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Jason Linkins

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

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...

Former Bush Official Slams GOP Candidate's 'Totally Irresponsible' Proposal

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa — As he works to rev up his conservative base in Iowa with just two weeks to go until the state's caucuses, Newt Gingrich is lau...

Attacks Against Newt Cause Consequences

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa — More than $1 million in negative advertising – much of it bankrolled by Mitt Romney's allies – has eroded Newt Gin...

Perry Calls Significant Legislation 'Theft'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, Iowa — Seeking a late surge, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought Monday to tar GOP presidential rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for su...

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...

Iowa GOP Worried About Anonymous Threat To Caucuses

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Taking seriously an apparent threat from a notorious collective of computer hackers, the Iowa Republican Party is boosting the...

Newt Doubles Down On Controversial Attack

AP | KASIE HUNT and SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is going after the conservative primary voters he needs to win in Iowa while chief ri...

Jon Ward

Michele Bachmann Woos Iowa Voters With Video, Social Media | 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...

'Rick Santorum Is The Best-Kept Secret In The Campaign'

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- In a presidential campaign marked by sharp rises and falls, Republican Rick Santorum has experienced neither. "I'm counting on the...

Paul's Blitz Unsettles Rivals

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The images are stark, the music apocalyptic. If Newt Gingrich falters in the Republican presidential contest, Ron Paul's scathing t...

Bachmann Blitzes Key State

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann said she did not want "to trash anyone" on Friday and then called her lea...

Perry Made Questionable Decision To His Benefit

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a double-dipper, collecting a salary and retirement benefits simultaneously, according to a personal fi...

GOP Presidential Candidates Stumble On Facts

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

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

GOP Candidates Make Questionable Claims

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich overlooked a couple of years of red ink when he asserted Thursday night that he balanced the budget for four years as Hous...

Elise Foley

The Second Tier Makes Its Final Pitch | 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 | 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...