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Physicians criticize Huckabee’s personhood-promoting ‘Gift of Life’

Partnering with Citizens United, former presidential contender and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is promoting “fetal personhood” by narrating Gift of Life, a film that promotes legislative action meant to overturn the landmark abortion rights act Roe v. Wade. The board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health argues that


Huckabee promotes ‘fetal personhood’ in movie

By | 12.16.11 | 5:36 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former presidential contender and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has teamed up with Citizens United to promote “fetal personhood,” a movement sweeping the country in the form of amendments that aim to define as beginning at the moment of conception.

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Florida attorney general to co-host presidential forum on Fox News

By | 11.29.11 | 12:44 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is slated to co-host a Republican presidential candidate forum on Fox News’ Huckabee this Saturday, exactly one month before the Iowa caucuses. Bondi will interview candidates alongside Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Ohio NAACP, faith leaders, call on anti-union group to denounce Huckabee’s voter-suppression joke

By | 10.18.11 | 4:07 pm

Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee jokingly suggested late last week to a group of Issue 2 supporters last week that they may have to resort to voter suppression tactics to defeat a Nov. 8 citizen’s referendum on a piece of unpopular union-busting legislation in Ohio. More…

Prominent Florida Religious Event to feature Perry, Gingrich and David Barton

By | 10.07.11 | 3:50 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Florida Renewal Project’s Pastors’ Policy Briefing, an event aimed at getting churches and religious leaders involved in elections, will be taking place on Oct. 20 and 21 in Orlando. The forum will feature some big names in the Christian right, including presidential candidates Gov. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich.


Ethical questions remain over federal funds received by Iowa FRC affiliate

By | 09.28.11 | 1:05 pm

The Iowa Family Policy Center, a division of The Family Leader, did not comply with federal-grant protocol when it relinquished the last year of federal funding it received for a controversial marriage-counseling program, according to documents obtained by The American Independent under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

Perry picks up five former Pawlenty staffers in Iowa

By | 09.13.11 | 6:29 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced additional staff joining his campaign’s Iowa leadership team, including five former members of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty‘s 2012 presidential campaign.

Personhood Mississippi compares abortion and slavery

By | 09.12.11 | 12:24 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In what has become an all-too-familiar refrain among the more radical members of the anti-abortion movement, Personhood Mississippi is comparing abortion rights to slavery.

A website touting Mississippi’s Amendment 26 says that, at its core, the “Personhood” movement is about challenging legal decisions: “When a court makes a More…

Huckabee will be keynote speaker at Personhood Mississippi event

By | 08.29.11 | 4:12 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida resident, one-time presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will act as keynote speaker at an anti-abortion “Personhood” banquet in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 8. #

McCotter urges conservative activists to push government restructuring

By | 08.11.11 | 12:53 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Thaddeus McCotter praised grassroots activists in Iowa, saying his own “most fulfilling and rewarding” political position was when he was elected as a precinct delegate in his own neighborhood in the 1980s. He believes history has been changed, and will be changed again, on the shoulders of average Americans.