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Iowa Caucus

Bachmann Finally On The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann is reminding Republican caucus voters of her Iowa roots and stiff stands in Washington in her first and only TV ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Consolidates Support, But Faces Enthusiasm Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Witness the risk of giving too much weight to any one interview with a voter in Iowa. On one side of the room here at the first ...

Michael Calderone

Rick Perry Calls Out Politico Over Anonymous Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pushing back against a Politico story that describes deep divisions within the Perry campaign over strategy. ...

Mark Blumenthal

One More Iowa Poll Shows Photo Finish

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest poll of Iowa's likely Republican caucus-goers provides more evidence of a race headed toward a photo finish, with Ron Paul, M...

GOP Hopeful Defends 'Twilight Zone'-Themed Ad Attacking Rival

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

DERRY, N.H. — Iowa may help winnow the field, but it will be New Hampshire that sends a clear message about which Republican presidential hopefu...

Iowa: The Longest Yard

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Anything but representative of the country at large, the Hawkeye state should have only a marginal role in determining who the GOP standard bearer and possible winner in November will be.

Bachmann Relays Concerns About Possible Iowa Outcome

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she would put U.S. missiles on alert and consider blockading Iran to let that cou...

Santorum Slapped At By Confident Rival

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

ATLANTIC, Iowa — For Mitt Romney, it's another day, another rival. On Sunday, he slapped at the surging Rick Santorum....

Under-The-Radar Attacks Damage Newt

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The attacks on Newt Gingrich have been as under-the-radar as they have been in-your-face. Brochures and leaflets stuffed in mailb...

GOP Candidate Seeks To Fend Off Surging, Unpredictable Rivals

AP | MIKE GLOVER AND DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The White House their goal, Republican presidential hopefuls raced across Iowa on Monday in a final, full day of frenzied app...

Jon Ward

Romney More Confident, But Still Searching For Common Touch

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- If it wasn't Mitt Romney, you might call it swagger. This is something different. The hair is still perfect. His shirts are...

Michael Calderone

Rick Santorum Gets His Turn In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rick Santorum, perhaps accustomed to TV talking heads dismissing his candidacy, told voters Saturday not to listen to the pundits. ...

Mark Blumenthal

Iowa Poll Allows For Many 'What-Ifs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

The Des Moines Register on Saturday night published more details from the paper's poll of Iowa's likely Republican caucus-goers, including results for...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Riding High After Much-Awaited Iowa Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Mitt Romney's first-place showing in Iowa's most anticipated pre-caucus poll Saturday night made it clear that the former Massachu...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Leads In Crucial Iowa Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the end of a year in which five different candidates took turns leading in polls of likely Iowa caucus-goers, the final and most resp...

Howard Fineman

'Mormon Factor' Still On Romney Campaign Radar

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A top Romney adviser, speaking on a not-for-attribution basis, said Friday that the former governor's percentage of the vote in th...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Says He Would Veto Dream Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Mitt Romney said Saturday that he would veto the Dream Act, a bill that would provide legal status to some undocumented immigrants wh...

Occupy Protesters Arrested Outside GOP Hopefuls' Iowa Headquarters

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa — Eighteen protesters connected to the nationwide Occupy movement were arrested Saturday outside the presidential campaign headq...

Paul Ditching Iowa Ahead Of Caucuses

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is at or near the top of polls in Iowa, where he's drawing big crowds and has an enviab...

Huntsman Campaigns In Key State On New Year's Eve

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

CAMPTON, N.H. — An increasingly confident Jon Huntsman said Saturday that the New Hampshire primary has become a two-man race between him and fr...

GOP Hopeful: Team Obama Wants To 'Steal Elections'

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich blasted the Justice Department for blocking a South Carolina voter identifi...

Romney, Paul Leave Rivals To Battle In Iowa

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

LE MARS, Iowa — Mitt Romney is the clear Republican front-runner in Iowa in the final days before the first voting in the 2012 presidential elec...

Attacks Turn Nasty In Iowa

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- So much for Iowa Nice. It's more like Iowa Nasty. In a state whose Midwestern civility...

Senior Advisor Blasts Perry's 'Ineptly Orchestrated, Just Unbelievably Subpar Campaign'

Politico | By JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise fin...

Mark Blumenthal

What Poll Experts Are Waiting For Saturday Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

On New Year's Eve exactly four years ago, the Des Moines Register released its final poll of Iowa caucus-goers and turned the political world upside d...