direction performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Sally Field . (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Bradley Cooper; Jason Cameron ("Man Caves"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
TAMPA, Fla. - Mike Huckabee, a one-time bitter rival of Mitt Romney who once questioned his Mormon faith, gave a glowing endorsement of the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying that his loyalty and experience in business, government and the Olympics make him the ideal person to right the nation's economic straits. “Let me say to you tonight, I care far less as to where Mitt Romney takes his family to church than I do about where he takes this country,” Huckabee told thousands gathered here for the Republican National Convention.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Join a live video discussion from members of the Los Angeles Times' political team today at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.  Los Angeles Times Washington columnist Doyle McManus will host a half-hour conversation from the Google+ Hangout Studio at the heart of the convention. He'll be joined by The Times' politics editor Cathleen Decker and Top of the Ticket columnist and cartoonist David Horsey . They'll be discussing Monday night's keynote speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ann Romney's appeal to the convention's heartstrings, and Wednesday night's speech by vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
TAMPA, Fla. - Political conventions are magnets for folks with all sorts of causes, quite unrelated to presidential politics. But one event at the Republican National Convention brought together, among others, Mike Huckabee - the former Arkansas governor, Fox News host and bass guitarist - and Bernie Williams, former New York Yankees center fielder and Latin-Grammy-nominated classical guitarist. They met on Monday afternoon, before the action heated up at the Tampa Bay Times Arena, for an unusual panel discussion a few blocks away at the Tampa Theater, a baroque 1926s movie palace.
NEWS
August 26, 2012 | By James Rainey and Mitchell Landsberg
TAMPA, Fla. -- About 1,000 Christian conservatives rallied against President Obama and for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a sometimes-fiery gathering at a downtown theater Sunday afternoon. Speakers at the Faith & Freedom Coalition gathering blamed Obama for a series  of woes, including high unemployment, the rise of Islamic radicals and America's purported moral decay. Former House Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got in particularly sharp jabs at the president - calling him “the most extreme, pro-abortion president in U.S. history” and saying Obama effectively condoned the killing of children with his abortion stance as an Illinois lawmaker.
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By James Rainey
The man trying to provide Rep. Todd Akin the softest possible landing after the congressman's foolish comments about pregnancy and rape was former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a strong supporter of Akin during his run to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate. In the furor over Akin's remarks and increasing pressure for him to drop out of his race against Sen. Claire McCaskill,  Huckabee used his syndicated radio program Monday to give the embattled candidate a safe venue to express remorse and his determination to remain in the race.
NEWS
February 23, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
Potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee gave an impassioned defense Wednesday of his decision to commute the sentence of an Arkansas man who, years later, murdered four police officers in a Seattle-area coffee shop. The 2009 shooting has been described as a potentially disqualifying vulnerability for Huckabee, who told a group of reporters that he is “seriously contemplating” another presidential run. In 2008, the former Arkansas governor finished second to eventual nominee John McCain in the competition for national convention delegates.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Protesting can be hard work - gathering petition signatures under the beating sun, chaining one's self to trees, boycotting a favorite store or picketing family-planning clinics all take work with little immediate reward. But Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a pretty tasty demonstration in mind, if you share their views on traditional marriage. “No signs and no protests are needed to make your voice heard.  Just simply have a meal at Chick-fil-A on August 1 for 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' and our support for traditional values will be heard loud and clear,” Rick Santorum wrote in an email Wednesday to supporters.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Hey, Chick-fil-A, are you feeling appreciated? The fast-food chain was overrun on Wednesday by men, women and children wanting chicken sandwiches, cross-cut fries -- and to voice their support for the company that finds itself under fire for taking a position against same-sex marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared Wednesday to be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and urged Americans to show their appreciation with their wallets. PHOTOS: The Chick-fil-A controversy Now, we can't tell you that we personally checked with each and every one of Chick-fil-A's 1,615 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C. But we can point out this growing photo collection on Huckabee's Facebook page of people in Illinois, Colorado, South Carolina and elsewhere mobbing Chick-fil-A outlets.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Laura Hautala and William D'Urso, Los Angeles Times
The chicken sandwich became a political statement for a day as supporters of the Chick-fil-A president's stance against gay marriage caused traffic jams at the fast-food chain's restaurants nationwide. Baking in the Southern California summer heat, lines of Chick-fil-A fans snaked around the eateries and down streets Wednesday as patrons ignored gay rights advocates armed with "Cluck Off" signs and vuvuzelas urging them to eat elsewhere. Crammed drive-throughs caused traffic jams on nearby streets, often requiring attendants to direct cars.
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