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Iowa Caucus

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 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.

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...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Is 'Still The 25 Percent Man,' Says David Axelrod | Sam Stein | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- President Barack Obama's reelection campaign sought to spin the results of the Iowa caucuses Wednesday, arguing in a conference call ...

WATCH: Michele Bachmann And Husband Marcus Dance In Iowa

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Following a speech by Michele Bachmann in Iowa Tuesday night, where results showed her placing sixth in the state's GOP caucus, Bachmann and her husba...

Sara Kenigsberg

How Rick Santorum Pulled It Off | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Sarah Bowman still feels burned by 2008. That year, the ardent social conservative and Republican Party activist went pragmatic, held ...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: CNN's Madcap, Hologrammed, Punch-Drunk Caucus Night | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

CNN outdid everyone else last night with hours of frantic, high-tech whiz-banging over an evening that eventually became chaotic and punch-drunk. Yes, there were holograms. And "magic walls." And tables full of pundits, sitting around doing nothing.

Santorum Likens Social Welfare Programs To Fascism

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Riding high off his strong showing in the Iowa caucus, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum took some time in his closing speech to compare social...

Michele Bachmann Ends Presidential Campaign

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

After a poor showing in Tuesday night's Iowa caucus, Michele Bachmann announced that she will be ending her campaign for the Republican presidential n...

Gingrich Dismisses Citizens United After Big Loss

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he thinks the real story out of Iowa is that three-fourths of the state Republican caucus-goers ...

Closest Iowa Caucus Ever?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Iowa caucus will go down in history as the closest competition since the state claimed its first-in-the-nation status in 1972. GOP presidenti...