Some 18 percent of Republican voters and 19 percent of independent voters say they can't bring themselves to support a Mormon running for president. The church is hoping to show that its members are just like all Americans and they're running a series of ads seeking to do just that.
Rick Santorum took Mitt Romney to the mat in Iowa and walked away with a tie. Now he's taken the mantle, perhaps, of the leader of the not-Mitt group of Republicans. Whether he can hold that role remains to be seen.
Ron Paul is perhaps the most libertarian of all of the Republican presidential candidates, but does that make him truly representative of Libertarian ideas. Some Libertarians are having a hard time supporting Paul — and a few are even worried that he's damaging their movement.
After coming in a distant sixth in the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night, Michelle Bachmann announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race to be the Republican presidential nominee.
A record number of Iowan, more than 120,000, turned out for the Republican caucuses Tuesday night and by the narrowest of margins shoved Mitt Romney out the door in the lead for the race to be the GOP presidential nominee. He came in first, just ahead of Rick Santorum.
Republicans, seeking to explain their seeming inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise, are wrapping themselves in the flag of Ronald Reagan. They're bristling, however, when confronted with examples of Reagan raising taxes and even compromising.
At 7 p.m. tonight, Iowa voters will head to town halls and public buildings to register their support for Republican presidential candidates in the Iowa Caucuses. They'll listen to speeches and then cast a vote in a cookie tin or box, declaring their support for one of the seven GOP candidates seeking their support.
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports is standing conventional wisdom on its head. According to the poll, Tea Party aligned voters will support whomever the Republicans nominate, while establishment voters say if they don't get a candidate they like, they won't vote.
As voting in the Iowa Caucuses nears — Jan. 3 — some political scientists are again questioning whether this nominating process produces the best, most realistic candidates for either party.
Though it hasn't been a major issue on the national stage during the Republican presidential primary, immigration remains a deeply political issue across parts of Iowa, especially where meat-packing plants thrive.