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Iowa Caucuses 2012

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul Supporter Violates Military Protocol In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, during Ron Paul's address to his supporters, the Texas congressman invited "Jesse Thorsen on stage to say a few words." CNN viewers ...

Now Republicans Must Deal with Their Crazy Uncle in the Attic

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Among Republicans, the three-way split at the top of the GOP field in Iowa between candidates representing the business-oriented, Evangelical, and libertarian wings of the party suggests a desire for something both different and purer.

Ryan Grim

Iowa Caucus Results: Ron Paul Vows 'We Will Go On'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rep. Ron Paul is not going away. The Texas Republican who speaks for the party's libertarian wing is projected to finish third, da...

Howard Fineman

Barack Obama: Iowa Caucus' One Big Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The final Iowa results aren't in but we already know one big winner: President Barack Obama. The dismal, nasty campaign here ...

Bachmann Faces Calls To Quit Race After Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, said she should quit the race Tuesday night o...

Rick Santorum's Secret Reality TV Weapon

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

As the results of the Iowa Caucuses continue to roll in, Rick Santorum clings to a narrow -- and surprising -- lead. Once considered a fringe candidat...

Ron Paul Mocks Jon Huntsman Over Twitter, Huntsman Fires Back

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

As results of the Iowa caucuses began to roll in Tuesday night, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) campaign mocked Republican rival Jon Huntsman over Twitter. ...

What If Hunter S. Thompson Had Twitter?

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Every Presidential election year since 1824 has produced a biography of a candidate who has set his or her sights on the White House. The 2011 election is no different. But a combination of fewer print journalists on the trail, a heavy reliance up to the minute information provided via social media, particularly Twitter, and an overall sense of disillusionment with government and politicians could perhaps signal an end to this tradition.

Iowa Caucus Results 2012: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Heading into Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses, the race for the Hawkeye State appeared to be heading toward a photo finish. Romney eventually squeaked th...

GOP Candidates Face Off In Iowa Caucus 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

By Jane Sutton and Steve Holland DES MOINES, Iowa--Republican candidates criss-crossed Iowa making late appeals to voters, with polls giving at lea...

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Rails On Obama For Being A Divider, Says The Left Worships Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum used his last campaign stop before the caucuses on Tuesday to attack the left for opposing abstinence-only education ...

Gingrich 'Wouldn't Make Exceptions' Over Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich told a voter Tuesday he opposes all abortions and would not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, Think Progress reports. "No, ...

Michael Calderone

Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Elise Foley

Santorum Gets Awkward In Appeal To Young People

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- GOP presidential candidates made their last pitch to young Iowans Tuesday, with a few attempts to sound hip and boost their a...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum First Clashed Over Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The political theatrics between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum have, so far, been kept to a minimum,...

How Exactly Does A Caucus Work?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Iowa caucus is the leadoff vote of the election season and starts the long march to Nov. 6; however, many don't know what the contest entails...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Responds To Glitter Bombing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 30, a man threw glitter on Rick Santorum at a campaign stop in Johnston, Iowa, yelling, "Stop the hate! Taste the rainbow!" The ...

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann Plays The Gender Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four of Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) five biological children joined the candidate and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, in Iowa on Tue...

Bachmann Cancels Events In Key State

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, whose campaign has failed to sustain serious traction in any of the early GOP voting states, has scaled back...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santorum's Sweaters Are Now A Thing, Because Reporters In Iowa Are Bored

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

In the clearest sign that all of the reporters in Iowa have run out of local Iowa culinary fare to take Instagrams of and are now just bored in the wa...

Obama's Iowa Promises, 4 Years Later

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Four years after sitting in front of a camera and encouraging Iowa Democrats to caucus for him, President Barack Obama's campaign is sending out a 200...

Fantasy Caucus: The Best Movie & TV Presidents

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

As the Iowa Caucuses kick off the 2012 Presidential Election season in earnest, there is a palpable enthusiasm gap for voters on both sides of the ais...

Bachmann Evades Question On Gays, Calling It 'Bizarre'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) dodged questions Tuesday morning from CNN's Soledad O'Brien on a past statement of h...

Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

Mark Blumenthal

Final Polls Put Romney Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses just hours away, the final polling snapshot shows a close race, but the surveys are also re...