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The Iowa Caucuses: 5 Things To Watch

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:00am

Republicans and Democrats in Iowa caucus Monday night. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have attracted huge crowds, but can they turn them out to caucus?

In Iowa, Campaign Season Finds Muslims Caught In A Harsh Spotlight

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 10:35pm

Many of Cedar Rapids' Muslims have long roots in the U.S. Yet the political climate there has them feeling out of place. "I just want to live my life without having to explain myself," says one imam.

With Polls Showing Tight Races, Candidates Make Final Push In Iowa

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 4:06pm

With less than 24 hours before Iowans begin to caucus, NPR's Sam Sanders and Sarah McCammon give the latest on how the candidates are rallying their supporters.

'I'm Not Electing A Pastor In Chief' — How Iowa's Evangelicals Are Deciding

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 10:56am

With the caucuses only a day away, Iowa's conservative Christians try to feel out which candidate shares their views.

Donald Trump Tests Culture And Character Priorities For Evangelicals

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 9:12am

Trump has inspired strong feelings among religious conservatives. Some see him as a fighter. One prominent leader called him a visionary. Others see him as a "train wreck" who's paying lip service.

What Young Republicans Have To Say About Their Party's Candidates

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 7:48am

As the presidential primaries kick off, Rachel Martin speaks with three young Republicans about what they want from the candidates in this election and for their Party in the future.

How Democratic Candidates Are Faring In Iowa

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:45am

NPR's David Greene and Rachel Martin talk about how the Democratic presidential hopefuls are doing before the Iowa caucus.

The Latest On GOP Candidate Race Iowa

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:45am

NPR's David Greene offers Rachel Martin analysis on how Republican presidential hopefuls are faring in Iowa.

Trump's Confidence Grows Amid Iowa Race Poll Results

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:45am

Republican candidates are entering their final hours of campaigning in Iowa before Monday night's caucuses.

How Predictive Are Iowa And New Hampshire?

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:00am

The two early states suck up a lot of the attention, but their track records at picking presidents are spotty at best. That doesn't mean they don't matter, though.

Donald Trump Holds Up A Bible In Appeal To 'The Evangelicals'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:56pm

The latest Iowa Poll shows a much closer race between Trump and Cruz if evangelical voters turn out at the same level they did four years ago.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Narrowly Ahead In Final Poll Before Iowa

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 5:58pm

The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, considered the "gold standard" of Iowa surveys finds Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders but within the margin of error. Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 5.

Clinton And Sanders Agree To More Debates, Argue Over Details

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 4:21pm

The number of Democratic debates after the Iowa caucuses would rise to six if the campaigns can nail down details. The Democratic National Committee had officially sanctioned two more.

Roundtable: Donald Trump's Media Tactics

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 4:05pm

Michel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Oreskes, Huffington Post's Ryan Grim and Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody about Donald Trump and how he's leading politics to increasingly bypass media as gatekeepers.

Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 4:05pm

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album. The producer of the 1987 recording gives NPR a glimpse inside the studio — and explains the then-mayor's "talking-blues approach."

Leaving Iowa Behind, John Kasich Fights On In New Hampshire

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 3:17pm

The Ohio governor is looking to break out in the Granite State's primary on Feb. 9 by consolidating support of moderate Republican voters.

Heidi Cruz Campaigns Hard To Show Softer Side Of Husband Ted Cruz

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:25am

Heidi Cruz has been one of the most visible spouses on the campaign trail this year, appearing alongside her husband, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and campaigning solo on his behalf.

How Do The Iowa Caucuses Work?

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

Iowa voters on Monday will start the process of deciding who the next president will be. But they'll do it in a way that can mystify outsiders — with meetings in schools, gymnasiums and even neighbors living rooms.

Iowa Update: Republicans And Democrats Race To Reach Supporters

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

In the home stretch before the Iowa caucuses, candidates are stumping hard, after months of fierce campaigning. The races are too close to call, but both Democrats and Republicans are imploring their supporters to get out and caucus on their behalf.

Clinton Runs As Wonk In Chief, Trying To Win Hearts With Plans

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 5:13am

Clinton has more than two dozen policy proposals from Alzheimer's to drug addiction — more than 50,000 words of them. But can all those plans inspire people to caucus for her in Iowa?

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