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Trump: 'I Do Have My Ducks In Line'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Monday he might run for president if the Republicans pick the "wrong candidate." "I do have my ducks in line if...

Max J. Rosenthal

Where To Find GOP Candidates On Caucus Day | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With polls in Iowa predicting a tight finish in Tuesday's Republican caucuses, it would be expected that GOP presidential candidates wou...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Blames Social Programs For British Empire's Decline | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum said Monday that the United Kingdom's development of a social safety net, including universal health care, cost the natio...

New Groups Altering 2012 Race

AP | By JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Look no further than Iowa to understand the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to outside money in American pol...

America's Voldemort: As 2012 Campaign Begins, George W. Bush Rules From The Shadows

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

To Democrats, George W. Bush is the Voldemort of American politics, an evil force. But even to Republicans, he is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, someone you dare not talk about as you try to win the votes of conservative Iowans.

Newt: 'I Don't Think I'm Going To Win'

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich all but conceded defeat on Monday in Iowa, a day before the state becomes the...

300 Anti-War Voters Can Win the Iowa Referendum Against War With Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This is how I see the Iowa caucus: as a referendum against the campaign for war with Iran. We have a unique opportunity Tuesday in Iowa to defeat the warmongers.

Romney Focuses Entirely On Obama

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

MARION, Iowa — A confident Mitt Romney said Monday that he's going to win Iowa and become the Republican nominee for president. "We're going to...

Ron Paul Keeps It In The Family

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Ron Paul, a leading contender in Iowa's presidential caucuses, said Monday on the eve of the leadoff 2012 vote tha...

Ryan Grim

The Iowa Dog That Didn't Bark | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES -- According to the GOP's publicly available election schedule, there is a presidential caucus here on Tuesday. You wouldn't know it from l...

Jason Cherkis

At Rick Santorum-Connected Health Care Facility, Herpes, Porn and Drug Dealing | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

With Former Sen. Rick Santorum's rise in the Iowa polls and renewed interest in his candidacy, The Huffington Post looks back at a story it published ...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Saves Cash, Gains A Surrogate, By Turning To Daughter | Elise Foley | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Former Senator Rick Santorum's 11th hour rise up the Iowa Caucus polls is a testament to the theory that ground work and face-to-...

Mark Blumenthal

How Attack Ads Sunk Newt | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

The rapid fall of Newt Gingrich from front-runner to also-ran was put into motion, at least in part, by an unprecedented wave of negative advertisemen...

Bachmann Finally On The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann is reminding Republican caucus voters of her Iowa roots and stiff stands in Washington in her first and only TV ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Consolidates Support, But Faces Enthusiasm Challenge | Jon Ward | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Witness the risk of giving too much weight to any one interview with a voter in Iowa. On one side of the room here at the first ...

Michael Calderone

Rick Perry Calls Out Politico Over Anonymous Sources | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pushing back against a Politico story that describes deep divisions within the Perry campaign over strategy. ...

Mark Blumenthal

One More Iowa Poll Shows Photo Finish | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest poll of Iowa's likely Republican caucus-goers provides more evidence of a race headed toward a photo finish, with Ron Paul, M...

GOP Hopeful Defends 'Twilight Zone'-Themed Ad Attacking Rival

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

DERRY, N.H. — Iowa may help winnow the field, but it will be New Hampshire that sends a clear message about which Republican presidential hopefu...

Iowa: The Longest Yard

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Anything but representative of the country at large, the Hawkeye state should have only a marginal role in determining who the GOP standard bearer and possible winner in November will be.

Bachmann Relays Concerns About Possible Iowa Outcome

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she would put U.S. missiles on alert and consider blockading Iran to let that cou...

Santorum Slapped At By Confident Rival

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

ATLANTIC, Iowa — For Mitt Romney, it's another day, another rival. On Sunday, he slapped at the surging Rick Santorum....

Under-The-Radar Attacks Damage Newt

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The attacks on Newt Gingrich have been as under-the-radar as they have been in-your-face. Brochures and leaflets stuffed in mailb...

GOP Candidate Seeks To Fend Off Surging, Unpredictable Rivals

AP | MIKE GLOVER AND DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The White House their goal, Republican presidential hopefuls raced across Iowa on Monday in a final, full day of frenzied app...

Jon Ward

Romney More Confident, But Still Searching For Common Touch | Jon Ward | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- If it wasn't Mitt Romney, you might call it swagger. This is something different. The hair is still perfect. His shirts are...

Michael Calderone

Rick Santorum Gets His Turn In The Spotlight | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rick Santorum, perhaps accustomed to TV talking heads dismissing his candidacy, told voters Saturday not to listen to the pundits. ...