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The Caucuses: A Quick Guide

Caucuses are meetings, with schedules, that climax with votes that effectively kick off the 2012 presidential campaign.

In Final Iowa Push, Once-Sunny Gingrich Says Romney 'Will Lie To You'

GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich, trying to reverse a slide in the polls, complained about a Supreme Court decision that allows wide-open spending on negative campaign ads.

Iowa Democrats Caucus Too; For Obama Team, It's Practice For November

The focus is naturally on the Republican caucuses Tuesday night in Iowa, because the GOP is the party with a battle going on for its presidential nomination. But the Obama campaign is treating the Democratic caucuses as a dry run for the election.
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CQ Roll Call: Santorum Dismisses Lack Of Endorsements, Cuccinelli Changes Course

Rick Santorum is on the rise leading up to the Iowa caucuses, and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli goes back on what he said about on changing Virginia's ballot qualification laws.


Santorum's Support Builds Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

A new Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers has Mitt Romney in first place, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. But Santorum's popularity is surging. He's hoping to consolidate the state's evangelical vote, like Mike Huckabee did in 2008, and finish second or even first.

Bachmann Casts Herself As Thatcher-Style 'Iron Lady' In Last Iowa Ad

She's a "consistent, conservative fighter," the ad proclaims. Since winning the Iowa straw poll last August, her poll numbers in the state have fallen into single digits.