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  • 5 reasons the Iowa Straw Poll does not matter

    WASHINGTON R.I.P., Iowa Straw Poll. Badly wounded in 2011, it was lethally wounded Thursday.
  • Will Republicans follow no 'Obama bashing' request at RedState gathering?

    Republican presidential candidates are being discouraged from bashing President Barack Obama one of their favorite targets at a conservative summit in August. Erick Erickson, the editor-in-chief of the conservative website hosting the RedState Gathering,...

    Is Scott Walker too Midwestern to be president?

    Is Scott Walker too Midwestern to be president?
    Scott Walker is the hottest thing in the 2016 GOP presidential race (to the extent it even exists). He gave a very well-received speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit a couple of weekends ago, and the new Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll of the Iowa...

    GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine

    GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine
    Thanks to a thoughtless equivocation by an American governor visiting Britain, the measles vaccine has become the first important controversy of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. As with other long-settled issues that unexpectedly pop up to bite...

    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...