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Iowa Democratic Party Shifted Delegate From Sanders to Clinton on Caucus Night

Results in at least one precinct in the Iowa caucus Monday night were unilaterally changed by the Democratic Party to favor Hillary Clinton, leading to questions about the party’s management of the first-in-the-nation vote.

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You Say You Want a Revolution? Young Americans to Bernie Sanders: Count Me In!

Bernie Sanders’ youth-powered bid for the presidency is more than just a campaign: It’s a reflection of a rising passion among Americans for a new political life.

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Primary Elections Are Important—but They’re Also a Distraction

As we—led by the media—get caught up in what has become the circus of the long primary season, the real and critical news tends to get lost in the fray.

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump Explains It All: Post-Iowa Caucus Edition

By any pollster’s gauge, the schadenfreude factor was off the charts on Trump’s social media platform of choice (that would be Twitter) and in various news outlets Tuesday following his bruising defeat by Ted Cruz in Iowa the night before.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Happy Ending’ of Iowa Caucus

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

“Tonight we finally find out who has been elected president of Iowa.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Foreign Policy Winners and Losers in Iowa (Video)

The Iowa caucus voters likely voted mainly on domestic policy issues, though security and terrorism have been a big part of the campaigns as well. Now that the smoke is clearing, it is worth considering the foreign policy implications of the winners.

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Sanders and Clinton’s Virtual Tie in Iowa Sets Up a Fierce Fight for the Nomination

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made history in Iowa on Monday night, ending 2016’s opening presidential nominating contest in an unprecedented virtual tie that shows Democrats may be experiencing an identity crisis as deep as Republicans’.

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Cruz Wins in Iowa, Rubio Surprises — Trump’s 2nd Place Finish a ‘Big, Fat Beautiful Waste of Time’

Ted Cruz came out ahead of Donald Trump in the Iowa caucus Monday night, winning 28.9 percent of the caucus vote to Trump’s 25.2 percent.

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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Gives His Most Passionate Speech Yet After a ‘Historically Close’ Iowa Caucus

“I think the people of Iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment,” the Vermont senator said in a rousing speech Monday night. “It is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. ... What Iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Feb 1, 2016 ENLARGE



Is the Iowa Caucus Overrated?

It’s possible all the commotion over the Iowa caucus has more to do with media than with politics. In another report, a writer says the platform of the Green Party’s Jill Stein has a better chance than Bernie Sanders’ does. Meanwhile, a former trader reveals just how much the Clintons are indebted to Wall Street and vice versa. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



Neoliberalism’s Zero Hour in the Heartland

Will Monday’s caucus in Iowa open the door wider to the political insurgents and leave the traditionalists gulping Xanax? Or will it expose Big Change as just a brief burst of lightning?

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



What to Make of a Trump-Free Seventh GOP Debate?

Donald Trump’s out. Rand Paul’s in. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will hang on to her seat as one of the moderators at the seventh Republican presidential debate Thursday. Here’s a survey of what may be in store for would-be voters watching the GOP hopefuls jostle for position in Trump’s absence.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



AP / Jim Cole

Bachmann Out

The contest for the Republican presidential nomination just got a little less kooky with the subtraction of Michele Bachmann from the mix. On Wednesday, after the previous night’s Iowa caucus results found Mitt Romney in the top spot, the Minnesota congresswoman and staunch anti-socialist announced she was bowing out of the race.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Gingrich Gets Ready to Rumble With Romney

Although there’s already been some infighting among the ranks of this election cycle’s Republican presidential hopefuls, it’s going to get only crazier from here on out. And with candidates’ fates shifting as quickly as they have this time around (Herman who?), you can bet that rival GOP camps are going to do their darndest to stir up the drama.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 READ MORE


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Occupy Targets Obama

Occupy Des Moines protesters decide it’s high time to occupy the Democratic headquarters, and they won’t be the last; Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” gets more viewers than Fox News; and one of America’s most visible poets fell out of grace thanks to a racist poem. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Stealth PAC Serves Romney in Iowa

Observers credit a spate of attack ads for Newt Gingrich’s recent tumble—and Mitt Romney’s rise—in Iowa polls ahead of the state’s Republican caucus. But where did they come from? Not Romney’s campaign, but rather a PAC staffed by former Romney insiders and empowered by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling to spend as much as it likes to destroy his opponents.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Jim Cole

Attack of the Super PACs

While the Iowa Republican caucuses might not tell us much about who will win the party’s presidential nomination, they already reveal plenty about how the new world of unlimited campaign contributions is corrupting politics.

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 READ MORE


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