Back in Iowa, Huckabee mocks Obama climate, wage policies

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:43 PM
Back in Iowa, Huckabee mocks Obama climate, wage policies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prior Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee is reacquainting himself with activists who could help decide the next Republican nominee.

Huckabee appeared before the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday to deliver a biting assessment of President Barack Obama's policies and make a pitch for his potential candidacy. He recently left a cable news show and is on a book tour.

The former Arkansas governor mocked Obama's elevation of climate change as a critical issue. Huckabee says a greater threat is violent radical elements stoking fear around the world. He says America hasn't done enough to strike those terror groups.

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Huckabee also says Democrats are misguided by focusing on raising the minimum wage instead of cultivating better-paying jobs.

Huckabee has re-emerged as a possible presidential candidate seven years after his last bid.