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Iowa Caucus

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Am Not A Wall Street Guy, Classically Defined'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an interview Thursday that none of the money that flowed into Bain Capital d...

Perry Brings In Texas Army To Help In Key Primary State

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski DES MOINES, Iowa--Texas Governor Rick Perry, down in the polls and failing to find a winning campaign strategy, is relying o...

Obama Visiting Key Battleground State After Iowa Caucuses

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama will travel to Cleveland the day after the Iowa caucuses as he seeks to draw a contrast with Republicans running fo...

Newt Fields Polygamy Question

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

STORM LAKE, Iowa — As he scrambles to stop a slide in Iowa, Newt Gingrich's strategy amounts to this: hammer home a message about jobs and the e...

GOP Candidate Struggles To Connect With People

AP | By KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- Dressed in jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up, Mitt Romney reminisced before a noontime crowd about the long car trips his family took...

Bachmann Faces Huge Setbacks

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Encountering small crowds and fresh viability questions, Republican Michele Bachmann slogged into the final weekend of Iowa c...

Howard Fineman

Iowa Already In Rear View Mirror For Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich is fading faster than a winter sunset in a plowed-down cornfield. So why did a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC just go up ...

Santorum Rides Momentum On Sparing Budget

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A lot of things stand out about Rick Santorum's dogged bid for the Republican presidential nomination, many that buck conventional ...

GOP Candidates Make Sudden Public Play For Key State

AP | DAVID ESPO and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy ...

Sam Stein

DNC: Romney Charge 'Laughable' From 'Quarter-Billion-Dollar Man'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's reelection campaign and the allied Democratic National Committee swiftly responded to Mitt Romney's latest personal attack on the presi...

Bachmann Vows To Stay In Race Amid Controversy

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential c...

Jason Cherkis

More Ron Paul Writings, Speeches Reveal Wacky Conspiracy Theories Concerning Slaves, Christmas, and Diet Supplements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul's old newsletters continue to dog the Republican presidential contender, even though he's disavowed the racist and h...

Schock Slams 'Chicago-Style' Politicians In Iowa

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

While speaking at a Mitt Romney campaign event in Iowa, "hottie" Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock took jabs at key figures in President Obama's campa...

Perry Fights Back

AP | PHILIP ELLLIOTT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A swaggering Rick Perry parachuted into Iowa last summer at the top of the GOP presidential field with a job-creation mes...

One GOP Hopeful Looking Past Big GOP Event

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

LACONIA, N.H. — The political world is spinning in Iowa this week. And Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he doesn't care. He's ...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Supporters: What Newsletters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

PERRY, Iowa -- Ron Paul is still catching heat for the newsletters published under his name in the 1980s and '90s, which had harsh words for wide swat...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney: President Obama Out Of Touch Like Marie Antoinette

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- Mitt Romney on Thursday sought to portray President Barack Obama as out of touch with the struggles of everyday Americans -- a cha...

Santorum Surges In Key Poll

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mason MASON CITY, Iowa--Rick Santorum may be getting his shot at the spotlight -- in the nick of time. Struggling for months to gain...

GOP Candidate Plans Aggressive Push For Key State

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Feeling optimistic, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday was positive on TV with an upbeat, new ad but ...

Bachmann Ramps Up Accusations

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential c...

Perry Attacks Santorum As He Rises In The Polls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is questioning former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's conservative credentials. Perry said Thursday tha...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Plans More Iowa Events Ahead Of Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- It's official. Mitt Romney is all in in Iowa. The Romney campaign announced the former Massachusetts governor's schedule throug...

Perry's Abortion Shift Puts Him Further From Wife's Work

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's new opposition to abortion in almost any situation may appease co...

Iowa Voters Shielded From Key Issue

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The "Great Recession" barely touched Iowa City. The University of Iowa and its hospital are in the middle of a construction boom. ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...