Fox News personality Mike Huckabee threw his hat in the race for the US presidency Tuesday, joining a swelling crowd of contenders for the Republican nomination. The conservative Huckabee, a former Baptist minister who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican ticket seven years ago, announced at his campaign debut that he is taking another shot at the world's top job. "With your help and God's, we will make the journey from Hope to higher ground," Huckabee told a cheering crowd in his home town of Hope, Arkansas. Huckabee, 59, is a former governor of Arkansas, the same post Bill Clinton held when he won the presidential election in 1992.
Britain faces a disruptive second election before Christmas if either of the two main parties try to govern alone as minority governments after Thursday's ballot, Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader, warned on Tuesday. Two days before the country's closest election since the 1970s, Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party are level in most polls with neither on track to win outright.