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Iowa Caucus

Kill the Caucus

Jon Green | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Jon Green

In a day marked by spirited political disagreement, everyone involved came together to agree on one thing: this was not what democracy was supposed to look like.

How This Company Tracked 16,000 Iowa Caucus-Goers Via Their Phones

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.15.2016 | World

On Thursday morning, I listened to an interview with the CEO of “a big data intelligence company” called Dstillery; it “demystifies consumers’...

Dems Debate: Different Ears, Different Tune

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

No, it wasn't just your imagination -- it was a very different message. Is that a good thing?

Hillary Clinton Just Gave The Best Speech Of Her Campaign

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton gave the best speech of her 2016 campaign on Tuesday night, delivering a sharp, concise and forceful vision of a progressive future --...

Cruz -- as in Ooze

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Or, "When Sleazy Comes Easy."...

Did Hillary Clinton Really Win Iowa? New Errors Detected in Caucus Results

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Today, Iowa Democratic Party officials reported errors in the state's caucus results. The news comes just days after Hillary Clinton was named the official winner in Iowa. Defeating Bernie Sanders by two tenths of one percent, she took home 23 of the state's 44 delegates.

Trump Wants Do-Over in Iowa

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Daniel P. Collins

Throughout the early stages of this very strange presidential election, Donald Trump has made some outrageous comments that the professional pundit class -- and most sane people -- assumed would end his chances of winning.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

State of Shock: What Worked in Iowa, What to Expect in NH

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Watching the Iowa caucus returns this week, I found myself humming an old hit and wondering who among the candidates was more surprised by the results? Was it Ted Cruz, who actually slayed the great and powerful Mr. Trump? Was it Trump who almost came in third to Marco Rubio?

Iowa and the Stand for Nothing Party

Harlan Green | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's really hard to say what has caused such a massive ignorance of how and why our economy grows by one political party. But until the Grand Old Party realizes this, our economic growth 'malaise' will only continue.

Millennial Women: You're Failing Hillary

Isabel Evans | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Isabel Evans

Hillary is playing her fight song, standing up and charging forward even though she's been knocked down so many times it's amazing she's not been forced to take subterranean shelter. And in response, are the young women of America standing by her?

Jimmy Fallon Completely Rips Donald Trump After Iowa Caucus Loss

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Comedy

It's official. Donald Trump is a big "No. 2." Jimmy Fallon decided to commemorate the presidential hopeful's recent runner-up finish at the Iowa caucu...

"Abandon All Hope": Hillary's Message May Cost Her the Nomination

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has to contend with the fact that half the Democrat electorate in Iowa did not buy her message or find her appealing. That this came after an anti-Sanders media barrage in the eve of the caucus makes his performance even more impressive.

Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Supporting Families

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.

What the 2016 Iowa Caucus Results Mean for the General Election

Jules Horowitz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Jules Horowitz

Regardless of your political views, the outcome of the Democratic nomination will create a very interesting situation either way. If Sanders, an older, grumpier, Independent candidate who openly identifies as a socialist, wins the nomination over a well-seasoned, well-known, well-connected, non-socialist candidate such as Clinton, it will easily be considered one of the greatest upsets in our political history. If Clinton wins the nomination, she could potentially be the first presidential nominee to be indicted while running for office.

MSNBC Anchor Describes Terrifying Harassment, Racial Threats

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media

MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry was in her Iowa hotel lobby on Monday night when she said a man came dangerousl...

Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Our Iowa Caucus Recap, Plus Why Millennials Won't Accept the Results

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Our Complete Recap of the Iowa Caucus; Hillary Narrowly Defeats Bernie; Ted Cruz's Insane Victory Speech; Cruz Is Going to Be an Ever Bigger Jerk Now; Trump Is Absolutely Still Alive; Coin Toss Truthers; and more.

Bernie Sanders and the New Breed of Democrats Against Hillary Clinton and the Old

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

What made last night's Democratic caucuses so interesting, aside from the fact that Clinton and Sanders virtually tied, was the battle between younger and older voters. If you look at how Iowan Democrats voted by age, it's plain to see that Clinton took home the older vote, while Sanders won huge among millennials.

Watch Republicans Get Giddy Over Bernie Sanders' Iowa Surge

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like early state Democratic voters aren’t the only ones feeling the Bern. On Tuesday, Republican leaders here took a certain ...

Kim Kardashian's Poll About Kanye West Got More Votes Than Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

On Feb. 1, Kim Kardashian tweeted a poll that may forever shake the foundation of American democracy. Going head-to-head with the Iowa presidential ca...

Hillary Clinton Just Made History

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is the first woman ever to win the Iowa caucus, the moment when the voters finally jump into America's presidential selection process....

Iowa Showed That Obama's Legacy Is at Stake

Ben LaBolt | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Ben LaBolt

Ironically, Sanders, Cruz and Trump all make similar arguments: the system is rigged against average Americans; special interests and political "cronies" are reaping the rewards; and nothing short of a massive overhaul is in order. Extreme populism has been on the rise in Europe, and these candidates are attempting to foment a similar sentiment in the U.S.

Iowa 'Sticker Kid' Stole The Spotlight During Hillary Clinton's Speech

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

A student who adorned his face with stickers may have upstaged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she gave her Iowa caucus speech on Monday ...

After Iowa, Both Parties Have to Decide: Just How Angry Are We?

Jeff Greenfield | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Jeff Greenfield

Given the rise of Trump and Sanders, anger could prove to be the driving force of the primaries. If so, November could pose an even more consequential question: against whom is this anger to be directed? And how? I cannot remember when voters have had to answer a more significant question.