On Jan. 3, 2012, voters sign in on caucus night at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa.
How did a small, rural state become so influential in the presidential nominating process? A political scientist traces the development of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus.
Strips of native prairie grasses planted on Larry and Margaret Stone’s Iowa farm protect soil, water and wildlife.
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Investing in farming methods that improve lands and water, and in rural infrastructure and markets, could bring new prosperity to agricultural communities.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign house party on July 27, 2019, in Bow, N.H.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
While other countries set strict limits on the length of campaigns, American presidential races have become drawn-out, yearslong affairs. It wasn’t always this way.
Trump’s performances never fail to make breaking news, securing him the public’s attention.
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Donald Trump has applied the lessons of winning a TV audience to politics. Much as we might deplore the theatre of entertaining voters, we can't wish it away.
Let the horse race begin.
America's way of choosing its president is marred by murky voting methods, a warped calendar, and too much hype.
Welcome to the 2016 Iowa Caucus.
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies…
Can Rubio win? You bet.
Instead of fixating on polling and pundits, you might as well go straight to the bookies.
Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters in front of a US Secret Service agent.
Our global newsroom responds to the first results in the US presidential election. We hear from scholars in the UK, US, Australia and France.
These are my Trump-tinted spectacles.
When it comes to Iowa, separating reality from rhetoric is all but impossible.
Religious right winger Ted Cruz has won the Republican Iowa Caucuses with 27.7% of the votes, to 24.3% for Donald Trump and 23.1% for the establishment favourite Marco Rubio. Ben Carson was a distant fourth…
Bernie Sanders at his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Iowa has voted. Here's how things look heading into New Hampshire.
The unfolding information about the Zika virus and saddening images of babies infected with microcephaly should really scare us all. The disease has spread “explosively” throughout the Americas, with 32…
Donald Trump will likely do well in Iowa, but that doesn’t guarantee his success in gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
Media agencies are fascinated with polls because until there is an election, they have to report something.
Ready or not…
America's presidential election is finally about to formally kick off – with a very strange event indeed.
In Iowa, every candidate loves corn.
Get up to speed on the first-in-the nation voting which takes place on February 1.
Not as important as the invisible primary….
What’s the best predictor of which candidate will win the presidential nomination. The winner of the Iowa caucus? The winner of the New Hampshire primary? Actually neither is as good a predictor as the…