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Iowa Caucuses 2012

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...

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...

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...

Newt Does Not Want To Talk About Second Wife

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich took a quick break from the campaign trail in Iowa on Wednesday to sit down with Chuck Todd for a wide-ranging interview that touched on...

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 ...

Think Again If You Have An Iowa Winner Picked

West Des Moines Patch | Beth Dalbey | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

With less than a week to go before Iowa's first-in-the-nation test of presidential candidate strength, the good money may be on Mitt Romney or Ron Pau...

Santorum Compares Paul To Kucinich

Marion Patch | B.A. Morelli | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Up and coming GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued to take shots at rival Ron Paul during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday nig...

Will Mitt Romney Kill Bird Bird?

The Huffington Post | Max Rosenthal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney pledged to cut spending for public television while campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, saying that Big Bird should be support...

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...

Team Obama Employs Tortoise-Versus-Hare Strategy In Key Battleground

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potenti...

'It's Like Any War'

Urbandale Patch | Anne Carothers-Kay | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

With six days left for Iowa Republicans to select their presidential favorite, pop into several of Iowa's 99 counties, and you can see the caucus seas...

Bachmann Vows To Crush Obama's 'Socialism'

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann promoted herself on Tuesday as the contender best suited to lead a crusade against President Barack Obama'...

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...

Mark Blumenthal

Surprises Likely Coming In Iowa Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Iowa caucuses just seven days away, attention now turns to polls of Iowa's likely caucus-goers, the most important measure of t...

Iowa Caucus Countdown: Live Updates From The Hawkeye State

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

All eyes are on the Hawkeye State as candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination campaign for support ahead of the 2012 Iowa caucu...