Iowa 2012

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Opinion: Ron Paul Beats Obama in Iowa—So Now What?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In a state critical to the President's re-election chances, a new poll finds Ron Paul is the only Republican beating both Obama and the margin of error.

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The Takeaway

No Women Running for President in 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Michele Bachmann announced on Wednesday that she is disbanding her campaign. Now that she is no longer pursuing the Republican nomination, there are no other female candidates running for president. However, this absence is consistent with overall political trends: while women consist of 51 percent of the population, they hold 17 percent of congressional seats, 22 percent of state senate seats, and 24 percent of state house seats.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Down...What We Learned on Iowa Caucus Night

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's "The Agenda" and Kate Wells, Iowa Public Radio reporter discuss the results of last night's Iowa GOP Caucus. 

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Opinion: For the Back of the Pack, it's Decision Day

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

While many focus on who the winner of the Iowa Caucus will be later this evening, the true question to be answered is whether certain candidates ranking near the bottom in the minds of voters will get the message that their best course of action is to drop out.

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Chat Transcript and Dispatches from Iowa

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

It's caucus night in Iowa, and It's A Free Country and WNYC have got you covered on-air and online. Throughout the night, tune in to the live chat below for tweets, updates, photos -- and a chance to add your comments. And below the chat - real-time analysis from Iowa Public Radio reporters around the state.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Preview of the Iowa Caucuses

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The 2012 presidential election cycle officially kicks off tonight with the Republican caucus in Iowa. O. Kay Henderson, News Director for Radio Iowa, describes the last few days of campaigning, what’s been different about the race for this year’s caucuses, and what we can expect tonight.

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The Final Pitch in Iowa, by Air and on the Ground

Monday, January 02, 2012

For Republican hopefuls, it's the final full day of campaigning in Iowa. And at least in the television ads the candidates are putting their names and faces to, it's all positive in their final pitches.