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Ron Paul Fights Back On Critical Issue

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, battling allegations he is anti-Israel, praised it as one of the United States's most impo...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Ad Defends Ron Paul Against Racist Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

The super PAC supporting Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his presidential campaign released a powerful 2-minute web ad this morning designed to hit back at...

Howard Fineman

Iowa Conservatives' Search For Purist Boosts Non-Purist Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This time, Wade Duncan is going hardcore, which says everything you need to know about the Iowa Republican caucuses. This is a rac...

GOP Candidate Unexpectedly Drawing Overflow Crowds

AP | KASIE HUNT and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa — Mitt Romney has stepped into the center of a perfect storm in Iowa – and he's going all in. Sensing an opening to win nex...

Iowa Caucuses Puzzle Outsiders

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- All across Iowa next Tuesday, tens of thousands of Republican voters will travel through a chilly Midwestern night to the warmth o...

GOP Hopeful: 'They Pick Corn In Iowa'

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is defending his refusal to compete in the leadoff Iowa Republican precinct caucuses, focusing ...

GOP Candidate's Luck Could Lead To Unlikely Win

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Regardless of whether Mitt Romney wins the Iowa Republican caucus Tuesday, he has enjoyed a remarkably easy presidential race so f...

Santorum Gains Steam As Caucus Result Remains In Doubt

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — With time running short, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich battled Thursday to w...

Rick Perry Makes Big Flip Flop

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has "always struggled" with his position on abortion and cla...

Ron Paul Endorser Has Shocking Views

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The endorsement no longer appears on Paul's website, according to TPM. Here is a screenshot of the endorsement via blogger Doug Mataconis. ...

Republicans Require No Photo ID To Vote In Republican Iowa Caucus

Brad Friedman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Brad Friedman

For all of their years of claims that massive voter fraud is going on at the polling place, you'd think that when Republicans have a chance to run their own elections, they'd be sure to want it to be as "fraud"-free as possible.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Takes Iowa Lead In New CNN Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa -- A new poll of Iowa voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney surging to the lead in the Hawkeye State as former House Speake...

Newt Defends Greek Vacation

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

LE MARS, Iowa — Newt Gingrich has raked in roughly $9 million for the last three months of the year, far more than the former House speaker has ...

Michele Bachmann's Texas Two-Swipe

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Michele Bachmann's struggling presidential campaign saw her Iowa chairman defect Wednesday to rival Ron Paul's side, an embarr...

Perry Tells Dubious Anecdote About 'Obamacare'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told an anecdote Wednesday in Urbandale, Iowa of a cancer patient who came up to him claiming that the health care law signed by...

Santorum: 'We've Got Momentum'

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Republican hopeful Rick Santorum is claiming momentum heading into the Iowa caucuses. The former U.S. senator from Pennsyl...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Deploys Heavy Hitter Surrogates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign has executed most of its plays in the Republican primary in a way that reveal forethought and strategic planning, and the way t...

Mark Blumenthal

New Iowa Poll Shows Paul Holding Lead

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa since the Christmas holiday shows little change. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) con...

Newt Trying To Have It Both Ways

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- So much for staying positive. In just the last 24 hours, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has blasted rival Mitt Rom...

Jon Ward

Iowa Lining Up Nicely For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As millions of Americans turn their full attention to the Republican presidential primary for the first time, there are two competing choruses with se...

Mainstream GOP Voters Consider Candidate On The Fringe

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- Ron Paul wants to legalize pot and shut down the Federal Reserve. He thinks the federal government has no authority to outlaw abortion,...

Paul Tries To Rally Supporters Amid Controversy

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

NEWTON, Iowa — Texas Rep. Ron Paul received a welcome befitting a man with a suddenly serious chance to win next week's Iowa Republican presiden...

Santorum Warns Of 'Indoctrination Centers'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa — Rick Santorum isn't going down without a fight. In fact, that fight seems to be lifting him – at exactly the right time...

Operatives And Activists Falling Behind GOP Candidate In Iowa

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa — Iowa Republicans may be starting to choose with their heads rather than their hearts as the Jan. 3 caucuses approach. The as...

Occupy Protesters Gear Up For Iowa Caucus

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

By RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER, The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already they have interrupted Michele Bachmann and drawn a witheri...