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Iowa Caucus

Key Gingrich Staffer Resigns After Incendiary Comment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Craig Bergman, Newt Gingrich's political director in Iowa who joined the campaign less than a week ago, resigned Tuesday after calling Mormonism a "cu...

Gingrich Makes a Mess with Janitors Claim

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Newt Gingrich got it wrong when he claimed "an entry-level janitor gets paid twice as much as a...

Rick Santorum Drinks Beer

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum made a swing through the Millstream Brewery in Iowa this weekend to both taste and talk about his favorite be...

GOP Candidate: 'My Views Are Progressive'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney described his views as "progressive" at a 2002 campaign stop in Worcester, Mass., while running for governor. "I think the old standby ...

Rick Perry Has Another 'Oops' Moment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry could not remember Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name Friday in an editorial board interview wi...

Santorum Makes Shocking Proposal On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, speaking at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa Wednesday, said families with undocumented immigrants sh...

Perry Goes After Obama Over Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry pledges to end "[President Barack] Obama's war on religion" in a new television ad airing in Iowa, railin...

Santorum 'Rejects' Evidence On Key Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged students during a question and answer session Monday night at Drodt College, a small conser...

Bachmann Attacks GOP Rivals

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she still thinks she has a good chance of winning the Iowa Republican caucuses, saying presidential campaign rivals...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich's Rise Continues, Ron Paul Second, Romney Third In Iowa: Des Moines Register Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eighteen years after he led Republicans to an unexpected takeover of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich looks increasingly pois...

Bachmann Campaign Accused Of Stealing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the hot seat for allegedly stealing a coveted email list in order to target Iowa ...

It's Time We Got Rid of the Iowa Caucus

David Macaray | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Even though the Iowa caucus has come to be regarded by everyone -- the media, the public, academe, both political parties -- as a watershed political event, what does it actually mean?

Iowa Social Conservatives Hold Secret Meeting To Stop GOP Candidate

CNN | Shannon Travis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Representatives for leading social conservative groups in Iowa held a secret meeting Monday as part of an effort with one ma...

Herman Cain Tears Up At Iowa Forum

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

During Saturday night's Thanksgiving Family Forum, GOP contender Herman Cain choked up as he talked about a health crisis from his past. Debate mo...

Mark Blumenthal

New Iowa Poll Not So New After All | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Thursday purports to show Herman Cain still "leading," but the poll is already dated. It...

Sam Stein

GOP 2012 Candidates Spending Hardly Any Campaign Money In Iowa | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The longstanding theory that the Iowa caucus is won by retail politics has been deeply challenged in this election cycle, as Republican ...

Tyler Kingkade

Iowa Governor Taking Occupy The Caucuses Shutdown Threat Seriously | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday morning that he is taking a threat by the group Anonym...

Santorum Shuts The Door To Gay Marriage Supporters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he could not find an "accommodation" with gay marriage supporters in an interview with the Des Mo...

Mark Blumenthal

One Thing Cain, Romney Share? The Lead: Des Moines Register Iowa Poll | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

The latest results from the highly respected and much anticipated Des Moines Register Iowa Poll are in, and they show the duo of Herman Cain and Mitt ...

Iowa Sets Caucuses For January 3rd

Des Moines Register | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Iowa GOP leaders, instead of waiting until they know exactly what date New Hampshire will pick, voted to rein in the calendar chaos by locking in a da...

Paul Needham

Talking To 'The King Of Iowa Politics' | Paul Needham | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- For 34 years, David Yepsen was, as the Washington Post once called him, "the king of the Iowa caucuses." Now he's given up his thro...

Elyse Siegel

Another State Rocks Primary Process Ahead Of 2012 | Elyse Siegel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Iowa expects to hold its presidential caucuses on January 3, instead of February 6, according to a reporter for the Des Moines Register. This is an im...

Jason Linkins

Nevada's Primary Move Makes December Contests More Likely | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

News broke last night that GOP officials in the state of Nevada, as expected, moved up the date of that state's "first-in-the-West" caucuses from thei...

Jason Linkins

Jan Brewer Touches Off Primary Calendar Chaos 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Reporters who expect to be given Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary embed assignments should probably avoid making and hard-and-fast plans for New Year's Eve.

Politics, Farmers And Change: The End Of Rural America

Dave Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

Since 1960, when JFK was elected, America has lost over 1.7 million family farms, the backbone of rural economies, with the number of farmers in the U.S. today being outnumbered by prisoners.