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Iowa Caucus

Iowa Caucus' Latest Rising Star: The Butter Cow Sculpture

ARTINFO | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

The Iowa Straw Poll shook up the Republican primary contest this Saturday, handing Michele Bachmann her first toutable campaign victory and knocking T...

Michele Bachmann Releases Her First Iowa Ad

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann released her first Iowa presidential campaign ad today. The 30-second spot features the GOP congresswoman, who represents Minnesota, ...

Jason Linkins

Iowa Rep. Steve King Plays It Coy On 2012 Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) may be staff-sharing, Obamacare-repealing BFF's in the House of Represent...

Poll Has Good News For Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney In Key Primary State

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann leadin...

Romney And Bachmann Lead In Iowa, Poll Shows

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann leadin...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Newt's Slow To Re-Up In Iowa | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich said last week that he was feeling "liberated" now that nearly everyone who originally signed on to work for his campaign has abandoned ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: WTF-abee? Huck's Heart Won't Say No To The Veep Slot | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Seems like only a few weeks ago Huckabee was telling his fans he had decided not to run for president. Now he's telling the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he is still leaving the door open to being vice president.

Sam Stein

'Herman Cain Is For Real,' Democrats Insist | Sam Stein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yet another poll suggests Republican voters are giving serious consideration to presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the still relatively m...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses The GOP Presidential Contest On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell on Monday to discuss the Republicans likely to seek the GOP Presidential nomination. Fineman explaine...

Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Leave Clues About Iowa Caucus Plans

The Des Moines Register | Thomas Beaumont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A string of prospects have visited Iowa in the past few weeks, dropping hints about their plans. Yet the three Republicans at the top of national pres...

Jason Linkins

Iowa, New Hampshire Threaten Nation With Early Start To 2012 Primary Season | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Because we recently crossed the line that separates humanity from the next presidential election by a full seven hundred days and nights, now is the t...

Sarah Palin To Headline Iowa GOP Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline the Iowa Republican Party's biggest annual fundraiser, party officials announced Tuesday. The app...

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Sam Stein

Obama Returning To Iowa For Earth Day 2009 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama will mark Earth Day with a trip to Iowa next week in what will be interpreted in political circles as a victory lap in the state that lau...

Sarah Palin Robocalls Reported In Iowa

KCCI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is reaching out to Iowans again....

Primary Move-Up Considered by Indiana

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bower

The Indiana Assembly is starting to get the right idea: Not only should Indiana consider moving up its place in the primary calendar, but they shou...

A Year After Iowa

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

A year after Obama swept through Iowa in magical fashion to stun the political establishment, he is less than twenty days away from being inaugurated the 44th POTUS.

Liveblog! Final Dem Debate, Final Shot For Hil (Plus — Baseball!)

John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar

Welcome to Iowa, and the last Dem debate before the Iowa caucus. Today: Hillary's Last Stand. Can she recover from the Obama onslaught? Can she recover from Bill on the campaign trail? CAN SHE RECOVER FROM OPRAH?

Iowa Republican Change Candidate

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"Personally, I think the sales gas tax holiday being proposed is like peeing your pants on a cold winter's day: It feels nice and warm for a little while, but very soon begins to feel quite cold."

Obama to Return to Iowa Tuesday to Kick Off General

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

The "welcome back" rally scheduled for Tuesday in Des Moines is a thank you to the white working class voters who catapulted him to the front of the race and gave Clinton her first taste of defeat.

Advantage Hillary, California and Nevada

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Hillary Clinton has her mojo back. She's been hitting at the top of her game in the West in California and Nevada, and if the Saturday morning caucus...

Obama On Track To Win Caucus 2nd Tier Support

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Des Moines--Barack Obama has already begun shoring up support among the lower-tier candidates who lack the money or poll numbers to be serious contend...

The Huckabeast Takes Iowa

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The Rev. John Brewer, a Baptist minister from Louisville, Ky., and his four young friends showed up driving the Huckabeast, a 40-foot, 20-ton bus, Dec. 27 at the Des Moines headquarters.

Wife Michelle Makes the Case for an Obama White House

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

On Sunday afternoon in Newton, on the second of four rallies of the day, Barack Obama is looser than he was in Knoxville, where he just couldn't end h...

Des Moines: A Look Inside Dem Campaign HQs

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

What was most striking to me about the Clinton campaign office was the racial diversity of people in it. In Iowa, where 95% of the population is white, the faces in headquarters were all shades.