West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood outdoors without an overcoat on a blustery Iowa morning and played the wise-guy to GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
"Let me tell ya," he told an audience of roughly 600 people standing outside a Hy-Vee grocery in West Des Moines. "You people disappoint me on Tuesday, you don't do what you are supposed to on Tuesday for Mitt Romney - I will be back Jersey-style, people. I will be back."
(CNN) - While the visiting national news media focuses on the latest utterances of Republican presidential hopefuls in advance of the January 3 caucuses, many Iowans have found a bone to pick with a journalism professor - from the University of Iowa, no less - who wrote:
"Whether a schizophrenic, economically depressed, and some say, culturally challenged state like Iowa should host the first grassroots referendum to determine who will be the next president isn't at issue. ... In a perfect world, no way would Iowa ever be considered representative of America, or even a small part of it. Iowa's not representative of much."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As Republican presidential hopefuls continue whirlwind campaign events in Iowa in advance of next week's caucuses, the Obama campaign is planning for the president to speak to his Iowa supporters via the web Tuesday night while the GOP caucus results come in.
A Democratic campaign official told CNN the technology is new and is a version of the web chat feature "Skype" but on a much larger scale.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney has added two veteran Republican operatives to his small team in South Carolina as the state's primary nears.
And a super PAC backing Romney's presidential bid is now running television ads in the Palmetto State attacking the immigration stances of Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, two candidates who hope their southern roots help them appeal to South Carolina voters.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Texas Rep. Ron Paul has distanced himself from a series of controversial newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s that bore his name and included inflammatory and racially charged language.
As the newsletters burst into view, first during his 2008 presidential bid and again in recent weeks after he climbed to the front of the Republican race in Iowa, Paul has blamed the writings on ghostwriters. He said he was not aware of the "bad stuff," as he described it.
Carroll, Iowa (CNN) – The barrage of negative ads about Newt Gingrich's ties to Freddie Mac has proven so effective that Gingrich himself is considering fighting back with airtime.
Gingrich told a group of 100 or so people gathered at the Santa Maria Vineyard and Winery Thursday evening he is thinking about putting out an ad to address the claim he lobbied on behalf of Freddie Mac at the time of his lucrative multi-year consulting contract.
Honolulu (CNN) - President Barack Obama has now done what every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has done - visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Accompanied by his wife, Obama Thursday marked this year's 70th anniversary of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks by laying a wreath inside the memorial and scattering white, yellow and purple flower petals in the water above the wrecked ship.FULL STORY
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With four days to go until the caucuses, the two candidates at the top of the field are taking a short break from campaigning in the Hawkeye State.
After a stumping all day Friday in Iowa, Rep. Ron Paul heads home to Texas to spend New Year's weekend with his wife. The Paul campaign tells CNN the congressman, who's making this third bid for the White House, resumes campaigning in Iowa Monday morning.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A new survey released Friday offers further proof that the political landscape in the Hawkeye State has changed, with just four days to go until the caucuses.
An NBC News/Marist poll indicates that 23% of likely Iowa GOP caucus goers say they support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with 21% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Romney's two point margin is well within the survey's sampling error.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's refusal to release his income-tax return became the object of national Democrats' indignation Friday with the release of a web video accusing the GOP hopeful of breaking with a longstanding political tradition.
The Democratic National Committee's spot, called "What is Mitt Romney Hiding," flips though past Republican presidential candidates who have released their income-tax information. The DNC highlights one notable example - George Romney, the candidate's father.