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Conservative GOP Could Prompt Some To Skip Iowa

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — A run for the White House has long meant enduring icy days campaigning in Iowa for the contest that starts the presidential e...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Iowa Veterans Want U.S. Out of Iraq, Turn Toward Democrats

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Al Cannistraro, Jacqueline Cotrell, Christine Escobar, Kim Farris, Mike Germain, Kerri Glover, Matthew Moll, Gale Walden, Ellen Emerson White, and Ran...

New Report: Obama Tops, Hillary Slipping In Iowa

Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chase Martyn

A lot can change in the course of a few weeks, which is evident both in the shifts in this week's power rankings and the continuing volatility of the presidential race in Iowa.

Candidates Play Nice, Moderator Plays It Safe At Democratic Debate

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The Democrats debated today in a forum sponsored by the Des Moines Register -- and the 90 minutes were as subdued as they possibly could have been.

New Report: Ron Paul Third In Iowa?

Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chase Martyn

Iowa Independent predicts that, if the caucuses were held today, Huckabee would snag first followed by Romney and Ron Paul.

'Bush Fatigue' Unlikely to Increase Caucus Turnout by Much

Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chase Martyn

Speculation that widespread "Bush fatigue" may translate into a tsunami of Democratic turnout for the Iowa caucus seems to be misplaced, according to a joint investigation by the Iowa Independent and HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Dems Brace for Iowa Debate Showdown Tonight

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

The Democratic presidential hopefuls are bracing for a showdown in the Iowa snow and ice tonight.

New Iowa Poll Exposes Caucusgoers' Uncertainties

T.M. Lindsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
T.M. Lindsey

With only one month remaining until Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses, the only certainty found in the Des Moines Register's new Iowa poll is that the majority of caucusgoers remain uncertain.

IA GOP: Caucusing Made Easy

John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Deeth

While Democratic caucus-goers will spend the night of Jan. 3 struggling with dividing by 15 percent and negotiating with the undecideds, Republicans face a much simpler process: show up and vote.