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Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Deploys Heavy Hitter Surrogates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign has executed most of its plays in the Republican primary in a way that reveal forethought and strategic planning, and the way t...

Mark Blumenthal

New Iowa Poll Shows Paul Holding Lead

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa since the Christmas holiday shows little change. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) con...

Jon Ward

Iowa Lining Up Nicely For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As millions of Americans turn their full attention to the Republican presidential primary for the first time, there are two competing choruses with se...

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.

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...

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. ...

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.

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 ...

Bachmann: 'I Am A Real Person'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) repeated that she is "not a politician" as she campaigned through Iowa Monday. "I...

Bachmanns Confronted By Gay Rights Supporters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her husband, Marcus, questioned Alfred Kinsey's research on the number of gays i...

Jon Ward

Michele Bachmann Woos Iowa Voters With Video, Social Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

EMMETSBURG, Iowa -- Michele Bachmann entered the Pizza Ranch, a ubiquitous chain in Iowa, here Saturday afternoon, shook a few hands, and then went be...

Romney Gets Critical Endorsement

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

The Des Moines Register, Iowa's biggest and most influential newspaper, announced that it would endorse Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for pres...

GOP Presidential Candidates Stumble On Facts

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The final Republican presidential debate in advance of the Jan. 3 first-in-the-nation Iowa part...

Elise Foley

The Second Tier Makes Its Final Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- In the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, the candidates who are mired in second-tier status tried as bes...

Elise Foley

Out In The Cold: Rick Santorum Says Cut Heating Assistance, Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Thursday he would end federal assistance for heating bills and cut down on une...

Newt Hit With Surprising Attack

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) attacked Newt Gingrich over getting draft deferments while advocating a hawkish foreign poli...

As Caucus Day Approaches, a Debate Over Us Iowa Hicks

B.A. Morelli | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
B.A. Morelli

Should Iowans play kingmaker in selecting our president? I don't know the answer, but it's a good question.

GOP Candidate Attacks Rival's Ad For Not Being In The 'Spirit Of Christmas'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich chided his GOP presidential opponents in a new TV ad for going negative and said separately Thursday that his checkere...

Santorum Makes Shocking Prediction About Future Of America

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Tuesday that the passage of the Affordable Care Act could be the "death knell" for America. "W...