October 9, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.
August 13, 2012 With Rep. Paul Ryan now installed as Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, the contests shifts to a higher gear. And Iowa is again where the contenders are focusing. Both Ryan and President Obama will be there today.
August 9, 2012 The president supports extending the credit that's due to expire at the end of the year. His GOP rival does not. Their positions may have consequences in two battleground states: Iowa and Colorado.
July 10, 2012 President Obama is in Iowa pushing his plan to extend tax cuts to the middle class — but not the wealthiest Americans. Mitt Romney is in Colorado accusing Obama of outsourcing jobs. Both states are up for grabs this November.
May 25, 2012 President Obama rhetorically hit Mitt Romney, the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee, with a little barnyard humor. He accused the former Massachusetts governor of not only lying about his record as president but Romney's also.
January 25, 2012 President Obama kicked off a three-day re-election road tour Wednesday, starting out at a manufacturing plant in Iowa. The president is promoting job growth in the manufacturing industry while defending the government's bailout of the auto industry.
January 19, 2012 Declaring a virtual tie in the Iowa caucuses might not help Rick Santorum, but it could hurt Mitt Romney. Still, his closest rival in South Carolina — Newt Gingrich — faces new troubles of his own.
January 2, 2012 The focus is naturally on the Republican caucuses Tuesday night in Iowa, because the GOP is the party with a battle going on for its presidential nomination. But the Obama campaign is treating the Democratic caucuses as a dry run for the election.
December 20, 2011 Rick Santorum received the personal endorsements of two leaders of Iowa's Christian conservatives, The Family Leader's CEO Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley, president of Iowa Family Policy Center Action, The Family Leader's educational arm.
December 15, 2011 Iowa's popular Gov. Terry Branstad hasn't endorsed any of the Republican presidential candidates crisscrossing his state yet. Still, Branstad will eventually be endorsing someone after the Jan. 3 caucuses. As he told All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block Thursday: "I want to work to help unite the party behind the winner of the nomination process."
December 5, 2011 Newt Gingrich's first Iowa ad is up and the obvious goal is to portray the former speaker as less the disputatious bomb thrower and more the softer, gentler Reaganesque statesman.
October 3, 2011 Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada are all expected to now move their caucuses and primaries up to maintain their traditional early spots in the presidential-nominee selection process calendar.
September 29, 2011 As we and others have reported, when Florida Republican Party officials meet Friday, they are expected to move up the date of their presidential Friday to Jan. 31 from March 2012. Republican officials in the states that jealously guard their role as the first four to vote — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — vow to stay ahead of Florida.