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Jon Ward

Iowa Caucus Results Raise Hopes, Stakes For Rick Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Santorum zoomed out of virtual obscurity in Iowa in a matter of weeks and surprised many observers by virtually tying Mitt Ro...

Amanda Terkel

Will Rick Perry Drop Out Because Of Disappointing Iowa Results?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), coming in a disappointing fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, sounded a somber note at his final speech on Tuesday, raising t...

Ryan Grim

Iowa Caucus Results: Ron Paul Vows 'We Will Go On'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rep. Ron Paul is not going away. The Texas Republican who speaks for the party's libertarian wing is projected to finish third, da...

Howard Fineman

Barack Obama: Iowa Caucus' One Big Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The final Iowa results aren't in but we already know one big winner: President Barack Obama. The dismal, nasty campaign here ...

Bachmann Faces Calls To Quit Race After Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, said she should quit the race Tuesday night o...

What If Hunter S. Thompson Had Twitter?

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Every Presidential election year since 1824 has produced a biography of a candidate who has set his or her sights on the White House. The 2011 election is no different. But a combination of fewer print journalists on the trail, a heavy reliance up to the minute information provided via social media, particularly Twitter, and an overall sense of disillusionment with government and politicians could perhaps signal an end to this tradition.

LOOK: Real-Time Google Map Of Iowa Caucus Results

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

As the votes from Tuesday's Iowa caucus begin rolling in, we have real-time results. The map below, provided by Google, breaks down the results by ...

Iowa Caucus Results 2012: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Heading into Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses, the race for the Hawkeye State appeared to be heading toward a photo finish. Romney eventually squeaked th...

GOP Candidates Face Off In Iowa Caucus 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

By Jane Sutton and Steve Holland DES MOINES, Iowa--Republican candidates criss-crossed Iowa making late appeals to voters, with polls giving at...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Rails On Obama For Being A Divider, Says The Left Worships Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum used his last campaign stop before the caucuses on Tuesday to attack the left for opposing abstinence-only education ...

Santorum Accused Of Pandering To Racist Elements

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Urban League said Tuesday that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum tried to leverage a stereotype abo...

Arthur Delaney

Iowa Contenders Silent On Foreclosure-Crisis Reckoning Sought By Iowa AG

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican candidates vying for the support of Iowa caucus-goers on Tuesday evening apparently have nothing to say about the big, bipartisan foreclosu...

Michael Calderone

Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Elise Foley

Santorum Gets Awkward In Appeal To Young People

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- GOP presidential candidates made their last pitch to young Iowans Tuesday, with a few attempts to sound hip and boost their a...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum First Clashed Over Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The political theatrics between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum have, so far, been kept to a minimum,...

The Non-Romney Race in Iowa

James Moore | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Mitt Romney has money and the moderate politics to give the president a tough fight in the fall. But he doesn't give his own party those sweaty palms of excitement. He could have a very miserable 2012.

How Exactly Does A Caucus Work?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Iowa caucus is the leadoff vote of the election season and starts the long march to Nov. 6; however, many don't know what the contest entails...

Laura Bassett

Rick Santorum: States Should Have Power To Ban Birth Control, Sodomy

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, whose strong base of evangelical Christian supporters has thrust him into contention in Iowa, said on...

Why Young Liberals, Like Me, Will Vote Ron Paul

Turnstyle | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Turnstyle

By: Jacquelyn Cuddeback Photo Credit: Charlie Foster Grassroots organizing office for Ron Paul in Coralville, Iowa. Organizers raised $1,000 in 24 ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Responds To Glitter Bombing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 30, a man threw glitter on Rick Santorum at a campaign stop in Johnston, Iowa, yelling, "Stop the hate! Taste the rainbow!" The ...

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann Plays The Gender Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four of Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) five biological children joined the candidate and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, in Iowa on Tue...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santorum's Sweaters Are Now A Thing, Because Reporters In Iowa Are Bored

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

In the clearest sign that all of the reporters in Iowa have run out of local Iowa culinary fare to take Instagrams of and are now just bored in the wa...

Bachmann Evades Question On Gays, Calling It 'Bizarre'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) dodged questions Tuesday morning from CNN's Soledad O'Brien on a past statement of h...

Newt: 'Anybody Can Come In First'

AP | DAVID ESPO and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday nig...

Romney Backpedals From Bold Claim

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Looking past Iowa, Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials Tuesday as he anticipated escalated attacks in New Hamps...