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Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at a 2010 book tour stop in Sarasota (Pic by Cooper Levey-Baker)

Huckabee to speak at Personhood Mississippi event

By | 08.29.11 | 2:48 pm

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.

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MTV denies Heroic Media allegations

By | 05.25.11 | 3:59 pm

After MTV announced it was declining to run any more ads from controversial anti-abortion rights group Heroic Media, the group went on the offense, claiming that the network was siding with Planned Parenthood. But an MTV exec tells The Florida Independent that such claims are “absolutely not true,” and that the network is still staunch in its decision to discontinue airing Heroic’s ads.

2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain (Pic by Gage Skidmore)

Herman Cain confirms attendence at Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom conference; Rubio invited

By | 05.03.11 | 11:28 am

Herman Cain has confirmed that he will be attending Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom conference in June yesterday. So far, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has also confirmed that she will be attending the conservative conference held every year in Washington, D.C.

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Mother of girl featured in controversial anti-abortion billboards files lawsuit against Life Always

By | 04.28.11 | 5:05 pm

Life Always, the anti-abortion group responsible for erecting billboards all over the country accusing Planned Parenthood of having racially motivated aims, is being sued by the mother of the young girl featured on the controversial billboards.

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Poll: Majority of Republican voters not enthusiastic about GOP presidential candidates

By | 04.21.11 | 2:21 pm

A new CBS News/New York Times poll (.pdf) shows that 56 percent of Republican voters do not feel enthusiastic about any of the official or prospective GOP candidates running for president in 2012.

Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at a 2010 book tour stop in Sarasota (Pic by Cooper Levey-Baker)

Huckabee questioned about support for David Barton on The Daily Show

By | 04.07.11 | 1:56 pm

Florida resident and potential GOP 2012 presidential contender Mike Huckabee went on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show last night to talk about his new book, A Simple Government. What he got instead from host Jon Stewart was a discussion about the separation of church and state and his support for and defense of David Barton, an evangelical Christian minister and political activist, as a great historian that he wishes all Americans would be forced to listen to at gunpoint.

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GOP debate pushed back because there are (almost) no candidates

By | 03.31.11 | 2:57 pm

The first GOP presidential candidate debate of the 2012 election season has been postponed, according to

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Dillard’s joins Huckabee, Palin in supporting Heroic Media

By | 03.15.11 | 2:19 pm

Next month in Houston, Texas, anti-abortion advocates will gather for two hours of prayer, lunch and spring wear — made possible by Dillard’s Memorial City, which will be fitting a team of 10 Heroic Media supporters to model nautical-themed outfits — to raise money that will fuel an anti-abortion campaign in the Houston area.

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Florida Watch episode No. 6: The 2012 GOP presidential field

By | 03.07.11 | 7:51 am

In episode No. 6 of Florida Watch, presented by The Bradenton Times and Manatee Educational Television, I join panel members Doug Miles, Dennis Maley and Gary Schuster in discussing the 2012 GOP presidential field, as well as Florida’s role in picking the party’s nominee. Check it out after the jump.

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Life Always/Heroic Media discontinues using girl’s image in controversial billboards

By | 03.04.11 | 10:02 am

Life Always, the group behind controversial billboards aimed at Planned Parenthood, yesterday announced its decision to halt using the image of a young girl in its media campaign.

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