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Iowa Caucus

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...

Edwards Attacks Obama's "Academic Theory Of Change"

Campaign Diaries | Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It is rare to have John Edwards go straight after Barack Obama, so the speech he is planning to give today is noteworthy. Here's the key excerpt: Why...

New Poll Shows Dead Heat Among Dems In Iowa

Political Wire | Taegan Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It doesn't get any closer than this: A new Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll shows Sen. Barack Obama pulling even with Sen. Hillary Clinton in Iowa, with John...

EIGHT DAYS

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Christmas over, rushing back to Iowa today are six of the eight candidates who have a plausible path to the White House -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, ...

False Hope Raised That UIowa Dorms Open For Caucus

Iowa Independent | John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A brief flurry of hope that the University of Iowa would reverse its policy and open the dorms for caucus night was dashed on Wednesday night. In a 5...

Obama And Clinton Counting On First-Time Caucus Goers In Iowa

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hattie Irving, an 81-year old Iowan, has never participated in her state's presidential caucuses, but she plans to this time -- to support Hillary Rod...

Iowa: Romney Christmas Celebration Draws 1500, Setting Campaign Attendance Record

Iowa Independent | Jay Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An upbeat Mitt Romney celebrated Christmas with 1,500 supporters on Wednesday night, avoiding the criticism he's leveled at other top-tier candidates ...

New Iowa Report: Romney Back On Top, Obama and Edwards Neck And Neck

Iowa Independent | Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the past week, the Democratic race has become even more difficult to predict. Sen. Hillary Clinton and several of her surrogates campaigned ever...

Iowa Rep. Loebsack Endorses Barack Obama

Des Moines Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. David Loebsack on Monday will announce his endorsement of Barack Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Loebsack, in his f...

Jason Linkins

Preferential Treatment: Gregory Stows Claws In Favor Of Kid Gloves On Edwards

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, numbing inanity is okay when it comes from the candidate whose "comeback" has been woven into the official media storyline!

IA: Squables Over Student Caucus Participation Nothing New

CampusProgress.org | Meredith Decker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As one of the longest primary seasons in history draws to a close, a major focus of the presidential campaigns' get-out-the-vote efforts in Iowa has t...

Sam Stein

Is McCain Back? GOP Insiders Say He Was Never Gone

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, won the endorsements of both the Boston Globe and the Des Moines Register on Sunday morning; two key newspapers affecting two ...

Sam Stein

Dodd Prepares To Filibuster Warrantless Surveillance Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chris Dodd is poised to take the Senate floor in an effort to derail a measure that would grant immunity to telecommunication companies that h...

Who Will Snag The Coveted Des Moines Register Nod?

New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The other day, as his sport utility vehicle idled outside, former President Bill Clinton held forth on a sofa in the publisher's suite at The Des Moin...

Edwards: Optimistic As Caucus Nears

AP | Mike Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democrat John Edwards said he will use the last month before Iowa's leadoff caucuses to spread his vision for America and avoid feu...

Dodd Staking Presidential Run On Iowa

Quad-City Time | Jens Manuel Krogstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even Barack Obama sympathizes with the plight of his less-famous presidential rivals. During a break in last month's CNN debate in Las Vegas, Obama -...

An Attack Straight From Her Mouth

New York Times | Patrick Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a news conference here just now, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton expanded her attacks on Senator Barack Obama by suggesting that he has a character ...

IA: Bill Clinton Praises Hillary, Defends NAFTA

Quad City Times | Ed Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Former President Bill Clinton vouched for his wife's experience as he made a series of campaign appearances in eastern Iowa on Tues...

Edwards Mum On Run With Kerry

Des Moines Register | Tony Leys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You wouldn't know it from his campaign speeches, but John Edwards has a credential that no other presidential candidate can claim: He is the only one,...

Huckabee Leads Republicans in Latest Iowa Poll

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Iowa caucus finds former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with 28% of the vote, former Massachuset...

Iowa Campaigns Banking On Phone Outreach

Quad City Times | Ed Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By the time Jane Irene Duax arrived Monday at Davenport North High School, she was well aware that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards woul...

Winter Break And The Iowa Caucuses

CBSnews.com | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

College students in Iowa may need to snap out of their New Year's Day hangover extra early this year if they want to participate in the state's presid...