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Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

ABC News(URBANDALE, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused President Obama of putting politics ahead of troops at an early morning stop in Iowa Wednesday, criticizing the president for not holding a welcome home parade as the final soldiers returned fr…

Gingrich’s Iowa TV Ads Keeping Campaign in Debt

Gingrich’s Iowa TV Ads Keeping Campaign in Debt

ABC News(DECORAH, Iowa) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign made a new ad buy on Wednesday, the third of an expensive advertising venture in Iowa, keeping the campaign in debt, according to a spokesman.A campaign spokesp…

‘Occupiers’ Plan Week of Protests Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

‘Occupiers’ Plan Week of Protests Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement met Tuesday evening to organize and plan protests in Iowa’s capitol during the week leading up to the state’s caucuses next Tuesday.About 200 peo…

Romney Attacks Biden During Closing Argument Speech to Iowans

Romney Attacks Biden During Closing Argument Speech to Iowans

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — In his final major speech to Iowa voters before next week’s caucuses, Mitt Romney pivoted from his nearly around-the-clock focus on President Obama to target Vice President Joe Biden, encouraging supp…

‘California Governor’ Rick Perry? Oops…

‘California Governor’ Rick Perry? Oops…

ABC News(CLARINDA, Iowa) — Someone had an “oops” moment Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t Rick Perry.  During a meet and greet at the Glenn Miller Museum in Clarinda, Iowa, State Rep. Rich Anderson made a small gaffe when he acci…

Huckabee: Ron Paul Will Win Iowa Caucus if There’s Severe Weather

Huckabee: Ron Paul Will Win Iowa Caucus if There’s Severe Weather

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mike Huckabee is predicting a win for Ron Paul in Iowa if the weather turns severe enough to keep Mitt Romney voters stuck at home and away from the polling booths.”If the weather is good, Mitt Romney is in bet…

Santorum Fails to Get One Endorsement, But Is Grilled About Another

Santorum Fails to Get One Endorsement, But Is Grilled About Another

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ADEL, Iowa) — Just over a week before the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum stood next to a coveted endorsement he did not receive on Monday while being grilled about one he did nab last week.The day after Christmas, Santorum went p…

Ron Paul Talks 9/11, Iran on Last Tour Stop Before Christmas

Ron Paul Talks 9/11, Iran on Last Tour Stop Before Christmas

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Ron Paul was greeted by large crowds throughout the day Thursday, and at his last event at a hotel he touched on one of his most controversial past comments, saying “people misinterpret what I say abo…

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrapped up the first leg of his Iowa bus tour Thursday with an employee town hall at TPI Iowa, which manufactures components for wind turbines.On the first leg of his bus tour, the GOP…

Ron Paul’s Supporters ‘Love’ Him As He Talks ‘Revolutionary Change’

Ron Paul’s Supporters ‘Love’ Him As He Talks ‘Revolutionary Change’

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — At Ron Paul’s events the crowds are devoted. Many of them wear stickers and T-shirts bearing their candidates’ name, and supporters hang on his every word. And at an event in Iowa Thursday, in fr…

Ron Paul: ‘Whole World Is a Stage for the War Against Terror’

Ron Paul: ‘Whole World Is a Stage for the War Against Terror’

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa) — In Mount Pleasant, Iowa’s civic center, a standing-room-only crowd of both young and old packed into a room on Wednesday to hear Ron Paul.  The crowd cheered when he spoke about ending the nation…

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Alex Wong/Getty Images(MUSCATINE, Iowa) — As the media await his next gaffe, Rick Perry admitted he often sends a prayer to the heavens so he won’t slip up and see another one of his mistakes on national TV.“I prayed right before I walked …

Gov. Rick Perry Makes Last Dash for Iowa Evangelical Vote

Gov. Rick Perry Makes Last Dash for Iowa Evangelical Vote

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — When Iowa Republicans head to the caucuses Jan. 3, don’t count Texas Governor Rick Perry out of the race just yet.The Texas governor was a force to be reckoned with when he burst into the race in August. The …

Upset Brewing? Ron Paul Hopes to Spring Iowa Surprise

Upset Brewing? Ron Paul Hopes to Spring Iowa Surprise

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses kick off voting in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, candidates continue to fall by the wayside.  Mitt Romney can’t get traction in Iowa, Newt Gingr…

Santorum Pitches Electability Two Weeks Before Iowa Caucuses

Santorum Pitches Electability Two Weeks Before Iowa Caucuses

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(INDIANOLA, Iowa) — With the caucuses two weeks away, Rick Santorum is pitching himself to the still undecided voters of Iowa after spending months talking to them about his social, economic and foreign policies.Trying to build …

Is There New Light on Michele Bachmann in Iowa?

Is There New Light on Michele Bachmann in Iowa?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa) — To hear GOP contender Michele Bachmann tell it: “An electric light switch has been turned.”Iowa voters who have ignored or abandoned her since her August win in the Iowa Straw Poll are, s…

Perry Confronted by Teen over Gays Serving Openly in Military

Perry Confronted by Teen over Gays Serving Openly in Military

ABC News(DECORAH, Iowa) — A 14-year-old openly bisexual girl collared Texas Gov. Rick Perry after his town hall in Decorah, Iowa, Sunday evening and challenged him to explain the reasoning behind his belief that gays should not serve openly in the mil…

Perry Launches New Attacks on Gingrich, Romney

Perry Launches New Attacks on Gingrich, Romney

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW HAMPTON, Iowa) — In a weekend that has been full of hits on opponents for issues ranging from Iran to earmarks, Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued the criticism of his rivals on Sunday, this time launching separate attack…

In Iowa, Perry Lambasts Ron Paul on Iran, Gingrich for Freddie Mac Ties

In Iowa, Perry Lambasts Ron Paul on Iran, Gingrich for Freddie Mac Ties

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHEROKEE, Iowa) — Squeezed into the back corner of a packed coffee house here, Texas Gov. Rick Perry did not hold back on criticizing some of his Republican opponents, starting with Rep. Ron Paul for his comments on Iran i…

Rick Perry Says Fourth Place Iowa Finish Won’t Stop His Campaign

Rick Perry Says Fourth Place Iowa Finish Won’t Stop His Campaign

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested Wednesday that he might come in as low as fourth place in the Iowa caucuses next month, but said that won’t stop him from competing in other states.“You&rsquo…

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