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Iowa Caucus

McCain, Romney Slug It Out

Des Moines Register | Tom Witosky and Grant Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney traded barbs Wednesday as the two men entered the final hours of the Iowa caucus campaign. The back-and-forth...

Romney Says He'd Be Fine With Second Place

Detroit Free Press | Todd Splangler and Kathleen Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Mitt Romney's New Year's resolution seems to be: I won't exaggerate the likelihood of winning in Iowa or even of becoming president....

New Caucus Goers Fuel Obama Victory In Iowa

AP | AMY LORENTZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An influx of new caucus-goers boosted Barack Obama to victory in the Iowa caucuses in a race that centered on which candidate would best be able to ch...

I Remember Iowa: The Caucus In Pictures

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's showtime in Iowa, with the caucus voting set to begin in mere hours. The presidential candidates are making their last ditch appeals to John Q. I...

Democrats Predict Record Turnout, Republicans Predict Reasonable Turnout

Radio Iowa | O.Kay Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By this time tomorrow, it will be history. The 2008 Iowa Caucuses commence tonight for both political parties in 1781 precincts around the state. Demo...

The Iowa Caucus: Insignificant, Yet Overly Complicated

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everybody knows the Iowa caucus is the first major event of each party's presidential nomination process. Everybody knows the results often determine ...

Dodd, Biden Abandon Campaigns For President

KCTV5 | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Sens. Chris Dodd and Joseph Biden are abandoning their campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination after poor showings in...

Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exerc...

Iowa Uncertain As Out-of-State Students Return

New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES -- One of the $64,000-questions about Thursday's Iowa caucuses is how much students from out of state will influence the outcome. A big ar...

Obama Urges Student Vote: "Prove The Critics Wrong"

Des Moines Register | Jason Clayworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Coralville, Ia. - Barack Obama, acknowledging that a significant portion of his supporter bloc comes from first-time Iowa caucusgoers, urged students ...

Sam Stein

Edwards Campaign Asserts Obama Once A Sellout To Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roughly twelve hours after a second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, Sen. John Edwards' campaign went on the attack against the winner, Sen. Barack Ob...

Obama Camp Credits Youth Turnout

Washington Post's The Trail | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senior Obama advisor David Axelrod said the most surprising thing [about the caucus] was the turnout. "These were numbers you'd expect almost in a pri...

Marc Cooper

Obama Strategist Axelrod: "Can't Help But Be Optimistic"

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Speaking to Huffington Post and other reporters just hours before tonight's Iowa caucuses, Obama campaign top strategist David Axelrod said that, "He ...

Biden Scoffs At Poll Figures, Remains Optimistic

Des Moines Register | Abby Simons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oskaloosa, Ia. - Delaware Sen. Joe Biden told potential caucusgoers that his campaign was still very much alive, and that despite consistent single-di...

Prediction Markets Betting On Obama And Huckabee Winning Iowa

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the eve of the first nominating contest of the 2008 U.S. presidential race, traders on the political prediction markets were betting on Thursday on...

Weather Could Weaken Turnout At Caucuses

Des Moines Register | Grant Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A cold wind swept past Norm Sterzenbach as he left his home on Feb. 8, 1988, climbed into his car and steered down an icy road to attend Iowa's Democr...

Digital Billboards To Stream Caucus Night Results

The Telegraph Herald | Eileen Mozinksi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Results of the much-anticipated Iowa caucuses are coming soon to a billboard near you. Updates and results will be streaming on billboards at stop si...

Max Follmer

Edwards: Internet Fundraising Up, But How Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards, working to overcome his third-place showing in the Des Moines Register poll, turned the topic to fundraising Tuesday, with his Iowa stat...

Supermarket Sandwich Platters And Snow Shovels: Inside The Massive Iowa Ground Game

New York Times | Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama is on the hunt for Iowans who have never participated in the state's presidential caucuses, including independent voters under 50...

Wondering How The Caucuses Work? A Caucus Primer

The Clinton Herald | Danica Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLINTON -- In advance of the Iowa caucus on Thursday, the Clinton Herald met with local officials in order to explain the caucus process. Click here ...

Max Follmer

Kucinich Asks Supporters To Back Obama As Second Choice In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dennis Kucinich advised his supporters Tuesday that if he failed to garner enough backers in the first round of the Iowa caucuses, they should throw ...

Turning Up The Heat

AP | Ron Fournier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee says John McCain is a hero. McCain says Huckabee is a good man. And they both seem to agree on this: Mitt Romney is neither. The Republ...

Romney: Won't Embarrass The Nation Like 'The Clinton Years'

Time.com | Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday that if elected president he and his wife will not embarrass the nation by their conduct in the ...

New Survey: 'Iowa Fatigue' Wearies Nation

Quad City Times | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite efforts to evict the two states from the front of the presidential calendar, both managed to hang on for another election cycle that culminate...

Obama: "The Real Gamble Is Having The Same Old Folks Doing The Same Old Things And Expecting A Different Result"

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidential candidates spent the last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses attending church services and staging big rallies to make last-minutes appe...