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Rick Santorum Drinks Beer

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum made a swing through the Millstream Brewery in Iowa this weekend to both taste and talk about his favorite be...

GOP Candidate: 'My Views Are Progressive'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney described his views as "progressive" at a 2002 campaign stop in Worcester, Mass., while running for governor. "I think the old standby ...

Newt Calls Obama 'Chicken'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — There were no time limits, formal rules or reporters asking questions. And if you ask Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman, they w...

Bachmann Plans Major Push In Key State

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Each of Iowa's 99 counties is likely to hear from Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann by the end of December. Bachman...

Rick Perry Has Another 'Oops' Moment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry could not remember Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name Friday in an editorial board interview wi...

Santorum Makes Shocking Proposal On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, speaking at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa Wednesday, said families with undocumented immigrants sh...

GOP Candidates Woo Key Voting Block

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- At a private gathering of pastors in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a contrite Newt Gingrich pitched his story of pers...

Paul's Strength May Help GOP Candidate In Key State

AP | By KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

AMES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney may have some help in Iowa: Ron Paul. The Texas congressman's allies and others say that he drains support from the rising ...

Perry Goes After Obama Over Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry pledges to end "[President Barack] Obama's war on religion" in a new television ad airing in Iowa, railin...

Newt Pledges To Dog Obama

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich grinned as he pledged to dog President Barack Obama at every turn and from coa...

Santorum 'Rejects' Evidence On Key Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged students during a question and answer session Monday night at Drodt College, a small conser...

Bachmann Attacks GOP Rivals

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she still thinks she has a good chance of winning the Iowa Republican caucuses, saying presidential campaign rivals...

Trump Meeting GOP Candidate

AP | BETH FOUHY and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday he plans to challenge Barack Obama in every state next year, and ...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich's Rise Continues, Ron Paul Second, Romney Third In Iowa: Des Moines Register Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eighteen years after he led Republicans to an unexpected takeover of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich looks increasingly pois...

Bachmann Campaign Accused Of Stealing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the hot seat for allegedly stealing a coveted email list in order to target Iowa ...

Despite Surge, Gingrich Faces Hurdles In Key Early State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich leads the 2012 pack in buzz but trails his rivals in just about every other c...

GOP Candidate Makes Move In Key Early State

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Shifting his Iowa campaign into a more aggressive final phase, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching his ...

It's Time We Got Rid of the Iowa Caucus

David Macaray | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Even though the Iowa caucus has come to be regarded by everyone -- the media, the public, academe, both political parties -- as a watershed political event, what does it actually mean?

Republican Candidates Fight On Despite Long Odds

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- They are barely blips in presidential polls and their campaign cash is scarce. Some are running on empty, fueled mainly by the exp...

Iowa Social Conservatives Hold Secret Meeting To Stop GOP Candidate

CNN | Shannon Travis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Representatives for leading social conservative groups in Iowa held a secret meeting Monday as part of an effort with one ma...

Key Early State Voters Remain Up For Grabs

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

ANAMOSA, Iowa -- The race for the Republican presidential nomination is deeply unsettled with an anything-can-happen feel six weeks before Iowans star...

Herman Cain Tears Up At Iowa Forum

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

During Saturday night's Thanksgiving Family Forum, GOP contender Herman Cain choked up as he talked about a health crisis from his past. Debate mo...

Mark Blumenthal

New Iowa Poll Not So New After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Thursday purports to show Herman Cain still "leading," but the poll is already dated. It...

Sam Stein

GOP 2012 Candidates Spending Hardly Any Campaign Money In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The longstanding theory that the Iowa caucus is won by retail politics has been deeply challenged in this election cycle, as Republican ...

Tyler Kingkade

Iowa Governor Taking Occupy The Caucuses Shutdown Threat Seriously

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday morning that he is taking a threat by the group Anonym...