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Iowa Caucus

Trump Dominates Des Moines GOP Debate Despite Absence

Andrew Clark | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Andrew Clark

Trump's refusal to debate his Republican opponents in Monday's Iowa Republican caucus provided an unexpected spark of controversy and more evidence of a growing split within the Republican Party. Although Trump forwent the debate, candidates present wasted no time jabbing at the business mogul.

Ted Cruz Calleth Out To Iowa's Holy Land, For Yea, It Is Judgment Day

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

CLIVE, Iowa -- Ted Cruz is a U.S. senator from Texas, but by the end of his speech here Wednesday night, he sounded more like an evangelical preacher...

Donald Trump's Twitter Poll Awkwardly Backfires

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Hours before announcing his decision to boycott the final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses, real estate mogul Donald Trump on T...

An Independent Voting Chicana's Case for Hillary

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2016 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

  Photo Credit: 'HRC' by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes   Key Swing Moderate Independent Voters Should Consider Hillary I was formerly a re...

The Speech I Wish That Hillary Clinton Would Give: 'Bernie Sanders Taught Me a Lesson'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

As a speechwriter for CEOs and others, I thought I could help her -- I like Bernie, but I don't think he can win, and I do think she can -- so I wrote a speech that, if sincerely delivered, might turn her campaign around.

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

Why Hillary Is the Right Choice for Iowans, and Bernie Isn't

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Iowa has a choice between one candidate who understands the reality we face in the world today and has the experience to handle it; and the other whose policies suggest he believes in an alternative reality and a record with a distinct lack of real accomplishments.

A New Message for Bernie

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

When Bernie supporters look across the divide at what most of the GOP is selling during the debates, they see common ground. Every one of their debates is an opportunity to say, "We need to stop Hillary." The candidates say it in every way possible, that is their message.

Message to Bernie: Be More Creative In Effort to Win Iowa Latino Vote

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Bernie has pulled out all the stops in an effort to court Latinos, but many are still unfamiliar with the left-leaning democratic socialist. If he wishes to solidify his support among Latinos, Bernie must broaden his definition of "political revolution"

Bernie Sanders Will Win the Democratic Nomination and Presidency in a Landslide

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The candidate with the least amount of media coverage, and the candidate thought of as unable to win a general election by some pundits (even though he beats Trump in a "landslide of epic proportions"), is the only candidate in 2016 with positive favorability numbers.

Ted Cruz Wants To Review Refugees Already In The U.S. After Terrorism-Related Arrests

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

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The Issue That Could Sink Ted Cruz In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

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Predicting the GOP Presidential Primary

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Ten weeks -- ten weeks from today puts us in mid-March. And by the time we reach mid-March, we shall have a good sense of the outcome of the GOP presidential primary. Predictions are always a hazardous undertaking yet their allure may be irresistible.

Question for Bernie: ¿Dónde Está Mi Revolución?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is baffling, and that is putting it mildly, that Bernie and his advisers have been so obtuse when it comes to crafting a viable media strategy designed to showcase the notion of political revolution front and center.

What We Know About the First 3 Primaries and How They Influence the Nation

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

The Trinity matters because it creates an early opportunity to seize momentum, demonstrate viability and garner media attention.

Donald Trump Is Dominant Ahead Of The Debate, Which Means He Has Everything To Lose

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

For the fifth time this cycle and the last of this calendar year, Republican presidential candidates will gather on stage, with millions watching on ...

Lena Dunham Will Campaign For Hillary Clinton In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

Actress Lena Dunham will join Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register...

Ted Cruz Pledges To 'Kill The Terrorists' In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is airing a pair of new ads in the early caucus state of Iowa, touting his leaders...

Hillary Clinton Will Finish Third In Iowa, Behind Bernie Sanders and O'Malley. Here's Why

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The Iowa Caucus was once labeled as part of the Democratic Party's "extremes" by Hillary Clinton in a recently disclosed State Department email. However, there's nothing extreme about championing progressive values, even when they're not popular.

Can Rubio Restore the Republican Brand?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The Republican party's national approval rating is at its lowest point since 1992 - about 32%, compared with 46% for Democrats. As pollster Stanl...

Rep. Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president, a major get for the presidential hopeful in the earl...

What to Make of Carson's Surge

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The very first issue on Ben Carson's campaign website states, "I am unabashedly and entirely pro-life." This coming from an African-American, the line sounds even more appealing to conservatives since it seems to buck the standard political equation -- black, liberal, and Democrat.

Iowa Students: Clinton Won The Debate, But It Won't Change The Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

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Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

The Clinton Campaign Didn't Learn from History: Underestimating Barack, Underestimating Bernie

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.