Mike Huckabee: Arm The Kurds; US 'Left Them with Their Pants Down'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_7f4e23b176.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (AMES, Iowa) – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee called on President Obama on Saturday to arm the Kurdish people in Iraq, saying that the U.S. has left them with their “pants down around their ankles” and unable to defend themselves. “If we had good sense, we would arm the Kurds as we said we would."

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Agriculture Secretary Calls on Congress to Address Forest Conservation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_af8f13bb7b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is hoping that Congress will return from their five-week summer recess ready to address the need for forest conservation. Officials shifted $3.2 billion from other programs within the United States Forest Service to pay for fire suppression over the last 12 years, according to Vilsack, prompting him to call for more adequate funding and resources.

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Ted Cruz: Obama Should 'Spend Less Time On The Golf Course'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_f97b6024f1.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (DES MOINES, Iowa) -- While President Obama was on the golf course in Martha's Vineyard on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was at the Iowa State Fair, criticizing the president's foreign policy and telling the president to "spend less time on the golf course." Asked whether he thought President Obama should be vacationing in Massachusetts at the moment , Cruz accused Obama of being "an absentee president."

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Hawaii Votes in Two Intra-Party Primary Brawls

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_004213b01d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (HONOLULU) -- A rare Saturday primary in Hawaii brings anticipation of two storms barreling into the state, along with two intra-party battles rocking the Democratic Party. History, legacy, ethnicity and even generational story lines all play into the two marquee races. The history behind these two elections partly begins in December of 2012 when the man who represented the fiftieth state for 50 years Sen. Daniel Inouye passed away.

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The Primary Primer: In Tennessee, the Tea Party’s Last Stand

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_bd6895d00a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Thursday, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and most recently earlier this week in Kansas. If Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander beats back his tea party challenger state Rep. Joe Carr, this will be the first cycle since 2008 when no incumbent GOP Senator has lost a re-nomination fight.

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