A key rite of passage for anyone interested in running for president. Cruz was in Iowa to speak at the GOP fundraising banquet in Des Moines.
“He’s like a superhero. The more bullets that get shot at him, the bigger and stronger he gets,” one Iowa Republican operative says.
They might tear down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial next — and pee on the trees — to protest Washington dysfunction. “People here need to be thinking about serving their country and not their own sorry butts.”
If memory serves, WWII veterans have a bit of experience with storming a place and holding their positions.
He was there for a steak fry, but you know…
A spokesman for the leading Iowan social conservative says Vander Plaats will consider a Senate run in October.
Oh the humanity, the utter humanity!
The ups and downs of the…let’s see…thirty or so teams that are now part of the conference, in rough order of their expected finish.
The Laramie Project has been performed in many theaters over the past decade, but this school’s principal won’t allow it.
Leader of Iowa Republicans says the process that gave us Michele Bachmann may need to go. But don’t touch the caucuses.
The campaign trail really sucks. Or does it? In an exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of President Obama’s Final Campaign, Michael Hastings explores the weirdly addictive qualities of most expensive election in history, the “brutal caste system” of the press corps, and how the White House Press Secretary picked up a dangerous $10,000-a-day habit.
Seriously intense police chase ensues.
A single tear rolls down the president’s cheek during his final campaign appearance in Des Moines, Iowa.
It’s all up to the voters now.
From Washington, DC, to Washington state, a night of votes with consequences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
“You have 50 percent of the American population now believes that they are entitled to a government handout,” said Archer.
Just minutes before the Iowa paper endorses its first Republican since 1972, Erin Seidler calls it “hard to imagine.” Iowa Republican chair says “paper sales must be bad.”
In the arc of the race, Romney is back to where he started. Win or lose, he’s talking about the economy.
Says he’ll be even better in the third and final debate on Monday. Slams Romney’s “sketchy deal” on taxes and jobs.
At a town hall in Clinton, IA, Ryan says it takes him 5 minutes to explain specifics — far more than the 30 second soundbite he says was offered to him on Fox News Sunday.
In Iowa, the Paul contingent made the leap into establishment politics. A model for the Republican Party — or a cautionary tale?
Dubuque, Iowa got hot on Twitter today when the President and First Lady made a campaign stop there. Residents current and former were psyched — and surprised — at their small city’s sudden internet fame.
This photo from the AP has not been doctored in any way.
A division of political labor. And an open political question of how the Ryan Budget will play in the Sunshine State.
Now I’ve officially seen everything.
A tragic timeline of the man who would be president.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Unfortunately it isn’t a joke.
Least peppy pep rally ever. Students and staff at Dunkerton High School in Iowa thought they were getting a presentation on bullying from Christian rock band Junkyard Prophets. Instead, they got a diatribe about the homosexual evils of Elton John and Lady Gaga, plus graphic photos of dead babies. Parents were outraged and the school is seeking a refund of Junkyard Prophet’s $1,500 performance fee.