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A Crush of Caucus Goers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Marv Young gave up on trying to figure out where to go to caucus so he just headed back home. It should have been a little easier since he was in the right building, but the crush of getting 2,500 people in one room to go to the right spot overwhelmed some voters like him.

Moving Moments, Awkward Encounters, and Other Impressions in Iowa

WSJ's Peter Nicholas spent ten days in Iowa leading up to the first nominating contest of the 2016 presidential race. Here are a few of his impressions on the campaign trail.

In the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, Echoes of ‘Field of Dreams’

Jeff Horwitt: As the Iowa caucuses arrive, it's easy to hear memorable lines from "Field of Dreams" amid the election's developments.

Obama, Ryan to Lunch at White House Tuesday, With Full Menu of Issues

President Barack Obama will meet one-on-one Tuesday with Paul Ryan for the first time since the Wisconsin Republican became House speaker, the White House said Monday. The two will have a private lunch at the White House following a larger meeting in the Oval Office that is to include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.).

Ted Cruz Panders to the Lunchroom Lobby With French Fry Pledge

Ted Cruz likes to say he is not the kind of politician who panders to special interests, but here in Jefferson, Iowa, he showed he was not entirely above that kind of thing.

House to Re-Do Vote on Iran Bill, but Its Moment May Have Passed

The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill aimed at putting The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on legislation aimed at pressing President Barack Obama to punish Iran for its testing of ballistic missiles. But its moment may have passed.

John Kasich Seeks Distance From Negative Super PAC Ad

Gov. John Kasich said a super PAC supporting his presidential bid was right to take down an ad attacking Sen. Marco Rubio and called on other candidates to pull their negative ads.

Jeb Bush to Iowa: Pick Me, Not ‘a Big Blowhard’

In his last town hall event in Iowa before Monday night’s caucuses, Jeb Bush implored a crowd here to not choose “just a big blowhard” as its candidate.

Bernie Sanders: We Win Iowa If Caucus Turnout Is High

On the morning of the Iowa caucuses Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stopped short of predicting victory and said the outcome hinges on the voter turnout.

When Will Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Be Public?

Juleanna Glover: Most of the 2016 candidates have made their tax returns public. When will the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, release his?

Jane Sanders: Bernie’s Words Are Backed by ‘Real Plans’

Jane Sanders calls herself Sen. Bernie Sanders's longest-serving political adviser and his best friend. As voters prepare to make their decision in Iowa, the aspiring first lady sat down with WSJ to talk about the past year – and what is coming next for the campaign.

Chinese High-Schoolers Visit Iowa Caucuses. Their Top Picks: Clinton, Cruz, not Trump

Sitting on the front row of the Hillary Clinton rally on Sunday night were hard-fought supporters who won't be able to support her on caucus night. That's because the supporters are part of a group of about 30 Chinese high-school and university students who traveled to Iowa with the Camford Royal School in Beijing.

On Iowa Tour, Jerry Falwell Vouches for Trump With Evangelical Bloc

, speaks on a stage with Jerry Falwell Jr., in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday. Bloomberg News WATERLOO, Iowa — Donald Trump pushed hard this weekend to convert evangelical voters who might otherwise be attracted to his rival Ted Cruz, helped by the support of a conservative Christian heavyweight and a more conversational tone. For a […]

Cruz Goes for the ‘Full Grassley’ — a Tour of Iowa’s 99 Counties

Sen. Ted Cruz caps his Iowa caucus campaign Monday by visiting the last of the state’s 99 counties, getting bragging rights for what the locals call “The Full Grassley.” But is the tour critical for a White House hopeful? The eponymous Iowa senator isn't so sure.

Gowdy Stumps for Marco Rubio, but Voters Want to Talk About Benghazi and Clinton

Rep. Trey Gowdy made his first trip to New Hampshire ever Sunday night to campaign for Marco Rubio, but voters here wanted to ask him about his role investigating Hillary Clinton.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Iowa Caucus Day, More

What to watch for in Iowa at the first nominating contest of the 2016 presidential race and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

Three Things We’re Watching for in the Iowa Caucus Results

Political analysts from both parties tell WSJThinkTank three things they're watching for in the political action in Iowa on Monday and in the state's caucus results.

With ‘Viability’ Rule, O’Malley Backers Could Tip the Vote on Caucus Night

Democratic caucus candidates must meet a certain threshold of support in each caucus in order to compete. Backers of low-polling former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley can either sit out the caucus or throw their support to a viable candidate, making them strategically important to the Sanders and Clinton campaigns.

Clinton Family Unites to Urge Voters to ‘Stick With Experience’

Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton have been an on-again, off-again mainstay on the political stage for decades. And now, locked in a tight race of her own, Mrs. Clinton has been testing whether this can become a winning image again.

Will 2016 Voters Look Beyond Front-Runners’ Drawbacks?

Dan Schnur: We’re about to find out what happens when every leading contender seems like a huge risk.

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