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Trump, Clinton Hold Leads In Final Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

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The final Des Moines Register poll before Caucus Night shows Donald Trump leading the GOP field, and Hillary Clinton with a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders, but much of the final outcome will depend on who shows up for the respective party caucuses.

Ted Cruz Becomes The Target At Trump-Less Debate, Trump Puts On The Donald Trump Show

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Without Trump, the seventh Republican debate largely focused on Ted Cruz, who doesn’t seem to have done himself any favors. Donald Trump, meanwhile, will likely not pay any price at all for skipping the last pre-Iowa debate.

Des Moines Register Endorses Clinton, Rubio

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Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio have won the endorsement of the Des Moines Register, but it’s unclear how much this will help their respective campaigns.

Democratic Race Continues To Tighten, Democrats Still Believe Clinton Will Be Nominee

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Polling is continuing to show a tightening in the race for the Democratic nomination, even though most Democrats continue to believe that Hillary Clinton will be their eventual nominee.

Has Ted Cruz Already Peaked In Iowa?

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There are signs that Ted Cruz’s rise in the Hawkeye State will be short-lived.

Mike Huckabee: I’ll Drop Out If I’m Not In The Top Three In Iowa

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Mike Huckabee says he’ll drop out if he doesn’t finish in the top three in Iowa. He should probably start packing his bags now.

New Iowa Poll Seems To Set Up Inevitable Showdown Between Donald Trump And Ted Cruz

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Another poll shows Ted Cruz rising and Ben Carson falls in the Hawkeye State. The only question is who attacks who first, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz?

Another Trump Speech Leads To Another Round Of ‘Is Trump Imploding?’ Speculation

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Donald Trump’s latest tirade has led to another round of speculation as to whether or not he’s ‘gone too far’ and reached the beginning of the end of his campaign. Don’t count on it.

Donald Trump, Ben Carson Tied In New Iowa Poll

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Two candidates with no political experienced whatsoever are tied in Iowa as Republican voters continue to reject anyone with political experience.

Bernie Sanders Closing On Hillary In Iowa According To New Poll

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A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining traction outside of New Hampshire for the first time.

Donald Trump Bars Des Moines Register From Covering Campaign Rally

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Donald Trump is throwing a temper tantrum in Iowa.

Iowa And New Hampshire Less Important Than They Used To Be? Not Really

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As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

The Iowa Straw Poll Is Finally, Mercifully, Dead

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After 36 years, the quadrennial absurdity of the Iowa Straw Poll is dead.

The Iowa GOP May Be About To Finally Kill The Iowa Straw Poll

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Iowa Republicans may be a day away from putting the Iowa Straw Poll out of its, and our, misery.

Mike Huckabee Is The Latest Republican To Skip The Iowa Straw Poll

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What if they held a straw poll and nobody came?

Would Jeb Bush Skip Iowa?

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Some analysts are wondering if Jeb Bush might just forgo investing serious resources in the Iowa Caucuses.

Jeb Bush To Skip Pointless Iowa Straw Poll

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Jeb Bush will not participate in this year’s version of the Iowa Straw Poll.

That Des Moines Register 2016 Poll? Yea, It’s Largely Meaningless

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It’s way too early, folks.

Race For Senate Control Tightening

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Republicans still have an advantage, but Democrats seem to be holding their own in the battle for Senate control.

What Republican Wave?

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So far at least, there is no evidence that 2014 will be a “wave election.”

Establishment Victories In Iowa GOP Could Impact 2016 Race

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A setback for supporters of Rand Paul in the Hawkeye State.

Odds Point To A GOP Senate Takeover

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Signs continue to suggest that a GOP Senate takeover is likely.

Joni Ernst Wins GOP Senate Primary In Iowa

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Joni Ernst, a State Senator who received the backing from both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, was won the Republican Primary for the Iowa Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin at the end of the year: Joni Ernst won Iowa’s five-way Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, clearing the 35 percent threshold necessary to avoid […]

Paul Ryan Most Popular Among Iowa GOPers, Hillary Leads Among Iowa Democrats

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A new Des Moines Register poll shows Paul Ryan as the most popular potential Republican choice among Iowa Republicans, while Hillary Clinton leads among Iowa Democrats: Iowa Republicans are wowed by Paul Ryan, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows. Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate is wildly popular here with a 73 percent favorability rating, a […]

Steve King: A Todd Akin Problem For The GOP In Iowa?

According to a new poll, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin is perhaps the one candidate that any Republican who actually wants to win desires the least: The Republican Party may be dealt another far-right candidate in a potentially competitive U.S. Senate race if a poll […]

Would A Ron Paul Win Kill The Iowa Caucuses?

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Iowa Republicans fear that a Ron Paul win on Jan. 3rd will destroy the credibility of their caucuses.

Rick Perry Takes The Lead In New Iowa Poll, But Warning Signs Abound For The GOP

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Rick Perry is leading the GOP field in Iowa, but there are warning signs for Republicans as a whole if you look deeper.

Tim Pawlenty Opens Campaign In Iowa With Call To End Ethanol Subsidies

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You don’t often see a candidate for President tell Iowans that he wants to eliminate ethanol subsidies, but Tim Pawlenty did.

Palin Opens The Door To 2012 Bid: Willing To “Give It A Shot”

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Is Sarah Palin running for President in 2012 ? It’s looking more and more likely that the answer might be yes.

Pennsylvania Loses Seats 9th Census Running

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Pennsylvania is Reapportionment’s version of the Biggest Loser. If projections hold, Pennsylvania will lose Congressional seats for the ninth straight Census. Smart Politics: Several projections have been conducted by experts during the last few years – with Texas and Arizona universally considered to be the big winners of multiple seats, with the remaining gains coming […]

Democrat Presidential Nominating Process Review

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“National Democrats are considering changing the presidential nominating process, by establishing a new primary calendar and deemphasizing the influence lawmakers and political insiders have on choosing the party nominee,” CNN reports. The battle for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination was marred by controversy as the Democratic National Committee argued with some state parties over when […]

Do You Have the Right Not To Be Framed?

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The Supreme Court hears oral argument today in Pottawattamie County v McGee, wherein they will have to decide if prosecutors have immunity from lawsuits even if they frame someone for murder. On one side of the case being argued are Iowa prosecutors who contend “there is no freestanding right not to be framed.” They are […]

New Hampshire Legalizes Gay Marriage, 6th State

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New Hampshire has become the 6th state where gays can marry and the 2nd to make this change through the legislative process. Traditionally conservative New Hampshire today became the sixth state in the nation — and the fifth state in New England — where same-sex couples will be allowed to marry. “Today we’re standing up […]