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Iowa Caucus

Bachmann Faces Huge Setbacks

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Encountering small crowds and fresh viability questions, Republican Michele Bachmann slogged into the final weekend of Iowa c...

Howard Fineman

Iowa Already In Rear View Mirror For Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich is fading faster than a winter sunset in a plowed-down cornfield. So why did a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC just go up ...

Santorum Rides Momentum On Sparing Budget

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A lot of things stand out about Rick Santorum's dogged bid for the Republican presidential nomination, many that buck conventional ...

GOP Candidates Make Sudden Public Play For Key State

AP | DAVID ESPO and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy ...

Sam Stein

DNC: Romney Charge 'Laughable' From 'Quarter-Billion-Dollar Man'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's reelection campaign and the allied Democratic National Committee swiftly responded to Mitt Romney's latest personal attack on the presi...

Bachmann Vows To Stay In Race Amid Controversy

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential c...

Jason Cherkis

More Ron Paul Writings, Speeches Reveal Wacky Conspiracy Theories Concerning Slaves, Christmas, and Diet Supplements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul's old newsletters continue to dog the Republican presidential contender, even though he's disavowed the racist and h...

Schock Slams 'Chicago-Style' Politicians In Iowa

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

While speaking at a Mitt Romney campaign event in Iowa, "hottie" Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock took jabs at key figures in President Obama's campa...

Perry Fights Back

AP | PHILIP ELLLIOTT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A swaggering Rick Perry parachuted into Iowa last summer at the top of the GOP presidential field with a job-creation mes...

One GOP Hopeful Looking Past Big GOP Event

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

LACONIA, N.H. — The political world is spinning in Iowa this week. And Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he doesn't care. He's ...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Supporters: What Newsletters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

PERRY, Iowa -- Ron Paul is still catching heat for the newsletters published under his name in the 1980s and '90s, which had harsh words for wide swat...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney: President Obama Out Of Touch Like Marie Antoinette

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- Mitt Romney on Thursday sought to portray President Barack Obama as out of touch with the struggles of everyday Americans -- a cha...

Santorum Surges In Key Poll

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mason MASON CITY, Iowa--Rick Santorum may be getting his shot at the spotlight -- in the nick of time. Struggling for months to gain...

GOP Candidate Plans Aggressive Push For Key State

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Feeling optimistic, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday was positive on TV with an upbeat, new ad but ...

Bachmann Ramps Up Accusations

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential c...

Perry Attacks Santorum As He Rises In The Polls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is questioning former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's conservative credentials. Perry said Thursday tha...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Plans More Iowa Events Ahead Of Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- It's official. Mitt Romney is all in in Iowa. The Romney campaign announced the former Massachusetts governor's schedule throug...

Perry's Abortion Shift Puts Him Further From Wife's Work

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's new opposition to abortion in almost any situation may appease co...

Iowa Voters Shielded From Key Issue

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The "Great Recession" barely touched Iowa City. The University of Iowa and its hospital are in the middle of a construction boom. ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...

Occupy Protesters Face Police At Paul Headquarters

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

By MICHAEL J. CRUMB, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than a dozen Occupy protesters have been arrested in Iowa, including a 14-year-old g...

Santorum Attacks Bachmann For 'Speed Dating'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) attacked his GOP presidential rival, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), over her last-minute bus tour of Iowa's 99 cou...

Bachmann Says She's 'America’s Iron Lady'

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann reached across the pond and back a few decades at a campaign stop Wednesday, comparing herself to f...

Santorum Suggests Obama Administration 'At War' With Key Groups

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said the party needs to offer a sharp, clear contrast with President Barack Obama if...

Mark Blumenthal

Who's On First? Iowa Polls Disagree

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At first glance, two new polls of likely Republican caucus-goers released on Wednesday appear to tell very different stories: One shows ...