6:08 PM, January 4th, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa: Technician Richie Beanan irons the United States flag on the back of the stage before the Iowa Caucus night rally of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Rick Wilking / Reuters

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6:30 PM, January 3rd, 2012
Romney recognized early on that in a crowded, confused field, he didn’t have to overcome his charisma deficit; he simply had to identify the electorate’s most widespread concern—the economy—and corner the market.
Our look at the strategies used in Romney vs. Perry, and how Romney’s come out on top
2:45 PM, January 3rd, 2012

We’ve always been a little confused about what actually happens at a caucus—and some of us are even from Iowa! 
Check out our latest flowchart for an explanation of what’s going down. →

Not as complicated as I thought! 


We’ve always been a little confused about what actually happens at a caucus—and some of us are even from Iowa!

Check out our latest flowchart for an explanation of what’s going down. 

Not as complicated as I thought! 

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1:37 PM, December 30th, 2011

Mitt Romney’s chair holder.

(Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla, via @benpolitico, Buzzfeed)

10:20 AM, December 29th, 2011

Frontpage: Thursday, Dec. 29

  1. U.S. Preps Charges in BP Spill: U.S. prosecutors are preparing to file criminal charges against BP employees for 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  2. Romney Strikes at Paul in Iowa: With a new CNN poll shows Iowa’s down to Paul vs. Romney, Mitt is setting his sites on the libertarian. 
  3. Kim Jong-un Named Supreme Leader: The North Korean government made it official during a memorial for the new leader’s father. 
  4. Yemen Fed U.S. Bad Intel: Report: Some U.S. military leaders believe Yemen fed them bad intelligence last year in order to have them kill a local political leader.
  5. U.S. Mulls Aid for Syria Opposition: After sanctions and telling Bashar al-Assad’s regime to stop killing protesters, the Obama administration is considering aiding the Syrian opposition directly. 

Photo: Children watch as a man holds balloons for sale on the street in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail, Reuters / Landov)

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9:43 AM, December 28th, 2011

Frontpage: Wednesday, Dec. 28

Good morning, Tumblr! Gonna try numbers instead of bullet points today. 

  1. Ron Paul Retains Iowa Edge: Public Policy Polling says Iowa is between Paul and Romney, with Gingrich in a distant third. 
  2. North Korea Begins Kim’s Funeral: Tens of thousands of North Koreans braved the cold to see the hearse carrying their Dear Leader on Wednesday. 
  3. Newt: I’d Never Vote for Paul: On CNN, Gingrich accused Paul of being a hypocrite about his allegedly racist newsletters. He also called Romney a Massachusetts moderate (burn) and laughed off his challenge for a one-on-one unmoderated debate. 
  4. Iran Threatens to Block Oil Flow: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated on Tuesday when a senior Iranian official threatened to cut off its oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. moved forward with economic sanctions. 
  5. Perry Changes Views on Abortion: In an effort to win the evangelical vote in Iowa, Perry said Tuesday that he no longer supports abortion under any circumstances, not even in cases of rape or incest. 

Photo: Supporters of Pakistan’s slain leader Benazir Bhutto observe the fourth anniversary of her death in Islamabad. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo)

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