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Iowa Caucus

Gingrich Blasts Romney, Vows To Press Forward Despite Poor Iowa Showing

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pummeled front-running rival Mitt Romney as "a moderate Massachusetts Republican to the...

Iowa Voters See Mitt Romney As Best Alternative To Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won strong support Tuesday from Republicans seeking a candidate who can topple President Bara...

Ryan Grim

Iowa Caucus Results: Ron Paul Vows 'We Will Go On' | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rep. Ron Paul is not going away. The Texas Republican who speaks for the party's libertarian wing is projected to finish third, da...

Howard Fineman

Barack Obama: Iowa Caucus' One Big Winner | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The final Iowa results aren't in but we already know one big winner: President Barack Obama. The dismal, nasty campaign here ...

Bachmann Faces Calls To Quit Race After Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, said she should quit the race Tuesday night o...

Ron Paul Mocks Jon Huntsman Over Twitter, Huntsman Fires Back

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

As results of the Iowa caucuses began to roll in Tuesday night, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) campaign mocked Republican rival Jon Huntsman over Twitter. ...

Rick Santorum Gets Boost From Key Groups In Iowa

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was winning strong support from Republicans seeking a candidate who can topple President Bara...

What If Hunter S. Thompson Had Twitter?

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Every Presidential election year since 1824 has produced a biography of a candidate who has set his or her sights on the White House. The 2011 election is no different. But a combination of fewer print journalists on the trail, a heavy reliance up to the minute information provided via social media, particularly Twitter, and an overall sense of disillusionment with government and politicians could perhaps signal an end to this tradition.

LOOK: Real-Time Google Map Of Iowa Caucus Results

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

As the votes from Tuesday's Iowa caucus begin rolling in, we have real-time results. The map below, provided by Google, breaks down the results by ...

Entrance Polls Show Leading Three

AP | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An entrance poll of early arriving caucus-goers in Iowa suggests that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas congressman Ron...

Does Iowa Really Predict The Next Presidential Candidate?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

What do Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan have in common? These former presidents all lost in the Iowa caucuses, but won their party...

Iowa Caucus Results 2012: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Heading into Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses, the race for the Hawkeye State appeared to be heading toward a photo finish. Romney eventually squeaked th...

GOP Candidates Face Off In Iowa Caucus 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

By Jane Sutton and Steve Holland DES MOINES, Iowa--Republican candidates criss-crossed Iowa making late appeals to voters, with polls giving at...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Rails On Obama For Being A Divider, Says The Left Worships Themselves | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum used his last campaign stop before the caucuses on Tuesday to attack the left for opposing abstinence-only education ...

Ron Paul Gets In Last-Minute Jab Against Mitt Romney

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul dealt a blow to rival Mitt Romney Tuesday, launching a radio attack ad against his fellow frontrunner just ...

Santorum Accused Of Pandering To Racist Elements

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Urban League said Tuesday that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum tried to leverage a stereotype abo...

Arthur Delaney

Iowa Contenders Silent On Foreclosure-Crisis Reckoning Sought By Iowa AG | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican candidates vying for the support of Iowa caucus-goers on Tuesday evening apparently have nothing to say about the big, bipartisan foreclosu...

Gingrich 'Wouldn't Make Exceptions' Over Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich told a voter Tuesday he opposes all abortions and would not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, Think Progress reports. "No, ...

For Decades, Candidates Have Started With Iowa

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Since the 1840s, political activists in Iowa have gathered on dark winter nights to take care of party business. Only for the past...

Michael Calderone

Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Elise Foley

Santorum Gets Awkward In Appeal To Young People | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- GOP presidential candidates made their last pitch to young Iowans Tuesday, with a few attempts to sound hip and boost their a...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum First Clashed Over Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The political theatrics between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum have, so far, been kept to a minimum,...

GOP Candidates Duck Bush Talk On Campaign Trail

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

PERRY, Iowa — A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president's name actually surfaced. "We...

The Non-Romney Race in Iowa

James Moore | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Mitt Romney has money and the moderate politics to give the president a tough fight in the fall. But he doesn't give his own party those sweaty palms of excitement. He could have a very miserable 2012.

How Exactly Does A Caucus Work?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Iowa caucus is the leadoff vote of the election season and starts the long march to Nov. 6; however, many don't know what the contest entails...