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Soldier at Ron Paul rally could face legal trouble

6 January 2012 | 7:46 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

An Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate could face legal troubles, the military said Thursday. Cpl. Jesse Thorsen, 28, stood at a podium at the Paul rally in Iowa on ...

Perry tweets: ‘Here we come South Carolina’

4 January 2012 | 10:15 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is staying in the presidential race despite a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. He's written on his official Twitter account that the "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State. ... Here we come South Carolina!!!" He's attached a photo ...

Iowa Caucus history lesson

3 January 2012 | 4:20 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Since the 1840s, political activists in Iowa have gathered on dark winter nights to take care of party business. Only for the past 40 years has anyone outside the state taken notice of these Iowa caucuses. Everything changed in 1972 when ...

Obama appeals to Iowa Democrats on caucus night

3 January 2012 | 2:30 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Inserting his voice into a big night for Republicans, President Barack Obama was appealing to Iowa Democrats during the first balloting in the GOP presidential campaign, seeking to counter months of withering criticism in the state that launched his presidential ambitions four ...

With focus on Iowa, Huntsman continues NH effort

2 January 2012 | 2:27 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

  NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says New Hampshire is a state that likes underdogs and rewards grass-roots politics. But even after months of campaigning there, some voters he met on Monday said they hadn't heard of him. Polls show Huntsman trailing the ...

Romney in position of strength in Iowa

1 January 2012 | 10:41 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney is the clear Republican front-runner in Iowa in the final days before the first voting in the 2012 presidential election. But that's where the clarity ends in this unpredictable nomination race. Five others are fighting, as they have all ...

18 Occupy protesters arrested at Iowa campaign HQs

1 January 2012 | 10:37 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

  URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Eighteen protesters connected to the nationwide Occupy movement were arrested Saturday outside the presidential campaign headquarters of Republicans Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Local police in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, say the 16 adults and two juveniles were arrested for ...

Huntsman on Iowa absence: “They pick corn in Iowa”

29 December 2011 | 5:40 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is defending his refusal to compete in the leadoff Iowa Republican precinct caucuses, focusing instead on New Hampshire. Huntsman tells CBS's "The Early Show" the formula, so far as he is concerned, is quite elementary. Says Huntsman: "They ...

Five Occupy protesters arrested at Ron Paul’s campaign headquarters

29 December 2011 | 11:18 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Associated Press

Police have arrested five Occupy protesters outside the Ankeny campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul. The arrests happened Thursday morning as the protesters gathered to protest Paul's proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected. A telephone message left for police was not immediately ...

Bachmann loses campaign co-chairman to Paul

28 December 2011 | 9:13 pm  in 2012 presidential race by Associated Press

  INDIANOLA - Michele Bachmann's struggling presidential campaign has been dealt another setback: One of her Iowa co-chairmen has defected to rival Ron Paul's side. Hours after appearing with Bachmann at a Wednesday event, state Sen. Kent Sorenson gave his endorsement to the Texas congressman at a ...