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Iowa Caucus

It's Official: Donald Trump Is a Loser!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Donald Trump, the New York billionaire seeking the Republican nomination for president, achieved something monumental in Monday night's Iowa caucuses. He became the very thing he most despises: a loser.

Why Bernie Sanders Trounced Hillary Clinton Among Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The final tallies in Monday's Iowa caucus showed a very narrow win for Hillary Clinton. But one demographic divide between the two candi...

How Trump Lost Iowa

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Going forward, I do not see how Trump undoes the damage he inflicted on himself in Iowa. Not only has he unilaterally destroyed his narrative that he is a "winner," but he has now given the rapidly rising, if boyish, Rubio a clear path to victory.

Bernie Sanders Won Iowa's Political Momentum and Shattered Clinton's Inevitability Myth

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Winning the Iowa Caucus catapults presidential candidates into national prominence, and in this case, Bernie Sanders was able to win a crucial victory, even with a "virtual tie."

The Biggest Winners And Losers From The Iowa Caucuses

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Tensions soared across the Hawkeye State during Monday's Iowa Caucuses. Polls were thwarted, two candidates ended their run for the presidency and ano...

Bernie Sanders Declares 'A Virtual Tie' In Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took the stage in Iowa late Monday night trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by just 0.3 percentage points ...

Donald Trump Came In Second, But The Republican Establishment Still Lost

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

The most self-assured candidate in the 2016 race failed to win the Iowa Republican caucus Monday night. But as unexpected a setback a silver medal is ...

During Critical Campaign Period, Ben Carson Heads Home To Get Fresh Clothes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

These first two weeks of February are critical for presidential candidates, who are rushing between Iowa and New Hampshire to get in as much face time...

Here's How Voters Would Interpret A Clinton Loss In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Monday's Iowa caucuses won't enshrine any presidential nominees quite yet -- just ask former victors Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Tom Harkin. But ...

Here's The Real Story Of The Most Memorable Iowa Concession Speech Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Later tonight, a dozen candidates for the presidency will lose the Iowa caucus. None of them, it stands to reason, will deliver a barnburner concessio...

Here's What A Republican Caucus Looks Like In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

The Iowa caucuses taking place Monday evening are nothing like presidential primary events in other states. Instead of showing up to a polling site an...

Turning Out the Latino Vote in the Iowa Caucus

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

For the past decade, the Latino population in Iowa has been growing faster than the national rate, and has resulted in a larger Latino population within the Hawkeye State. As a result, the Latino community can impact an important caucus, provided they turn out and participate.

Sarah Palin Freaks Out When Asked About Blaming Obama For Vets' PTSD

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was not happy Monday when her interview with NBC's "Today" anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie veered away from...

Trump a Slight Favorite Heading Into Iowa: The Paths to Victory for Each Republican 2016 Contender

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Remember that pizza pie chart teachers used to teach you about fractions and percents in elementary school? Well here's an in depth look at how much of that pizza each Republican presidential candidate gets if the entire pie is a chance to be the party's nominee in 2016.

Here's Why Winning Iowa Could Break The Election Wide Open For Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In the fall of 2007, Hillary Clinton held a 24-point lead over Barack Obama among black voters in a CNN national poll. By Jan. 18,...

Clinton Pushes Back Against Sanders' 'Negative' And 'Personal' Attacks

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton called Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) out on Monday for what she described as an increasingly combative tone in the lead up to the Iowa c...

There's A Gay Bar In Iowa Where Nobody Agrees On Who Should Be President

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- About a mile down the road from a Saturday night event for presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley, Jupiter Phuckit was prancing acro...

For Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio, the Iowa Caucus Is Do or Die

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

After what already feels like a very long campaign, the presidential candidates will face their first real test Monday as Democrats and Republicans will caucus in Iowa.

Why Courts Matter: The Iowa Caucus

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

The judicial emergency crisis in our federal courts is too often an issue left out of major political conversation. This has also been true of the 201...

What I Learned in Iowa

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

When we stepped into the first room of supporters I took a look around -- all shapes, sizes, colors and genders stared back. And thanks to some of these people, within my first hour in Des Moines I learned about the crazy, passionate and frankly medieval political process of caucusing. I was fascinated.

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register:...

Cruz And Trump Make Final Appeals To Iowans

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

By James Oliphant, Amanda Becker and Steve Holland AMES, Iowa - Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, locked in a tight race in Iowa just two days be...

An Iowa Voter Forced Ted Cruz To Confront The Human Toll Of Repealing Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

Republicans have spent nearly six years promising to repeal Obamacare and, for most of that time, they have refused to acknowledge what that would mea...

Iowa Poll's Mixed Message: Strongman Or Strong Woman?

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

DES MOINES -- If the seers at the Des Moines Register are correct -- and they are rarely wrong -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will win the Iowa c...

To Students and Millennials: Take Another Look at Hillary Clinton

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

You may find when you go to caucus on Monday you will stand with others in your community and help make Hillary Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party.