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Huckabee comments on encyclical

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, campaigning in South Carolina, said to CNN: "The last person on Earth I want to try to argue with will be the Pope." Huckabee is a Southern Baptist.

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 19, 2015


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Huckabee jumps into race

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is taking his second stab at a race for the White House, this week joining the field seeking the republican nomination. In 2007, Governor Huckabee said "climate change is real" but he strongly opposes cap ...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 19, 2015


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Pataki Slams Opponents over Encyclical

In response to Pope Francis' widely awaited encyclical, a papal document released on Thursday calling for action on climate change, former Governor George Pataki (R-NY) went to social media to take a jab at his Catholic opponents, who have been...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 18, 2015


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Graham would seek compromise

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who once drafted an economy wide climate change bill with former senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), called getting "the environmental community and the energy community together to come up with a...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 17, 2015


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Bush softens stance on Pope's encyclical

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, speaking in Iowa on Wednesday, softened his previous criticism of Pope Francis, whose encyclical on the environment and human ecology will be released on Thursday, June 18th."I think Pope ...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 17, 2015


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Donald Trump enters race

Donald Trump made official his candidacy for the White House, becoming the 12th Republican to declare he's seeking the presidency. He did not specifically mention climate change in his announcement, but in the past, Trump has circulated on soci...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 16, 2015


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Bush addresses criticism of Pope

Speaking to Sean Hannity of Fox News, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated his stance on climate change, saying, "look, the climate is changing, there's lots of things that we can do that aren't political or doesn't create a partisan div...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 15, 2015


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Santorum defends criticism of Pope

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, former Senator Rick Santorum defended his earlier remarks on Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change. Santorum previously said the Pope should "leave the science to the scientists" and focus instead "on theology...

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | June 15, 2015