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Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus: Insignificant, Yet Overly Complicated

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everybody knows the Iowa caucus is the first major event of each party's presidential nomination process. Everybody knows the results often determine ...

Dodd, Biden Abandon Campaigns For President

KCTV5 | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Sens. Chris Dodd and Joseph Biden are abandoning their campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination after poor showings in...

Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exerc...

Iowa Uncertain As Out-of-State Students Return

New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES -- One of the $64,000-questions about Thursday's Iowa caucuses is how much students from out of state will influence the outcome. A big ar...

Obama Urges Student Vote: "Prove The Critics Wrong"

Des Moines Register | Jason Clayworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Coralville, Ia. - Barack Obama, acknowledging that a significant portion of his supporter bloc comes from first-time Iowa caucusgoers, urged students ...

Sam Stein

Edwards Campaign Asserts Obama Once A Sellout To Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roughly twelve hours after a second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, Sen. John Edwards' campaign went on the attack against the winner, Sen. Barack Ob...

Obama Camp Credits Youth Turnout

Washington Post's The Trail | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senior Obama advisor David Axelrod said the most surprising thing [about the caucus] was the turnout. "These were numbers you'd expect almost in a pri...

Marc Cooper

Obama Strategist Axelrod: "Can't Help But Be Optimistic"

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Speaking to Huffington Post and other reporters just hours before tonight's Iowa caucuses, Obama campaign top strategist David Axelrod said that, "He ...

Biden Scoffs At Poll Figures, Remains Optimistic

Des Moines Register | Abby Simons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oskaloosa, Ia. - Delaware Sen. Joe Biden told potential caucusgoers that his campaign was still very much alive, and that despite consistent single-di...

Prediction Markets Betting On Obama And Huckabee Winning Iowa

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the eve of the first nominating contest of the 2008 U.S. presidential race, traders on the political prediction markets were betting on Thursday on...

Max Follmer

Edwards: Internet Fundraising Up, But How Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards, working to overcome his third-place showing in the Des Moines Register poll, turned the topic to fundraising Tuesday, with his Iowa stat...

Supermarket Sandwich Platters And Snow Shovels: Inside The Massive Iowa Ground Game

New York Times | Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama is on the hunt for Iowans who have never participated in the state's presidential caucuses, including independent voters under 50...

Wondering How The Caucuses Work? A Caucus Primer

The Clinton Herald | Danica Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLINTON -- In advance of the Iowa caucus on Thursday, the Clinton Herald met with local officials in order to explain the caucus process. Click here ...

Max Follmer

Kucinich Asks Supporters To Back Obama As Second Choice In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dennis Kucinich advised his supporters Tuesday that if he failed to garner enough backers in the first round of the Iowa caucuses, they should throw ...

Turning Up The Heat

AP | Ron Fournier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee says John McCain is a hero. McCain says Huckabee is a good man. And they both seem to agree on this: Mitt Romney is neither. The Republ...

Romney: Won't Embarrass The Nation Like 'The Clinton Years'

Time.com | Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday that if elected president he and his wife will not embarrass the nation by their conduct in the ...

New Survey: 'Iowa Fatigue' Wearies Nation

Quad City Times | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite efforts to evict the two states from the front of the presidential calendar, both managed to hang on for another election cycle that culminate...

Obama: "The Real Gamble Is Having The Same Old Folks Doing The Same Old Things And Expecting A Different Result"

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidential candidates spent the last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses attending church services and staging big rallies to make last-minutes appe...

Edwards Attacks Obama's "Academic Theory Of Change"

Campaign Diaries | Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It is rare to have John Edwards go straight after Barack Obama, so the speech he is planning to give today is noteworthy. Here's the key excerpt: Why...

New Poll Shows Dead Heat Among Dems In Iowa

Political Wire | Taegan Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It doesn't get any closer than this: A new Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll shows Sen. Barack Obama pulling even with Sen. Hillary Clinton in Iowa, with John...

Weather Could Weaken Turnout At Caucuses

Des Moines Register | Grant Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A cold wind swept past Norm Sterzenbach as he left his home on Feb. 8, 1988, climbed into his car and steered down an icy road to attend Iowa's Democr...

Digital Billboards To Stream Caucus Night Results

The Telegraph Herald | Eileen Mozinksi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Results of the much-anticipated Iowa caucuses are coming soon to a billboard near you. Updates and results will be streaming on billboards at stop si...

EIGHT DAYS

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Christmas over, rushing back to Iowa today are six of the eight candidates who have a plausible path to the White House -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, ...

False Hope Raised That UIowa Dorms Open For Caucus

Iowa Independent | John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A brief flurry of hope that the University of Iowa would reverse its policy and open the dorms for caucus night was dashed on Wednesday night. In a 5...

Obama And Clinton Counting On First-Time Caucus Goers In Iowa

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hattie Irving, an 81-year old Iowan, has never participated in her state's presidential caucuses, but she plans to this time -- to support Hillary Rod...