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Jason Linkins

After Iowa, Santorum's Challenge Is Ramping Up His Shoestring Operation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The close second-place Iowa finish has given Rick Santorum's candidacy new life, but he is now playing catch-up with the new top tier. And he has a lot of catching up to do.

Local GOP Head Solves US Debt Problem!

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Iris Erlingsdottir

The Minnesota GOP's new Chairman, Pat Shortridge, has proposed a revolutionary solution to solving the party's disastrous debt problem.

Donald Trump Disses GOP Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

And now, the Iowa analysis you've all been waiting for. Donald Trump appeared on the Today Show to discuss the results of the Iowa caucus. His take...

Gingrich 'Wouldn't Make Exceptions' Over Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich told a voter Tuesday he opposes all abortions and would not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, Think Progress reports. "No, ...

For Decades, Candidates Have Started With Iowa

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Since the 1840s, political activists in Iowa have gathered on dark winter nights to take care of party business. Only for the past...

Pat Robertson: God Told Me Who The Next President Will Be

Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson says he has a secret straight from God: He knows who the next president of the United States will be. ...

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann Plays The Gender Card | 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...

WATCH: 'Iowa Nice'? Not Exactly

Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy

(Warning, some NSFW language.) The great state of Iowa has been getting plenty of attention lately, culminating in the first GOP caucus in the stat...

Are Iowa's Republican Frontrunners Taking Cues from Sharia Law?

Keli Goff | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

I'm at a loss to see any real difference between the manner in which Sharia law penalizes women who are raped and the efforts of Perry and his Personhood cohorts to penalize American rape survivors with a nonconsensual pregnancy.

The GOP Ticket in 2012: Romney-Rubio

Robert Reich | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

For his running mate, Mitt Romney will choose Marco Rubio. Romney will need a right-winger to calm and woo the Republican right. Tea Partiers are attracted to Rubio -- an evangelical Christian committed to reducing taxes and shrinking government.

Mitt Romney: Obama Promises As Good As Kardashian Wedding Vows

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an unusual dig at President Obama on Sunday, comparing him to Kim Kardashian. "I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube...

Michele Bachmann Needs A Miracle

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

By Eric Johnson OSKALOOSA, Iowa, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Facing colossal odds in the Republican nomination race, presidential candidate Michel...

GOP Hopefuls Switch From Persuasion To Mobilization

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the race for Iowa, Republican presidential candidates are shifting from persuading people to mobilizing them to attend Tuesday'...

Team Cain Comments On GOP Endorsement

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Don't expect Herman Cain to endorse any of the Republican presidential candidates before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses Cain's campaign ...

Romney's Christmas Card Showcases Large Family

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's 2011 Christmas card features the whole family, including the former Massachusetts governor's children an...

Bachmann Vows To Stay In Race Amid Controversy

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential c...

Jason Cherkis

More Ron Paul Writings, Speeches Reveal Wacky Conspiracy Theories Concerning Slaves, Christmas, and Diet Supplements | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul's old newsletters continue to dog the Republican presidential contender, even though he's disavowed the racist and h...

Perry Fights Back

AP | PHILIP ELLLIOTT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A swaggering Rick Perry parachuted into Iowa last summer at the top of the GOP presidential field with a job-creation mes...

One GOP Hopeful Looking Past Big GOP Event

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

LACONIA, N.H. — The political world is spinning in Iowa this week. And Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he doesn't care. He's ...

Bachmann Loves Her Guns

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Note to all wild animals or potentially-violent criminals: Michele Bachmann knows how to shoot a gun. Really, really well. Speaking at an Iowa radi...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Ad Defends Ron Paul Against Racist Charges | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

The super PAC supporting Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his presidential campaign released a powerful 2-minute web ad this morning designed to hit back at...

Paul Campaign To Supporters: Shave, Put Away The Booze | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES -- Ron Paul's college-aged volunteer army -- a core of the powerful ground organization that is the envy of rivals -- is descending on Iowa...

Rick Perry Makes Big Flip Flop

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has "always struggled" with his position on abortion and cla...

Howard Fineman

Occupy Protesters Disrupt Ron Paul Event | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Some 20 protesters interrupted the start of a Ron Paul event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds just as the GOP candidate and Texas Rep...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate Blames Ballot Failure On 'One Guy' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday blamed his campaign's failure to produce the required number of signatures ...