The extreme volatility in the 2012 race in the lead-off state appears to be related to the low level of direct voter contact here before the last minute.
"In the United States, at the election of President, the strongest party never dares put forward any of its strongest men, because every one of these, from the mere fact that he has been long in the public eye, has made himself objectionable to some portion or other of the party."
The party based on the liberal coasts needs voters to drag it to the center, but the right-wing party doesn't need a push further right.
From the presidential contest to the evolution of Americas newest social and political movements, it's going to be a hectic year on the political front. But even in uncertain times, some things are as predictable as winter.
The University of Iowa professor's piece reflecting on 20 years in the Hawkeye state touched off a firestorm of criticism -- and praise.
One of the most disliked videos in YouTube history has provoked a powerful response from two Christian sisters from Charlottesville, Va.
Building a bridge to the 21st century did not involve the expectation of another chance for Democrats to run against the party of Gingrich
Romney's wager to Perry had Democrats and Republicans falling over themselves to cast him as out-of-touch
It's the first debate without Herman Cain and with New Gingrich surging in polls. Who will be the first to attack?
He also had some trouble recalling Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name, according to videos from an interview with the Des Moines Register today
The Texas governor's ad arguing contrasting gays in the military with Christmas received more than 137,000 dislikes to 3,100 likes on YouTube
From OWS to the Gabby Giffords shooting to the budget stalemates to the roller-coaster GOP presidential nominating contest, a look back at the year that was
The dousing of seated, non-violent students with a chemical agent at U.C. Davis should provoke a call for restraint
The presidential hopeful doesn't waste a page on his website, using his not found error message page to serve a message of a different kind
New York's billionaire mayor on ordering the park where the movement started cleared of tents and sleeping bags
Diane Sawyer talked with the recovering Rep. Gabby Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly