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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...

Bachmann Announces New Plan Challenging Rivals

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

AMES, Iowa — Casting the Wall Street protestors as misguided, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann on Thursday said their frustrat...

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 Caucus Date

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Republicans are holding their state's presidential nominating caucuses on Jan. 3, even though New Hampshire is threatening to move ...

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...

Evangelical Pastors Divided Ahead Of 2012 Caucuses

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa -- Four years ago, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won Iowa's Republican presidential cauc...

Cain Campaign Plans Major Expansion

AP | BY SHANNON McCAFFREY and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — Reveling in the national spotlight, Herman Cain is pledging to bolster his fledgling White House campaign. He'll need to – and ...

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.

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...

Unlikely GOP Presidential Candidate Casts Shadow Over 2012

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's not running for president, but he's still leaving an imprint on the 2012 Republican ...

Key GOP Gov: Rick Perry Likely To Run For President

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he think it's very likely that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will jump into the Republican presidential...

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...

Iowa GOP Chief: Palin Ignoring State Would Be 'Risky'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Iowa Republican Party chairman said Thursday that if Sarah Palin seeks the presidency, she shouldn't think she can win the GOP ...

Terry Branstad: Iowa Caucuses Will Remain First Of 2012 Campaign

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa officials pledged Monday to move up the state's 2012 presidential caucuses as early as needed to ensure the event remain...