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Trump May Not Be As Popular as Polls Suggest

Nate Cohn: “In the end, Mr. Trump came closer to taking third than to winning.” “The result doesn’t necessarily leave us much closer to knowing who the eventual nominee will be. It probably signals the beginning of a protracted, three-way [...]

Carson Accuses Cruz of Dirty Tricks

Ben Carson accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign of telling voters at Iowa precincts that Carson had dropped out of the race, TPM reports. Said Carson: “At many of the precincts, the information was disseminated that I was suspending my campaign, [...]

Looking Ahead to New Hampshire

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Flint Water Crisis

“The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children and other residents poisoned by lead and resulted in state and federal emergency declarations,” the [...]

In Defense of Iowa Polling

Sam Wang: “There seems to be a persistent meme that polls are in trouble. There was no evidence for this. Primaries and caucuses are volatile situations – this is a well-known fact. I have been assuming that home-stretch polls can [...

Rubio Wins Key South Carolina Endorsement

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) put out a video endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio for president, The State reports. Said Scott: “Marco Rubio understands, that here in America, it’s not about where you start, it’s about where you’re going. We have shot [...]

It’s a Three-Way Race for Republicans

“Talk of Donald Trump’s unstoppable momentum is over. As the race for the Republican nomination speeds into New Hampshire today, the campaign has morphed into a three-man contest,” Politico reports. Washington Post: “Riding a late wave of momentum, Sen. Marco [...]

Clinton Now Faces Tough Campaign Ahead

New York Times: “The close results were deeply unnerving to Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as well as her advisers, some of whom had expressed growing confidence in recent days that they had recaptured political momentum [...]

Why Trump Lost in Iowa

New York Times: “Above all, Mr. Trump lacked a true get-out-the-vote operation in Iowa. Indeed, he never seemed fully committed to the state, visiting only sporadically and very rarely engaging in the type of intimate retail campaigning that is typically [...]

Late Deciders Broke for Rubio

Nate Silver: “It’s not uncommon for the polls to be off in Iowa and other early-voting states, but the manner in which Trump underachieved is revealing. It turns out that few late-deciding voters went for him. According to entrance polls [...]

Fury Shakes Iowa Caucuses

New York Times: “The vote here in Iowa was a portrait of red-hot America, so disaffected that it turned to a pugilistic evangelical Republican who calls for demolition of a system saturated with corruption. And it sent a forceful message [...]

What the Iowa Results Mean

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Huckabee Suspends Campaign

Mike Huckabee “suspended his presidential campaign after a finishing near the back of the Republican pack in Iowa,” The Hill reports. “Huckabee failed to break out of a crowded GOP field and registered in the single digits in polls despite [...]

Cruz Wins In Iowa

Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses, according to news network projections.

Iowa Caucus Predictions

FiveThirtyEight gives Donald Trump a 46% chance of winning in Iowa and Hillary Clinton a 67% chance. PredictWise gives Trump a 68% chance and Clinton a 73% chance. Bing Predicts also picks Trump and Clinton.

Iowa Caucus Results

The caucuses will be­gin at 8 p.m. ET and are expected to end by 11 p.m. ET, though there is not a set end time. Caucus res­ults will be tallied here for the Re­pub­lic­ans and here for the Demo­crats as [...]

Trump Predicts ‘Tremendous Victory’

Donald Trump said media pundits had advised him to play it safe and lower expectations by not predicting victory but the billionaire businessman said he had no interest in playing it safe, Politico reports. Said Trump: “We’re going to have [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Maybe he’s been hanging out in a corn field too long huffing ethanol.” — Sarah Palin, quoted by TPM, in response to Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) allegation that Donald Trump bought her endorsement.

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Big Majority Think Emanuel Is Lying

A new Chicago Tribune poll found that 83% of Chicagoans don’t believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is telling them the truth about what he knew about the Laquan McDonald shooting. In addition, 59% of city residents say Emanuel is not [......

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