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Abbreviated pundit roundup: What a night in Iowa!

We begin today’s roundup with Dana Milbank’s take at The Washington Post on the Republican results in yesterday’s Iowa caucuses: The establishment struck back. The headlines will show that Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses, but the more...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton declared winner in Iowa

Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner in Monday’s Iowa Caucus, 49.9 percent to 49.5 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton won 23 delegates while Sen. Sanders won 21.  New Hampshire is next, where, thank God, they vote like normal people versus the asinine caucus process.

Daily Kos Elections Iowa caucus liveblog thread #14

The Iowa caucuses are finally here, and we’re liveblogging the first results of the 2016 presidential nominating contests. The caucuses start at 8 PM Eastern sharp (latecomers are not permitted to participate). As results come in, you...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Iowa caucus liveblog thread #13

The Iowa caucuses are finally here, and we’re liveblogging the first results of the 2016 presidential nominating contests. The caucuses start at 8 PM Eastern sharp (latecomers are not permitted to participate). As results come in, you...Show More Summary

Donald Trump reacts to getting schlonged in Iowa

Donald Trump has not only lost Iowa to Ted Cruz but has Marco Rubio nipping at his heels for second place. How does the guy whose big argument for himself is that he’s a winner react to being a loser? This is where we find out, as Trump speaks. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican caucus

Despite having earned the dislike if not outright hatred of virtually everyone who knows him, Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses. Cruz had vied for first place with Donald Trump, polling ahead of Trump briefly in DecemberShow More Summary

Martin O'Malley suspends his campaign (translation: drops out)

The counting in Iowa wasn't done before Martin O’Malley suspended his campaign for president. The former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor got into the race seemingly planning to be the challenge from Hillary Clinton’s left, only to be outflanked and outperformed by Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

The signs of Iowa: a pictorial odyssey

Lots of trees died to pollute the Iowa landscape with political signs. Let’s take a gander at what the candidates are using to promote their candidacies!

Predict the winner of the Iowa caucuses, Democratic edition

The first votes of the 2016 presidential race will be cast tonight as Iowans head out to caucus sites around the state, starting at 7 PM Central (8 PM ET). Recent polls have shown an incredibly tight race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Interactive comic: The GOP primary app! Now YOU can vote in any Republican primary!

x Embedded Content Can’t vote in a Republican primary because you don’t live in that state? No more!  Introducing the new, interactive GOP primary app!  Make your selection now and help save America! Created by Pulitzer Prize winning...Show More Summary

What you'll hear at a Ted Cruz rally: 'Rid the earth' of gay Americans

In Iowa, bearded Duck Dynasty guy Phil Robertson stumps for Ted Cruz. His pitch is a bit unusual. Introducing the competitive candidate at a rally Sunday, the reality show patriarch not only attacked marriage equality as “evil,” but suggested that its supporters needed to be literally obliterated. [...]Show More Summary

Tuesday is Groundhog Day, so you already know what House Republicans are going to do

House Republicans were supposed to have voted last week to fail to override President Obama's veto of their Obamacare repeal. But it snowed, so they decided to turn the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary

Donald Trump seems to be okay with mob rule targeting immigrant children with violence

Stockholm, Sweden, has been rocked by a gang of masked men that have been distributing leaflets threatening to punish "north African street children roaming" in the city, and Donald Trump seems to think that the masked mob is on to something. Police...Show More Summary

People are being mean to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder about Flint and he doesn't like it

Apparently Rick Snyder is upset that people dare to heckle him in public places about the state’s negligence in and disastrous response (or lack thereof) to Flint’s lead crisis, which may have exposed thousands to a lifetime’s worthShow More Summary

Final Iowa polling, and make your prediction!

I’ve always said that when it comes to Iowa, my prediction system is easy: Just take what Ann Selzer says and run with it.  Selzer/DMR Clinton Sanders 1/26-29 45 42 1/7-10 42 40 That’s a net +1 for Hillary Clinton since the previous poll, which is nothing in the statistical sense. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Gigantic wind turbines, solar roads, Cuba for sale

Join us here tonight at 5 PM PT  to talk about the Iowa caucus results. Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The Election News Network: What you may have missed on Sunday Kos … Ken Light’s 'What's Going On? 1969-74,’ by Susan Grigsby It's...Show More Summary

The Daily Kos Elections county-by-county guide of what to expect in Iowa's Democratic caucuses

?Iowa’s presidential caucuses are finally (and mercifully) upon us. Unfortunately, the final results may take a while longer to show up. In states with primary elections, it's pretty simple: County election officials count the number...Show More Summary

Jeb's Super PAC now considerably less 'super'

Jeb!'s Super PAC is bleeding out. It took in just $15 million in the second half of 2015 ($10 million of which came from one lousy donor) after amassing $103 million in the first half of 2015.  Dubbed “Right to Rise,” the political action...Show More Summary

Plumbers union members from across the country install water filters in Flint

As governments still bumble in the response to the Flint water crisis, in which potentially thousands of residents of Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead after a switch to the Flint River as a drinking water source, help is coming from some unlikely sources. Show More Summary

So, how do the Iowa caucuses work, anyway?

The much-discussed yet still mysterious Iowa caucuses are finally upon us after nearly a year of campaigning, a lot of debating, and countless polls of dubious accuracy. So … how exactly do these caucuses work to give us the resultsShow More Summary

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