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Iowa Caucus

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...

Ryan Grim

Party Divided In Final Stretch | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On the day before the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters here remain fractured. Instead of rallying around a consensus candidate, vo...

Paul Looks To Supporters For Big Win

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Rep. Ron Paul rode a current of youthful discontent to third place in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses Tues...

Santorum Courts Youth Vote Before Caucuses

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told young voters, many set to cast their first votes Tuesday night, that they ...

Murdoch Tweets Support For Santorum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

Rupert Murdoch made waves Monday evening when he tweeted his support of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, just a day before the Iowa ca...

Top 10 Reasons to Ignore Iowa

Craig Crawford | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Why Iowa shouldn't matter: 1. Caucuses don't even pick binding convention delegates. 2. The winner's raw vote total would fill one fourth of an NFL ...

Predicting Iowa

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we'll only be offering up picks for the Republican side all year, until we get to the general election. So, let's wipe the slate clean, dust off the crystal ball, and dive right into the 2012 election cycle!

Ryan Grim

As Iowa Caucuses Near, Republicans Remain Divided | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On the day before the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters here remain fractured. Instead of rallying around a consensus candidate, vo...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Connecting With Local Republican Activists | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the attention of political junkies may be focused on broader polls of likely caucus-goers in Iowa, Mitt Romney has been steadily g...

Iowa Undecideds Just Want Candidate Who Can Beat Obama

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Undecided or not, Prof. Hagle joins other Republican observers who dismiss the suggestion of this being a "weak field" simply because party leaders haven't chosen to rally behind any one particular candidate. "One of the main things Republicans are looking for is someone that can beat President Obama," he said.

Jon Ward

Romney Wraps Up Week-Long Iowa Bus Tour By Ripping Into President Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

MARION, Iowa -- Mitt Romney hit the gas Monday on his effort to try to win Iowa and put himself in position to clinch the Republican nomination for pr...

Bracketology: The Republican Race for President

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

While the No. 1 seed -- Romney -- is a good bet, he is no sure thing. He needs to see if he can take a beating under the boards, and if he can win in a higher-scoring shootout. Ya gotta love this game

MSNBC Pundits' Harsh Words For Mitt Romney

Posted 03.03.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews and Martin Bashir had some harsh words for GOP candidate Mitt Romney on Monday. Matthews appeared on Bashir's MSNBC show, live from...

Looking Beyond Caucuses, Dems Assail GOP Candidate

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looking ahead to next fall, Democrats in Iowa and beyond sought to weaken Republican Mitt Romney in advance of Tuesday's lead-off presid...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Gives Key Salad Endorsement | Elise Foley | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- The Boone Pizza Ranch named their chicken salad after Rick Santorum on Monday after the staff asked him to try their signature dish and...

Oops! Perry Trips On 'Bridge To Nowhere'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, campaigning in Iowa's heavily conservative northwest corner the day before Tues...

Bachmann Knocks Santorum, Hoping To Fend Off Nightmare

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

VALLEY JUNCTION, Iowa — Michele Bachmann finally joined the Iowa television ad fray Monday, pushing her hometown connection and saying she stood...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Ron Paul Begins Iowa Barnstorm With Packed Rally | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES – Ron Paul organizers took down a wall in their Marriott Ballroom Monday to accommodate an overflowing crowd of supporters on the eve of ...

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...