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Iowa Caucus

Huntsman Putting Up A Fight In New Hampshire

AP | By HOLLY RAMER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. -- Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman told northern New Hampshire voters Saturday that a campaign button worn by one o...

'You Don't Want To Trap Yourself'

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The flood of presidential campaign ads that saturated Iowa has slowed to nearly a ripple in New Hampshire, where only Mitt Romney,...

Where Does Change Come From?

Bob McKinnon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

In moving the world forward and creating social change, one without the other doesn't quite cut it. As they say, it takes two to tango.

Mike Huckabee Talks GOP Hopeful's 'Incredibly Bad Blunder'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this week that Rick Perry may have damaged his presidential campaign i...

Iowa Result Puts Perry In Unfamiliar Role

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Rick Perry did something in Iowa he's never done in three decades of public life: He lost. But those who have known Perry for years ...

Sam Stein

Typo May Give Iowa Caucus Win to Santorum | Sam Stein | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WINDHAM, N.H. -- Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said he was "not surprised to hear" that the vote total for ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have...

Jason Linkins

Can Twitter Predict Election Winners? Should We Be Excited? (No.) | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2012 | Media

If you watched the CNN's Iowa caucus coverage Tuesday night (or caught our highlight reel of the same), you probably were treated to another extension...

WATCH: Ron Paul Super PAC Mocks GOP Rivals

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

As the race for the GOP presidential nomination heats up, one pro-Ron Paul Super PAC has unleashed its sense of humor. Endorse Liberty has launche...

WATCH: Huntsman Loss In Iowa Even Worse Than First Thought

Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

It was too early on Tuesday for late night hosts to weigh in on the results of the Iowa caucuses, so a lot of the best bits about the winners (Democra...

Jason Linkins

A Fond Farewell To Michele Bachmann | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

The Iowa caucuses are perhaps better known as a contest that culls certain losers from a field of candidates than one that anoints the winner. But thi...

Santorum Faces Hurdles

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOT | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

BRENTWOOD, N.H. -- Rick Santorum is counting on momentum – and perhaps help from outside groups – to carry him to victory in New Hampshire...

Santorum Denies Making Controversial Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum denied recently making comments about "black people's lives" after receiving criticism for the remarks...

Rick Santorum Is Wrong

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Rick Santorum thinks that no one in America ever dies because he has no health care. Why does Santorum think that? Because he has to.

Jason Linkins

The Real Results Of The Iowa Caucus: Hardly Anybody Voted, And Nobody Won Anything | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

So, with the Iowa caucuses in the books, our attention turns to the matter of who "won" last night. Technically, the "winner" is Mitt Romney, who eked...

What Is Mitt Romney's Real First Name?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus last night. But do you know his real first name? Romney eked out a win by the narrowest of margins: The form...

What Did the Final Polls in Iowa Tell Us?

David C. Wilson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

My read of the data suggests there were many dynamics in the Iowa electorate not being captured by polls taken in the final week before caucus night.

Could Democracy Be Destroyed in the Name of Free Speech?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Let's face it -- the wealthy have always had a more powerful voice than the poor or the middle class. But corporate money has the capacity to tip the scales so far that even near balance is virtually impossible.

The Cruel Manipulation of American Democracy Continues

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

What happened in Iowa represents the latest regressive manifestation of how huge amounts of money continue to cruelly manipulate American democracy.

Conservative Elites Call Emergency Meeting To Avoid 2012 Outcome

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

A group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting in Texas next weekend to find a "consensus" Republican presidential hopeful, POLITIC...

Democratic Occupy Activist Takes Charge of Iowa Republican Caucus Precinct 66

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Precinct 66 nominated well-known Occupy organizer Ed Fallon to serve as Republican Caucus Secretary, customarily an innocuous role when held by a traditional member of the party. Fallon is not what you would call a traditional member of any party.

Huntsman: 'Nobody Cares' About Latest Romney Endorsement

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman rallied campaign volunteers Wednesday by saying he can smell success in New Hampshire – a...

Out of Iowa

Richard Klass | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

Romney's narrow eight-vote victory over former Senator Rick Santorum was a small step backwards among Iowa voters after four years of courtship and campaigning.

In Iowa, Peace Voters Turned Out for Ron Paul in Higher Numbers Than Anticipated

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

You could say the Iowa caucus was a coming-out party for the new Republican peace movement.

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Bachmann Concedes After Iowa Caucus

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday she's ending her bid for the Republicans presidential nomination after her last-pl...