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A Nostalgic Obama Uses Webcast to Rally His Iowa Roots

A Nostalgic Obama Uses Webcast to Rally His Iowa Roots

Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama tried to steal a piece of the Iowa spotlight Tuesday night with a nostalgia-filled live address to his Democratic supporters over the Internet, at times hampered by static and s…

Rick Santorum Gives Final Pitch to Voters in Iowa

Rick Santorum Gives Final Pitch to Voters in Iowa

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ALTOONA, Iowa) — A large crowd of voters plus a mass of cameras and reporters turned a Rick Santorum event Monday evening into a chaotic scene, but there was no doubt where the interest was.The former Pennsylvania senator spoke…

Mitt Romney Gets ‘Occupied’ at Iowa Rally

Mitt Romney Gets ‘Occupied’ at Iowa Rally

ABC News(CLIVE, Iowa) — For the first time since launching his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney got a visit from Occupy Wall Street protesters during a rally Monday night just outside Des Moines, Iowa.Midway through his stump speech, Romney was inte…

Perry: Winning Iowa Caucuses Is ‘Only Scoreboard That Matters’

Perry: Winning Iowa Caucuses Is ‘Only Scoreboard That Matters’

ABC News(PERRY, Iowa) — In a town that bears the same name he does, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told supporters Monday gathered at the final rally of his bus tour that none of the polls leading up to the caucuses matter: Winning the Iowa caucuses Tuesday ni…

Ron and Rand Paul Hit the Trail Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

Ron and Rand Paul Hit the Trail Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, traveled with his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Monday as they made a five-city tour of Iowa.Ron Paul was greeted at his first event by a crowd o…

In New Attack, Romney Dubs Obama ‘The Great Complainer’

In New Attack, Romney Dubs Obama ‘The Great Complainer’

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(MARION, Iowa) — Mitt Romney launched a fresh attack on President Obama Monday night, describing the commander-in-chief as “the great complainer.”“I want to see America united,” said Romney at his third…

Bachmann Jabs Santorum in Closing Argument to Iowa Voters

Bachmann Jabs Santorum in Closing Argument to Iowa Voters

AFP/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) — In a closing argument to Iowa voters, GOP contender Michele Bachmann on Monday stressed her Iowa roots and took a final parting shot at the latest Republican frontrunner, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum…

Romney in Iowa: ‘We’re Gonna Win This Thing’

Romney in Iowa: ‘We’re Gonna Win This Thing’

James Devaney/WireImage(MARION, Iowa) — After days of saying he would not make any predictions about where he will place in Tuesday night’s caucus, Mitt Romney Monday evening declared “we’re gonna win this thing.”“You guy…

Analysis: What Placement in Iowa Caucuses Means for Candidates

Analysis: What Placement in Iowa Caucuses Means for Candidates

Scott Olson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses are two contests for the price of one.Mitt Romney, as he has all year, faces off against himself.  He’s in the enviable position of being able to win even if he lose…

Gingrich Chokes Up in Iowa Talking About Mother

Gingrich Chokes Up in Iowa Talking About Mother

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich is known as a policy wonk and a tough politico.But a softer, rarely-seen side of the former Georgia congressman was on display in Iowa Friday when he choked up durin…

Rick Santorum Responds to Rick Perry on Negative Attacks

Rick Santorum Responds to Rick Perry on Negative Attacks

Steve Pope/Getty Images(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — For the first time in this race, Rick Santorum finds himself getting not only noticed by the other candidates, but on the receiving end of attacks.Rick Perry released a radio ad Thursday hitting Santorum for …

Ron Paul: Sanctions Against Iran Are an ‘Act of War’

Ron Paul: Sanctions Against Iran Are an ‘Act of War’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(PERRY, Iowa) — Unwilling to back down from the growing criticism that his foreign policy would be “dangerous,” Ron Paul told voters in Iowa Thursday that Western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war”…

Bachmann Presses On in Iowa After Campaign Staff Shakeup

Bachmann Presses On in Iowa After Campaign Staff Shakeup

AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — As GOP contender Michele Bachmann concluded a 99-county tour of Iowa Thursday, the Minnesota Republican was forced to explain not only why her Iowa chairman Sen. Kent Sorenson defected from her campaign to endorse …

Gingrich Camp Raises $9 Million in Fourth Quarter

Gingrich Camp Raises $9 Million in Fourth Quarter

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LE MARS, Iowa) — Newt Gingrich’s campaign said it has raised somewhere around $9 million in the fourth quarter, but is holding off on paying earlier bills from the campaign to fund its homestretch drive in …

In New TV Ad, Rick Perry Hits Rivals Who Served in Congress

In New TV Ad, Rick Perry Hits Rivals Who Served in Congress

ABC News(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Five days before the caucuses, Rick Perry is looking to drive home the point that he’s the “outsider” in the GOP presidential race, releasing a new television ad on Iowa airwaves specifically slamming candidates who s…

Michele Bachmann’s Iowa Chair Defects to Ron Paul

Michele Bachmann’s Iowa Chair Defects to Ron Paul

AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — On what should have been a triumphant end to a whirlwind 99-county tour of Iowa, GOP contender Michele Bachmann suffered a series of blows to her campaign on Wednesday that began with dismal new poll numbers and en…

Rick Santorum Goes After Ron Paul Following Big Polling Boost

Rick Santorum Goes After Ron Paul Following Big Polling Boost

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Just hours after a new poll was released showing Rick Santorum surging to third place in Iowa with only six days to go before the caucuses, the GOP hopeful spoke to about 100 supporters and those still mak…

Ron Paul Salutes Veterans, Says He Plans to Bring Troops Home

Ron Paul Salutes Veterans, Says He Plans to Bring Troops Home

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Ron Paul told a room full of veterans Wednesday night that he plans to drastically cut overseas spending.“It would mean that we would bring the troops home,” Paul said, smiling as he touted the economic benefit…

Mitt Romney on Latest Iowa Poll: ‘Moving Upward Is a Good Sign’

Mitt Romney on Latest Iowa Poll: ‘Moving Upward Is a Good Sign’

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa) — Reacting Wednesday night for the first time to the latest Iowa poll numbers that show him leading the pack of GOP candidates in the Hawkeye State, Mitt Romney remained coy about his frontrunner st…

Ron Paul Questions US Military Presence Around the World

Ron Paul Questions US Military Presence Around the World

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Ron Paul returned to the campaign trail in Iowa on Wednesday, questioning why the United States needed to maintain a military presence in Australia, Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the death of the North K…

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