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  • Film Review: 'Caucus'

    A surreal slice of presidential primary campaigning is chronicled with dogged verite detail in "Caucus," director AJ Schnack's portrait of eight Republican nomination hopefuls engaged in good old-fashioned retail politics during the run-up to the 2012 Iowa caucus. As political contests go, this particular GOP race offers a fortuitously movie-ready dogfight complete with larger-than-life personalities and seismic shifts in the polls. Regardless, few viewers on either side of the political aisle are likely to be eager to revisit such a polarizing and already well-documented chapter of the recent past, signaling limited commercial prospects for Schnack's fascinating but only intermittently insightful film.
  • Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

    Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandoned his presidential bid and endorsed Newt Gingrich, a move coming just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary as Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggles to fend off a challenge from the former House speaker....

    How we've positioned our Tribune Co. correspondents to cover the 2012 primaries

    How we've positioned our Tribune Co. correspondents to cover the 2012 primaries
    If coverage of the Iowa caucuses unfolded leisurely, over a period of months beginning with the State Fair and Ames Straw Poll in August, New Hampshire in the 2012 cycle has been a faster-paced, hit-the-ground-running affair. Reporter Maeve Reston has...

    Michele Bachmann ends presidential campaign

    Michele Bachmann ends presidential campaign
    In the wake of a bottom-feeder finish in the Iowa GOP caucuses, Michele Bachmann ended a presidential bid Wednesday that once held so much promise in this state. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided...

    Community Commentary: Libertarianism is crony capitalism's nightmare

    With the rise of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the presidential primary polls, America may be ready to crush crony capitalists by embracing "libertarianism." As the founding philosophy that once unified our nation, today libertarianism represents the true...