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Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

The Clinton Campaign Didn't Learn from History: Underestimating Barack, Underestimating Bernie

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.

Relax, America, Donald Trump is Not Really Running for President

Mario Almonte | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mario Almonte

Trump would also never accept the job of president, as tempting as it might seem. It would mean giving up direct control of his global business empire. He would also have to forfeit the hundreds of millions of dollars he receives in endorsement deals every year.

Hillary Clinton Still Has a Big Lead: Here's How She Could Lose It

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Despite what you read in the headlines, Hillary Clinton still has a commanding lead over Bernie Sanders nationwide, and beats Republicans in head-to-head match-ups nationwide. But here's how Hillary could lose the election, or even the nomination, if she doesn't watch out.

Bernie in Bush-Obama America: A Movement or a Candidate?

David Dent | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
David Dent

Barack Obama poked good humor at some of those extreme conservative perceptions of his presidency at the White House Correspondents Dinner last month.

Scott Walker Leads All GOP Challengers In New Iowa Poll

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads all of his potential Republican challengers in a new poll of Iowa primary voters, solidifying his claim as front-run...

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Jason Linkins

Thinking About Skipping The Iowa Caucuses? Better Think Again! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Earlier this week, news broke that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was opting out of active participation in this summer's Iowa Straw Poll, the annual ev...

Why Europeans and Asian Communities Shake Their Heads at How Americans Choose a President

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

The issues that emerge in American political campaigns leave many of my foreign contacts puzzled. Instead of thinking through big issues, we focus on the trivial. The female problems that bedeviled Gary Hart and Bill Clinton would barely raise an eyebrow outside of the states.

Paul Ryan: My Budget Is A Step Toward GOP Unity

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his...

GOP Trying To Make Path For Next President Easier

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage fr...

Democrat Further Hints At Potential 2016 Bid

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Former Democratic Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer isn't saying whether he'll run for president in 2016. But he sought to conn...

Jon Ward

Iowa Caucus Documentary Shows 2012 Election Spectacle Through Ordinary Americans' Eyes | Jon Ward | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

The first few moments of "Caucus," a new documentary from filmmaker A.J. Schnack, make clear it is not only a film about the politicians who took part...

Potential 2016 Candidates Quiet In Early State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the s...

Walker Fuels Speculation After Surviving 'War'

Journal Times | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

In just a few days, Gov. Scott Walker will head to the heart of Iowa — where the 2016 presidential race will likely begin — and take center stage ...

Former Staffers Hurl 'Betray' Charge At Bachmann

Salon | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Over a year after she dropped out, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has refused to pay five staffers from her failed presidential bid, according to a ...

Sam Stein

Emotional End For Obama To Businesslike Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As sentimentality goes, President Barack Obama hosting the last campaign event of his political career in Des Moines, Iowa, is hard to t...

Ron Paul Aftershock: Romney Campaign Moves To Rewrite Convention Rules

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign successfully pushed a rule change through the GOP convention rules committee Friday that would prev...

Rick Santorum's Best Shot May Be In States That Already Voted

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum is falling so far behind Mitt Romney in the race for Republican delegates that his best chance might be in states tha...

Caucuses Causing Chaos, Raising Questions

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- After back-to-back fiascos in Nevada and Iowa, the term "caucus" may be on its way to becoming a bad word in the GOP lexicon. Those trou...

Iowa GOP Chairman To Resign After Caucus Mishap

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Republican officials say Matt Strawn will step down as chairman of Iowa's Republican Party, possibly as early as Tuesday....

Rick Santorum Officially Declared Winner Of Iowa Caucus

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

As both CNN and Politico are reporting, the Republican Party of Iowa has officially declared Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus. Init...

Michael Calderone

How Media Shaped Romney's 'Inevitable' Narrative | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mitt Romney won the Iowa Caucus by eight votes over Rick Santorum, according to reports by every news organization on Jan. 4. N...

Iowa Caucus Results Certified: Santorum Finishes Ahead Of Romney

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

More than two weeks after the 2012 Iowa caucus, a final certified tally showed former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum finishing with 29,839 votes and forme...

Iowa Caucus Results Revealing Surprising Outcome

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C.--Rick Santorum edged Mitt Romney by 34 votes in a surprise flip to the final tally of the Iowa caucuses, but no winner will be declared...