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Iowa Caucus

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.

Biden: "OK" With Losing

Lynda Waddington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynda Waddington

A crowd of 100 in Iowa listened quietly as Delaware Sen. Joe Biden answered an audience member's question regarding the difference between this run for the White House and his previous bid.

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.

Iowa UAW Gears Up For Obama

Lynda Waddington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynda Waddington

Iowa members of United Auto Workers stood on risers behind Barack Obama Sunday afternoon during a press conference to show they want a formal UAW endorsement of the Illinois senator.

New Report: Edwards On Top In Iowa?

Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chase Martyn

This is the first installment in the 'Iowa Independent Power Rankings', which attempt to answer the question: 'If the caucuses were held tonight, what would be the results?' Our answer? Edwards.

Iowa's GOP Big Man On Campus

Adam Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Burke

An interview with Ben Johnson, state chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, and his reflections on his organization's place in Iowa GOP politics.

Edwards Chides Rivals As Spineless

Douglas Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Douglas Burns

This weekend, Democratic hopeful John Edwards accused elected Democrats of not using the mandate they were given in 2006.

Iowa Caucus: The Animated Edition!

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Ever wonder what the heck the Iowa caucus is really all about? Into animated stick figures? Man, have I got the video for you.

It's Back to Iowa, for Round 2

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Not so fast, Pennsylvania. The next stop in the Democratic presidential race is ... Iowa. Yes, Iowa....

Sam Stein

Massachusetts College-Kids Went To Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what became a relatively close battle, Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary despite the fact that her rival, Sen. Barack Obama, had t...

Sam Stein

NARAL Reaffirms Support For Obama Following Clinton Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the country's leading pro-choice organizations reaffirmed its support for Sen. Barack Obama Sunday, a day after Sen. Hillary Clinton's presiden...

Sam Stein

Mark Penn Dismisses Accounts Of Campaign Discontent | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief strategist and other surrogates dismissed reports of infighting within the presidential campaign following Saturday night...

OffTheBus Reports From Iowa

offthebus | Huffpost's OffTheBus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A collection of OffTheBus coverage from the Hawkeye state....

Guess Who The Babe Is With Huckabee On Iowa Victory Night

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's Gena Norris, Chuck Norris's wife! Chuck and Gena were on hand last night to bring some star power to Mike Huckabee's Iowa Caucus victory speech...

Sam Stein

GOP Looks Ahead To Fight With Obama For White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Heading into the primary season, conventional wisdom held that Hillary Clinton was virtually the only figure who could rally a divided and relatively ...

I Remember Iowa: The Caucus In Pictures | 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 | 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...