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Iowa Caucus

Mainstream GOP Voters Consider Candidate On The Fringe

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- Ron Paul wants to legalize pot and shut down the Federal Reserve. He thinks the federal government has no authority to outlaw abortion,...

Paul Tries To Rally Supporters Amid Controversy

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

NEWTON, Iowa — Texas Rep. Ron Paul received a welcome befitting a man with a suddenly serious chance to win next week's Iowa Republican presiden...

Santorum Warns Of 'Indoctrination Centers'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa — Rick Santorum isn't going down without a fight. In fact, that fight seems to be lifting him – at exactly the right time...

Operatives And Activists Falling Behind GOP Candidate In Iowa

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa — Iowa Republicans may be starting to choose with their heads rather than their hearts as the Jan. 3 caucuses approach. The as...

Occupy Protesters Gear Up For Iowa Caucus

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

By RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER, The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already they have interrupted Michele Bachmann and drawn a witheri...

Iowa Caucus Countdown: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on the Hawkeye State as candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination campaign for support ahead of the 2012 Iowa caucu...

Gingrich Praised Rival For Plan He Now Attacks

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich praised the health care law that his rival for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney, sign...

Sam Stein

Ron Paul, In 1996, 'Did Not Deny' Controversial Statement In Newsletter

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- For the second time in as many runs for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, controversial newsletters Rep. Ron Paul (R-Te...

Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test for Good Reason

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A slash and burn assault on government, even when its race tinged, doesn't hurt Ron Paul one bit. It gets media and public attention, draws denunciations from his defenders as hitting below the belt, and quiet cheers from the multitudes that happen to agree with him.

Twist In Iowa Race Leaves Many Undecided On Candidates

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — It's been a different presidential race in Iowa this year – quieter. Campaign headquarters have hardly been buzzing wi...

GOP Candidate's Wife Addresses His Silly Side

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Mitt Romney's wife gushes about his silly side and devotion to their five sons and 16 grandchildren. Rick Santorum's college-age...

Santorum Endorsement Raises Question Of Quid Pro Quo

ABC News | Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

An Iowa Christian conservative leader who bestowed his highly sought-after endorsement on presidential candidate Rick Santorum this week is now at the...

Elise Foley

Paul Or Nothing: Older Voters Come Out For Ron Paul

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ron Paul proved he could draw crowds of college students. Now he's going for their grandparents. On an eight-city tour of eas...

Callista Gingrich Steps Up

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- When his top aides walked out this spring and left his campaign in tatters, Newt Gingrich considered dropping out. But he says...

GOP Candidate Campaign Drawing Large Crowds

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — It's usually a low-key, even quiet affair. Ron Paul enters a room almost furtively, his narrow shoulders hunched as he takes ...

Perry: 'I'm Prone To Make A Lot Of Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he prays because he's "prone to make a lot of mistakes" Wednesday at a presidential campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa. ...

Stars Aligning For GOP Candidate

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

KEENE, N.H. -- The stars may be aligning for Mitt Romney – and at just the right time. Four years after his failed White House bid, the former ...

Jason Linkins

Iowa Not A Completely Terrible Place To Stage The First Contest Of The Primary Season, According To Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

The Iowa Caucuses are mere days away, and that means two things. First, it means we all get to say, "the Iowa Caucuses are mere days away." And second, it means that we get to stage the perennial argument over whether Iowa is representative enough of the country at large for it to have such an outsized role in determining the eventual winner of the presidential primary season. Ultimately, there are a lot of reasons we have this argument, but there are also a lot of reasons for why the argument doesn't go anywhere.

Santorum Outlines Plan To Win Over Gay Voters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explained how he would win support from gay voters despite his long opposition to same-sex marriage Tu...

A Republican Primary With No Real Competition

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most striking aspect of this primary season has not been the search by many conservative voters for an alternative to Mitt Romney. Rather, the main story of the Republican primary season has been that the race has been extraordinarily uncompetitive.

Romney, Gingrich Intensify Feud

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney refused to be pinned down Wednesday on how Congress should break an impasse that threatens to raise taxes for 160...

Feud Grows Between Two GOP Candidates

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney refused to be pinned down Wednesday on how Congress should break an impasse that threatens to raise taxes for 160...

GOP Candidate Emerges As Outsider Favorite

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. — Suddenly, Ron Paul is in contention to win the Iowa caucuses and do well in the New Hampshire primary two weeks before the first ...

Bachmann Misses Key Vote

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eleven lawmakers missed the 229-193 House vote that rejected Senate legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefi...

GOP Candidate Accuses Obama Of Marxism

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Tuesday that he was "for" income inequality, but also wanted "equality of opportunity." "The ...