WASHINGTON (CNN) - All eyes are on Iowa as caucus-goers in the Hawkeye State prepare to cast the first ballots in a tight race for the White House.
In Thursday's The Best Political Podcast, Bill Schneider reports on a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers and digs deep into the issues that are driving support for particular candidates.
Suzanne Malveaux speaks with former senator John Edwards, D-North Carolina, about his fight against poverty and what he would do as president to battle special interests.
White House Correspondent Ed Henry also has a report about the Pundit-in-Chief.
Plus, the 2008 presidential election dominates the hottest posts on the Political Ticker blog - one candidate drops out, another joins the race, and yet another gets an apology from a prominent supporter of rival.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart