December 21, 2019

Today's Edition



I mentioned this week that while the media were distracted with covering (and in some cases, celebrating) the impeachment vote, other important stories were being ignored. For instance, you might have heard that the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020), blandly described as a “national defense bill” to keep the military funded, protect the homeland and give a raise to our soldiers. Naturally, President Trump is expected to sign it. But he might want to read carefully first.  It's a textbook illustration of the need for a line item veto. 
Here’s what you weren’t told: buried in its thousands of pages were a lot of surprises, including amnesty for about 4,000 Liberian illegal aliens, visas for 4,000 Afghan officials, paid family leave for government employees, and something called the “Fair Chance Act” that bars the government from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record (aren't there enough criminals working in our government already?)

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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"Huckabee" this week

By Mike Huckabee
Gather around the TV tonight for your first gift of the season: a special new Christmas episode of “Huckabee” on TBN!  As usual, we’ll cover some serious issues, like talking with Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel about protecting religious freedom, saluting a Huck’s Hero who’s helping thousands of families have homes, and hearing from country star Erica Stone about her crusade to save orphaned children in Sierra Leon. But we’ll also bring you lots of Christmas cheer, including a gift exchange with Tre and Keith (I can only imagine what I'll get this year!) and a very special visit with music legend Dionne Warwick.  She’ll perform a holiday classic with a little help from a surprise country music superstar. 
So get into the Christmas spirit as we unwrap all that and more, tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests.  It’s all at


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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Starting Monday, my staffers and I will be taking a much-needed Christmas week break from the news.  But fear not: like Santa’s toys, the Huckabee newsletter will continue to be delivered all over the world!

Back when I was doing the “Huckabee Report” radio show and had just written my book, “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners to share their favorite holiday memories. We received so many incredible stories, from the hilarious to the miraculous, that it became a holiday tradition.  This year, I’ve gathered a selection of some of my favorite stories that remind of us of the true meaning of Christmas. Some you may have heard before, and others are being shared here for the first time, but I’m sure you’ll love them all.

Of course, if anything happens that’s so important, it’s worth me stopping playing with my grandchildren to write about it, I will (but don’t count on that!)  Give yourself a break, too: just tune out the noise, politics and divisiveness and enjoy this happy season. 

And if you have a treasured family Christmas story you’d like to share in the comments, I’d love to read it.  Please be advised though (here comes the legal boilerplate) that by doing so, you grant us the right to share your story with others in the future in various media.  For instance, if you have a great story like the ones I’m sharing this year, I might lift it out of the comments and share it with everyone next year. 

Thank you for your support of this newsletter and my website and TV show in 2019.  I hope you’ll enjoy next week’s special Christmas editions, and have a blessed and Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!  




I’ve long noticed that about the only time the mainstream media give positive coverage anymore to people of faith is when they can find someone who will attack other people of faith, or who will take the leftist side in a political issue. So naturally, when the magazine Christianity Today, which was founded by the Rev. Billy Graham, published an editorial endorsing the impeachment and removal of President Trump, that got all kinds of media coverage.  The editor even cited Graham’s name

That fired up the Rev. Franklin Graham, who wrote: “Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed.” He said Christianity Today had moved to the left and “now represents the elitist liberal wing of evangelicalism.” He pointed out that no Republicans, many of whom are strong Christians, were convinced by the “evidence,” and neither were a couple of Democrats. He called the impeachment vote “politically motivated, 100% partisan,” and said Trump has been a pro-life champion and a staunch defender of religious freedom.

He also revealed for the first time that his late father voted for Trump, believing him to be “the man for this hour in history for our nation.”

Now, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you the reason that Christianity Today gave for demanding Trump’s removal, so I will quote their editorial verbatim:

“But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

My response: Weeks of the most partisan, rigged proceedings imaginable produced no evidence that Trump did that, beyond second- and third-hand hearsay.  All of the principals (including the Ukrainian President Trump was allegedly pressuring) denied it. None of the alleged “witnesses” actually witnessed anything.  The one person who claimed it was definitely true (and who turned out to be the poisoned well that was the source of all the other hearsay) folded like a garage sale card table under questioning, admitting that the one time he talked to Trump, Trump said the exact opposite and denied that he wanted any quid pro quo. 

By claiming that the “facts are unambiguous” that Trump is guilty, Christianity Today is plainly lying to its readers. I find that to be profoundly immoral. Maybe they should drop the politics and get back to reading the Bible. If so, they might stumble across a line in Exodus that most of us know as the Eighth Commandment:

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."


Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them."

- Acts 16:25

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Comments 1-4 of 4

  • N?p gas ?i?u hòa t?i ??ng ?a

    12/22/2019 03:57 PM

    B?ng giá n?p gas c?a trung tâm chúng tôi.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    12/21/2019 03:17 PM

    The article in "Christianity Today" is nothing more than a sleazy hit peace by more never Trumpers. It's editor may want to dust off his Bible and read Paul's writings, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up....." (Ephesians 4:29)

  • Mike Smith

    12/21/2019 12:26 PM

    Hi Governor!

    Thank you! for explaining about that Christianity Today article. I felt quite down about it when I read other comments that didn't explain the details about the organization. I think it's past time they changed their name since they seem to have taken the wrong path entirely.

    Merry Christmas! to you and all yours

  • Stephen Russell

    12/21/2019 11:31 AM

    for your show: add this music to show for Christmas:
    Mannhiem Steam Roller & TransSiberian Orchestra, Unique Christmas music ever.
    on CD.
    Or stream.