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What the Rick Santorum Swell Has Wrought

“People say, when are you gonna get your surge?” Rick Santorum said today in Iowa. “I say, January 3.” He’s gloating and rightly so; a TIME/CNN poll released...

Reading While Eating for December 29: Web Junk

Tweet Speak: The hashtag is ruining the English language. #obviously (Gizmodo) Personal Politics: TIME’s Katy Steinmetz spoke to Kent Sorenson, former Iowa...

Inside the Ludicrous Donald Trump Primary

With her poll numbers sagging, her political organization dwindling and prognosticators declaring her moment to have passed, Michele Bachmann called in a big gun...

Five Unanswered Questions About the Iowa Caucus

Des Moines, Iowa Iowans are restless. Six weeks after the political world converged on Iowa for the Ames straw poll, the pace of the race toward the...

An Opening for Romney in Iowa?

In the weeks since Rick Perry upended the Republican presidential primary, there’s been little hard data out of Iowa. The reputable Des Moines Register hasn’t...

What to Watch for at Tonight’s Republican Debate

For all the carping about how there are too many Republican presidential debates, I’m actually looking forward to No. 11. It’s been more than three weeks since...