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March 30th, 2013
10:27 AM ET

Politicians 'tweeting before they think'

A tweet from U.S. Rep Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) has been called insensitive to the Native American population.

RELATED STORY: Congressman apologizes for #TrailofTears tweet


Filed under: Candy Crowley • Congress • Iowa • Jessica Yellin • Twitter • Wolf Blitzer
Iowa caucus-goers, by the numbers
January 3rd, 2012
05:52 PM ET

Iowa caucus-goers, by the numbers

By CNN’s Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd

(CNN) - So what are Tuesday's Iowa caucus-goers like – and how do they compare to the rest of the U.S. population?

Here's a thumbnail profile, by the numbers.

For starters, they are not a big group. In 2008, about 119,000 people voted in Iowa's Republican caucuses - which is about the same as the population of Allentown, PA.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: Get ready for ugly, nasty campaign
December 30th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Get ready for ugly, nasty campaign

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

Get ready for a really ugly general election presidential campaign.

The negative ads are going to be intense no matter who wins the Republican nomination.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
December 30th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

How important is a win in Iowa?

CNN's Mary Snow takes a look at how important the Iowa caucuses are for presidential campaigns.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Mary Snow
BLITZER'S BLOG: Political turbulence in Iowa
December 29th, 2011
04:17 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Political turbulence in Iowa

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) – I’m just back from a couple days in Iowa, where I had a chance to sit down with Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. I also spoke with Iowans who are planning on attending Tuesday night’s caucuses. Here are some impressions:

Romney is confident about his chances of winning in Iowa and then in New Hampshire. His campaign’s internal polling is looking good. He’s getting nice crowds on his Iowa bus tour. Things seem to be moving in the right direction for his campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: Who’s dropping out after Iowa?
December 27th, 2011
02:32 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Who’s dropping out after Iowa?

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) – So how many tickets will there be out of the Iowa caucuses?

I know the three front-runners – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul – are all set for New Hampshire.

Jon Huntsman has basically ignored Iowa and is focusing all his attention on New Hampshire. So he will certainly be there.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
December 20th, 2011
06:41 PM ET

What if Ron Paul wins Iowa?

CNN's Gloria Borger speaks with Iowa's governor about why the state is important and what would happen if Ron Paul wins.

RELATED: Cafferty: What will happen to the Republican field if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses?

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Filed under: 2012 election • Gloria Borger • Iowa • Ron Paul
December 20th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Voter swears at Gingrich in Iowa

Newt Gingrich's campaign takes a blow as he drops in the polls and loses a key endorsement in Iowa. Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED: Gingrich faces tough talk from Iowans


Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Jim Acosta • Newt Gingtich
December 20th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Hackers threaten Iowa caucuses

A notorious group of hackers may be trying to target the Iowa caucuses to tamper with voting. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Hackers • Iowa • Tech
BLITZER'S BLOG: Greetings from Iowa
August 15th, 2011
02:30 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Greetings from Iowa

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

Decorah, Iowa (CNN) - This is really rural northeast Iowa. And I love it.

What a pleasure to get out of Washington for a few days. I can identify with President Obama and the Republican presidential candidates who are all working the crowds here in the Midwest. The people are very friendly and seem so happy to see us; the weather is fabulous; and the corn fields are majestic.

Like so many political reporters, I come to Iowa every four years. I remember interviewing then-Governor George W. Bush in 1999 when he was running for the Republican nomination. I remember interviewing then Senator-Barack Obama in October 2008 just before he was elected president.

Iowa may not be the largest state, but right now it's one of the most influential. The folks here love the fact that they are the first in the nation in the race for the White House.

The Republican field is lively - with all of the candidates really lashing out against President Obama. And now, he's beginning - slowly - to lash back. It will get much more intense in the coming weeks and months.

I'll be interviewing President Obama tomorrow here in Iowa. He's on his bus trip that began this morning in Minnesota and continues through Iowa and ends in his home state Illinois. He needs these three states in his bid for re-election. He carried all three in 2008.

I would love to hear from you. If you have a good question for the president please let me know @WolfBlitzerCNN on Twitter.

If you're a political news junkie - as I've been my whole life - it doesn't get any better than this.

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Filed under: Iowa • President Obama • Wolf Blitzer