Iowa Caucus

If I didn't know better, I'd think that Republicans are completely FUBARing their primaries to prove their contention that government is not the answer. But I think the truth of it is that Republicans are so fundamentally incompetent in running Read more...
January 20, 1980 - Summing Up The Week That Was.
News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies. Read more...
Here is a shining example of how dedicated Republicans are to vote accuracy and integrity. Two weeks and three days after the Iowa caucuses, Iowa Republicans have announced that Rick Santorum actually won Iowa by 34 votes. Maybe. Via Read more...
The big news first. Rick Perry announced he would return to Texas to see if there was any path forward for his campaign. Hint to Perry: There isn't. Stay in Texas. But I couldn't resist this clip, because it so perfectly displays the Read more...
I hate to break this to Bill Kristol, but there are Democratic caucuses in Iowa tonight, and Democrats will be there for them. While he may think it's "cheesy" for the Democratic candidate for President to speak to his supporters, his nasty Read more...

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I can't think of a more appropriate way to begin the Republican caucus day in Iowa, than with Chris Matthews' closing segment of Hardball Monday night. This stinging rebuke should haunt Mitt Romney for years to come. '"Let Me Finish" Read more...
It's a curious thing. I study Republicans for a living—I've done so for almost 15 years. I write books about their history; I write articles about their present. But these days, you probably couldn't find a political junky in America less Read more...
Fox's Eric Bolling and the group Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake, which has been running ads across the state, urging voters to caucus for Palin, apparently still haven't figured out yet that calls for her to get into the race this late in the game Read more...
NJ Governor Chris Christie jokingly (?) threatens to go "Jersey-Style" on Iowans at a campaign rally for Mitt Romney on Friday in Des Moines... Via nj.com: Gov. Chris Christie likes to say he’s improving New Jersey’s image around the Read more...
Here we have Republican Newt Gingrich tearing up as he recalls times with his mother, who struggled with mental illness and died of cancer in 2003 - or - here we have Republican Newt Gingrich desperately trying to save his floundering Read more...