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Iowa Debate

Ron Paul's Paradox

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The reason he might win the Iowa caucus is exactly the reason he can't win the Republican nomination. You're just not going to get very far with Republicans if Democrats, independents, younger voters and newer voters make up the core of your support.

WATCH: Last Night's Debate, Out Of Context

Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

Thursday night's Republican debate -- the final one of 2011 -- had its fair share of funny moments, and for once we'd say each GOP candidate contribut...

Sara Kenigsberg

Debate Moderators Put GOP Candidates On Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

The seven remaining candidates didn't get off easy in the last Republican presidential primary debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. The Fox News...

Elise Foley

The Second Tier Makes Its Final Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- In the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, the candidates who are mired in second-tier status tried as bes...

Jon Ward

GOP Candidates Avoid Fireworks In Final Debate Before Iowa Caucuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- No knockout punches. No game changers. No bloody corpses. The final Republican presidential primary debate before the Jan. 3 Io...

Jason Linkins

Romney: 'I Changed My Mind' On Gay Marriage, Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

During Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News questioned former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on his history o...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Hopeful On Immigration: 'There's Not A Problem Anymore'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Jon Huntsman went after his former boss, President Obama, tying his "failure" on the economy to lower levels of undocumented immigration. Essentially,...

Paul, Bachmann Spar Over Nuclear Iran

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Amid a lengthy back and forth over the proper way to handle a potential nuclear threat from Iran, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) drew the ire of offi...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Makes Extreme Anti-Secular Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went off on the American judicial system during Thursday night's GOP debate, saying courts have become "grotesquely...

Amanda Terkel

Bachmann Busted By PolitiFact On Claim About PolitiFact

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich engaged in a heated exchange on the issue of Gingrich's consulting work for mor...

Jason Linkins

Gingrich: 'I Can Beat Barack Obama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

The first question during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate went to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Moderator Bret Baier of Fox News, citin...

Amanda Terkel

Perry: I Hope I Am The Tim Tebow Of Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging at the final debate before the Iowa caucuses Thursday, attempting to counter the perception that he is a weak ...

Comedians Live Tweet The Last GOP Debate Of The Year

Posted 12.15.2011 | Comedy

Watching the Fox News GOP debate in Iowa this evening? Don't tune in without a laptop handy so you can follow along with us and Witstream as we presen...

Top Dog in the Big Des Moines Dogpile? It's Newt!

William Bradley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
William Bradley

They said it was going to be a joint rumble against new frontrunner Newt Gingrich, a veritable dogpile in Des Moines. But the ex-House speaker showed that he is the smartest guy on the stage.

GOP Hopefuls Make Questionable Claims

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Michele Bachmann accused Newt Gingrich in the latest Republican debate of once supporting a cap-and-trade program to curb global wa...

Top 10 Greatest Moments of the Iowa GOP Debate

Katie Halper | Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Rick Perry manages to get through an entire debate without falling asleep, acting like he's on laughing gas, making up names, or forgetting his own campaign ideas.

Newt Comes To Debate With Front-Runner Status, But Can He Keep His Cool?

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Rom...

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...

Shiny Happy Corporate People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Mitt Romney's questioner wasn't asking him about corporate personhood. He was asking why Romney wants to cut Social Security while preserving corporate tax breaks.

Emily Swanson

Social Media Buzz Shows GOP Debate Not A Game Changer For Struggling Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

Gym-tan-laundry over taxes-jobs-politics? From a look at social media, at least, eyes were turned to the Jersey Shore over the Ames Republican preside...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Rick Perry's Announcement Not A 'Diss To Iowa', Says Iowa GOP Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -– Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to announce his presidential run on...

FEUD? Chris Wallace Defends His Gingrich Question; Hannity Criticizes Him

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Media

Two members of the panel that questioned GOP candidates in Thursday's debate defended some of their more controversial queries on Friday's "Fox and Fr...

Showdown in Ames: The Republican Presidential Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

So much for Minnesota Nice. The headline to emerge from the Republicans' first Iowa debate is the bitter scrap between the two Minnesotans standing side by side onstage, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and ex-Governor Tim Pawlenty.

For Some Contenders, An Issue Of Flopping On Facts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michele Bachmann cast her opinion as a settled fact when she told the Republican presidential debate Thursday that a key element of Pres...

WATCH: Scarborough GOES OFF On Michele Bachmann

Posted 10.12.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough let loose on Friday, going on a wild tear about his loathing of Michele Bachmann and the fringe politics he thinks she represents. ...