David Huckabee, a son of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, was arrested at an Arkansas airport Thursday after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage.
“I removed the bag and asked Mr. Huckabee if he knew what he had in the bag,” Little Rock police officer Arthur Nugent wrote in a report after being summoned to a security checkpoint. “He replied he did now.”
It was less of a debate and more like a polite first date where the Democratic presidential candidates wanted to avoid any fast moves that risk turning off voters.
Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were on the receiving end of a couple jabs, but the Democrats vying for the White House were downright complimentary, calling each other by their first names more like friends than rivals.
Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (AP)
Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night, heaping criticism on President Bush’s Iraq policy in the first debate of the 2008 campaign.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
John McCain was the presumptive Republican front-runner, the next in line for the nomination in a party that historically respects hierarchy.
Republican John McCain â€” senator, ex-Navy pilot and former Vietnam captive â€” is casting himself as the most qualified person to lead the country in wartime as he officially opens his second presidential bid and tries to succeed where he once failed.
“We face formidable challenges, but I’m not afraid of them. I’m prepared for them,” McCain says in prepared remarks.
Ask the leading Republican presidential candidates about dealing with illegal immigration, and inevitably the answer focuses on tightening border security and building fences.
What voters aren’t hearing a lot about is giving legal status, under certain conditions, to illegal immigrants in the United States, even though each of the top three GOP candidates has supported such a policy.
The reason has a lot to do with a deep fissure in the GOP base: Business and industry are demanding more low-wage workers, while grass-roots conservatives are demanding that those workers be shipped home.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that President Bush has fallen short in his role as leader of the free world, and the 2008 election is a chance to change that.
“This president may occupy the White House, but for the last six years the position of leader of the free world has remained open. And it is time to fill that role once more,” Obama said in a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
The Illinois senator was in his hometown to deliver a foreign policy address that was rescheduled last week after the shootings at Virginia Tech.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marvin Smejkal has a problem.
The political season has started so early, he can’t find enough sound and lighting technicians for all the big political rallies his Cedar Rapids company is being hired to run.
It’s nine months until the Iowa caucuses, but Democrats aren’t waiting for the traditional rolling start of the campaign.
Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama (right) and John Edwards campaigned separately in Iowa Sunday as they urged thousands to make environmental protection a top campaign issue.
National Democrats have nearly eliminated the fundraising advantage that their Republican rivals have had since campaign finance laws were changed five years ago.