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Iowa Caucus

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum First Clashed Over Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Laura Bassett

Rick Santorum: States Should Have Power To Ban Birth Control, Sodomy

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, whose strong base of evangelical Christian supporters has thrust him into contention in Iowa, said on...

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann Plays The Gender Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four of Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) five biological children joined the candidate and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, in Iowa on Tue...

Super PAC Ad Says Michele Bachmann Is Like Tim Tebow

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

A Super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is running a TV ad in Iowa comparing the Minnesota congresswoman to beloved ...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santorum's Sweaters Are Now A Thing, Because Reporters In Iowa Are Bored

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

In the clearest sign that all of the reporters in Iowa have run out of local Iowa culinary fare to take Instagrams of and are now just bored in the wa...

WATCH: 'Iowa Nice'? Not Exactly

Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy

(Warning, some NSFW language.) The great state of Iowa has been getting plenty of attention lately, culminating in the first GOP caucus in the stat...

Obama's Iowa Promises, 4 Years Later

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Four years after sitting in front of a camera and encouraging Iowa Democrats to caucus for him, President Barack Obama's campaign is sending out a 200...

Bachmann Evades Question On Gays, Calling It 'Bizarre'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) dodged questions Tuesday morning from CNN's Soledad O'Brien on a past statement of h...

Jason Linkins

Iowa Caucus: It's Actually Totally Okay If You Haven't The Faintest Clue About What Is Going To Happen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

The Iowa caucuses will be getting underway in just a few hours, and normally, as events speed themselves toward the conclusion of a thing, one expects bewilderment to fade and for a certain amount of well ... certainty to start to congeal.

Romney Backpedals From Bold Claim

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Looking past Iowa, Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials Tuesday as he anticipated escalated attacks in New Hamps...

Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

Mark Blumenthal

Final Polls Put Romney Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses just hours away, the final polling snapshot shows a close race, but the surveys are also re...

Rick Santorum Iowa Caucus 2012 Outlook

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum has repeatedly described himself as a "tortoise" in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. After struggling to break o...

Newt Gingrich Caught In The Crossfire Of 'Modern Politics'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted one day before Tuesday's Iowa Caucus, "I don't think I'm going to win." Gingrich's campaign has experie...

WATCH: GOP Candidates Suck Up To Iowa

Posted 01.03.2012 | Comedy

The day of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses is finally here. After what feels like years since this crop of Republicans started campaigning, the nation will ...

Bachmann Hopes For Divine Intervention

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After emerging victorious in the Ames Straw Poll last August, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has traversed a rocky road in her pursuit of the White House....

Perry Trying To Avoid Embarrassing Showing

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Shrugging off a disappointing showing in Iowa's caucuses, Rick Perry said Tuesday he would compete in South Carolina reg...

Ron Paul Looks To Score In Iowa

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Ahead of Tuesday's Iowa Caucus, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) told supporters in the Hawkeye State that he's "optimistic" about his chances of winning ...

Romney Looks To Avert 2008 History From Repeating Itself

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is heading into Tuesday's Iowa Caucus confident about his chances of coming out on top in the Republican contest...

Newt Levels Shocking Charge Against Rival

Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Onetime Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich called on campaign rival Mitt R...

Iowa Caucus 2012: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Iowa caucuses are finally here as candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination compete against one another in the leadoff vote...

Bachmann Predicts Surprise In Caucuses

Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

By BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press URBANDALE, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann faces low expectations in Iowa's caucuses, w...