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  • Emanuel pumps up Obama in Iowa pitch

    Emanuel pumps up Obama in Iowa pitch
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today capped off a weekend of campaigning for his former boss by arguing Republicans are causing the gridlock in Washington that President Barack Obama had vowed to end while campaigning for the office. Speaking on ABC’s “...
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
  • C.R. Douglas previews Tuesday's Iowa caucuses

    C.R. Douglas previews Tuesday's Iowa caucuses
    On Tuesday, after months and months of presidential campaigning, the voting finally begins in Iowa.    Iowa is always the first to vote, but that doesn’t mean it’s always picks a winner. Four years ago, Barak Obama won the caucuses, but...
  • 'Iowa Nice' video is sardonic spin on stereotypes

    'Iowa Nice' video is sardonic spin on stereotypes
    On the eve of the Iowa caucus, the nation's first presidential nominating event, native Iowan Scott Siepker has released a video that proudly touts Iowa's assets and strengths in the sardonic — and sometimes snarky — YouTube video, "Iowa Nice....
  • Gingrich strives for 'great upset' in Iowa

    Gingrich strives for 'great upset' in Iowa
    After Newt Gingrich lowered expectations on the eve of the Iowa caucuses Monday, the GOP presidential candidate changed his tune and boasted of pulling off a "great upset." The former House speaker was campaigning on the seventh day of his Iowa bus...
  • REPORTS: 2012 GOP Caucus Unresolved

    REPORTS: 2012 GOP Caucus Unresolved
    THE RESULTS: Santorum finished ahead by 34 votes MISSING DATA: 8 precincts' numbers will never be certified PARTY VERDICT: GOP official says, 'It's a split decision' Rick Santorum - Final total: 29,839 Change: -168 Mitt Romney - Final total: 29,805...
  • Final Iowa Results Show Santorum with 34-Vote Lead

    Final Iowa Results Show Santorum with 34-Vote Lead
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Santorum finished the Iowa Republican caucuses 34 votes ahead of Mitt Romney, but results from several precincts are missing and the full actual results may never be known, according to a final certified tally released Thursday by...
  • Final tally shows Santorum beat Romney in Iowa

    Final tally shows Santorum beat Romney in Iowa
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With two days until he faces voters again, Rick Santorum has received a gift from the Republican Party in Iowa: He won the Jan. 3 caucus there by 34 votes. The party had previously crowned Mitt Romney the narrow victor by eight votes,...
  • 'Split decision' between Romney and Santorum in Iowa caucus

    'Split decision' between Romney and Santorum in Iowa caucus
    While one Rick is out for the count - the other is coming back swinging. Turns out Rick Santorum may have won the Iowa caucus after all. After certifying the January third votes - Iowa party officials said Santorum finished with 34 more votes than...
  • Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday

    Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday
    With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
  • Octuplets -- why?

    Octuplets -- why?
    The birth of octuplets in a Bellflower hospital this week was greeted by celebratory headlines around the world. "Miracle Mum Gives Birth to Eight Babies," announced the Belfast Telegraph. But, in truth, it's hard to celebrate a situation in which eight...
  • Frank Interlandi dies at 85; former L.A. Times editorial cartoonist

    Frank Interlandi dies at 85; former L.A. Times editorial cartoonist
    Frank Interlandi, a former Los Angeles Times editorial cartoonist who was once part of a group of fun-loving fellow Laguna Beach cartoonists who regularly broke away from their drawing boards for midday gatherings at a local watering hole, has died. He...